|Founder(s)||Don Iwerks and Stan Kinsey|
|Key people||Ub Iwerks, Don Iwerks, and Stan Kinsey|
|Products||Special venue and virtual reality theatres, 2-D, 3-D, and 4-D films|
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.
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.
Films and Entertainment Technologies 
The company specializes in high-tech entertainment systems, films, film technologies, film-based software, and services.
By 2000, Iwerks had over 250 installations in 38 countries worldwide, including Giant Screen (Iwerks Extreme Screen) ride simulation attractions (Iwerks TurboRide), 3D/4D theatres (Iwerks 3D/4D FX Theatre Systems), and 360 Theatres.
By 2011, Iwerks had 300 attractions in 40 countries worldwide.
Academy Awards 
The first occurred in 1998 at the 70th Academy Awards show, where founder Don Iwerks was awarded the Gordon E. Sawyer Award award, given each year to "an individual in the motion picture industry whose technological contributions have brought credit to the industry."
Film Library 
Iwerks has a film library of over 130 films including:
- A Turtle's Adventure (aka "TurtleTrek") (2006)
- Across The Sea of Time (1995)
- Aliens: Ride at the Speed of Fright
- Alien Adventure (and in separate segments) (1999)
- Bamboo Express (2010)
- Comet Impact
- Corkscrew Hill (2001)
- Deep Sea 4-D
- Dinky The Dinosaur
- Dino Island (1995)
- Dino Island II 3D (1998)
- Dora & Diego's 4-D Adventure (2010)
- Encounter in the 3rd Dimension
- Extreme Log Ride
- Fun House Express (1995) (acquired in 2002)
- Happy Feet 4-D Experience! (2007)
- Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs - The 4-D Experience (2012)
- Journey of Man
- Journey to the Center of the Earth 4-D Adventure (2008)
- Life 4-D (2011)
- Marvin the Martian in the Third Dimension (1996)
- Mission Mars
- Nick Jr. at the Movies (2-D with 4-D effects)
- Pirates 4-D
- Planet Earth
- Planet Earth: From Pole to Pole (2006)
- Planet Earth: Ice Worlds (2010)
- Planet Earth: Shallow Seas (2007)
- Pokemon: Pikachu's Ocean Adventure
- Reboot 1: The Ride (1997)
- Sky Dog
- S.O.S (Sub-Oceanic Shuttle) (1991)
- Speed Racer 4-D
- SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D (2002)
- SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D: The Great Jelly Rescue (2013)
- The Haunted Lighthouse
- The Polar Express: The Ride
- The Wizard of Oz: 4-D Experience (2009)
- Wild World Africa
- Wings of Courage
See also 
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