D23: James Earl Jones, Better Midler and Robert Downey Jr. among new batch of Disney Legends to be named


Robert Downey Jr. and Bette Midler, along with such luminaries as Wing Chao, Jon Favreau, James Earl Jones, Kenny Ortega, Barnette Ricci, Robin Roberts, Diane Sawyer, Ming-Na Wen, and Hans Zimmer, will be honored as Disney Legends during D23 Expo 2019 for their extraordinary contributions to the Disney legacy. Hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, the Disney Legends Awards ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 23, in Hall D23 of the Anaheim Convention Center.

“The Disney Legends Award is the highest honor we can bestow; it’s a
recognition of talent, a celebration of achievement, and an expression
of profound gratitude to the remarkable men and women who have made an indelible mark on our company and our creative legacy,” said Iger,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company. “This
year’s honorees have earned a place in our hearts and our history for
their significant contributions in film, television, and our theme parks
around the world.”

The Disney Legends Awards program is a 32-year tradition of The Walt
Disney Company, and the first Disney Legend was Fred MacMurray (The
Shaggy Dog, The Absent-Minded Professor, The Happiest Millionaire),
who was honored in 1987. The award ceremony is just one of the dozens of
spectacular events Disney fans can enjoy during the three-day D23 Expo.

Want to see even more D23? Head over to the official D23 Website to see more information. Tickets to the expo are completely SOLD OUT.

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