The Real-Life Drama Behind the Birth of Mickey Mouse (feat. Tony Hale) - Drunk History

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Ub Iwerks was Walt Disney’s animation partner, and happened to design a little character by the name of Mickey Mouse.
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Laurinda Pierre
Laurinda Pierre Hace 16 días
Really? Like Really? 😳 I didn’t know that.
fay Hace 19 días
*please* look up the song "wozwald" by niru kaijitsu. that song taught me about oswald the lucky rabbit, and then i thought, that's fucking crazy--wonder if drunk histroy ever covered that story? and lo and behold.
MasterOfTheChainsaw Hace 20 días
Walt Disney vowed, from that day, "not only, will I ever not own any character I create... I will own every other character too!" And then he did.
hellbound2012 Hace 20 días
This shows cashed. Formats played out
james mars
james mars Hace 25 días
Ub Iwerks...The First Disney Imagineer
Rebecca Borochov
Rebecca Borochov Hace 27 días
And now Ub’s granddaughter Leslie Iwerks directed The Imagineering Story docuseries
Ruple Thaker
Ruple Thaker Hace un mes
Brilliant! (I can't find the one on OK Corall- Wyatt Earp one with Murr: from Impractical Jokers, James Murr. Anyone know?)
Christopher Gordon
Christopher Gordon Hace un mes
That's a good history lesson. I never knew of Ub Iwerks. I'm glad I know about him know. Dude basically created Mickey and kept Disney in business after Walt got bamboozled for Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.
Brandi McKinney
Brandi McKinney Hace un mes
So pretty much Walt Disney didn't do shit 😂
Missy Barbour
Missy Barbour Hace un mes
I agree with everyone in the comments saying Ub Iwerks deserves more credit, but make no mistake, Disney fans know this man. Walt drew the original design for Mortimer Mouse, but his wife decided that was a lame name for a kid's cartoon and Ub developed the character more. Ub is a Disney legend.
Hand Channel
Hand Channel Hace un mes
6:13 this isnt iwerks ending
Robert L
Robert L Hace un mes
If you want more in depth info on Ub, check out the documentary called “The hand behind the mouse”
Kwispee Kweem
Kwispee Kweem Hace un mes
That's cool and all but Ub and Walt didn't invent rotoscoping or animation with sound. Fleischer Studios did it before Disney in North America.
Uncomfortable Cat
Uncomfortable Cat Hace un mes
Actors are amazing. And Fuck Disney.
Ruple Thaker
Ruple Thaker Hace un mes
Is Ub an actual name?
Did it suck
Did it suck Hace un mes
I feel like Ub deserves more credit
Did it suck
Did it suck Hace un mes
Did anyone notice that the black guy was in the studios
Melissa Berg
Melissa Berg Hace un mes
Fun fact, Charles Mintz’s wife Margaret Winkler owned the company before Charles. Margaret was the one to propel Oswald. If her hubby hadn’t assumed her role after she died, Walt might have continued to use Oswald and Mickey might never have been birthed.
orth82 Hace un mes
OMG did they get the actual Walt Disney to play himself? Wow.. :D
The Guy
The Guy Hace un mes
Felix the cat=One cat two many
Michael Mcgowan
Michael Mcgowan Hace un mes
Don't disrespect my city bro
Lena Mathiason
Lena Mathiason Hace un mes
Hey you guys didn’t mention Margaret Winkler, the original producer of the Alice Comedies. Mintz was just her asshole husband that took over for her after she retired.
Adrian Milton
Adrian Milton Hace un mes
Wasn't Mickey Mortimer 1st?
El Torito
El Torito Hace un mes
I don't know why but everytime I see this walt I only see pedro infante.
Michael Noble
Michael Noble Hace un mes
1:45 And that day, a monster was born.
Charci Hace un mes
This isn't the story I remember lol
N. A.
N. A. Hace 2 meses
Disney was, like Thomas A. Edison and Steve Jobs, a businessman, not a innovative genius. His legacy is there (as a wonderful and resilient salesman/PR), I'd just wish he'd have been more considerate with his partner. Well, at least Ub had recognition and some money for himself, Tesla couldn't even get that in life.
Davina Treadwell
Davina Treadwell Hace 2 meses
Ha ha ha ooh shit!
Davina Treadwell
Davina Treadwell Hace 2 meses
Ruth R
Ruth R Hace 2 meses
4:08 killed me
PGDJ Hace 2 meses
And many years later Al Michaels was given to NBC for Sunday night football. In return Disney got Oswald the rabbit
Nina Lopez
Nina Lopez Hace 2 meses
Max fleicher was the first to have a live animation cartoon
John Lang
John Lang Hace 2 meses
“Die jew mouse” -mickey mouse, family guy
Cssfiend Hace 2 meses
a real ubstanding guy
Mohammed Salah
Mohammed Salah Hace 2 meses
To those asking "What kind of name is Ub Iwerks?!" it's German. Originally: Ubbe Iwwerks.
azeron2012 Hace un mes
typical east frisian name... this name can only be heard in the extreme northwest of germany.
Maranda Ward
Maranda Ward Hace 2 meses
Is. Is the guy from Sky High... Y’all is he playing Walt Disney right now?
Anna Wells
Anna Wells Hace 2 meses
A time When anyone went to any movie because we didn't all hate and judge each other, and appreciated little things
CheesecakeLasagna Hace 2 meses
Reminds me of the story of Diane Keane, the basis of the movie Big Eyes.
abigail schick
abigail schick Hace 2 meses
is that greg heffley
PhillyFrank1 Hace 2 meses
That last line -- exactly what I was wondering through the whole video..
Marina Schaefer
Marina Schaefer Hace 2 meses
I feel the same way...all my work went to someone else and I lost money
Kenneth Nichols
Kenneth Nichols Hace 2 meses
4:14 that sure is a kid lol
Scrambles the Death Dealer
Scrambles the Death Dealer Hace 2 meses
I thought it was Fat Mike from NOFX for a second.
Roy .gmail
Roy .gmail Hace 2 meses
I'd break the acting industry , but I don't want to kiss a woman, a man, or curse, or influence children to do not very good things. No drugs. Like washington, or alba, or even reeves. I am not as nice as reeves, but I've got really not much time to deal with people right now.
christmastiger Hace 2 meses
Damn another reupload again, this is an old one but I guess there are enough teens coming of age now who didn't see it originally so feed the children
Mansi Mishra
Mansi Mishra Hace 3 meses
Phineas & ferb
Laila Kitty
Laila Kitty Hace 3 meses
Go UB!
Charles Adams
Charles Adams Hace 3 meses
ummmm is this story real?
MrShanester117 Hace 3 meses
Drunk history is the dumbest thing ever. You idiots won’t watch history unless some jack-off pretends to be drunk. How embarrassing
2Web-Shooters Hace 3 meses
"You could give me the deed to Kansas City and I still wouldn't stay there" - Walt Disney
Jason Kent
Jason Kent Hace 3 meses
We had to learn about this in film school. My teacher also mentioned that in an episode of Ren and Stimpy, Stimpy is doing a ritual dancing on the edge of a vat of lard, shouting supposedly random nonsense, and one of the things he babbles out is "Ub Iwerks"
Butt Socks
Butt Socks Hace 3 meses
Some of the other people who werent Walt but done most of the work that made disney the brand it is today:'s_Nine_Old_Men
Leo Joseph
Leo Joseph Hace 3 meses
This video is completely inaccurate. Steam boat willie came before the creation of mickey mouse not by Disney. Also a Micky mouse doll came out a year before the "creation" of mickey mouse
pewds phew
pewds phew Hace 3 meses
You derek miller look like Leonardo DiCaprio
Cuphead Boi
Cuphead Boi Hace 3 meses
Ubs’ animation inspired the most important thing ever...Cuphead
FearsomeCrow Hace 3 meses
Gabriella Mott
Gabriella Mott Hace 3 meses
I didn’t think it was Ub, I’m pretty sure It was Walt who came up with the idea on the way back from Hollywood. It was even Walts wife who came up with the name Mickey because Walt was going to go for Mortimer. I may be wrong but that is what I thought to be correct
TheWriterWalker Hace 3 meses
Profanity, even muted, does not belong in a Disney discussion.
Aidan Kelly
Aidan Kelly Hace 3 meses
Iwerks also lost a fuck ton of money after leaving the first time
Jay Lew
Jay Lew Hace 3 meses
I wonder if that's what sparked walts hatred for the jews
Matsa Sune
Matsa Sune Hace 3 meses
If there is one thing walt disney is good at its is convincing people that hes not a "last man". So many damn rumors that he was the first or best at something when infact the rumors were started by him, thats why no one remembers any of these animators hardly. Hell if it wasn't for that one game themed around fleischer's animation style I too would probably never have known how much a dbag walt was.
King Squishy
King Squishy Hace 3 meses
Damn,I had no idea. This definitely taught me something else,that was never really talked about at Walt Disney World in all of my years going there.
Everett Johnson
Everett Johnson Hace 3 meses
Brandon Cornell
Brandon Cornell Hace 3 meses
I like iwerks cartoons a lot more check them out
justalurkr Hace 3 meses
Never again would he not own everything all the time ever
Alejandra Sotelo
Alejandra Sotelo Hace 3 meses
max fletcher
Anime Kid
Anime Kid Hace 3 meses
I was born on Mickey's birthday
Leslie Goldman
Leslie Goldman Hace 3 meses
JL Hace 4 meses
So it was Ub all this time?!
Rachel Brenner
Rachel Brenner Hace 4 meses
There is another comparison Jack Kirby and Stan Lee.
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