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The Roy E. Disney Animation Building

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

You might recall my mentioning how Roy E. Disney, Walt Disney’s nephew, passed away back in December (see Roy E. Disney).

I forgot to tell you that, at a memorial service in January , the company announced they were renaming the animation building on near the Disney Studio Lot the “Roy E. Disney Animation Building”.


I was legitimately touched when I read this, that was the building in which I worked for a good number of years around the turn of the century.

Of course, it might be confusing to folks in Burbank as there’s already a Roy O. Disney Building named after his father (who was Walt’s brother and business partner). It’s sadly the ugliest building in Burbank, a brute of a concrete 1976 mess, not unlike Boston City Hall, actually.

Anyway, apparently on Friday they had the official dedication of the building.

Here’s a photo: