He was born to Roy O. Disney on Jan 10, 1930. While growing up, Roy was often the test subject for many of Walt's famous characters, including Snow White and Pinocchio. He was often used to see how a child would react to the different puns and characters.
Roy Graduated from Pomona College in 1951 with a Bachelor's degree in English. He started his career in the entertainment field with working as an editor for the popular series, "Dragnet". In 1954 he moved his career to the Disney Studios and started working as an editor on such series'as the acclaimed "True-Life Adventure" series and "Mysteries of the Deep".
In 1964 he created his own production unit and started writing and producing his own material. In 1977, he left the Disney Company to become an independant producer, but returned 7 years later to be the Disney Company's Vice Chairman and Head of Animation. During his reign, the company produced several animated hits, such as "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Lion King".
In 2003, Roy left the company due to differences of opinion with the (then) CEO of the Company, Micheal Eisner. He launched a "Save Disney" campaign that rallied shareholders and ultimately stripped Eisner of his position as the Chairman of the Board. Roy and Eisner set aside their differences and Roy rejoined the Company in 2005 as Director Emeritus. Eisner resigned in late 2005, just a few months later.… Expand
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