Awards & Winners

Ub Iwerks

Date of Birth 24-March-1901
Place of Birth Kansas City
(United States of America, Missouri)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Ubbe Ert Iwwerks, U.B. Iwerks, Ubbe Iwerks, Ub. Iwerks, 'Ub' Iwerks, Greatest animator in the world
Profession Animator, Cartoonist, Film Producer, Film Director, Inventor, Special Effects Technician
Ub Iwerks, A.S.C. was a two-time Academy Award winning American animator, cartoonist, character designer, inventor, and special effects technician, who co-created Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and Mickey Mouse with Walt Disney. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri. His father, Eert Ubbe Iwerks, emigrated to the U.S. in 1869 from the village of Uttum in East Frisia. Ub's birth name can be seen on early “Alice” shorts that he signed. Several years later he simplified his name to “Ub Iwerks”, sometimes written as "U. B. Iwerks". He is the father of Disney Legend Don Iwerks and David L. Iwerks and grandfather to documentary film producer Leslie Iwerks, Chris, Larry, John, and Kathie Iwerks.

Awards by Ub Iwerks

Check all the awards nominated and won by Ub Iwerks.


Academy Scientific and Technical Award (Award of Merit)
(For the conception and perfection of techniques for Color Traveling Matte Composite Cinematography.)


Nominations 1963 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Academy Award for Best Visual Effects The Birds


Academy Award for Best Technical Achievement
(for the design of an improved optical printer for special effects and matte shots)