On this day in 1971, Ub Iwerks passes away in Burbank, California. Other than Walt Disney, he was the one most responsible for the creation of Mickey Mouse. He was a legendary animation pioneer and helped Walt turn the animation medium into the art form it is today. Animation fans the world over truly owe this great man a world of thanks.
"If you build it right, they will come." - Bob Iger
"I'm not a literary person. As far as realism is concerned, you can find dirt anyplace you look for it. I'm one of those optimists. There's always a rainbow."- Walt Disney
"I don't care about critics. Critics take themselves too seriously. They think the only way to be noticed and to be the smart guy is to pick and find fault with things. It's the public I'm making pictures for."- Walt Disney