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 on Legends Plaza at The Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank, California, on a sunlit day. He smiles and is wearing a light blue T-shirt underneath a black jacket. His gray moustache and light beard frame his lower face.

The Legacy of Burny Mattinson

At the beginning of his career, Burney Mattinson worked directly with several Disney Legends and members of the Studios’ core group of early animators—dubbed the “Nine Old Men” by Walt Disney—including Marc Davis, Eric Larson, and Ollie Johnston.

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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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Chadwick Boseman

A once-in-a-generation talent. A lasting impact. And now, a Disney Legend. Chadwick Boseman was born and raised in South Carolina, where he took interest in both performance and basketball during his high school years. Recruited to play sports in college, the call of the stage was too strong, and he graduated from Howard University in …

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Anthony Anderson

From comedy and drama to video games, animation, and game shows, Anthony Anderson’s career has touched nearly every corner of pop culture over the last two-plus decades. Born in Augusta, Maine, and raised in Compton, California, he would often accompany his mother Doris to film sets, where she worked as a background actor. It’s no …

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