- This event has passed.
CANCELLED — Mouse Divided: How Ub Iwerks Became Forgotten, and Walt Disney Became Uncle Walt
November 8 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
This program has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Mouse Divided: How Ub Iwerks Became Forgotten, and Walt Disney Became Uncle Walt
Almost everything you know about Mickey Mouse is wrong: he wasn’t Disney’s first star; Steamboat Willie wasn’t his first movie; Mickey wasn’t a nice guy—and Walt Disney didn’t invent him.
In 1928, two very different best friends invented Mickey Mouse. And the success tore them apart. Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks’s friendship is a story of betrayal, love, war, money, power, tragedy, intrigue, humor, despair, and hope. You’ll love them both—when you don’t want to drop anvils on their heads. Discover the men behind the mouse, and the mystery behind the magic.
A Mouse Divided is a stirring depiction of two underdogs. One invented Mickey Mouse—and one said he did. You’ll love Walt Disney more than you ever thought possible—until you don’t. And you’ll sympathize with Walt’s friend-turned-rival Ub Iwerks, always in Walt’s shadow. Presented by author Jeff Ryan. Books will be available for sale and signing.
Thursday, Nov. 8
• 7 p.m.
• Central Library/Donald Wright Auditorium
- Central Library
285 East Walnut Street
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States + Google Map