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Roy Brisby
The Venture Bros. character
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First appearance

The Incredible Mr. Brisby
Voiced by

Christopher McCulloch
Information
Gender male
Occupation Animator, media tycoon
Nationality American
Alliances

Mandalay (bodyguard)
Previous Alliances

Jonas Venture Sr. (friend, deceased)
Enemies

Orange County Liberation Front

Roy Brisby is the creator of Bizzy Bee and the Brisbyland franchise on The Venture Bros. 

History

Roy Brisby's use of a wheel chair, horrific appearance, and constantly clenched jaw are due to a stroke that he suffered while he was caught under a fallen animatronic Abraham Lincoln. Roy credits his longevity to panda milk, which, presumably, he obtains from his companda Li-Li.

He is protected by a gigantic, non-speaking bodyguard named Mandalay

Roy Brisby wants Dr. Jonas Venture Sr.'s notes on cloning. 

He was seen as a member of an Illuminati-type organization in the episode The Unicorn in Captivity. Although his face was never shown, his voice and silhouette were unmistakable, as was his bee-themed mask and riding about in an electric wheelchair. This was eventually revealed to be a virtual reality generated fantasy to keep Dr. Venture occupied.  

Episode Appearances

Season 1

Season 3

Season 4

Season 7

Trivia

  • Roy Brisby is a parody of Walt Disney. His first name is a reference to Walt's brother and co-founder of Disney, Roy Disney.
  • The name "Mr. Brisby" comes from the main character, Mrs. Brisby, from the 1982 film The Secret of Nimh, and sounds enough like "Disney" to make the point. The film was directed by Don Bluth, a former Walt Disney Productions employee who became a competitor in the field of animated films.
  • Bizzy Bee is a parody of Mickey Mouse.
  • His claim of longevity due to panda milk may have been influenced by Howard Hughes, who after a near fatal airplane accident claimed that freshly hand squeezed orange juice had, in fact, kept him alive during his recovery.

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