There are so many people within the Disney family that have contributed so much to everything we know and love today lots of whom are often over looked so this week is going to be Disney Legends week. On each day of this week Monday – Sunday I will be posting about a different Disney legend and why you should know about them if you don’t already.
There are lots of well known stars within the Disney Legend family but there are also a number of them that should get a lot more notice because Disney simply wouldn’t be what it is now without them.
What are the Disney Legends Awards?
”The Disney Legends Awards is a hall of fame program that recognizes individuals who have made an extraordinary and integral contribution to The Walt Disney Company. Established in 1987, the honor was traditionally awarded annually during a special private ceremony; since 2009, it has been awarded during Disney’s D23 Expo.”
I want one of these awards on my fireplace i know its almost impossible but its kinda fun to do the impossible!
”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”
Disney Legends also used to given name tags like these though im not 100% sure if they are still even these.
Besides the award statuette itself, each honoree is represented by a bronze commemorative plaque; featuring the recipients’ handprints and signature if they were living when inducted, or simply an image of the statuette emblem if the induction was posthumous. The plaques are placed on display in Legends Plaza at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California, Legends also receive a Disney Golden Pass, a lifetime pass to all Disney theme parks.
So that is all I’m going to say about the Disney Legends now but you really don’t want to miss any of the posts this week.