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11 New Disney Legends Honored at D23 Expo 2017

Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Stan Lee, Clyde ‘Gerry’ Geronimi, Wayne Jackson and other incredible talents honored at special 30th Anniversary Awards ceremony hosted by Disney Chairman & CEO Bob Iger.

Oprah Winfrey, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Stan Lee, Julie Taymor, and other remarkable contributors to the Disney legacy were honored as official Disney Legends during D23 Expo 2017. Hosted by Disney Chairman & CEO Bob Iger, the Disney Legends Award ceremony was held on Friday, July 14, in Hall D23 of the Anaheim Convention Center.

The 2017 Disney Legends Award honorees (listed alphabetically) are: Carrie Fisher (Film), Clyde “Gerry” Geronimi (Animation), Whoopi Goldberg (Film & Television), Manuel Gonzales (Publishing), Mark Hamill (Film), Wayne Jackson (Imagineering), Jack Kirby (Publishing), Stan Lee (Film & Publishing), Garry Marshall (Film & Television), Julie Taymor (Theatrical) and Oprah Winfrey (Film & Television).

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Disney Legends Awards. The first Disney Legend was Fred MacMurray (The Shaggy Dog, The Absent-Minded Professor, The Happiest Millionaire), who was honored in 1987.

Source: The Walt Disney Studios

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.

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