Christina Aguilera has just been added to the line-up of honorees that will be receiving a Disney Legend award this year at the 2019 D23 Expo. Disney previously announced the eleven other honorees for this year including Robert Downey Jr., Bette Midler, Wing Chao, Jon Favreau, James Earl Jones, Kenny Ortega, Barnette Ricci, Robin Roberts, Diane Sawyer, Ming-Na Wen, and Hans Zimmer! That’s an incredibly luminous powerhouse of talent ranging across the Walt Disney Company!
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.
Honorees receive a two-foot-tall bronze Disney Legends sculpture that signifies the imagination, creativity, and magic they have brought to the Company. Disney Legends Award recipients will also participate in a handprint ceremony at the end of the event, and their bronzed prints will be displayed in the Disney Legends Plaza at the Company’s Burbank headquarters.
Including this year’s honorees, a total of 289 Disney Legends have been named. Past Disney Legends include Tim Allen, Julie Andrews, Beatrice Arthur, Howard Ashman, Annette Funicello, Whoopi Goldberg, Peter Jennings, Sir Elton John, Angela Lansbury, George Lucas, Steve Martin, Alan Menken, Hayley Mills, Fess Parker, Regis Philbin, Marty Sklar, Dick Van Dyke, Barbara Walters, Betty White, and Robin Williams. Beginning with the inaugural D23 Expo in 2009, thousands of Disney fans have been able to enjoy the Disney Legends Awards ceremony live.
See it for Yourself
Disney Legends Award awards ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 23, in Hall D23 of the Anaheim Convention Center. Admission to the ceremony will be on a first-come, first-served basis and is included in the price of a ticket to D23 Expo 2019.
D23 Expo 2019 takes place at the Anaheim Convention Center from August 23-25, 2019.
For tickets and info visit D23expo.com. The 3-day passes AND 1-day Saturday tickets are sold out BUT the 1-day tickets for Friday and Sunday event dates are still available. To join D23 and enjoy Gold Member benefits, visit D23.com/join.