Animator who collaborated intermittently with Walt Disney after the pair met in 1919 while working in a Chicago art studio. Iwerks received on-screen credit ("drawn by") for early Disney cartoons and was instrumental in creating Mickey Mouse. He also supervised the special effects for Hitchcock's "The Birds" (1963).
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Left grammar school and went to work in a bank
Met Walt Disney while working for a commercial art firm
Formed Iwerks-Disney Studio, a freelance operation which folded after one month
Designed the original Mickey Mouse (then Mortimer Mouse) in "Steamboat Willie"