“A Mouse Divided” by Jeff Ryan

The Detroit Cast spoke with Jeff Ryan about his book “A Mouse Divided: How Ub Iwerks Became Forgotten And Walt Disney Became Uncle Walt,” detailing the ups and downs of the early Disney corporation, the development of the iconic Mickey Mouse character, and the creative partnership between Iwerks and Disney that ultimately spawned the modern-day entertainment juggernaut. Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks’ friendship is a story of betrayal, money, power, tragedy, humor, despair, and hope. Discover the men behind the mouse, and the mystery behind the magic. “A Mouse Divided” portrays two underdogs. One invented Mickey Mouse—and one said he did. You’ll love Walt Disney more than ever—until you don’t. And you’ll sympathize with Walt’s friend-turned-rival Ub Iwerks, always in Walt’s shadow.

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