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Producer Profile: Roy E. Disney

Production Company: Walt Disney Pictures

Roy is vice chairman of the Board of Directors of The Walt Disney Company and heads the studio's expanding Animation Department.

Concurrently, he maintains business interests outside the Company. He is chairman of Shamrock Holdings, Inc., a wholly owned family enterprise that he organized in 1978. With headquarters in Burbank, Shamrock owns numerous television and radio stations. In addition, it has broad real estate interests and other investments. Shamrock also operates Music Plus, a multi store home entertainment retail chain in the Los Angeles area, and Sound Warehouse, a multi chain home entertainment retail chain in central and southwest United States.

Disney began his entertainment-industry career in 1953, working as an assistant film editor on the "Dragnet" TV series. After moving to The Walt Disney Company in 1954, he served as assistant film editor on motion pictures, including "The Living Desert" and "The Vanishing Prairie," both Academy Award winners.

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