Ojai – Walt Disney’s Ultimate Inventor

Submitted by Ojai Valley Scribe on Mon, 02/10/2020 - 19:06
Flyer for the event, info on the calendar listing. The flyer is black, white, and teal  with a photo of opera Ub Iwerks.

Don Iwerks will visit the Ojai Library at 6pm on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, to present a special talk on his latest book, Walt Disney’s Ultimate Inventor: The Genius of Ub Iwerks.

Don Iwerks followed his father, Disney Legend Ub Iwerks, to The Walt Disney Studios in 1950. There, among many leadership roles and accomplishments, Don developed cameras, projectors, and other technical systems, many of which are still used in Disney parks around the world, among them Circle-Vision 360, wide-gauge 3-D film systems, and the projection system for the wildly popular Star Tours attraction.

In 1986, after thirty-five years at Disney, Don joined fellow Disney executive Stan Kinsey to cofound their own company, Iwerks Entertainment, a maker of giant-screen theaters, simulation theaters, and 3-D-projection-based theme park attractions. In 1997, Don received the Gordon E. Sawyer Award, an Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors. In 2009, Don Iwerks joined his father in the pantheon of Disney icons when he was presented with the prestigious Disney Legends Award. He most recently contributed to The Imagineering Story docuseries now streaming on Disney+.

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Ron Solórzano, Regional Librarian, at (805) 218-9146.

The Ojai Library is located at 111 East Ojai Avenue in Ojai, CA. Hours of service are 10am to 8pm Monday through Thursday and 12pm to 5pm Friday through Sunday.

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