Jon Favreau and James Earl Jones Honored as “Disney Legends” at D23Expo Ceremony

The D23 Expo has kicked off for 2019 with the “Disney Legends Ceremony”.

Hosted by Disney Chairman/CEO Bob Iger, the ceremony recognizes those who have made “significant contributions” to the Disney legacy. Among the honorees this year are Director Jon Favreau (The Mandalorian) and the legendary voice of Darth Vader, James Earl Jones.

Jones couldn’t attend the ceremony but thanked Disney via video message.

Other honorees included, Christina Aguilera, Wing T. Chao, Robert Downey Jr., Bette Midler, Kenny Ortega, Barnette Ricci, Robin Roberts, Diane Sawyer, Ming-Na Wen, and Hans Zimmer.

To those honored as Disney Legends, “We love you, 3000!”

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