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Disney has announced Nine Disney Legends to be honored at this year’s D23 Expo, held in Hall D23 of the Anaheim Convention Center.
Hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, the Disney Legends Award ceremony honors those who have truly made an indelible mark on the history of The Walt Disney Company. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Disney Legends Awards and will honor extraordinary people, including animators Clyde “Gerry” Geronimi and Manuel Gonzales, Walt Disney Imagineer Wayne Jackson, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Stan Lee, Garry Marshall, Julie Taymor, and Oprah Winfrey.
“The Disney Legends Award is the highest honor our company can bestow on an individual, reserved for those few who have truly made an indelible mark on the history of The Walt Disney Company,” said Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger in a press statement. “It’s a celebration of talent, a recognition of achievement, and an expression of gratitude to the men and women whose work has significantly contributed to Disney’s enduring reputation for creative excellence.”
Honorees will receive a two-foot-tall bronze Disney Legends sculpture that signifies the imagination, creativity, and magic that they have brought to the company. They will also participate in a handprint ceremony at the end of the event. Their bronzed prints will also be on display in the Disney Legends Plaza at the Disney Burbank headquarters.
Only D23 Expo attendees may attend on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tickets for D23 Expo 2017 are available for $81 for one-day adult admission and $59 for children 3–9. Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets for $72 for a one-day adult admission and $53 for children 3–9. Multi-day tickets are also available. For more information on tickets and D23Expo 2017, visit D23Expo.com.