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    Roy Disney to Receive Ray Bradbury Creativity Award at Woodbury University

    October 20, 2008

    The Woodbury University Library Associates will 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, contact Rose Nielsen ( 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.
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