October 17, 2008

Roy Disney to Receive Ray Bradbury Creativity Award at Woodbury University

BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Woodbury University Library Associates is proud to present Roy Disney with the Ray Bradbury Creativity Award. The Saturday, November 1 event will include a screening of the movie The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit, written by Bradbury and produced by Disney. The movie is set in East Los Angeles and stars Joe Mantegna, Edward James Olmos, Esai Morales, Gregory Sierra and Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez.

A cocktail and buffet reception will begin at 6 p.m., with the movie beginning at 7 p.m. at Woodbury University, 7500 Glenoaks Boulevard, Burbank. A conversation with Disney and Bradbury and the award presentation will be from 8:15 to 9 p.m., followed by coffee and dessert. Cost is $50 per person ($20 for students). Proceeds benefit Woodbury University's Library Associates, a volunteer organization dedicated to improving library services. For information, please contact Rose Nielsen ([email protected]) or call 818.252.5230.

Disney is the son of Roy O. Disney and nephew of Walt Disney, founders of

the famous entertainment company. Disney was there when Snow White and Pinocchio were born and launched his entertainment career as an assistant film editor on the television series "Dragnet." He joined The Walt Disney Studios in 1954, working as an assistant editor on the successful True-Life Adventure films, including "The Living Desert" and "The Vanishing Prairie," both of which won Academy Awards. He later wrote and co-produced "Mysteries of the Deep," which won an Oscar nomination in 1959. Disney also wrote for television series, including "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" and the popular "Zorro," starring Guy Williams. Then, in 1964, he formed his own production unit - writing, producing and directing some 35 other television and theatrical productions, including "Varda, the Peregrine Falcon,""Mustang!,""The Owl That Didn't Give a Hoot" and "Pancho, the Fastest Paw in the West." He joined the company's board of directors in 1967, and served as the company's vice chairman and head of the animation department during the time Disney animation produced some of its greatest box office successes of all time such as "The Little Mermaid,""Beauty and the Beast" and "The Lion King."

Founded in 1884, Woodbury University is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Southern California. Woodbury offers bachelor's degrees from the School of Architecture, School of Business, School of Media, Culture and Design, and Institute of Transdisciplinary Studies, along with an MBA program, Master of Architecture in Real Estate Development, and Master of Organizational Leadership. A San Diego campus offers bachelor of architecture and master of architecture in real estate development degrees. http://www.woodbury.edu/

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