Tim Conway

Remembering Tim Conway

By D23 Team Disney Legend Tim Conway, who starred in such beloved Disney classics as The Apple Dumpling Gang, The Shaggy D.A., Gus, and The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again, passed away today in Los Angeles. He was 85. Often paired with funnyman Don Knotts, the duo inspired the kind of belly laughs reminiscent of …

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Remembering Dave Smith

Walt Disney Archives founder Dave Smith passed away in Burbank, California, on February 15, 2019. He was 78. Dave dedicated his four-decade career at The Walt Disney Company to preserving Disney’s precious treasures from film, television, theme parks, and beyond. Named a Disney Legend in 2007, Dave was beloved by fans around the world for …

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Stan Lee

Remembering Stan Lee

By D23 Team Today, Marvel Comics and The Walt Disney Company pause and reflect with great sadness on the passing of its Marvel Chairman Emeritus, Stan Lee. With a heavy heart, we share our deepest condolences with his daughter and brother, and we honor and remember the creator, voice and champion of Marvel Comics. “Stan …

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Legendary Disney Imagineer Marty Sklar Dies At 83

Legendary Disney Imagineer Martin A. “Marty” Sklar passed away in his Hollywood Hills home on Thursday. He was 83. During an illustrious career spanning 54 years, Marty worked closely with Walt Disney and was instrumental in creating, enhancing and expanding Disney’s creative vision. Named a Disney Legend in 2001, he is best remembered and revered …

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Harry Archinal

Remembering Harry Archinal

By D23 Team We’re sad to report that international film distribution pioneer and Disney Legend Harry Archinal passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the age of 88. D23 spoke with Dave Smith, Walt Disney Archives founder and former chief archivist, who said of his fellow Disney Legend: “I worked with Harry until he retired …

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Tyrus Wong

Remembering Disney Legend Tyrus Wong

By D23 Team Tyrus “Ty” Wong, inspiring visual artist and Disney Legend, passed away on December 30, 2016. He was 106 years old. “It’s hard to imagine a world of animation without the inspirational works of Tyrus Wong,” Walt Disney Archives Director Becky Cline said. “Through his delicate and sophisticated creations—from pastels and watercolors to …

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Charlie Ridgway

Remembering Charlie Ridgway

by D23 Team Disney Legend Charlie Ridgway, longtime Disney Parks press and publicity leader, passed away on December 24, 2016, at his home in Longwood, Florida. He was 93. “I had the pleasure of knowing Charlie Ridgway, and he was a true Disney Legend who was known for his boundless creativity,” Walt Disney World Resort …

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Remembering Jack Lindquist

D23 is sorry to report that Disney Legend Jack Lindquist, longtime Disney Parks executive and the first person to serve as president of Disneyland, passed away on February 28, 2016, at his home in Anaheim, California. He was 88. “Jack Lindquist was a Disney original in every sense. He started his career as Disneyland’s first advertising …

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Remembering Al Konetzni

We are sorry to report that Disney Legend Al Konetzni, artist and character merchandising “idea man,” passed away in Bradenton, Florida, on February 8. He was 100 years old. Born May 19, 1915, in New York City—where he attended the Pratt Institute of Art—Konetzni joined Walt Disney Productions in 1953, working out of the Madison …

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