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Press Release

PTC Mourns Passing of Dean Jones

By: by Kelly Oliver

Release Date: 9/2/2015

LOS ANGELES (September 2, 2015) – The Parents Television Council issued a statement regarding the passing of Dean Jones, Disney legend and PTC Advisory Board Member.

“Dean was a special breed of human being. He was talented, warm, engaging, and when the camera turned on, so did he. He could make you laugh without making you cringe. A whole generation of children – and I’m among them – looked to him as our first Hollywood father figure. He was a wonderful friend and partner of the Parents Television Council, and we are saddened by his loss. Our hearts go out to his wife, Lory, his family, and all who loved him,” said PTC President Tim Winter.

Best-known for his roles in the live-action Disney comedies The Love Bug and its sequel Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, Jones also starred in such Disney films as That Darn Cat, The Shaggy D.A., and The Million Dollar Duck. Jones also appeared in a total of 46 films, in addition to roles on TV and in several Broadway shows.

Speaking with the PTC in 2007, Mr. Jones said, “A family film is a very particular and explicit form. Family films typically include adult principles that are moral, but they should be as intelligent, funny, and intriguing as any other film.”

The Parents Television Council® ( is a non-partisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment. It was founded in 1995 to ensure that children are not constantly assaulted by sex, violence and profanity on television and in other media.

This national grassroots organization has more than 1.4 million members, and works with television producers, broadcasters, networks and sponsors in an effort to stem the flow of harmful and negative messages targeted to children.

The PTC™ also works with elected and appointed government officials to enforce broadcast decency standards. Most importantly, the PTC produces critical research and publications documenting the dramatic increase in sex, violence and profanity in entertainment. This information is provided free of charge so parents can make informed viewing choices for their own families.

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To speak with a representative from the Parents Television Council, please contact Kelly Oliver at (703) 307-9404 or email at