Wednesday, December 16, 2009

We'll Miss You Roy!

Some of the saddest news today, at least for those of us in the Disney community.

Roy E. Disney, Roy O.'s son and Walt's nephew has passed away. He died at the age of 79 after bravely fighting cancer.

Roy, we know you are now where you belong with your father and your uncle, however we were blessed to have you here with us and such an integral part of the Disney community.

He was so important in protecting the Disney name and legacy. Fighting valiantly multiple times for the family's honor. Helping to keep the company's focus on what it should be about, which was the legacy that was left by the talents and aptitude of his Uncle Walt and his father Roy.

He was also an important factor in what brought about the second golden age of Disney animation in the 80s and 90s. Without his help in getting animation back as a forefront of the company, we might never have had the classics such as The Little Mermaid, Beauty and The Beast, and The Lion King.

For more information on Roy Disney and his life, I offer up two links to LA Times articles. First is a news story about his life. Second is a photo gallery of some of the important moments of Roy's life.

In conclusion, please, I ask you, let us all have a moment of silence in honor of this great man.




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