On August 19, 2022 The Walt Disney Company announced it will honor 14 new Disney Legends in a special awards ceremony hosted by Emmy® Award winner Tamron Hall, which will kick off D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event presented by Visa® in Anaheim, California.
The three-day D23 Expo will begin Friday, September 9, with a fantastic spectacle that includes not only the Disney Legends Awards ceremony, but an early look at Disney 100 Years of Wonder—an extraordinary celebration 100 years in the making.
“For nearly a century, Disney has been entertaining and inspiring people around the world,” said Bob Chapek, CEO, The Walt Disney Company. “I can’t wait to give fans a first look at what we have in store for our hundredth anniversary, and how we’re using this occasion to celebrate all the fans and families who have welcomed Disney into their lives.”
The Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, which will be streamed as part of D23 Expo [LIVE], will feature musical performances, special guests, and surprises for the audience, including a special performance by cast members from Disney On Broadway’s productions of Aladdin and The Lion King, as well as The North American Tour of Frozen.
The 2022 Disney Legends Award honorees (listed alphabetically) are:
Robert Price “Bob” Foster
Tracee Ellis Ross