Roy O. Disney
American businessman, co-founder of Walt Disney
Roy O. Disney
Not to be confused with his son, Roy E. Disney. Roy Oliver Disney was, with his younger brother Walt Disney, the co-founder of what is now The Walt Disney Company.
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Disney Legends Class of 2011: Modern princesses, the Muppet master and more - MousePlanet
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"My good friend, Roy Disney, I miss you terribly, and you need to be here with me today. Because that's why I'm here." Howard Ashman, Alan Menken, Ron Clements and John Musker, Glen Keane, John Lasseter, and the team at Disney Character Voices were
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Local sailor part of winning Transpac crew - Annapolis Capital
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That set a course record for a monohull with a fixed keel, breaking the previous mark held by Roy Disney's RP 75 Pyewacket III. Mike Sanderson served as skipper while fellow Volvo Ocean Race veteran Ian Moore handled navigation aboard Bella Mente,
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乔布斯传 - 北青网
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在迪士尼家族的罗伊·迪士尼(Roy Disney)的带领下,股民和董事会发起了“拯救迪士尼”活动,逼迫埃斯纳下台。2005年9月,埃斯纳辞去了迪士尼董事会主席和CEO的职务。 赶走了埃斯纳,迪士尼和皮克斯的合作重又被提上了议事
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Cent Alantar : un magicien chez Disney - Fantasy.fr
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Cent Alantar : Suite à une obligation de contrat avec Dali en 1944, Roy Disney avance le projet Destino contracté en 1944 entre Walt et Dali. Roy Disney, après présentation de tous les studios Burbank et Montreuil, fait son choix pour le dessinateur
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Steve Jobs' Resignation Leaves Void At Apple - Investor's Business Daily
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When Roy Disney took over after Walt died in 1966, Disney was well-positioned for the future. A year later construction began on Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. From 1967 through 1972 shares of Disney rose 200%. In a similar way, Apple's Cook also
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Disney Character Names - Screen Junkies
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Walt and Roy Disney created the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio on October 16, 1923 not knowing that people worldwide would one day be so familiar with many of the Disney character names. One of the largest companies worldwide, their creation we now
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Walt Disney Aktie - GeVestor.de
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Der amerikanische Disney-Konzern wurde 1923 von den Brüdern Walt und Roy Disney gegründet und wird seit 2005 von Robert A. Iger geführt. Der Hauptsitz der Walt Disney Company, für die im Geschäftsjahr 2010 weltweit in etwa 149.000 Mitarbeiter tätig
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Mickey Mouse version of the Glendale-Hyperion bridge now under construction - The Eastsider LA
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In January 1926, Walt and Roy Disney moved the newly renamed Walt Disney Studios into its new facility – a one-story, white stucco building at 2719 Hyperion Ave. During the next few years, another Los Angeles landmark was taking shape just a few blocks
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5 Things You Need to Know Today: July 28 - Patch.com
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Racing a 52-foot sloop in a revered open-ocean sailing competition, the young crew — chosen by Roy Disney — matches wits and skills with seasoned professionals in a 2300 mile showdown. You can watch the adventure on film at the South Florida Museum,
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A timeline of the Mackinac race - Chicago Tribune
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A cold front rolled in and wreaked havoc on the race. Fifteen boats withdrew. The violent storm broke booms, tore down the mast of one boat and capsized another. Roy Disney's boat, Pyewacket, broke the Mac Race time record held by Dick Jennings and the
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Windquest is first to finish race to Mackinac - Chicago Sun-Times
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Roy Disney set that mark of 23:30:34 with Pye-wacket in 2002. Steve Fossett set the multihull record at 18:50:32 with Stars and Stripes in 1998. Doug DeVos said he doubted Windquest would take overall honors in the handicapped race, which he and his
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Weather for Mackinac seems remarkably uneventful - Chicago Sun-Times
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In 2002, when Roy Disney set the monohull record, Freeman said, “I remember being at the helm at the Manitou Passage at 15 of 16, flying past the can and thinking, 'This is so cool.' '' Freeman thinks conditions favor a fast boat such as Windquest,
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Race to Mackinac - Chicago Tribune
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All-time fastest: Pyewacket, owned and operated by Roy Disney, set the monohull record of 23 hours, 30 minutes in 2002. Stars and Stripes, piloted by the late Steve Fossett, set a multihull record in 18:50:32 in 1998. Race tracking: Every boat will be
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Bella Mente threatens mark in Transpac race - Long Beach Press-Telegram
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Hap Fauth's mini-maxi, Bella Mente, set a blistering pace overnight and in these early stages of Transpac 2011 is threatening the seven-day, 11-hour Barn Door record set in 1999 by Roy Disney's RP75, Pyewacket III. The record, that is, for fixed-keel
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Women urged to be philanthropists - Ottawa Citizen
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OTTAWA — Abigail Disney is an awardwinning filmmaker who happens to be the heiress granddaughter of Roy Disney, and grandniece to Walt Disney. Based in New York, she sits on the boards of numerous charitable agencies and donates millions, often with
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Transpac 2011 - Take a peek - Sail World
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For many participants, this is the first Transpac in memory without the late Roy Disney in the ranks. He was a presence from his first race in 1975, a Barn Door record holder off and on, a longstanding member of the board of directors of the
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Tangled: A New Disney Princess Is Joining The Court - Babble (blog)
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The reason for this, Orenstein explains, is that Roy Disney, senior executive and nephew to Walt Disney, was against the mass marketing of the Disney princesses outside of their respective stories. Because Disney still wanted to capitalize on the
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Roy Disney saw his brother's dream to completion - SILive.com (blog)
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Roy Disney doesn't always get the credit he so rightly deserves, probably because he preferred to shy away from the spotlight and let his considerable financial acumen do the talking. But he made a myriad of contributions to the success of the Disney
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Roy O. Disney
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1971
    Age 77
    After Walt Disney World opened in October 1971, Roy Disney finally retired.
    More Details Hide Details In early December of that year, he complained of a "spot" over one of his eyes and was scheduled to visit his optometrist for a new eyeglass prescription. He was discovered in a dazed condition, collapsed, next to his bed by family members; he died from a seizure. His interment was located in Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery. A statue of Roy O. Disney seated on a park bench beside Minnie Mouse is located in the Town Square section of Main Street, U.S.A., at the Magic Kingdom theme park in Florida. A duplicate is located outside the Team Disney building at Disney's corporate headquarters in Burbank, California. There is a third statue at the Tokyo Disneyland theme park. Roy O. Disney was the father of Roy E. Disney, who died on December 16, 2009. There is a Roy O. Disney Suite on the top floor of the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel. The suite is one of the two largest suites of the hotel.
  • 1966
    Age 72
    Roy became the president of Walt Disney Productions on December 15, 1966, and remained so until 1968.
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    After Walt Disney's death in 1966, Roy postponed his retirement to oversee construction of what was then known as Disney World, and later renamed it Walt Disney World as a tribute to his brother.
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  • 1960
    Age 66
    Walt however dropped the Chairman title in 1960 so he could focus more on the creative aspects of the company.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1945
    Age 51
    He also shared the role of Chairman of the Board with Walt from 1945.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1929
    Age 35
    While Walt was the creative man, Roy was the one who made sure the company was financially stable; Roy and Walt both founded Disney Studios as brothers, but Walt would buy out most of Roy's share in 1929 and, unlike Max and Dave Fleischer of rival Fleischer Studios, Roy was not a co-producer.
    More Details Hide Details Roy became the company's first CEO in 1929, although the official title was not given until 1968.
  • 1925
    Age 31
    Roy was married to Edna Francis from April 1925 until his death; their only child Roy Edward Disney, was born on January 10, 1930.
    More Details Hide Details Throughout his life, Roy rejected the publicity and fame that came with being Walt's brother. He was extremely camera shy, and a passive individual resulting in few public photos being in existence.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1923
    Age 29
    In 1923, Walt moved to Hollywood, joining Roy, together founding the Disney Bros Studio.
    More Details Hide Details Roy and Walt ordered and built kit houses from Pacific Ready Cut Homes (a Los Angeles company) and in 1928, they built their homes side by side on Lyric Avenue. Their homes were slightly customized and enlarged, and do not exactly match the original homes featured in the Pacific Ready Cut Homes catalogs.
  • 1917
    Age 23
    Roy was born to Canadian Elias Disney and German-American Flora Call Disney in Chicago, Illinois. Roy served in the US Navy from 1917–19; a year later his brother Walt tried joining the US Army, only being refused due to being under age.
    More Details Hide Details Roy was later discharged from military duty after suffering an injury, and became a banker in Los Angeles.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1893
    Born
    Born on June 24, 1893.
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