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See Which Beloved Celebrities Just Became Disney Legends

See Which Beloved Celebrities Just Became Disney Legends

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D23 just announced the new class of Disney Legends for 2024. Did your favorite stars, musicians, and Imagineers make the list? We have all the details right here.

Disney Legends

Act now to meet this Disney Legend Imagineer
Credit: Disney

The Disney Legends Awards is a “Hall of Fame” style program that was established to honor gifted animators, Imagineers, songwriters, actors, business leaders, and beyond for the significant impact they’ve had on the Disney legacy. After all, what would Disney be without the countless hard-working people behind the magic?

The program began in 1987. Its first inductee was none other than Fred MacMurray (The Shaggy DogThe Absent-Minded ProfessorThe Happiest Millionaire).

Over the years, hundreds of greats have been inducted. Some have a living legacy. Others like Carrie Fisher, Chadwick Boseman, and Angela Lansbury have left marks on the world that live on in our memories.

Becoming a Legend

Picture of Disney Legends
Credit: D23

Each year, a selection committee has the difficult task of identifying the new Disney Legends. There are 3 important elements to consider.

The first of these is imagination, the power of an idea. Perhaps legends possess the gifts of skill, discipline, and craftsmanship. Or perhaps they embody the spark that is ignited when imagination and skill combine to create a new dream.

2024 Disney Legends

Disney LEgends 2024
Credit: D23

This year’s legends include actors musicians, Imagineers, and beyond. Join us in celebrating them:

  • Colleen Atwood (Costume Design)
  • Angela Bassett (Film & Television)
  • Martha Blanding (Parks & Resorts)
  • James L. Brooks (Television)
  • James Cameron (Film)
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Film)
  • Miley Cyrus (Television & Music)
  • Steve Ditko (Publishing)
  • Harrison Ford (Film)
  • Mark Henn (Animation)
  • Frank Oz (Film and Television)
  • Kelly Ripa (Television)
  • Joe Rohde (Imagineering)
  • John Williams (Music)
Credit: D23

Feel free to watch the announcement footage right here.

If you want to celebrate these legends live and in person, you can do so. The ceremony will happen at D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event. It is set to happen on Sunday, August 11, at 5 p.m. at the Honda Center in Anaheim. Ryan Seacrest will host.

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Tuesday 19th of March 2024

I'm surprised Joe Rohde wasn't a Disney legend already? I had thought he was. Well in a lot of people's eyes, he's been for a very long time


Sunday 24th of March 2024

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Stacey. I agree! I am surprised it took this long. Talk about being a legend before he was a legend.


Tuesday 19th of March 2024

Congratulations, all. I am not familiar with several of these people, but many are undeniable. Shout out to Joe Rohde for being recognized for his years of work and contributions in Imagineering. Any chance Disney could being him back, even part time, to fix things in Walt Disney World?


Sunday 24th of March 2024

Thanks for reading, Randy. I sure do wish he would make a return and create more spaces filled with intricate and intentional details for fans to enjoy.

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