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Lisa and Brian Henson accepting Jim's award with the walk-around Sweetums

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Disney Legends is a award ceremony program that honors people who made great contributions to The Walt Disney Company. It takes place in Burbank, California outside of Team Disney - The Michael D. Eisner Building. It was founded in 1987 by Andrea Favilli, who created the Disney Legends award, consisting of an arm of Mickey Mouse holding up a star-tipped wand. The ceremony also takes place at the biennial D23 Expo.

Jim Henson was inducted as a Disney Legend during the 2011 Disney Legends award ceremony at the D23 Expo on August 19, 2011.[1]

Connections

  • Wally Boag was inducted as a Disney Legend in 1995 for Attractions
  • Dick Van Dyke was inducted as a Disney Legend in 1998 for Film
  • Howard Ashman was inducted as a Disney Legend in 2001 for Music
  • Alan Menken was inducted as a Disney Legend in 2001 for Music
  • Phil Collins was inducted as a Disney Legend in 2002 for Music
  • Buddy Hackett was inducted as a Disney Legend in 2003 for Film & Television
  • Tim Conway was inducted as a Disney Legend in 2004 for Film
  • Steve Martin was inducted as a Disney Legend in 2005 for Parks & Resorts
  • Peter Jennings was inducted as a Disney Legend in 2006 for Television
  • Elton John was inducted as a Disney Legend in 2006 for Music
  • Randy Newman was inducted as a Disney Legend in 2007 for Music
  • Wayne Allwine was inducted as a Disney Legend in 2008 for voice talent in Animation
  • Russi Taylor was inducted as a Disney Legend in 2008 for voice talent in Animation
  • Barbara Walters was inducted as a Disney Legend in 2008 for Television
  • Betty White was inducted as a Disney Legend in 2009 for Film & Television
  • Robin Williams was inducted as a Disney Legend in 2009 for voice talent in Film & Animation
  • Regis Philbin was inducted as a Disney Legend in 2011 for Television
  • Lea Salonga was inducted as a Disney Legend in 2011 for voice talent in Animation

Sources

  1. 2011 Disney Legends Award Honorees to be Celebrated D23 EXPO in Anaheim -- BURBANK, Calif., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/

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