Tomorrow, December 11, at 3 p.m., don’t miss a free Livestream event, presented by D23, featuring Disney legend Don Iwerks, son of renowned Disney animator, cartoonist, inventor and special effects pioneer Ub Iwerks, as he shares personal stories from his newly released book “Walt Disney’s Ultimate Inventor: The Genius of Ub Iwerks.” He will also give an inside look at how Disney Imagineers and filmmakers innovated new methods of storytelling, resulting in some of the most beloved attractions, experiences as well as film and animation works developed in the last century.
Don’s presentation will be followed by a panel discussion about the history of Disney Innovation moderated by film critic and historian Leonard Maltin. The panel will feature Don alongside Bob Weis, president, Walt Disney Imagineering, Linda Folsom, Media Producer, Walt Disney Imagineering and Leslie Iwerks, the filmmaker behind The Imagineering Story docuseries on Disney+. Be sure to look out for other special guests in attendance during the event!
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.