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Roy Edward Disney was born on 10 January 1930, in Los Angeles, California, USA, and was best known for working in The Walt Disney Company, especially as a former senior executive. His father Roy Oliver Disney and his uncle Walt Disney founded the company. All of his efforts helped put his net worth to where it was prior to his passing.

How rich was Roy Disney? As of late-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that was at least $1.2 billion, mostly earned through the success of The Walt Disney Company, of which he was a shareholder plus serving as a consultant. He was also the Director Emeritus of the Board of Directors, and all of these achievements ensured the position of his wealth.

Roy Disney Net Worth $1.2 billion

After graduating from Pomona College in 1951, Roy went to Walt Disney Productions to work as a producer and assistant director. He would hold on to this position until 1967, when he was elected to become part of the Board of Directors.

He would be part of the company until 1977, when he decided to resign from his position as executive due to disagreements. He mentioned that he didn’t like the company’s creative direction yet still retained a seat in the board. Later in 1984, when a corporate battle was taking place, he then resigned from the board of directors. The battle also resulted in numerous changes in various positions. A lot of investors were hoping to dismantle the company and sell its assets, but Roy soon led another group of investors to thwart the attempts. After his successful campaign, he would return as the vice chairman of the board and the chairman of Walt Disney Feature Animation.

During this time, Roy became responsible for producing a number of critically and commercially successful films. He helped create “The Lion King” which would gross nearly $1 billion, and significantly increased his net worth, and, he was given the prestigious Disney Legends Award in 1998. He would then go on and create “Fantasia 2000” – which was a sequel to “Fantasia” – however, the film did not achieve any financial success.

He eventually resigned as board member in 2003 due to conflicts with management. Afterwards, he established SaveDisney.com which hoped to oust CEO Michael Eisner along with other supporters. This campaign proved successful as well, and led to position changes. Roy would then re-join the company in 2005 as a Director Emeritus and consultant, continuing to solidify his net worth. The following year, Roy would be responsible in helping acquire Pixar in a $7.4 billion deal, which led to Steve Jobs gaining a seat on Disney’s board of directors.

Aside from this work, Roy also appeared in the documentary film “The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal”, and was also part of the documentary entitled “The Sweatbox”.

For his personal life, it is known that Roy held numerous sailing speed records. He married Patricia Dailey in 1955 and had four children, but they divorced in 2007 when Roy started a relationship with Leslie DeMeuse who he married in 2008. Roy passed away due to pancreatic cancer in 2009.


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Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Morning Light 2008 Documentary executive producer
Morning Light: Making the Cut 2008 TV Movie documentary executive producer
The Little Matchgirl 2006 Short executive producer
One by One 2004 Video short executive producer
Lorenzo 2004 Short executive producer
Destino 2003 Short executive producer
Fantasia 2000 1999 executive producer
The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit 1998 producer - as Roy E. Disney
Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue 1990 TV Short executive producer
Cheetah 1989 producer
Krag, the Kootney Ram 1983 TV Movie executive producer
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1968-1976 TV Series producer - 5 episodes
The Flight of the Grey Wolf 1976 TV Movie producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Morning Light 2008 Documentary conceived by
Morning Light: Making the Cut 2008 TV Movie documentary conceived by
The Black Cauldron 1985 additional dialogue
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color TV Series narration - 1 episode, 1961 writer - 1 episode, 1961
Zorro 1961 TV Series teleplay - 1 episode
Mysteries of the Deep 1959 Documentary short narration

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1973-1974 TV Series 3 episodes
Mustang 1973

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Walt: The Man Behind the Myth 2001 TV Movie documentary footage courtesy of - as Roy E. Disney
The Black Cauldron 1985 additional dialogue
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1957-1963 TV Series production coordinator - 2 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mickey's Audition 1992 Short Walt Disney
Meteor 1979 Bradley's Yachting Colleague (uncredited)

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1957 TV Series 1 episode
Perri 1957 photographed by

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Morning Light 2008 Documentary still photographer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Animation Lookback 2009 TV Series documentary in memory of - 1 episode
Waking Sleeping Beauty 2009 Documentary in memory of
The Age of Believing: The Disney Live Action Classics 2008 TV Movie documentary grateful thanks - as Roy E. Disney
Making the 'Escape' 2003 Video documentary short special thanks - as Roy E. Disney
Making the 'Return' Trip 2003 Video documentary short special thanks - as Roy E. Disney
That Loveable Bug 2003 Video documentary short special thanks - as Roy E. Disney
The Making of '20000 Leagues Under the Sea' 2003 Video documentary special thanks - as Roy E. Disney
Tale as Old as Time: The Making of 'Beauty and the Beast' 2002 Video documentary thanks
'Old Yeller': Remembering a Classic 2002 Video documentary short special thanks - as Roy Disney
Pollyanna: The Making of a Masterpiece 2002 Video documentary short special thanks - as Roy E. Disney
Swiss Family Robinson: Adventure in the Making 2002 Video documentary special thanks - as Roy E. Disney
The Parent Trap: Caught in the Act 2002 Video documentary short special thanks - as Roy E. Disney
Celebrating Dumbo 2001 Video documentary short thanks - as Roy E. Disney
Disney's 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs': Still the Fairest of Them All 2001 Video documentary short thanks - as Roy E. Disney
Walt: The Man Behind the Myth 2001 TV Movie documentary grateful acknowledgment - as Roy E. Disney
The Fantasia Legacy: Fantasia Continued 2000 Video documentary thanks
The Fantasia Legacy: The Concert Feature 2000 Video documentary thanks
The Hand Behind the Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story 1999 Documentary thanks
Frank and Ollie 1995 Documentary special thanks - as Roy E. Disney
The South Bank Show 1988 TV Series documentary thanks - 1 episode
The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal 1985 Documentary special thanks - as Roy Disney

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story 2009 Documentary Himself (as Roy E. Disney)
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: Dancing Away the Great Depression 2009 Video documentary Himself
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing 2009 Video documentary Himself
The Age of Believing: The Disney Live Action Classics 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee (as Roy E. Disney)
Morning Light 2008 Documentary Himself
Morning Light: Making the Cut 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Picture Perfect: The Making of Sleeping Beauty 2008 Video documentary short Himself (as Roy Disney)
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Disneyland: Secrets, Stories, & Magic 2007 Video documentary Himself - Former Senior Executive / Director Emeritus / Consultant to Walt Disney Company (as Roy E. Disney)
The Pixar Story 2007 Documentary Himself (as Roy Disney)
The Brothers Warner 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Roy Disney Jr.)
Secret's Out 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
Treasures Untold: The Making of Disney's 'The Little Mermaid' 2006 Video documentary Himself
Endangered Species 2006 Documentary short V / O
The 100 Greatest Family Films 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Roy Disney)
The Story Room: The Making of 'Lilo & Stitch' 2005 Video documentary Himself (as Roy E. Disney)
100 Greatest Cartoons 2005 TV Special documentary Himself (as Roy Disney)
A Conversation with Roy Disney 2004 Video documentary short Himself
The 100 Greatest Musicals 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Roy Disney)
Paula Zahn Now 2003 TV Series Himself
That Loveable Bug 2003 Video documentary short Himself - Vice Chairman of the Board, Walt Disney Company (as Roy E. Disney)
The Making of '20000 Leagues Under the Sea' 2003 Video documentary Himself - Vice Chairman of the Board, Walt Disney Company (as Roy E. Disney)
Disney's Animation Magic: Treasure Planet 2003 Video documentary short Himself - Chairman, Walt Disney Feature Animation
Tale as Old as Time: The Making of 'Beauty and the Beast' 2002 Video documentary Himself - Vice Chairman of the Board, The Walt Disney Company
'Old Yeller': Remembering a Classic 2002 Video documentary short Himself - Vice Chairman of the Board, Walt Disney Company (as Roy E. Disney)
Pollyanna: The Making of a Masterpiece 2002 Video documentary short Himself - Vice Chairman of the Board, Walt Disney Company (as Roy E. Disney)
The Parent Trap: Caught in the Act 2002 Video documentary short Himself - Vice-Chairman of the Board, Walt Disney Company (as Roy E. Disney)
Celebrating Dumbo 2001 Video documentary short Himself (as Roy E. Disney)
House of Mouse 2001 TV Series Himself
Disney's 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs': Still the Fairest of Them All 2001 Video documentary short Himself - Vice Chairman of the Board, The Walt Disney Company (as Roy E. Disney)
Disney Through the Decades 2001 Video documentary short Host - 1930's
Walt: The Man Behind the Myth 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Roy E. Disney)
The 12th Annual Golden Laurel Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Winner
The Fantasia Legacy: Fantasia Continued 2000 Video documentary Himself - Executive Producer
The Fantasia Legacy: The Concert Feature 2000 Video documentary Himself - Vice-Chairman, The Walt Disney Company
Mickey Mouse Works 2000 TV Series Himself
Adventures in Wild California 2000 Documentary short Himself
The Making of the Great Mouse Detective 2000 Video documentary short Himself
The Hand Behind the Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story 1999 Documentary Himself
Hollywood & Vinyl 1998 TV Series Himself
Under the Sea: The Making of Disney's Masterpiece 'The Little Mermaid' 1998 Video documentary short Himself
Most Unlikely Heroes 1996 TV Special Himself - Host
The Making of Disney's 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself - Vice Chairman, The Walt Disney Company (as Roy E. Disney)
Noel's Christmas Presents 1995 TV Movie Himself (as Roy Disney)
The Making of 'Pocahontas': A Legend Comes to Life 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself - Vice Chairman of the Board of The Walt Disney Company (as Roy Disney)
The Wonderful World of Disney: 40 Years of Television Magic 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Roy E. Disney)
Troldspejlet 1994 TV Series Himself
The Making of 'The Lion King' 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Roy Disney)
The Lion King: A Musical Journey with Elton John 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Grand Opening of Euro Disney 1992 TV Special documentary Himself
Wetten, dass..? 1992 TV Series Himself
The Annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 1991 TV Special Himself
Good Morning America 1990 TV Series Himself
Celebrating Walt Disney's 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs': The One That Started It All 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Media Show 1989 TV Series Himself
It All Started with a Mouse: The Disney Story 1989 TV Movie Himself - Vice Chairman, The Walt Disney Company (as Roy E. Disney)
The South Bank Show 1988 TV Series documentary Himself - Vice Chairman, The Walt Disney Company
The Art of Disney Animation 1988 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Roy Disney)
The Making of 'Oliver & Company' 1988 Video documentary short Himself - Vice Chairman of the Board, Walt Disney Company (as Roy E. Disney)
The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal 1985 Documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Behind the Magic: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
American Experience 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Troldspejlet 2012 TV Series Himself
Dali & Disney: A Date with Destino 2010 Video documentary Himself (as Roy Disney)
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam (as Roy E. Disney)
Waking Sleeping Beauty 2009 Documentary Himself
Walt Disney World Explorer 1996 Video Game Himself - Vice Chairman, The Walt Disney Company (as Roy E. Disney)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002 Lifetime Achievement in Animation Santa Clarita International Film Festival
2001 Vision Award PGA Awards Theatrical Motion Pictures Fantasia 2000 (1999) · Donald W. Ernst
2000 Lifetime Achievement Award Publicists Guild of America
1993 Winsor McCay Award Annie Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Short Film, Animated Destino (2003) · Dominique Monfery


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#Fact
1 Made a special unannounced surprise appearance at the premiere of a revival/promotional screening of the 1989 Disney classic The Little Mermaid (1989) at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California on September 7th, 2006. After an introduction, by longtime Disney producer 'Don Hahn', which recalled his many accomplishments, Disney stood up from his seat in the audience and bowed his head in appreciation. The shocked and delighted audience gave him a standing ovation. [September 2006]
2 Died the day after the forty-third anniversary of uncle Walt Disney's death, on the twelfth anniversary of his aunt's, Lillian Disney's death, four days before the thirty-eighth anniversary of his father Roy O. Disney's passing, and two days before the twenty-fifth anniversary of his mother Edna Disney's death.
3 Father of Abigail Disney, Susan Disney, Roy P. Disney and Tim Disney.
4 On 30 November 2003, he abruptly resigned his position as Chairman of the Feature Animation Division and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Walt Disney Productions. In his resignation letter, he denounced Disney CEO Michael Eisner for (among other things) the failure of ABC-TV and ABC Family Channel ratings, loss of company morale through consistent micro-management, building newer theme parks "on the cheap", changing the company's public image as "always looking for the 'quick buck'", the defection of creative talent to other companies, failure to establish lasting relationships with creative partners and not establishing a management succession plan. Roy Disney's resignation was followed the very next day by the resignation of Disney Boardmember Stanley P. Gold, who echoed many of Roy Disney's complaints.
5 Nephew of Walt Disney and Lillian Disney.
6 Grandson of Elias Disney and Flora Disney.
7 Cousin of Diane Disney and Sharon Disney.
8 Son of Roy O. Disney and Edna Disney.


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