From PJLifestyle: Roy Disney, The Not-So-Silent Partner

This statue of Roy O. Disney and Minnie Mouse sits in Main Street U.S.A.'s Town Square in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.

Walt Disney gets the lion’s share of the credit for the success of the Disney company in its first four decades, and deservedly so. But many people don’t realize the influence that Walt’s older brother Roy had on the company. Roy served as Walt’s business partner and handled the business decisions for the company from its founding  until his passing in 1971. Bob Thomas, author of Walt Disney: An American Original, published Building A Company: Roy O. Disney And The Creation Of An Entertainment Empire. Thomas’ biography of Roy tells his story like no one else can.

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