Two stars of the Star Wars films will be receiving Disney's highest honor. Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill and Princess Leia actress the late Carrie Fisher will be honored as Disney Legends in a ceremony at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California this July. Other new Disney Legends being honored include Oprah Winfrey and Stan Lee.
About the inductees, Disney CEO Bob Iger said in a statement,
“The Disney Legends Award is the highest honor our company can bestow on an individual, reserved for those few who have truly made an indelible mark on the history of The Walt Disney Company. It’s a celebration of talent, a recognition of achievement, and an expression of gratitude to the men and women whose work has significantly contributed to Disney’s enduring reputation for creative excellence.”
Hamill and Fisher join some prestigious company, which includes past honorees Julie Andrews, Angela Lansbury, Dick Van Dyke, Tim Allen, and Robin Williams. They also join Star Wars creator George Lucas, who was made a Disney Legend at the 2015 D23 Ceremony.
D23 Expo takes place from July 14-16, 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. The Disney Legends ceremony will take place on July 14th at 10am PT. You can get your D23 tickets (which include the Legends Ceremony) here.
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