Avengers assemble for the 2019 Disney Legends class

May 16, 2019, 10:18 AM · The Walt Disney Company this morning announced its latest class of "Disney Legends" — individuals who "have made an indelible mark on our company and our creative legacy," according to Disney CEO Bob Iger. The company's highest honor, the Disney Legends program started in 1987 and Disney now announces a new class of Legends every two years, coinciding with the D23 Expo in Anaheim.

This year's honorees from the world of Disney Parks include:

Other honorees include actors and producers Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Favreau from the Avengers franchise, actor and voice artist James Earl Jones from Star Wars and The Lion King, actress Ming-Na from Mulan and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, director and choreographer Kenny Ortega, composer Hans Zimmer, ABC journalists Robin Roberts and Diane Sawyer, and all-around entertainment god Bette Midler, who pretty much carried Disney's old Touchstone Pictures studio in the 1980s and 90s.

Here is the announcement video, from Disney:

This class of Disney Legends will be enshrined at the D23 Expo in Anaheim on Friday, August 23, in Hall D23 of the Anaheim Convention Center.

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