Thursday, August 15, 2013

Sorcerer Radio's WDW Tiki Room 8/16 - D23 Expo 2013: David A. Bossert and Roy Patrick Disney "Remembering Roy E. Disney"

On this Friday's show Aljon chats with author, Producer, Creative Director and Head of Special Projects at Walt Disney Animation Studios, David A. Bossert and Roy Patrick Disney, business investor and son of Roy E. Disney, great nephew of Walt Disney. They will be discussing the new book "Remembering Roy E. Disney: Memories and Photos of a Storied Life."

Bossert had a unique role at The Walt Disney Company, from 1994 until 2010 working 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.

Pre-order "Remembering Roy E. Disney: Memories and Photos of a Storied Life" Hardback Edition today!

Listen for your chance to win a copy of the book on  Sorcerer Radio!

About David A. Bossert
David A. Bossert is the Producer, Creative Director and Head of Special Projects at Walt Disney Animation Studios. He studied at the Character Animation program at CalArts. He received a B.F.A. in Animation from the CalArts School of Film/Video in Valencia, CA. Among his classmates were Joe Ranft, Butch Hartman, Ralph Eggleston, and Ann Telnaes, among others.

Mr. Bossert has contributed his talents as a visual effects animator to such films as The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Lion King, Pocahontas, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas, Hercules, and many others. On the Academy Award-nominated shorts Runaway Brain & Lorenzo, as well as the feature film Fantasia 2000 he served as the Artistic Coordinator and Visual Effects Supervisor. Dave served as Associate Producer on the award winning & Academy Award-nominated Disney/Dali short film Destino.

Dave is an award winning Producer and Director. He has received a Special Achievement Award from ASIFA-Hollywood for Producing the DVD compilation Disney on the Front Lines. He also produced the 4 volume/8 Disc DVD collection of the award winning True Life Adventure films. David co-directed the short film One by One. He has directed numerous projects including The Cat That Looked at a King; 4- Winnie the Pooh Learning Adventure educational projects for Disney Home Entertainment and has produced and directed the multible award winning Pumbaa and Timon Safety Smart DVD series for Disney Educational Productions and the Underwriters Laboratories.

Bossert also serves as the Artistic Supervisor for the Disney Restoration Team and has overseen restoration on many of the Disney animated shorts and the recently restored features Bambi, Cinderella, Lady and the Tramp, The Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty, Fantasia, Snow White, Pinocchio, and many others.

In his role as Producer, Creative Director and Head of Special Projects at Walt Disney Animation Studios he is currently overseeing numerous other projects for various divisions across The Walt Disney Company globally.

Dave works in a variety of animation techniques including 2D, CG, & Live Action combinations; 3D & specialty projection formats. He was creative director & producer of the Disney animation Media used in the World of Color attraction at the Disneyland resort and was recently creative director & producer of the animation media for the Disney Dreams show at Paris Disneyland. Dave is currently working on several projects that combine animation & new technologies to create unique guest experiences.

Dave has co-authored the Disney Animated iPad App which is available at the Apple iTunes store. His first book, “Remembering Roy E. Disney; Memories and Photos of a Storied Life", is being published by Disney Press on September 17, 2013 and is available for pre-order at
He is the immediate past president of the Alumni Association at CalArts, but remains active on the CalArts Board of Trustees. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Santa Clarita Ballet Company and is an active community volunteer. *Source WikiPedia

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