Walt Disney’s Ultimate Inventor: The Genius of Ub Iwerks – a new Disney Editions classic looks back at the career of Ub Iwerks, the genius behind many animation inventions, and co-creator of Mickey Mouse. The book is written by his son Don and contains some never-before-published photographs and personal memories of Ub.
Ub was a self-taught animator who became an exceptional draftsman, prolific innovator, and all-around technical genius who directly collaborated with Walt to create some of the most loved moments throughout film and theme parks. The book looks to correct the lack of awareness of Ub’s genious by general public.
Even before the creation of Mickey, Walt established a reputation as a technical leader in Hollywood and frequently relied on the counsel, expertise, ingenuity, and creativity of a kindred spirit, lifelong friend, and fellow virtuoso: Ub Iwerks.
Iwerks’ career consisted of dozens of innovative contributions, large and small, to both animated and live-action motion pictures, as well as the fields of optics, film processes, and special effects. He was also the major force behind the design of special cameras, projectors, electronics, and audio for theme park projects, and much more.
This new book is a one-of-a-kind appreciation, from son to father, of an extraordinary man. It’s currently available on Amazon with savings up 33%.
Note: Post updated to remove dates of previous book signing events.