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Ub Iwerks (1901–1971)

Ub Iwerks worked as a commercial artist in Kansas City in 1919 when he met Walt Disney who was in the same profession. When Disney decided to form an animation company, Ub Iwerks was the first employee he had due to his skill at fast drawing as well as being a personal friend. When Charles Mintz raided Disney's animation studio and stole the rights... See full bio »


(age 70) in Burbank, California, USA

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 1942 Stop That Tank! (Documentary short) (uncredited)
 1941/I The Reluctant Dragon (cartoon sequences, uncredited)
 1940 A Busy Day (Short)
 1940 Baby Checkers (Short)
 1940 Beauty Shoppe (Short)
 1940 Wise Owl (Short)
 1940 Ye Olde Swap Shoppe (Short)
 1940 The Egg Hunt (Short)
 1940 Blackboard Revue (Short)
 1939 Crop Chasers (Short)
 1939 Nell's Yells (Short)
 1939 The Gorilla Hunt (Short)
 1938 Midnight Frolics (Short)
 1938 Snowtime (Short)
 1938 The Frog Pond (Short)
 1938 Showtime (Short)
 1937 Porky's Super Service (Short)
 1937 Foxy Pup (Short)
 1937 Porky and Gabby (Short)
 1937 Merry Mannequins (Short)
 1937 Scrappy's Trip to Mars (Short)
 1937 Skeleton Frolics (Short)
 1936 Two Lazy Crows (Short)
 1936 Happy Days (Short) (uncredited)
 1936 Little Boy Blue (Short) (uncredited)
 1936 Dick Whittington's Cat (Short) (uncredited)
 1936 Tom Thumb (Short) (uncredited)
 1936 Ali Baba (Short) (uncredited)
 1935 Humpty Dumpty (Short) (uncredited)
 1935 Simple Simon (Short) (uncredited)
 1935 Balloon Land (Short) (uncredited)
 1935 Sinbad the Sailor (Short) (uncredited)
 1935 Summertime (Short) (uncredited)
 1935 Mary's Little Lamb (Short) (uncredited)
 1935 Old Mother Hubbard (Short) (uncredited)
 1935 The Brementown Musicians (Short) (uncredited)
 1935 Little Black Sambo (Short) (uncredited)
 1935 The Microbe Army (Short)
 1934 Jack Frost (Short) (uncredited)
 1934 Don Quixote (Short) (uncredited)
 1934 The King's Tailor (Short) (uncredited)
 1934 The Headless Horseman (Short) (as Ub. Iwerks)
 1934 Viva Willie (Short) (uncredited)
 1934 The Good Scout (Short) (uncredited)
 1934 Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp (Short) (uncredited)
 1934 Jungle Jitters (Short) (uncredited)
 1934 Cave Man (Short) (uncredited)
 1934 The Queen of Hearts (Short)
 1934 Rasslin' Round (Short) (uncredited)
 1934 Reducing Creme (Short) (uncredited)
 1934 Puss in Boots (Short)
 1934 Insultin' the Sultan (Short) (uncredited)
 1934 The Brave Tin Soldier (Short) (uncredited)
 1934 The Little Red Hen (Short) (uncredited)
 1934 Robin Hood, Jr. (Short) (uncredited)
 1934 Hell's Fire (Short) (uncredited)
 1933 The Air Race (Short) (uncredited)
 1933 Davy Jones' Locker (Short) (uncredited)
 1933 Jack and the Beanstalk (Short) (uncredited)
 1933 Stratos-Fear (Short) (uncredited)
 1933 Spite Flight (Short) (uncredited)
 1933 Soda Squirt (Short)
 1933 Play Ball (Short) (uncredited)
 1933 Pale-Face (Short)
 1933 Chinaman's Chance (Short)
 1933 Bulloney (Short)
 1933 Techno-Cracked (Short) (uncredited)
 1933 Flip's Lunch Room (Short) (uncredited)
 1933 Coo Coo the Magician (Short) (uncredited)
 1932 Funny Face (Short) (uncredited)
 1932 Nurse Maid (Short) (uncredited)
 1932 The Music Lesson (Short) (uncredited)
 1932 Phoney Express (Short) (uncredited)
 1932 The Goal Rush (Short) (uncredited)
 1932 Circus (Short)
 1932 Stormy Seas (Short) (uncredited)
 1932 Room Runners (Short)
 1932 The Office Boy (Short) (uncredited)
 1932 'The Bully' (Short) (uncredited)
 1932/I School Days (Short) (uncredited)
 1932 Puppy Love (Short) (uncredited)
 1932 What a Life (Short)
 1932 Fire! Fire! (Short) (uncredited)
 1932 The Milkman (Short) (uncredited)
 1931 Spooks (Short) (uncredited)
 1931 Africa Squeaks (Short) (uncredited)
 1931 Jail Birds (Short) (uncredited)
 1931 The Village Specialist (Short) (uncredited)
 1931 Movie Mad (Short) (uncredited)
 1931 The New Car (Short) (uncredited)
 1931 Ragtime Romeo (Short) (uncredited)
 1931 Laughing Gas (Short) (uncredited)
 1931 The Soup Song (Short) (uncredited)
 1931 The Village Smitty (Short) (uncredited)
 1930 Little Orphan Willie (Short) (uncredited)
 1930 Puddle Pranks (Short)
 1930 Cuckoo Murder Case (Short) (uncredited)
 1930 The Village Barber (Short)
 1930 Flying Fists (Short) (uncredited)
 1930 Fiddlesticks (Short) (uncredited)
 1930 Arctic Antics (Short)
 1930 Autumn (Short) (uncredited)
 1930 Summer (Short) (uncredited)
 1929 Hell's Bells (Short)
 1929 The Jazz Fool (Short)
 1929 Mickey's Follies (Short)
 1929 Mickey's Choo-Choo (Short)
 1929 The Karnival Kid (Short)
 1929 The Barnyard Battle (Short)
 1929/I The Opry House (Short)
 1928 The Gallopin' Gaucho (Short)
 1928 Steamboat Willie (Short)
 1928 Plane Crazy (Short)
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2 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | See more »

Alternate Names:

'Ub' Iwerks | U.B. Iwerks | Ub. Iwerks | Ubbe Iwerks

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He was known as the fastest animator in the business in early sound period. He animated Mickey's first short, Plane Crazy (1928) by himself in only two weeks (700 animation drawings a day!). See more »

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