Roy E. Disney

Watch Destino – A Short Film by Walt Disney and Salvador Dali

In 1945, Walt Disney and his friend, Spanish artist Salvador Dali, collaborated on a film together. Storyboarding by Disney studio artist John Hench and Dalí went on for about eight months, but then was stopped during World War II, due to financial issues. It was… Read More »Watch Destino – A Short Film by Walt Disney and Salvador Dali

Patricia Disney Family Obituary

Shamrock Holdings released the following obituary for Patty Disney on Friday: Patricia A. Disney, 77, vice chairman of Shamrock Holdings, Inc., the investment company for the Roy E. Disney Family, died today of Alzheimer’s. Mrs. Disney devoted much of her life and energy to the… Read More »Patricia Disney Family Obituary

Former Disney Animator Speaks Out Against Management

In 2006, Animator Chris Sanders was forced out of Walt Disney Animation Studios when John Lasseter removed him as director of the American Dog movie, which eventually became Bolt. Sanders had previously directed the beautiful and touching Lilo & Stitch and many fans were looking… Read More »Former Disney Animator Speaks Out Against Management

New Animation Building at Disney Studios named after Roy E. Disney

Update: My sources tell me its definitely a new building. My guess is that TV or the direct-to-dvd folks will move into the hat building. Update: ABC7 is reporting that they’re just renaming the current building. While that’s still nice, we’ll see. A new animation… Read More »New Animation Building at Disney Studios named after Roy E. Disney

Official Disney Company statement on Roy E. Disney

Roy Edward Disney, son of Disney Studios co-founder Roy O. Disney, and nephew of Walt Disney, passed away Dec. 16 at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, Calif., following a yearlong battle with stomach cancer. He was 79 years old. Disney played a key… Read More »Official Disney Company statement on Roy E. Disney

Roy E. Disney interviewed

The Archive of American Television has put up a 6 part video interview with Roy E Disney. Filmed in 2007, the 2.5 hour conversation covers the early history of the Disney company and the role that his father, Roy O. Disney, and uncle Walt Disney,… Read More »Roy E. Disney interviewed