RIP: Roy Disney 1930 - 2009

Roy E. Disney, long time Senior Executive of the Disney Corporation and the nephew of Walt Disney died this morning after a long battle with cancer. He was 79.

I had the privilege of meeting Mr. Disney while doing a "sorry I couldn't make it to your awards show" video shoot I was hired to do at the Disney Studios. Despite this crew of malcontents that barged in and set up cameras and lights in his pristine "presentation" office (which is shaped on the outside like Mickey's Sorcerer's Apprentice hat) Mr. Disney was cordial, friendly, cracking jokes and honestly, the kind of guy I'd love to sit and have a beer with.

He were be dearly missed.

1 comment:

J_Jammer said...

Sad news.

Hopefully he got to see Disney stepping back into 2-D animation and stepping into it with the right foot and incredible hope for a new age.

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