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  1. Roy E. Disney. Roy Edward Disney KCSG (January 10, 1930 – December 16, 2009 [1]) was an American businessman. He was the longtime senior executive for the Walt Disney Company, which was founded by his father, Roy O. Disney, and his uncle, Walt Disney. At the time of his death, he held more than 16 million shares (about 1% of the company), [2 ...

  2. Roy Edward Disney. Producer: Fantasia 2000. Roy Edward Disney began working for the Walt Disney Company as an assistant film editor on the True-Life Adventure film in 1954. In 1967, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the company. In 1984, he returned to the company as vice chairman of the board, and head of the animation department. On October 16, 1998, in a surprise presentation made ...

    • Los Angeles, California, USA
    • Newport Beach, California, USA
    • January 10, 1930
    • December 16, 2009
  3. Roy Edward Disney began working for the Walt Disney Company as an assistant film editor on the True-Life Adventure film in 1954. In 1967, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the company. In 1984, he returned to the company as vice chairman of the board, and head of the animation department. On October 16, 1998, in a surprise ...

  4. Dec 16, 2009 · Roy E. Disney, the son and nephew of The Walt Disney Co. founders who twice led shareholder revolts that shook up the family business, died Wednesday. He was 79. Although he generally stayed out ...

    • NBC Universal
    • Early Life and Career
    • First "Save Disney" War
    • Partnership with Eisner
    • Second "Save Disney" War
    • Death
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    Disney was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Edna (née Francis) and Walt Disney's older brother Roy Oliver Disney, and nephew of Walt Disney. He graduated from Pomona College in 1951 and first began working for the Walt Disney Company as an assistant director of Walt Disney, producing "True-Life Adventure" films in 1954. He married Patric...

    Roy Disney resigned as an executive from the Disney company in 1977 due to disagreements with corporate decisions at that time. As he claimed later, "I just felt creatively the company was not going anywhere interesting. It was very stifling." But he retained a seat on the board of directors. His resignation from the board in 1984, which occurred i...

    He set his goal as revitalizing the company's tradition of animated feature films and by the end of the decade, there were successes in this department. Although Roy acted largely as a figurehead, he could wield significant power, even over Eisner, his ostensible boss, and employees of the department have praised Roy for ensuring them plenty of art...

    After a struggle with CEO Michael Eisner, Roy Disney's influence began to wane as more executives friendly to Eisner were appointed to high posts. When the board of directors rejected Disney's request for an extension of his term as board member, he announced his resignation on November 30, 2003, citing "serious differences of opinion about the dir...

    Roy Disney died of stomach cancer on December 16, 2009 at age 79. He was survived by his wife Leslie DeMuse-Disney, four children sons Roy P. Disney and Tim Disney and daughters Susan Disney and Abigail Disney from his first marriage to Patty Dailey and sixteen grandchildren. The 2010 home media release of Fantasia 2000was dedicated to Roy's passin...

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  5. Sep 17, 2014 · Sept. 16, 2014 7:08 PM PT. Roy Edward Disney, the nephew of Walt Disney whose commitment to his uncle’s creative spirit prompted him to mount revolts that led to the unseating of two of the ...

  6. Dec 16, 2009 · Roy E. Disney's 56-year association with the company culminated in 2003 when he stepped down as vice chairman of Disney's board and chairman of the Disney Studio's Animation Department. He kept ...

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