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[[caption-width-right:288:The Hand Behind The Mouse.[[note]][[IncrediblyLamePun Or, in front, going by the context of this picture]].[[/note]]]]

->''"The greatest animator in the world."''
-->-- '''Creator/WaltDisney'''

'''''Ubbe Ert Iwwerks''''' (1901-1971) (pronounced "Aub", not "Oobe") was a prolific animator, director and technician, and had an important, if tangential, role in the HistoryOfAnimation, and particularly in the history of Disney [[ClassicDisneyShorts shorts]] [[DisneyAnimatedCanon and films]]. He is recognized as the co-creator of MickeyMouse, as well as his [[OswaldTheLuckyRabbit precursor]].

Iwerks and Disney first met in late 1919, both trying to make a living as artists. While they had a brief stint together for the Kansas City Film Ad Company, Walt decided to leave and start his own studio in 1922, with Ub being the first man he hired due to admiring his drawing skills, to work on his earliest cartoons, the "Newman Laugh-O-Grams". Unfortunately, Walt's fledgling studio quickly went bankrupt, with Ub going back to the Kansas City company while Walt left for Hollywood to start fresh. Circa 1924, when Walt began work on his AliceComedies, he quickly contacted Iwerks for help, resulting in a six year partnership with him.

Ub quickly gained a reputation among the earliest Disney animators for his drawing and animating skill as FrizFreleng recalled, "At the time, just making a character move was an accomplishment. he could make characters walk and move; he could move a house in perspective. I thought he was a genius when it came to the mechanics of animation."

When producer Charles Mintz swindled the bulk of Walt's animators out from under him, as well as Walt's character OswaldTheLuckyRabbit, Ub was one of the three animators that stayed loyal to Walt, and left with him to form his own studio. In two weeks, Iwerks managed to crank out [[PlaneCrazy the first short]] starring a character that he had created with Walt an early MickeyMouse. More impressively, Iwerks managed to singlehandedly animate the entire cartoon in two weeks, animating 700 drawings a day, beating a record set by another animator of the day, BillNolan. Soon after, Ub helped out Walt by animating the bulk of a prototype sound cartoon that would change the face of animation forever SteamboatWillie.

Over the next year or two, Iwerks continued animating for Disney, as well as training many of the new recruits coming in. But tension soon rose between Walt and Ub due to issues with control over his work, with Walt wanting to retime Ub's work, much to his anger, among other issues. Upon being asked by Mr. Pat Powers to lead his own studio, Ub left Disney, dealing a crippling blow to the studio which had relied on him so much.

In the meantime, Ub started work on a new series of short comedies called FlipTheFrog, obviously intended as something of an anti-Mickey Mouse. Despite being backed by fairly good budget and a league of excellent staff, including top animator GrimNatwick, the Flip series failed to catch on with audiences, who favored Disney's own shorts instead. Ub tried again with an even shorter lived series called WillieWhopper, which was once again a failure. During this time, Ub managed to build a prototype for what would later become the Multi-Plane Camera. Ub also began work on a series of independently distributed SillySymphonies clones called the ComiColorCartoons, but poor distribution and audience reception quickly sank the series after three years.

Ub returned to Disney in the 40's to work on improving/introducing new technology for them (including a new matte system to allow live action/animation blending in films like SongOfTheSouth and TheThreeCaballeros. He also created the infamous Xeroxing process used in Disney's [[TheDarkAgeOfAnimation Dark Age films]], starting with 101 Dalmatians) and did the same later in his life on hit films such as Alfred Hitchcock's TheBirds, introducing a new matte system which allowed the titular birds of the film to appear on screen (since it was impossible to train all of those birds the way the film required them to do in live action).

He also contributed on various projects in the DisneyThemeParks including "It's a Small World", Great Moments with Mr Lincoln, and the Hall of Presidents.

If you're looking to find his work, check out the following:
* '''Cartoons That Time Forgot: The Ub Iwerks Collection''' Vol. 1 & 2
* '''Walt Disney Treasures: Mickey Mouse in Black & White''' Vol. 1 & 2
* '''Walt Disney Treasures: The Adventures of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit'''
* '''Walt Disney Treasures: Disney Rarities'''
* '''Walt Disney Treasures: Silly Symphonies''' and '''More Silly Symphonies'''
* '''Alice in Cartoonland''' [=DVDs=] from VCI and Inkwell Images
* '''Return of the 30's Characters''': For a handful of shorts missing from the other collections, anyways.

You can find his life story, a documentary created by his own grand-daughter, Leslie Iwerks, on the "Adventures of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit" DVD. It is also available in book form.
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[[folder: Filmography]]

!1928

* PlaneCrazy: Animated the whole short on two weeks notice. First MickeyMouse cartoon produced.
* The Gallopin' Gaucho: Same here.
* Steamboat Willie: Animated the bulk of the short. More on this one below.

!1929

* Springtime: Director.
* TheSkeletonDance: Animated the bulk of the short, save for the skeleton xylophone gag, which was done by [[DisneysNineOldMen Les Clark]]. More information below.
* Hell's Bells

!1930

* Summer: Last Disney short before leaving to form his own studio.
* Fiddlesticks: First FlipTheFrog short.
* Autumn: Last Disney short he worked on that was released.
* Puddle Pranks
* The Cuckoo Murder Case
* The Village Barber

!1931

* The Village Smitty
* Laughing Gas
* Africa Squeaks
* Ragtime Romeo
* Spooks
* The Village Specialist
* Movie Mad
* The Soup Song
* The New Car

!1932

* The Office Boy
* Room Runners
* Phoney Express
* Funny Face
* The Goal Rush
* The Music Lesson
* The Milkman
* School Days
* Stormy Seas
* Nurse Maid
* What a Life
* The Bully

!1933

* Techno-Cracked
* Jack and the Beanstalk
* Chinaman's Chance
* Soda Squirt
* Flip's Lunch Room
* The Air Race
* Stratos Fear
* Cuckoo the Magician

!1934

* The Headless Horseman
* Viva Willie
* Jack Frost
* Insultin' the Sultan
* The Good Scout
* The Brave Tin Soldier
* Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp
* Rasslin' Round
* The Little Red Hen
* Don Quixote
* The Valiant Tailor
* Puss in Boots
* The Queen of Hearts

!1935

* Old Mother Hubbard
* Humpty Dumpty
* Mary's Little Lamb
* Simple Simon
* Sinbad the Sailor
* Summertime
* The Brementown Musicians
* Hell's Fire
* The Three Bears
* Balloon Land

!1936

* The Big Bad Wolf
* Dick Whittington's Cat
* Tom Thumb
* Little Boy Blue
* Ali Baba
* Happy Days

!1937

* Porky & Gabby: First of four Creator/WarnerBros shorts outsourced to his studio.
* Porky's Super Service: Second of four cartoons outsourced to his studio.
* Porky's Badtime Story: Third of them. Directed by BobClampett.
* Get Rich Quick Porky: Fourth of them.

!1941

* Disney/TheReluctantDragon: Special effects worker on the film.

!1946

* SongOfTheSouth: Special effects worker.

!1947

* FunAndFancyFree: Special effects technician.

!1950

* Beaver Valley: Part of Disney's True Life Adventures series. Special effects worker.

!1952

* The Olympic Elk: Fourth of The True Life Adventures series. Special effects worker.

!1959

* Toby Tyler: Special effects worker.

!1960

* Pollyanna: Special effects worker.

!1961

* Ten Who Dared
* The Parent Trap

!1963

* The Three Lives of Thomasina
* Film/TheBirds

[[/folder]]
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'''Noteworthy shorts done by him:'''
* Trolley Troubles: The debut of Disney's first real star, OswaldTheLuckyRabbit.
* PlaneCrazy: The debut of MickeyMouse, though Disney itself has always considered the first "true" Mickey toon to be...
* SteamboatWillie: The first commercially-viable sound cartoon, and the "official" first Mickey cartoon. One of The50GreatestCartoons.
* TheSkeletonDance: The first of the [[ClassicDisneyShorts Silly Symphonies line of cartoons]]. One of The50GreatestCartoons. Incidentally, this short is one of the only Disney cartoons to have fallen into the PublicDomain.
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'''Real life people whom are influenced by him:'''
* ChuckJones worked for Ub twice, in fact but was fired both times. He still spoke highly of him in "Chuck Reducks".
* JohnKricfalusi repeatedly praises his work, despite his otherwise-longstanding dislike of the Disney style.
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!!Tropes:

* HeterosexualLifePartners: Walt and Ub, until 1930 when they had a falling out as Ub left to form his own studio. Ub eventually returned to Disney, but it's unclear whether they continued their friendship or if they merely had grudging respect for each other. Regardless, Iwerks mourned the loss of his former partner like anyone else when he died.
* {{Homage}}: The train sequence of TheThreeCaballeros was [[DisneysNineOldMen Les Clark's]] tribute to Ub's early, simplistic art style.
* RubberhoseLimbs: Ub was a prolific user of these.
* TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation: Contributed to the rise of it.
** TheDarkAgeOfAnimation: Ironically, also very slightly contributed to this.
* TheSilentAgeOfAnimation: Where he got his start.
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[[caption-width-right:288:The Hand Behind The Mouse.[[note]][[IncrediblyLamePun Or, in front, going by the context of this picture]].[[/note]]]]

->''"The greatest animator in the world."''
-->-- '''Creator/WaltDisney'''

'''''Ubbe Ert Iwwerks''''' (1901-1971) (pronounced "Aub", not "Oobe") was a prolific animator, director and technician, and had an important, if tangential, role in the HistoryOfAnimation, and particularly in the history of Disney [[ClassicDisneyShorts shorts]] [[DisneyAnimatedCanon and films]]. He is recognized as the co-creator of MickeyMouse, as well as his [[OswaldTheLuckyRabbit precursor]].

Iwerks and Disney first met in late 1919, both trying to make a living as artists. While they had a brief stint together for the Kansas City Film Ad Company, Walt decided to leave and start his own studio in 1922, with Ub being the first man he hired due to admiring his drawing skills, to work on his earliest cartoons, the "Newman Laugh-O-Grams". Unfortunately, Walt's fledgling studio quickly went bankrupt, with Ub going back to the Kansas City company while Walt left for Hollywood to start fresh. Circa 1924, when Walt began work on his AliceComedies, he quickly contacted Iwerks for help, resulting in a six year partnership with him.

Ub quickly gained a reputation among the earliest Disney animators for his drawing and animating skill as FrizFreleng recalled, "At the time, just making a character move was an accomplishment. he could make characters walk and move; he could move a house in perspective. I thought he was a genius when it came to the mechanics of animation."

When producer Charles Mintz swindled the bulk of Walt's animators out from under him, as well as Walt's character OswaldTheLuckyRabbit, Ub was one of the three animators that stayed loyal to Walt, and left with him to form his own studio. In two weeks, Iwerks managed to crank out [[PlaneCrazy the first short]] starring a character that he had created with Walt an early MickeyMouse. More impressively, Iwerks managed to singlehandedly animate the entire cartoon in two weeks, animating 700 drawings a day, beating a record set by another animator of the day, BillNolan. Soon after, Ub helped out Walt by animating the bulk of a prototype sound cartoon that would change the face of animation forever SteamboatWillie.

Over the next year or two, Iwerks continued animating for Disney, as well as training many of the new recruits coming in. But tension soon rose between Walt and Ub due to issues with control over his work, with Walt wanting to retime Ub's work, much to his anger, among other issues. Upon being asked by Mr. Pat Powers to lead his own studio, Ub left Disney, dealing a crippling blow to the studio which had relied on him so much.

In the meantime, Ub started work on a new series of short comedies called FlipTheFrog, obviously intended as something of an anti-Mickey Mouse. Despite being backed by fairly good budget and a league of excellent staff, including top animator GrimNatwick, the Flip series failed to catch on with audiences, who favored Disney's own shorts instead. Ub tried again with an even shorter lived series called WillieWhopper, which was once again a failure. During this time, Ub managed to build a prototype for what would later become the Multi-Plane Camera. Ub also began work on a series of independently distributed SillySymphonies clones called the ComiColorCartoons, but poor distribution and audience reception quickly sank the series after three years.

Ub returned to Disney in the 40's to work on improving/introducing new technology for them (including a new matte system to allow live action/animation blending in films like SongOfTheSouth and TheThreeCaballeros. He also created the infamous Xeroxing process used in Disney's [[TheDarkAgeOfAnimation Dark Age films]], starting with 101 Dalmatians) and did the same later in his life on hit films such as Alfred Hitchcock's TheBirds, introducing a new matte system which allowed the titular birds of the film to appear on screen (since it was impossible to train all of those birds the way the film required them to do in live action).

He also contributed on various projects in the DisneyThemeParks including "It's a Small World", Great Moments with Mr Lincoln, and the Hall of Presidents.

If you're looking to find his work, check out the following:
* '''Cartoons That Time Forgot: The Ub Iwerks Collection''' Vol. 1 & 2
* '''Walt Disney Treasures: Mickey Mouse in Black & White''' Vol. 1 & 2
* '''Walt Disney Treasures: The Adventures of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit'''
* '''Walt Disney Treasures: Disney Rarities'''
* '''Walt Disney Treasures: Silly Symphonies''' and '''More Silly Symphonies'''
* '''Alice in Cartoonland''' [=DVDs=] from VCI and Inkwell Images
* '''Return of the 30's Characters''': For a handful of shorts missing from the other collections, anyways.

You can find his life story, a documentary created by his own grand-daughter, Leslie Iwerks, on the "Adventures of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit" DVD. It is also available in book form.
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[[folder: Filmography]]

!1928

* PlaneCrazy: Animated the whole short on two weeks notice. First MickeyMouse cartoon produced.
* The Gallopin' Gaucho: Same here.
* Steamboat Willie: Animated the bulk of the short. More on this one below.

!1929

* Springtime: Director.
* TheSkeletonDance: Animated the bulk of the short, save for the skeleton xylophone gag, which was done by [[DisneysNineOldMen Les Clark]]. More information below.
* Hell's Bells

!1930

* Summer: Last Disney short before leaving to form his own studio.
* Fiddlesticks: First FlipTheFrog short.
* Autumn: Last Disney short he worked on that was released.
* Puddle Pranks
* The Cuckoo Murder Case
* The Village Barber

!1931

* The Village Smitty
* Laughing Gas
* Africa Squeaks
* Ragtime Romeo
* Spooks
* The Village Specialist
* Movie Mad
* The Soup Song
* The New Car

!1932

* The Office Boy
* Room Runners
* Phoney Express
* Funny Face
* The Goal Rush
* The Music Lesson
* The Milkman
* School Days
* Stormy Seas
* Nurse Maid
* What a Life
* The Bully

!1933

* Techno-Cracked
* Jack and the Beanstalk
* Chinaman's Chance
* Soda Squirt
* Flip's Lunch Room
* The Air Race
* Stratos Fear
* Cuckoo the Magician

!1934

* The Headless Horseman
* Viva Willie
* Jack Frost
* Insultin' the Sultan
* The Good Scout
* The Brave Tin Soldier
* Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp
* Rasslin' Round
* The Little Red Hen
* Don Quixote
* The Valiant Tailor
* Puss in Boots
* The Queen of Hearts

!1935

* Old Mother Hubbard
* Humpty Dumpty
* Mary's Little Lamb
* Simple Simon
* Sinbad the Sailor
* Summertime
* The Brementown Musicians
* Hell's Fire
* The Three Bears
* Balloon Land

!1936

* The Big Bad Wolf
* Dick Whittington's Cat
* Tom Thumb
* Little Boy Blue
* Ali Baba
* Happy Days

!1937

* Porky & Gabby: First of four Creator/WarnerBros shorts outsourced to his studio.
* Porky's Super Service: Second of four cartoons outsourced to his studio.
* Porky's Badtime Story: Third of them. Directed by BobClampett.
* Get Rich Quick Porky: Fourth of them.

!1941

* Disney/TheReluctantDragon: Special effects worker on the film.

!1946

* SongOfTheSouth: Special effects worker.

!1947

* FunAndFancyFree: Special effects technician.

!1950

* Beaver Valley: Part of Disney's True Life Adventures series. Special effects worker.

!1952

* The Olympic Elk: Fourth of The True Life Adventures series. Special effects worker.

!1959

* Toby Tyler: Special effects worker.

!1960

* Pollyanna: Special effects worker.

!1961

* Ten Who Dared
* The Parent Trap

!1963

* The Three Lives of Thomasina
* Film/TheBirds

[[/folder]]
----
'''Noteworthy shorts done by him:'''
* Trolley Troubles: The debut of Disney's first real star, OswaldTheLuckyRabbit.
* PlaneCrazy: The debut of MickeyMouse, though Disney itself has always considered the first "true" Mickey toon to be...
* SteamboatWillie: The first commercially-viable sound cartoon, and the "official" first Mickey cartoon. One of The50GreatestCartoons.
* TheSkeletonDance: The first of the [[ClassicDisneyShorts Silly Symphonies line of cartoons]]. One of The50GreatestCartoons. Incidentally, this short is one of the only Disney cartoons to have fallen into the PublicDomain.
----
'''Real life people whom are influenced by him:'''
* ChuckJones worked for Ub twice, in fact but was fired both times. He still spoke highly of him in "Chuck Reducks".
* JohnKricfalusi repeatedly praises his work, despite his otherwise-longstanding dislike of the Disney style.
----
!!Tropes:

* HeterosexualLifePartners: Walt and Ub, until 1930 when they had a falling out as Ub left to form his own studio. Ub eventually returned to Disney, but it's unclear whether they continued their friendship or if they merely had grudging respect for each other. Regardless, Iwerks mourned the loss of his former partner like anyone else when he died.
* {{Homage}}: The train sequence of TheThreeCaballeros was [[DisneysNineOldMen Les Clark's]] tribute to Ub's early, simplistic art style.
* RubberhoseLimbs: Ub was a prolific user of these.
* TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation: Contributed to the rise of it.
** TheDarkAgeOfAnimation: Ironically, also very slightly contributed to this.
* TheSilentAgeOfAnimation: Where he got his start.
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11th Nov '13 7:24:42 PM TheBeanerItWas
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Ub quickly gained a reputation among the earliest Disney animators for his drawing and animating skill as FrizFreleng recalled, "At the time, just making a character move was an accomplishment. he could make characters walk and move; he could move a house in perspective. I thought he was a genius when it came to the mechanics of animation." He was also noted for his speed, being able to crank out an impressive 700 drawings a day, beating a record set by then-fastest animator BillNolan.

When producer Charles Mintz swindled the bulk of Walt's animators out from under him, as well as Walt's character OswaldTheLuckyRabbit, Ub was one of the three animators that stayed loyal to Walt, and left with him to form his own studio. In two weeks, Iwerks managed to crank out [[PlaneCrazy the first short]] starring a character that he had created with Walt an early MickeyMouse. Soon after, he helped out Walt by animating the bulk of a prototype sound cartoon that would change the face of animation forever SteamboatWillie.

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Ub quickly gained a reputation among the earliest Disney animators for his drawing and animating skill as FrizFreleng recalled, "At the time, just making a character move was an accomplishment. he could make characters walk and move; he could move a house in perspective. I thought he was a genius when it came to the mechanics of animation." He was also noted for his speed, being able to crank out an impressive 700 drawings a day, beating a record set by then-fastest animator BillNolan.

"

When producer Charles Mintz swindled the bulk of Walt's animators out from under him, as well as Walt's character OswaldTheLuckyRabbit, Ub was one of the three animators that stayed loyal to Walt, and left with him to form his own studio. In two weeks, Iwerks managed to crank out [[PlaneCrazy the first short]] starring a character that he had created with Walt an early MickeyMouse. More impressively, Iwerks managed to singlehandedly animate the entire cartoon in two weeks, animating 700 drawings a day, beating a record set by another animator of the day, BillNolan. Soon after, he Ub helped out Walt by animating the bulk of a prototype sound cartoon that would change the face of animation forever SteamboatWillie.
22nd Oct '13 12:08:59 AM Soufriere
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'''''Ubbe Ert Iwwerks''''' (1901-1971) (pronounced "Aub", not "Oobe") was a prolific animator, director and technician, and had an important, if tangential, role in the HistoryOfAnimation, and particularly in the history of Disney [[ClassicDisneyShorts shorts]] [[DisneyAnimatedCanon and films.]] He is recognized as the co-creator of MickeyMouse, as well as his [[OswaldTheLuckyRabbit precursor.]]

to:

'''''Ubbe Ert Iwwerks''''' (1901-1971) (pronounced "Aub", not "Oobe") was a prolific animator, director and technician, and had an important, if tangential, role in the HistoryOfAnimation, and particularly in the history of Disney [[ClassicDisneyShorts shorts]] [[DisneyAnimatedCanon and films.]] films]]. He is recognized as the co-creator of MickeyMouse, as well as his [[OswaldTheLuckyRabbit precursor.]]
precursor]].



Ub quickly gained a reputation among the earliest Disney animators for his drawing and animating skill--as FrizFreleng recalls "At the time, just making a character move was an accomplishment. he could make characters walk and move; he could move a house in perspective. I thought he was a genius when it came to the mechanics of animation." He was also noted for his speed, being able to crank out an impressive 700 drawings a day, beating a record set by then-fastest animator BillNolan.

When producer Charles Mintz swindled the bulk of Walt's animators out from him, as well as his character OswaldTheLuckyRabbit, Ub was one of the three animators that stayed loyal to Walt, and left with him to form his own studio. In two weeks, Iwerks managed to crank out [[PlaneCrazy the first short]] starring a character that he had created with Walt--an early MickeyMouse. Soon after, he helped out Walt by animating the bulk of a prototype sound cartoon that would change the face of animation forever--SteamboatWillie.

to:

Ub quickly gained a reputation among the earliest Disney animators for his drawing and animating skill--as skill as FrizFreleng recalls recalled, "At the time, just making a character move was an accomplishment. he could make characters walk and move; he could move a house in perspective. I thought he was a genius when it came to the mechanics of animation." He was also noted for his speed, being able to crank out an impressive 700 drawings a day, beating a record set by then-fastest animator BillNolan.

When producer Charles Mintz swindled the bulk of Walt's animators out from under him, as well as his Walt's character OswaldTheLuckyRabbit, Ub was one of the three animators that stayed loyal to Walt, and left with him to form his own studio. In two weeks, Iwerks managed to crank out [[PlaneCrazy the first short]] starring a character that he had created with Walt--an Walt an early MickeyMouse. Soon after, he helped out Walt by animating the bulk of a prototype sound cartoon that would change the face of animation forever--SteamboatWillie.
forever SteamboatWillie.



However, he did return to Disney in the 40's to work on improving/introducing new technology for them (including a new matte system to allow live action/animation blending in films like SongOfTheSouth and TheThreeCaballeros. He also made the infamous Xeroxing process used in Disney's [[TheDarkAgeOfAnimation Dark Age films]], starting with 101 Dalmatians) and did the same later in his life on hit films such as Alfred Hitchcock's TheBirds, introducing a new matte system which allowed the titular birds of the film to appear on screen (since it was impossible to train all of those birds the way the film required them to do in live action).

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However, he did return Ub returned to Disney in the 40's to work on improving/introducing new technology for them (including a new matte system to allow live action/animation blending in films like SongOfTheSouth and TheThreeCaballeros. He also made created the infamous Xeroxing process used in Disney's [[TheDarkAgeOfAnimation Dark Age films]], starting with 101 Dalmatians) and did the same later in his life on hit films such as Alfred Hitchcock's TheBirds, introducing a new matte system which allowed the titular birds of the film to appear on screen (since it was impossible to train all of those birds the way the film required them to do in live action).



* Steamboat Willie: Animated the bulk of the short. One of The50GreatestCartoons.

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* Steamboat Willie: Animated the bulk of the short. One of The50GreatestCartoons.
More on this one below.



* TheSkeletonDance: Animated the bulk of the short, save for the skeleton xylophone gag, which was done by [[DisneysNineOldMen Les Clark]]. One of The50GreatestCartoons.

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* TheSkeletonDance: Animated the bulk of the short, save for the skeleton xylophone gag, which was done by [[DisneysNineOldMen Les Clark]]. One of The50GreatestCartoons.More information below.



* Porky & Gabby: First of four shorts outsourced to his studio.

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* Porky & Gabby: First of four Creator/WarnerBros shorts outsourced to his studio.



* TheBirds

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* TheBirds
Film/TheBirds



* PlaneCrazy (the official debut of MickeyMouse)
* SteamboatWillie
* TheSkeletonDance (The first of the [[ClassicDisneyShorts Silly Symphonies line of cartoons]])

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* PlaneCrazy (the official PlaneCrazy: The debut of MickeyMouse)
MickeyMouse, though Disney itself has always considered the first "true" Mickey toon to be...
* SteamboatWillie
SteamboatWillie: The first commercially-viable sound cartoon, and the "official" first Mickey cartoon. One of The50GreatestCartoons.
* TheSkeletonDance (The TheSkeletonDance: The first of the [[ClassicDisneyShorts Silly Symphonies line of cartoons]])cartoons]]. One of The50GreatestCartoons. Incidentally, this short is one of the only Disney cartoons to have fallen into the PublicDomain.



* ChuckJones worked for Ub--twice, in fact, but was fired both times. He still spoke highly of him in "Chuck Reducks".
* JohnKricfalusi repeatedly praises his work.

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* ChuckJones worked for Ub--twice, Ub twice, in fact, fact but was fired both times. He still spoke highly of him in "Chuck Reducks".
* JohnKricfalusi repeatedly praises his work.work, despite his otherwise-longstanding dislike of the Disney style.



* HeterosexualLifePartners: Walt and Ub, until 1930 when they had a falling out when Ub left to form his own studio. Ub eventually returned to Disney, but its unclear whether they continued their friendship same old, or if they merely had grudging respect for each other. Regardless, Iwerks mourned the loss of his former partner like anyone else when he died.

to:

* HeterosexualLifePartners: Walt and Ub, until 1930 when they had a falling out when as Ub left to form his own studio. Ub eventually returned to Disney, but its it's unclear whether they continued their friendship same old, or if they merely had grudging respect for each other. Regardless, Iwerks mourned the loss of his former partner like anyone else when he died.



* TheDarkAgeOfAnimation


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** TheDarkAgeOfAnimation: Ironically, also very slightly contributed to this.
21st Oct '13 11:52:52 PM Soufriere
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'''''Ubbe Ert Iwerks''''' (1901-1971) (pronounced "Aub", not "Oobe") was a prolific animator, director and technician, and had an important, if tangential, role in the HistoryOfAnimation, and particularly in the history of Disney [[ClassicDisneyShorts shorts]] [[DisneyAnimatedCanon and films.]] He is recognized as the co-creator of MickeyMouse, as well as his [[OswaldTheLuckyRabbit precursor.]]

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'''''Ubbe Ert Iwerks''''' Iwwerks''''' (1901-1971) (pronounced "Aub", not "Oobe") was a prolific animator, director and technician, and had an important, if tangential, role in the HistoryOfAnimation, and particularly in the history of Disney [[ClassicDisneyShorts shorts]] [[DisneyAnimatedCanon and films.]] He is recognized as the co-creator of MickeyMouse, as well as his [[OswaldTheLuckyRabbit precursor.]]
27th Jul '13 12:56:42 PM Prinzenick
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* TheStoic: Ub could be a cold, distant figure in real life--as mentioned in his biography, when he learned that his ner-do-well father (who abandoned him and his mother as a teenager) had died, he coldly replied "Throw him in a ditch."
27th Jul '13 12:56:02 PM Prinzenick
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16th Mar '13 7:20:17 PM Cornflakesdan
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* HeterosexualLifePartners: Walt and Ub, until 1930 when they had a falling out when Ub left to form his own studio. Ub eventually returned to Disney, but its unclear whether they continued their friendship same old, or if they merely had grudging respect for each other. Irregardless, Iwerks mourned the loss of his former partner like anyone else when he died.

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: Walt and Ub, until 1930 when they had a falling out when Ub left to form his own studio. Ub eventually returned to Disney, but its unclear whether they continued their friendship same old, or if they merely had grudging respect for each other. Irregardless, Regardless, Iwerks mourned the loss of his former partner like anyone else when he died.
19th Feb '13 4:28:53 AM Antwan
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* TheReluctantDragon: Special effects worker on the film.

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* TheSilentAgeOfAnimation: Where he got his start.

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6th Sep '12 11:29:09 AM Prinzenick
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In the meantime, Ub started work on a new series of short comedies called FlipTheFrog, obviously deriative of Disney's own Mickey Mouse. Despite being backed by fairly good budget and a league of excellent staff, including top animator GrimNatwick, the Flip series failed to catch on with audiences, who favored Disney's own shorts instead. Ub tried again with an even shorter lived series called WillieWhopper, which was once again a failure. During this time, Ub managed to build a prototype for what would later become the Multi-Plane Camera. Ub also began work on a series of independently distributed SillySymphonies clones called the ComiColorCartoons, but poor distribution and audience reception quickly sank the series after three years.

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In the meantime, Ub started work on a new series of short comedies called FlipTheFrog, obviously deriative intended as something of Disney's own Mickey an anti-Mickey Mouse. Despite being backed by fairly good budget and a league of excellent staff, including top animator GrimNatwick, the Flip series failed to catch on with audiences, who favored Disney's own shorts instead. Ub tried again with an even shorter lived series called WillieWhopper, which was once again a failure. During this time, Ub managed to build a prototype for what would later become the Multi-Plane Camera. Ub also began work on a series of independently distributed SillySymphonies clones called the ComiColorCartoons, but poor distribution and audience reception quickly sank the series after three years.
5th Aug '12 9:16:05 AM Prinzenick
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* HeterosexualLifePartners: Walt and Ub, until 1930 when they had a falling out when Ub left to form his own studio. Even when Ub returned to Disney, he and Walt rarely spoke to each other, and Ub hated talking to him by then.

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: Walt and Ub, until 1930 when they had a falling out when Ub left to form his own studio. Even when Ub eventually returned to Disney, he and Walt rarely spoke to but its unclear whether they continued their friendship same old, or if they merely had grudging respect for each other, and Ub hated talking to him by then.other. Irregardless, Iwerks mourned the loss of his former partner like anyone else when he died.
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