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The Ub Iwerks Story To Air On TV

THE HAND BEHIND THE MOUSE: THE UB IWERKS STORY, a documentary on the life of the animation legend, is scheduled for cable TV broadcast and for sale on home video. Bravo will air a 46-minute version of the film on September 14. Independent Film Channel (IFC) will air the full 90-minute version four times: November 15 at 12:15 pm and 6:15 pm and November 27 at 11:45 am and 6:15 pm. Buena Vista Home Video will release will film on VHS on September 11. The video will contain 2 bonus Mickey Mouse cartoons, PLANE CRAZY and STEAMBOAT WILLIE. The film was narrated by Kelsey Grammer and features rare live and animation footage - on-camera interviews with animator John Lasseter, actress Tippi Hedren and Iwerks colleagues Bob Broughton, Ollie Johnston, Virgina Davis, Roy Disney Jr., Chuck Jones - as well as historians Leonard Maltin, Mark Kausler, Russell Merrit and David R. Smith.

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