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


Overview - 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.

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.

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Overview
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.

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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781642930931
  • ISBN-10: 1642930938
  • Publisher: Post Hill Press
  • Publish Date: July 2019
  • Page Count: 352
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.25 pounds


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