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Disney to officially name George Lucas a legend at D23

August 14th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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Well, it’s official, Uncle George – that’s George Lucas to everyone else – is a bona fide legend.

StarWars.Com have announced that Lucas is on the official Disney Legends list at D23 this weekend. And we say it’s well deserved.

Congrats, George and thanks for everything form us all at FTN.

Star Wars creator, George Lucas, will be among those named as official Disney Legends during the D23 EXPO 2015 on Friday, August 14, at the Anaheim Convention Center. The ceremony will be hosted by Disney chairman and CEO, Bob Iger, and will include special musical performances.

Lucas, who is best known for the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises that have grossed billions worldwide, is a longtime Disney fan that has left his undeniable trademark on Disney theme parks. It started with Captain EO, the 1986 3-D spectacular starring Michael Jackson and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, multiplied with Star Tours and Indiana Jones Adventure at Disneyland, spread with Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and went global with Indiana Jones et le Temple du Péril in Disneyland Paris and two blockbuster Indiana Jones Adventure attractions at Disneyland and DisneySea in Tokyo.

The Disney Legends Awards program is a 28-year tradition of The Walt Disney Company. Fred MacMurray (The Shaggy Dog, The Absent-Minded Professor, The Happiest Millionaire) was the first to be honored in 1987, and the three-day EXPO continues to give fans an opportunity to witness history. In addition to Lucas, this year’s recipients include George Bodenheimer, Andreas Deja, Eyvind Earle, Danny Elfman, Susan Lucci, Julie Reihm Casaletto, and Carson Van Osten.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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