Leslie Iwerks (Episode 74)

Leslie Iwerks is an Academy Award® and Emmy® nominated director and producer and the founder of Iwerks and Co. Over a span of more than 10 years, Leslie has produced films that include The Hand Behind the Mouse: The Ub Iwerks StoryThe Pixar StoryIndustrial Light and Magic: Creating the ImpossibleLeague of Legends Origins, and most recently, The Imagineering Story, which is now available to stream on Disney+. Leslie is also the granddaughter of Ub Iwerks and the daughter of Don Iwerks, two legendary icons in Disney history.

In this Imagineer Podcast episode, we’ll discuss Leslie’s filmmaking career with a particular focus on The Imagineering Story, her advice for aspiring Imagineers, and her family history. Thanks again to Leslie for taking the time to chat with me!

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  • Jesse Park
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Enjoy the show!

Published by Matthew Krul

Host of Imagination Skyway.

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