It was announced today that during its D23 Expo on Saturday, August 10th, Disney will honor late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs with its 2013 Disney Legends Award. Jobs, who was the CEO of Pixar (now owned by Disney), and became the largest shareholder in Disney after the company purchased Pixar in 2006.
Below is the statement from Bob Iger, current CEO of Disney:
The Disney Legend Award is our highest and most coveted honor. It’s reserved for the extraordinary visionaries and artists behind the Disney magic, the men and women who push the limits of innovation and creativity to ensure Disney remains truly special. The eight Legends we honor this year helped create some of our most beloved characters along with exciting new worlds and thrilling attractions. They also entertained millions of people and expanded our definition of what’s possible. They are all indelible parts of our legacy, and we are proud to recognize them as true Disney Legends.
It is certainly a great honor for the late Apple CEO to be seen as one of the few people awarded for innovation and creativity. The company also plans on recognizing Tony Baxter, Collin Campbell, Dick Clark, Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Glen Keane, and Ed Wynn.
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Source: Cult of Mac