‘Drunk History’ Tackles The Birth of Mickey Mouse

Tony Hale as Ub Iwerks (l.) and Michael Angarano as Walt Disney in "Drunk History."

Tony Hale as Ub Iwerks (l.) and Michael Angarano as Walt Disney in “Drunk History.”

Drunk History, the Comedy Central series in which drunk celebrities explain real history, set their inebriated sights last night on Walt Disney, Ub Iwerks, and the creation of Mickey Mouse. Below is the episode segment that Comedy Central has posted online. Actors are Michael Angarano as Walt Disney, Tony Hale as Ub Iwerks, and Derek Waters as Charles Mintz.


  • Tony

    This is surprisingly accurate, considering it’s being told by someone who’s soussed.

  • Pedro Nakama

    What’s the matter? Disney rewrites their history all of the time by creating new quotes that Walt said to Photoshopping the cigarettes out of his and the other studio employee’s hands.

  • ReindeerFlotilla

    Too bad Iwerks sold his share of the company when he left Disney. His little cartoon would have made him a very wealthy man.

  • Mesterius

    Ub had the idea to make the Mickey cartoons synced to sound? Yeah, right.