Disney To Honor Steve Jobs With A Disney Legends Award At D23 Expo

Disney has today announced that it will honor Steve Jobs with a Disney Legends Award in August at D23 Expo. The award will be given on Saturday, August 10th in Anaheim, California, the same city that houses the ever so famous Disneyland. Jobs isn’t the only one receiving the award next month either. The two-foot-tall bronze sculpture will also be awarded to Collin Campbell, Tony Baxter, Dick Clark, Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Glen Keane, and Ed Wynn.

Disney’s D23 webpage says the following on Steve Jobs:

Steve Jobs changed the world of consumer electronics as the founder of Apple, and was known throughout the world for his visionary attitude and penchant for innovation. He was an early investor and chief executive of Pixar, and became the Walt Disney Company’s largest shareholder overnight when it acquired Pixar Animation Studios in 2006. That same year, he joined the Disney board of directors, and remained a valuable sounding board and advisor to the company until his passing in 2011.

The Disney Legends Award is an award given to, according to Disney CEO Bob Iger, “the extraordinary visionaries and artists behind Disney magic,” Steve Jobs was definitely one of these people as he founded Pixar, an animation studio that was later sold to Disney in 2006. Pixar has gone onto make some of the most well known children’s movies of the 2000’s like Toy Story and Cars.

Via: Cult of Mac

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