Disney Legends Inductees for 2009 Informally Announced (?)
With no official word from Disney to speak of, Laughing Place has posted a list of names that have been floating around as rumored inductees as Disney Legends. While LP claims Disney made the announcement, we can find no record of such at this time short of the names being listed from a couple of individuals on the web.
So in the interest of sharing, we present to you the purported list of inductees who will be knighted as Disney Legends at the ceremony taking place at D23 Expo on Thursday, September 9 at 11 am.
- TONY ANSELMO, the voice of Donald Duck;
- HARRY ARCHINAL, former president of Buena Vista International; beloved actresses
- ESTELLE GETTY, BEATRICE ARTHUR, BETTY WHITE, and RUE McCLANAHAN, stars of The Golden Girls
- BILL FARMER, the voice of Goofy
- DON IWERKS, who created revolutionary film systems used in movies like Mary Poppins and in Disney theme park attractions;
- LEOTA TOOMBS THOMAS, Imagineer, world-famous as the Haunted Mansions disembodied Madame Leota; and
- ROBIN WILLIAMS, voice of the Genie in Aladdin and star this fall in Old Dogs from Walt Disney Pictures.
It’s also worth noting that there has been some speculation about Tony Anselmo and Bill Farmer being named as Disney Legends because the D23 Expo pin for the ceremony features both Donald Duck and Goofy receiving the reward.