{Tom’s Take} The Man Behind the Mouse

The pioneer of Disney Animation, the builder, the inventor of the animatronics at the original Disney Land.

From Steamboat Willy in 1928 to a special effects Oscar for Mary Poppins in 1965, Ub Iwerks was Walt Disney’s right hand man and creative force behind the happiest place on earth.

Iwerks invented Mickey Mouse and drew the mouse for the first time.  It was the beginning of the MEGA entertainment empire that is all things Disney. His designs are still used today at all Disney theme parks.

Brought to you by Jay Day and the Day Home Team.


Check out more information below and a video of Steamboat Willy at the bottom!

5 Reasons Why Mickey Mouse Co-Creator Ub Iwerks Was Awesome