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Posted on December 16, 2009 | tags


Culture: Roy Disney, Walt’s nephew, just died. He revitalized Disney.

  • The modern Disney, as we know it, is thanks to him. Roy Disney, who died of stomach cancer at 79, was responsible for the revitalized focus on animation seen in such modern classics as “The Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid,” and “Aladdin.” On the downside, the company eventually pulled away from this focus as the hits stopped coming, but they realized the error of their ways. Eventually. Either way, Roy spent 56 years with Disney, all of which being awesome. Peace out, bro. source
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