While we’re all excited for D23 this year because of the presence Lucasfilm and “The Force Awakens” will have at this year’s event, another cool announcement was just made today that will definitely make D23 2015 one to remember for “Star Wars” fans.
It was announced today that George Lucas will be one of the recipients of the Disney Legend Award, in a ceremony that will take place at D23 on Friday, August 14th, at 10 a.m. in Hall D23 at the Anaheim Convention Center, and will be hosted by Disney CEO Bob Iger.
Here is the official announcement made for George Lucas receiving the Disney Legend Award from D23.COM:
“The Disney Legend Award is our highest honor, and we are incredibly proud to recognize these eight talented individuals who have contributed so much to the world of entertainment and the Disney legacy,” Bob Iger said. “Their vision and dedication to their work have brought joy to audiences around the globe and earned them a place in Disney history.”
GEORGE LUCAS, whose Star Wars films made him one of the most successful filmmakers of all time, is also a longtime Disney fan who has left an indelible impression on Disney parks. His first project with Disney was Captain EO, the 1986 3-D spectacular starring Michael Jackson and directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Star Tours and Indiana Jones Adventure at Disneyland, as well as Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Indiana Jones et le Temple du Péril in Disneyland Paris, and two blockbuster Indiana Jones Adventure attractions at Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, round out Lucas’ timeless work in conjunction with Disney.
This is really cool news, as not only will the new Disney era of “Star Wars” have a strong presences at this year’s D23 Expo, but they will be remembering the past by honoring the man who created it all.
You can also check out the full list of this year’s Disney Legend Award recipients over at D23.COM.