Remembering Disney Legend Rolly Crump

By the D23 Team Disney Legend Rolly Crump, an Imagineer who was instrumental in the design of early Disneyland and Walt Disney World attractions, passed away Sunday in his Carlsbad, California, home. Crump was 93. Described as a “true original,” Crump brought his artistic talent to a multitude of Disney projects, most famously during his …

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Disney Legend Burny Mattinson stands in front his bronzed handprints and bronzed signature at Legends Plaza. He is smiling and wearing a cerulean turtleneck sweater and an unzipped, powder blue fleece jacket. Mattinson has a full, white beard.

Remembering Disney Legend Burny Mattinson

By the D23 Team Disney Legend Burny Mattinson, who worked as an animator, director, producer, and story artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios during an unprecedented 70-year career, passed away Monday, February 27, at Canyon Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Canoga Park, California, following a short illness. He was 87 years old. Mattinson was …

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Remembering Disney Legend Barbara Walters

By the D23 Team Disney Legend Barbara Walters, the pioneering television journalist who spent 38 years at ABC News, passed away this evening at her home in New York at age 93. “Barbara was a true legend, a pioneer not just for women in journalism but for journalism itself,” said Bob Iger, CEO of The …

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In two side-by-side photos from the early 1960s, Imagineer and costume designer Alice Davis stands to one side of a doll figure from the “it’s a small world” attraction, during its design and construction for the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair. The doll is veiled, while Alice checks the costume against a drawing she holds in her right hand.

Remembering Disney Legend Alice Davis

The D23 Team Disney Legend Alice Estes Davis passed away on Thursday, November 3, her family has confirmed. She was 93. At Walt Disney Imagineering, Alice was one of the original “designing women.” Married to Disney Legend Marc Davis, she enjoyed a fashionable Disney career of her own, designing and dressing animated figures for such …

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Remembering Disney Legend Angela Lansbury

Award-winning actress and Disney Legend Angela Lansbury passed away today at her home in Los Angeles at age 96. While probably best known to television audiences as Jessica Fletcher in the long-running detective series Murder, She Wrote, her performances in two classic Disney films—Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) and Beauty and the Beast (1991)—endeared her to …

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Remembering Disney Legend Ron Logan

Ron Logan, who was responsible for revolutionizing live entertainment for The Walt Disney Company, died Tuesday, August 30, in Orlando, Florida. He was 84 years old. The former executive vice president and executive producer for Walt Disney Entertainment was named a Disney Legend, an illustrious honor given to individuals in recognition of their extraordinary contributions …

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Remembering Disney Legend Tom Murphy

Thomas S. Murphy, who served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capital Cities/ABC for 30 years and oversaw its merger with The Walt Disney Company, died Wednesday, May 25, at his home in Rye, New York. He was 96. One of the most respected and admired businessmen of his era, Murphy was also named …

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Tim Considine

Remembering Disney Legend Tim Considine

Tim Considine, known for his star turn in the 1959 classic The Shaggy Dog and in the Mickey Mouse Club serial The Adventures of Spin and Marty, passed away on Friday, March 4, 2022, at his home in Mar Vista, California, at the age of 81. The film and television actor was named a Disney …

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Betty White, Bob Iger, Minnie Mouse

Remembering Disney Legend Betty White

Betty White, the beloved and iconic star of The Golden Girls, passed away on Friday, December 31, 2021, just a few weeks shy of her 100th birthday. The film and television actress was named a Disney Legend—the prestigious honor bestowed upon individuals in recognition of their extraordinary contributions to The Walt Disney Company—in 2009. “Rest …

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Ruthie Tompson

Remembering Disney Legend Ruthie Tompson

By the D23 Team Ruthie Tompson, who began her career at The Walt Disney Studios as a painter in the Ink & Paint Department, and went on to major roles in final check, scene planning, and the Camera Department, passed away peacefully in her sleep Sunday at her home at the Motion Picture and Television …

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