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[[Image:Disneylegendaward.jpg|thumb|right|The Disney Legends award]] Established in 1987, the '''Disney Legends''' program recognizes people who have made an extraordinary and integral contribution to [[The Walt Disney Company]]. The honor is awarded annually during a special ceremony. Recipients are chosen by a selection committee, formerly appointed and chaired by the late Disney Legend [[Roy E. Disney]], [[Walt Disney]]'s nephew, former vice chairman and director emeritus of The Walt Disney Company. The committee consists of long-time Disney executives, historians and other authorities. Roy Disney died on December 16, 2009. It is not yet clear how this will affect the selection committee. Disney's corporate headquarters in [[Burbank, California]] features a plaza honoring the recipients outside [[Team Disney|Team Disney - The Michael D. Eisner Building]]. Each honoree is represented by a bronze plaque; the plaque features the recipient's handprints and signature if they were living when named a Disney Legend. Artist [[Andrea Favilli]] created the Disney Legends award, which is handcrafted from bronze each year. The award depicts the arm of [[Mickey Mouse]] holding a star-tipped wand. Disney describes the award as follows: {{Cquote2|The Disney Legends award has three distinct elements that characterize the contributions made by each talented recipient.
'''The Spiral''' ... stands for imagination, the power of an idea.
'''The Hand''' ... holds the gifts of skill, discipline and craftsmanship.
'''The Wand and the Star''' ... represent magic: the spark that is ignited when imagination and skill combine to create a new dream.|}} When Disney opened its [[hall of fame]], all of the then-major Hollywood studios considered opening their own halls of fame, but (as of 2008) Disney remains the only major Hollywood studio to have one.{{citation needed|date=September 2009}} ==Recipients== [[Image:Disneylegendsnametag.jpg|thumb|right|The nametag given to Disney Legends]] {| style="margin:0 auto;" align="center" class="toccolours" |align="right"| [[#1987|1987]] | [[#1988|1988]] | [[#1989|1989]] | [[#1990|1990]] |- |align="center"| [[#1991|1991]] | [[#1992|1992]] | [[#1993|1993]] | [[#1994|1994]] | [[#1995|1995]] | [[#1996|1996]] | [[#1997|1997]] | [[#1998|1998]] | [[#1999|1999]] | [[#2000|2000]] |- |align="center"| [[#2001|2001]] | [[#2002|2002]] | [[#2003|2003]] | [[#2004|2004]] | [[#2005|2005]] | [[#2006|2006]] | [[#2007|2007]] | [[#2008|2008]] | [[#2009|2009]] | 2010 |- |align="left"| [[#2011|2011]] |} ===1989=== {{colbegin|2}} * [[Les Clark]], Animation {{blue ribbon}} * [[Marc Davis (animator)|Marc Davis]], Animation & [[Walt Disney Imagineering|Imagineering]] * [[Ub Iwerks]], Animation & Imagineering {{blue ribbon}} * [[Ollie Johnston]], Animation * [[Milt Kahl]], Animation {{blue ribbon}} * [[Ward Kimball]], Animation & Imagineering * [[Eric Larson]], Animation {{blue ribbon}} * [[John Lounsbery]], Animation {{blue ribbon}} * [[Wolfgang Reitherman]], Animation {{blue ribbon}} * [[Frank Thomas (animator)|Frank Thomas]], Animation {{colend}} All except Iwerks were Disney's [[Disney's Nine Old Men|"Nine Old Men."]] ===1990=== {{colbegin|2}} * [[Roger Broggie]], Imagineering * [[Joe Fowler]], Attractions * [[John Hench]], Animation & Imagineering * [[Richard Irvine]], Imagineering {{blue ribbon}} * [[Herbert Ryman|Herb Ryman]], Imagineering {{blue ribbon}} * [[Richard M. Sherman|Richard Sherman]], Music * [[Robert B. Sherman|Robert Sherman]], Music {{colend}} ===1991=== {{colbegin|2}} * [[Ken Anderson (animator)|Ken Anderson]], Animation & Imagineering * [[Julie Andrews]], Film * [[Carl Barks]], Animation & Publishing * [[Mary Blair]], Animation & Imagineering {{blue ribbon}} * [[Claude Coats]], Animation & Imagineering * [[Don DaGradi]], Animation & Film * [[Sterling Holloway]], Animation—Voice * [[Fess Parker]], Film & Television * [[Bill Walsh (producer)|Bill Walsh]], Film & Television {{blue ribbon}} {{colend}} ===1992=== {{colbegin|2}} * [[Jimmie Dodd]], Television {{blue ribbon}} * [[Bill Evans (landscape architect)|Bill Evans]], Imagineering * [[Annette Funicello]], Film & Television * [[Joe Grant]], Animation * [[Jack Hannah]], Animation * [[Winston Hibler]], Film {{blue ribbon}} * [[Ken O'Connor]], Animation & Imagineering * [[Roy Williams (artist)|Roy Williams]], Animation & Television {{blue ribbon}} {{colend}} ===1993=== {{colbegin|2}} * [[Pinto Colvig]], Animation—Voice {{blue ribbon}} * [[Buddy Ebsen]], Film & Television * [[Peter Ellenshaw]], Film * [[Blaine Gibson]], Animation & Imagineering * [[Harper Goff]], Film & Imagineering * [[Irving Ludwig]], Film * [[Jimmy MacDonald (sound effects artist)|Jimmy MacDonald]], Animation—Voice {{blue ribbon}} * [[Clarence Nash]], Animation—Voice {{blue ribbon}} * [[Donn Tatum]], Administration * [[Card Walker]], Administration {{colend}} ===1994=== {{colbegin|2}} * [[Adriana Caselotti]], Animation—Voice * [[Bill Cottrell]], Animation & Imagineering * [[Marvin Davis (designer)|Marvin Davis]], Film & Imagineering * [[Van France]], Attractions * [[David Hand (animator)|David Hand]], Animation {{blue ribbon}} * [[Jack Lindquist]], Attractions * [[Bill Martin (Imagineer)|Bill Martin]], Imagineering * [[Paul Smith (composer)|Paul J. Smith]], Music {{blue ribbon}} * [[Frank Wells]], Administration {{blue ribbon}} {{colend}} ===1995=== {{colbegin|2}} * [[Wally Boag]], Attractions * [[Fulton Burley]], Attractions * [[Dean Jones (actor)|Dean Jones]], Film * [[Angela Lansbury]], Film * [[Edward Meck]], Attractions {{blue ribbon}} * [[Fred Moore (animator)|Fred Moore]], Animation {{blue ribbon}} * [[Thurl Ravenscroft]], Animation—Voice * [[Wathel Rogers]], Imagineering * [[Betty Taylor (actress)|Betty Taylor]], Attractions {{colend}} ===1996=== {{colbegin|2}} * [[Bob Allen (disambiguation)|Bob Allen]], Attractions {{blue ribbon}} * [[Rex Allen]], Film & Television * [[X Atencio]], Animation & Imagineering * [[Betty Lou Gerson]], Animation—Voice * [[Bill Justice]], Animation & Imagineering * [[Bob Matheison]], Attractions * [[Sam McKim]], Imagineering * [[Bob Moore (artist)|Bob Moore]], Animation & Film * [[Bill Peet]], Animation—Story * [[Joe Potter]], Attractions {{blue ribbon}} {{colend}} ===1997=== {{colbegin|2}} * [[Lucien Adés]], Music {{blue ribbon}} * [[Angel Angelopoulos]], Publishing {{blue ribbon}} * [[Antonio Bertini]], Character Merchandise * [[Armand Bigle]], Character Merchandise * [[Gaudenzio Capelli]], Publishing * [[Roberto de Leonardis]], Film {{blue ribbon}} * [[Cyril Edgar]], Film {{blue ribbon}} * [[Wally Feignoux]], Film {{blue ribbon}} * [[Didier Fouret]], Publishing {{blue ribbon}} * [[Mario Gentilini]], Publishing {{blue ribbon}} * [[Cyril James]], Film & Merchandise {{blue ribbon}} * [[Horst Koblischek]], Character Merchandise * [[Gunnar Mansson]], Character Merchandise * [[Arnoldo Mondadori]], Publishing {{blue ribbon}} * [[Armand Palivoda]], Film {{blue ribbon}} * [[Poul Brahe Pederson]], Publishing {{blue ribbon}} * [[André Vanneste]], Character Merchandise {{blue ribbon}} * Paul Winkler, Character Merchandise {{blue ribbon}} {{colend}} ===1998=== {{colbegin|2}} * [[James Algar]], Animation & Film * [[Buddy Baker (composer)|Buddy Baker]], Music * [[Kathryn Beaumont]], Animation—Voice * [[Roy E. Disney]], Film, Animation & Administration * [[Don Escen]], Administration * [[Wilfred Jackson]], Animation {{blue ribbon}} * [[Glynis Johns]], Film * [[Kay Kamen]], Character Merchandise {{blue ribbon}} * [[Paul Kenworthy]], Film * [[Larry Lansburgh]], Film & Television * [[Hayley Mills]], Film * [[Al Milotte and Elma Milotte]], Film {{blue ribbon}} * [[Norman "Stormy" Palmer]], Film * [[Lloyd Richardson]], Film * [[Kurt Russell]], Film * [[Ben Sharpsteen]], Animation & Film {{blue ribbon}} * [[Masatomo Takahashi]], Administration * [[Vladimir Peter Tytla|Vladimir (Bill) Tytla]], Animation {{blue ribbon}} * [[Dick Van Dyke]], Film * [[Matsuo Yokoyama]], Character Merchandise {{colend}} ===1999=== {{colbegin|2}} * [[Tim Allen]], Television, Film & Animation-Voice. * [[Mary Costa]], Animation—Voice * [[Norm Ferguson]], Animation {{blue ribbon}} * [[Bill Garity]], Film {{blue ribbon}} * [[Yale Gracey]], Animation & Imagineering {{blue ribbon}} * [[Al Konetzni]], Character Merchandise * [[Hamilton Luske]], Animation {{blue ribbon}} * [[Dick Nunis]], Attractions * [[Charlie Ridgway]], Attractions {{colend}} ===2000=== {{colbegin|2}} * [[Barkad Hashi]], Animation {{blue ribbon}} * [[Harriet Burns]], Imagineering * [[Joyce Carlson]], Animation & Imagineering * [[Ron Dominguez]], Parks & Resorts * [[Cliff Edwards]], Animation—Voice {{blue ribbon}} * [[Becky Fallberg]], Animation * [[Dick Jones (actor)|Dick Jones]], Animation—Voice * [[Dodie Roberts]], Animation * [[Retta Scott]], Animation {{blue ribbon}} * [[Ruthie Tompson]], Animation {{colend}} ===2001=== {{colbegin|2}} * [[Howard Ashman]], Music {{blue ribbon}} * [[Bob Broughton]], Film * [[George Bruns]], Music {{blue ribbon}} * [[Frank Churchill]], Music {{blue ribbon}} * [[Leigh Harline]], Music {{blue ribbon}} * [[Fred Joerger]], Imagineering * [[Alan Menken]], Music * [[Marty Sklar|Martin Sklar]], Imagineering * [[Ned Washington]], Music {{blue ribbon}} * [[Tyrus Wong]], Animation {{colend}} ===2002=== :''In honor of the opening of the [[Walt Disney Studios Park]] at [[Disneyland Paris]], all 2002 inductees are of [[Europe]]an origin. The ceremony was held in the Animation building at the new park on opening day.'' {{colbegin|2}} * [[Ken Annakin]], Film * [[Hugh Attwooll]], Film * [[Maurice Chevalier]], Film {{blue ribbon}} * [[Phil Collins]], Music * [[John Mills|Sir John Mills]], Film * [[Robert Newton]], Film & Television {{blue ribbon}} * [[Tim Rice|Sir Tim Rice]], Music * [[Robert Stevenson (director)|Robert Stevenson]], Film {{blue ribbon}} * [[Richard Todd]], Film & Television * [[David Tomlinson]], Film {{blue ribbon}} {{colend}} ===2003=== :''Following a dispute between [[Roy E. Disney]] and the company that resulted in Disney departing, [[Robert Iger]], the company's then-president and COO co-presented with Michael Eisner.'' {{colbegin|2}} * [[Neil Beckett]], Merchandise {{blue ribbon}} * [[Tutti Camarata]], Music * [[Disney family|Edna Francis Disney]] {{blue ribbon}} * [[Lillian Disney]] {{blue ribbon}} * [[Orlando Ferrante]], Imagineering * [[Richard Fleischer]], Film * [[Floyd Gottfredson]], Animation {{blue ribbon}} * [[Buddy Hackett]], Film & Television {{blue ribbon}} * [[Harrison Price|Harrison "Buzz" Price]], Research Economist. Located sites for Disneyland and Disney World. * [[Al Taliaferro]], Cartoonist {{blue ribbon}} * [[Ilene Woods]], Music—Voice {{colend}} ===2004=== {{colbegin|2}} * [[Bill Anderson (executive)|Bill Anderson]], Film, Television & Administration {{blue ribbon}} * [[Tim Conway]], Film * [[Rolly Crump]], Imagineering * [[Alice Estes Davis|Alice Davis]], Imagineering * [[Karen Dotrice]], Film & Television * [[Matthew Garber]], Film {{blue ribbon}} * [[Leonard H. Goldenson]], Television {{blue ribbon}} * [[Bob Gurr]], Imagineering * [[Ralph Kent]], Imagineering & Attractions * [[Irwin Kostal]], Music {{blue ribbon}} * [[Mel Shaw]], Animation {{colend}} ===2005=== :''In honor of [[Disneyland]]'s 50th anniversary in 2005, all recipients are related to either [[Walt Disney Parks and Resorts]] and/or [[Walt Disney Imagineering]], and nearly all have had some connection with Disneyland. Roy E. Disney again co-presented the awards, after a two-year hiatus and a return to the company.'' {{colbegin|2}} * [[Chuck Abbott]], Parks & Resorts {{blue ribbon}} * [[Milt Albright]], Parks & Resorts * [[Hideo Amemiya]], Parks & Resorts {{blue ribbon}} * [[Hideo Aramaki]], Parks & Resorts {{blue ribbon}} * [[Charles Boyer (artist)|Charles Boyer]], Parks & Resorts * [[Randy Bright]], Imagineer {{blue ribbon}} * [[James Cora]], Parks & Resorts * [[Robert Jani]], Parks & Resorts {{blue ribbon}} * [[Mary Jones (Disney)|Mary Jones]], Parks & Resorts * [[Art Linkletter]], Parks & Resorts * [[Mary Anne Mang]], Parks & Resorts * [[Steve Martin]], Parks & Resorts * [[Tom Nabbe]], Parks & Resorts * Jack Olsen, Parks & Resorts {{blue ribbon}} * [[Cicely Rigdon]], Parks & Resorts * [[William Sullivan (Disney employee)|William Sullivan]], Parks & Resorts * [[Jack Wagner (announcer)|Jack Wagner]], Parks & Resorts {{blue ribbon}} * [[Vesey Walker]], Parks & Resorts {{blue ribbon}} {{colend}} ===2006=== {{colbegin|2}} * [[Tim Considine]], Television & Film * [[Kevin Corcoran]], Television & Film * [[Al Dempster]], Animation {{blue ribbon}} * [[Don Edgren]], Imagineering * [[Paul Frees]], Television, Film & Parks {{blue ribbon}} * [[Peter Jennings]], Television {{blue ribbon}} * [[Elton John|Sir Elton John]], Music * [[Jimmy Johnson (Disney executive)|Jimmy Johnson]], Music {{blue ribbon}} * [[Tommy Kirk]], Television & Film * [[Joe Ranft]], Animation {{blue ribbon}} * [[David Stollery]], Television & Film * [[Ginny Tyler]], Television & Film {{colend}} ===2007=== {{colbegin|2}} * [[Roone Arledge]], Television {{blue ribbon}} * [[Art Babbitt]], Animation {{blue ribbon}} * [[Carl Bongirno]], Imagineering * [[Marge Champion]], Animation * [[Dick Huemer]], Animation {{blue ribbon}} * [[Ron Logan]], Parks and Resorts * [[Lucille Martin]], Administration * [[Tom Murphy]], Administration * [[Randy Newman]], Music * [[Floyd Norman]], Animation * [[Bob Schiffer]], Film Production {{blue ribbon}} * [[Dave Smith (archivist)|Dave Smith]], Archives {{colend}} ===2008=== {{colbegin|2}} * [[Wayne Allwine]], Animation (voice) * [[Bob Booth]], Attractions * [[Neal Gallagher]], Attractions * [[Frank Gifford]], Television * [[Burny Mattinson]], Animation * [[Walter Peregoy]], Animation * [[Dorothea Redmond]], Designer * [[Russi Taylor]], Animation (voice) * [[Barbara Walters]], Television * [[Oliver Wallace]], Music {{blue ribbon}} {{colend}} ===2009=== {{colbegin|2}} * [[Tony Anselmo]], Animation (voice) * [[Harry Archinal]], Film * [[Beatrice Arthur]], Film & Television {{blue ribbon}} * [[Bill Farmer]], Animation (voice) * [[Estelle Getty]], Film & Television {{blue ribbon}} * [[Don Iwerks]], Film * [[Rue McClanahan]], Film & Television * [[Leota Toombs| Leota Toombs Thomas]], Attractions {{blue ribbon}} * [[Betty White]], Film & Television * [[Robin Williams]], Film, Animation (voice) {{colend}} ===2011=== {{colbegin|2}} * [[Regis Philbin]], Television * [[Jim Henson]], Film {{blue ribbon}} * [[Jodi Benson]], Animation (voice) * [[Paige O'Hara]], Animation (voice) * [[Lea Salonga]], Animation (voice) * [[Linda Larkin]], Animation (voice) * [[Anika Noni Rose]], Animation (voice) * [[Jack Wrather]], Parks & Resorts {{blue ribbon}} * [[Bonita Granville|Bonita Wrather]], Film {{blue ribbon}} * [[Guy Williams]], Television {{blue ribbon}} * Bo Boyd, Consumer Products * [[Raymond Watson]], Administration {{colend}} {{blue ribbon}} = ''awarded posthumously'' ==External links== * [http://disney.go.com/disneyinsider/history/legends/about Disney Legends at Disney Online] * [http://www.mouseplanet.com/articles.php?art=mm050928fa Coverage of the 2005 Disney Legends awards presentation] * [http://mouseclubhouse.com/Interviews/jeff-hoffman/jeff-hoffman-legends.htm Interview with the founder of the Disney Legends awards] {{coord missing|Los Angeles County, California}}