Friday Night Is Ub Iwerks Night

28 Feb

Hey everyone! Why not make this Friday night an Ub Iwerks night?

Ub Iwerks was one of the most influential animators from the golden age of Hollywood animation, and definitely worth a look for anyone harboring a love for art and animation.

While Mr. Iwerks’ work isn’t shown on TV as much anymore, there are plenty of examples found on good ol’ YouTube.

From all of those old Mickey Mouse cartoons Iwerks created with his best buddy Walt Disney (check out “Steamboat Willie,” “The Karnival Kid,” “Plane Crazy,” etc), to his independent efforts like those crazy Flip the Frog cartoons (I particularly like the first installment, “Fiddlesticks”) and great gems like “Jack Frost” (one of my favorite cartoons), there is a whole lot of great Iwerks toons out there to enjoy.

Rediscover those classics folks, and keep the memories of these great animators alive and well. Who else is going to do it?       

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