Monday, February 4, 2013

Walt Disney Ub Iwerks

January 29, 1920, Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks spot an ad in the Kansas City Star calling for artists at the Kansas City Slide Company. At this time the Iwerks-Disney Art Studio is doing okay, but the notion of getting a foot in the door at a place like the Kansas City Slide Company (later called the Kansas City Film Ad Co.) is intriguing. Walt applies on a whim and, to his surprise, is hired - at $40 a month. Disney will work there for more than 2 years helping to produce slides & one-minute films shown as advertisements in movie theaters, while Iwerks continues to run their art studio. (Eventually the Iwerks-Disney Studio will fail and Iwerks will too get a job at the KC Film Ad. It is there that the two young artists decide their future is in making movies.)

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