I had the great pleasure last week to attend ‘A Salute to Roy Disney’ at
the Philadelphia Film
Festival with my old friends
Jim Hill & Nancy Stadler,
Tim Devine & my wife Florence. Mr. Disney was being honored with the
Inspiration Award and interviewed by legendary film critic
Leonard Maltin. It was a very enjoyable presentation covering Roy’s entire
life and career with Disney. Below are some photos from the event
The evening began with a fantastic montage of classic Disney animation.
Next Mr. Disney was presented the Philadelphia Film Society’s
Leonard Maltin interviewed Mr. Disney about growing up as a Disney, his
work at the Disney Studio, Fantasia 2000 and his non Disney Interests.
Mr. Disney was surprisingly candid as he spoke about his troubles with
Michael Eisner and the Disney Board of directors.
At the conclusion Roy posed for photos with his award and thanked
everyone for attending. I had the pleasure of speaking to both Mr.
Disney and Mr. Maltin after the event and they were both cordial and
forthcoming. Mr. Maltin commented that he was happily surprised to see
Treasures DVD series continue as he was previously informed it was
coming to an end. It was a great night that I wish every Disney fan
could have attended.
For more photos and a complete review of the event please check out Jim
Hill’s great article