Simex-Iwerks (formerly Iwerks Entertainment) was founded in 1985 in Burbank, California, by Oscar winner and Disney Legend Don Iwerks and Stan Kinsey, two former Disney Executives. The company was named to honor Don's father, Ub Iwerks, who was Walt Disney's first business partner and creator of Mickey Mouse.

The company has received two Oscars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Scientific and Technical Achievement.

In the 1990s, Iwerks Entertainment became well known as a leading developer of special venues and films, and virtual reality theaters throughout the world.

In 2002, Iwerks Entertainment merged with SimEX and began trading under the name SimEx-Iwerks.

Today the company has 300 attractions in 40 countries worldwide. They are a leading leading innovator of immersive 3-D and 4-D attractions, special effects, and cinematic experiences; they are also an exclusive distributor of over 130 proprietary 2-D, 3-D, and 4-D films.

Read more about Iwerks:  Films and Entertainment Technologies, Installations, Academy Awards, Film Library

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