D23 have recently announced their 2019 legends who will be honoured this year. All at Fantha Tracks are delighted to see James Earl Jones honoured for his contributions to Star Wars (voice of Darth Vader) and The Lion King (voice of Mufasa).
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 celebrated 289 Disney Legends, including the 11 talented individuals who will be inducted this year—Wing Chao, Robert Downey Jr., Jon Favreau, James Earl Jones, Bette Midler, Kenny Ortega, Barnette Ricci, Robin Roberts, Diane Sawyer, Ming-Na Wen, and Hans Zimmer—who will be honored for their remarkable contributions to the Disney legacy.
Hopefully this is just another in a string of awards that The Mandalorian writer and executive Jon Favreau is picking up too!
“The Disney Legends Award is the highest honor we can bestow; it’s a recognition of talent, a celebration of achievement, and an expression of profound gratitude to the remarkable men and women who have made an indelible mark on our company and our creative legacy,” said Bob Iger, Disney Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “This year’s honorees have earned a place in our hearts and our history for their significant contributions in film, television, and our theme parks around the world.”
The awards will be presented at D23 10:30 on Friday 23rd August in Anaheim. Day tickets are still available but in limited numbers.