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The Late Movies: Ub Iwerks

Ub Iwerks was a Disney animator from the early days of the company. He first worked for Walt Disney in 1922, and created the character of Mickey Mouse. Iwerks left to form his own animation company in 1930. He did some Looney Tunes work, then returned to Disney in 1940. Cinderella This 1922 version from Walt Disney’s [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Mickey Mouse

As someone who grew up in a Disneyphile household, it’s a pretty special day: Mickey Mouse’s birthday. At least, it’s the day Disney considers to be the day Mickey was born, since it’s the anniversary of the cartoon Steamboat Willie. To honor the little rodent (I say that with love), here are a few facts [...]