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Remembering Roy E. Disney: Memories and Photos of a Storied Life
     

Remembering Roy E. Disney: Memories and Photos of a Storied Life

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by David A. Bossert
 

In his unique role at The Walt Disney Company, from 1994 until 2010, Dave Bossert worked primarily on projects that were spearheaded and executive produced by Roy E. Disney.

More scrapbook than biography, Remembering Roy E. Disney draws a poignant and funny picture of a man revered and idolized by legions of Disney fans and admired, cared about, and very

Overview

In his unique role at The Walt Disney Company, from 1994 until 2010, Dave Bossert worked primarily on projects that were spearheaded and executive produced by Roy E. Disney.

More scrapbook than biography, Remembering Roy E. Disney draws a poignant and funny picture of a man revered and idolized by legions of Disney fans and admired, cared about, and very well liked by all those that had the honor to know him; to be part of one of his inner circle of friends.

Filled with personal memories, stories, and artifacts collected along the way, this book will contain written stories as well as drawings and candid photos. Perfect for Disney fans, film buffs, and animation historians.

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1Q 2P First-time author Bossert, who worked on projects executive-produced by Roy E. Disney (such as Fantasia 2000), attempts to introduce the world to the Roy Disney who was a "down-to-earth man [and] approachable" through personal stories and the vignettes of Roy's friends and associates. Bossert also credits Roy with reviving the Disney animation tradition and "single-handedly [revolutionizing] the animation business." While Bossert's goal is to illuminate the heart of the man who felt the Disney empire's mission was to "[touch] the heart and soul of guests' the world over," it falls short. Bossert begins by spending far too much time explaining the book's conception, admitting that he "bought a book on how to write a book"-a book which, perhaps, he neglected to read. Better editing on many fronts is needed to help refocus the author's efforts. The work's overall structure is confusing; instead of being organized in the temporal fashion of a biography, the work instead uses randomly selected vignettes from throughout the years to reveal aspects of Roy's character. This lack of structure causes the focus of the work to move from a tribute to Roy to a chronicle of the author's professional development under the tutelage of Mr. Disney. With the exception of a few sailing photos, pictures reveal little about Roy's personality. As it stands, public and school libraries expecting a formal biography of Roy E. Disney may be disappointed, instead experiencing only a peek into Roy's character. The work might be valuable for those interested in researching the continuing development of the Disney Empire.-Erin Forson—VOYA
VOYA - Erin Forson
First-time author Bossert, who worked on projects executive-produced by Roy E. Disney (such as Fantasia 2000), attempts to introduce the world to the Roy Disney who was a "down-to-earth man [and]...approachable" through personal stories and the vignettes of Roy's friends and associates. Bossert also credits Roy with reviving the Disney animation tradition and "single-handedly [revolutionizing] the animation business." While Bossert's goal is to illuminate the heart of the man who felt the Disney empire's mission was to "[touch] the heart and soul of ...?guests' the world over," it falls short. Bossert begins by spending far too much time explaining the book's conception, admitting that he "bought a book on how to write a book"—a book which, perhaps, he neglected to read. Better editing on many fronts is needed to help refocus the author's efforts. The work's overall structure is confusing; instead of being organized in the temporal fashion of a biography, the work instead uses randomly selected vignettes from throughout the years to reveal aspects of Roy's character. This lack of structure causes the focus of the work to move from a tribute to Roy to a chronicle of the author's professional development under the tutelage of Mr. Disney. With the exception of a few sailing photos, pictures reveal little about Roy's personality. As it stands, public and school libraries expecting a formal biography of Roy E. Disney may be disappointed, instead experiencing only a peek into Roy's character. The work might be valuable for those interested in researching the continuing development of the Disney Empire. Reviewer: Erin Forson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423178057
Publisher:
Disney Press
Publication date:
09/17/2013
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

David A. Bossert is an award-winning artist, filmmaker, and author. He is a thirty-two-year veteran of The Walt Disney Company and is an independent producer and creative director. Dave is considered an authority and expert on Disney animation and history. He co-authored Disney Animated, which was named iPad App of 2013 by Apple and won a prestigious British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award. He is also the author of Remembering Roy E. Disney: Memories and Photos of a Storied Life; An Animator's Gallery: Eric Goldberg Draws the Disney Characters; and Dali and Disney: Destino-The Story, Artwork, and Friendship Behind the Legendary Film; and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit: The Search for the Lost Disney Cartoons. You can connect with Dave on social media and/or at www.davidbossert.com.

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Remembering Roy E. Disney: Memories and Photos of a Storied Life 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Heidi_G More than 1 year ago
Published by Disney Editions, this book is written by a close associate of Roy E. Disney.  Many anecdotes describe a wealthy, humble man who helped restructure the Disney company after the family was forced out.  Roy E. did enjoy the good life with his racing yacht and his airplane.   There were several instances when the author  focused attention on himself instead of Roy E., or perhaps it would be better stated that he seemed to write in such a way to make his own part of the story the major part of the story.  That being said, I enjoyed the book.  Great photos throughout.  I don't see this as a book that most teens will be interested in so teacher or librarian assistance will probably be necessary to get the book in the hands of readers.