Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Roy E. Disney dies

A day after the anniversary of Walt's death, his nephew, Roy E. Disney, has passed away. Roy was instrumental in the Second Golden Age of Animation during the 90s. He was a strong individual who saw to it that Ron Miller was replaced with Michael Eisner and Frank Wells in order to revive the slowly slipping name of 'Disney.' And, once Eisner turned on Roy, Roy did the same to Eisner and got him ousted. He was a true believer in his uncle Walt and his father Roy's ideals of quality animation and a company that everybody could love. Roy E. Disney will certainly be missed.

Read this wonderful obituary at the LA Times.

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