2019 Disney Legends

Meet the 2019 Disney Legends to Be Honored at D23 Expo

UPDATED JULY 8, 2019

By D23 Team

At every D23 Expo, we gather together to celebrate a new class of Disney Legends. The Disney Legends Awards ceremony—just one of the highlights of the ultimate Disney fan event—has honored many of Disney’s brightest stars and notable luminaries, starting with Fred MacMurray in 1987. Since then, The Walt Disney Company has…

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2019 Disney Legends KBYE

Meet the 2019 Disney Legends with Special Guest Ming-Na Wen! | Know Before You Expo

By D23 Team

Today, we shared a legendary announcement about D23 Expo 2019—the names of the 2019 Disney Legends! The Walt Disney Company has been proudly honoring those who make significant contributions to the Disney legacy by naming them Disney Legends for more than three decades—and we’re so excited for this year’s honorees to join this esteemed group. To…

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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 Hollywood’s legendary comedy teams, such as Stan…

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NYC event recap

D23 Returns to New York City for Two Legendary Events

By Tyler Slater

During the first weekend of April, D23 Gold and Gold Family Members met in The City That Never Sleeps for events celebrating our famed Disney Legends program and our fan-favorite Behind-the-Scenes Experience series.

First, on Friday, April 5, attendees gathered in the beautiful New Amsterdam Theatre for a Lunch with a Disney Legend with the…

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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 his wide knowledge of the…

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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 Lee was as extraordinary as the…

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Ron Logan

7 Spectacular Facts About Disney Legend Ron Logan

By Francesca Scrimgeour

On Friday, October 19, D23 Gold and Gold Family Members are invited to Lunch with a Disney Legend: Ron Logan at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn conference center at Walt Disney World Resort. During the special event, guests can enjoy a three-course luncheon with Ron and ask him about his 23 years at Disney, where he ushered in a new era of live…

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D23 Expo 2019 Iris

D23 Expo 2019 Ticket Prices, Plus Haunted Mansion-themed Design Contest and the Return of Mousequerade

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By D23 Team

Mark your calendars! On Thursday, August 23, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will begin selling tickets for the next D23 Expo, which will take place August 23–25, 2019, at the Anaheim Convention Center. The largest Disney fan event in the world, D23 Expo celebrates all the wonderful worlds of The Walt Disney Company…

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Burny Mattinson lunch

D23 Members Celebrate a Legendary Milestone with Burny Mattinson

By Justin Arthur

On Friday, D23 Members filled the beautiful Whitehall Room at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, for a legendary luncheon to celebrate an epic milestone—the 65-year service anniversary of Disney Legend Burny Mattinson!

The intimate Victorian venue, chosen to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, provided a…

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Burny Mattinson video

Celebrate the Record-Breaking Disney Career of Animator Burny Mattinson

Disney Legend Burny Mattinson joined The Walt Disney Company in 1953, starting as a traffic runner on the Studio lot and continuing into an amazing career in animation, helping create Disney classics such as Lady and the Tramp, The Great Mouse Detective, Robin Hood, Big Hero 6, and more. On June 4, 2018, Disney celebrated Mattinson’s unprecedented 65th anniversary…

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