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IWERKS, Ubbe (1901 - 1971), Draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
IWERKS, Ubbe (1901 - 1971), Draughtsman

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 24 March 1901, in Kansas City; died 1971.

Draughtsman. Comic strips.

Ubbe Iwerks spent most of his career working with Disney and the earliest Mickey Mouse cartoons were animated almost solely by him. His friendship with Disney soured and Iwerks left to work with a competitor, setting up an animation studio of his own in 1930. The Iwerks studio is known for

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