A Mouse Divided: How Ub Iwerks Became Forgotten, and Walt Disney Became Uncle Walt

A Mouse Divided: How Ub Iwerks Became Forgotten, and Walt Disney Became Uncle Walt

by Jeff Ryan

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Overview

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.

This true story of how the Disney empire was made is a captivating page-turner, endlessly fascinating and revealing. And it's never been fully told--until now.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162152736
Publisher: Post Hill Press
Publication date: 07/03/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 760,523
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Jeff Ryan is the author of Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America. He has been published in Salon, Slate, Fast Company, Wired.com, Kotaku, and All Things Considered. Jeff has also been featured on NPR’s Marketplace, and in Time, Forbes, The New York Times, The Economist, The Independent, and Star Talk with Neil DeGrasse Tyson. He lives in Bloomfield, NJ, with his wife and two daughters. He swears this book was not undertaken to write off family vacations to Orlando.

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