ACM - Computers in Entertainment

Interview with Roy E. Disney

By Roy E. Disney
Theoretical and Practical Computer Applications in Entertainment, [Vol. 1, No. 1]

DOI: 10.1145/950566.950581

The legendary Alan Kay and Roy E. Disney have graciously appeared on camera for interviews and joined the ACM Computers in Entertainment magazine's editorial board. Alan and Roy are two of the nicest people to talk to and work with. Alan talked about soft fun versus hard fun, and his research on Squeak for enhancing and amplifying learning in children's education. Roy told us about educators versus entertainers, and his views on traditional and CGI animations. The video clips of the interviews are available at

Roy E. Disney is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Walt Disney Company and chairman of Walt Disney Animation. He began his entertainment industry career in 1953, working as an assistant film editor on the "Dragnet" TV series. He joined The Walt Disney Company in 1954 and served as assistant film editor on motion pictures, including "The Living Desert" and "The Vanishing Prairie" both Academy Award winners. As a writer and production associate, Roy received an Academy Award nomination his work on the short subject "Mysteries of the Deep" in 1959. More information is available at

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