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16 Dec 2009 21:54


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

21 May 2009 22:51


Culture: This guy who just died ran a real Mickey Mouse operation

  • Mickey’s the real star. You know you just have to love the little guy while you have him, because he won’t be yours forever.
  • Wayne Allwine • Who somehow drew up the pitch of his voice to allow him to speak like Mickey Mouse for over 30 years. He was the third man to voice the mouse – the first one was Walt Disney himself. Allwine died on Monday at age 62 of complications from diabetes. • source