Travels with Figment: A Fond Farewell from (and to) Disney Legend Marty Sklar

From theme park pins to words of wisdom, Travels with Figment: On the Road in Search of Disney Dreams is a welcome glimpse into the life and lessons of Walt’s right-hand Disneyland News man, Marty Sklar. I am embarrassed to…

New Disney Legends To Be Inducted at D23 Expo

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As is the new tradition, a fresh crop of Disney Legends will be inducted at this year’s D23 Expo in Anaheim on Saturday August 10. Included in the class are Monsters Inc. and Monsters University stars Billy Crystal and John Goodman, technology visionary Steve Jobs, television icon Dick Clark and other beloved contributors to the Disney legacy. I’m particularly happy to see Tony Baxter and Glen Keane get the nod while they’re both still around to enjoy it.

“The Disney Legend Award is our highest and most coveted honor,” said Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger. “It’s reserved for the extraordinary visionaries and artists behind the Disney magic, the men and women who push the limits of innovation and creativity to ensure Disney remains truly special. The eight Legends we honor this year helped create some of our most beloved characters along with exciting new worlds and thrilling attractions. They also entertained millions of people and expanded our definition of what’s possible. They are all indelible parts of our legacy, and we are proud to recognize them as true Disney Legends.”

The full list and their bios are below the jump: