Had a fascinating conversation with WedRoy last night (til 5am) about Walt's place in the company. We were debating Walt's current place in the company mythology. WedRoy posed the question "Does the Walt Disney Co. need Walt Disney?" Before the flood of "pin collectors" and "next levellers" sound an audio animatronic "yes"...step out of Disney fan mode and think about it. TO WHAT PURPOSE DOES KEEPING WALT'S IMAGE ALIVE SERVE THE COMPANY? So many of the fans that I've chatted with recently were born after Walt's death and, indeed, I was only 2 when he died though his introductions on the anthology eerily continued into my early childhood. Why is Walt still important NOW, if indeed he is? WedRoy and I have exchanged our ideas...I'm curious to hear yours before I express mine....and hopefully he expresses his. PS. I know that for some of you, this will be like questioning the existence of God.