Andreas Deja, Danny Elfman, Susan Lucci, Julie Reihm Casaletto, George Bodenheimer, Carson Van Osten

Disney Legends at D23

Andreas Deja, Danny Elfman, Susan Lucci, Julie Reihm Casaletto, George Bodenheimer, Carson Van Osten

Talk: Disney Legends at D23

Talks at Google chats with some of the Disney Legend inductees at the D23 Expo 2015 that was taken place in the Anaheim Convention Center! This includes Andreas Deja, Danny Elfman, Susan Lucci, Julie Reihm Casaletto, George Bodenheimer, and Carson Van Osten.

Andreas Deja

Andreas Deja is a character animator most noted for his work on The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, and Beauty and the Beast. He often animates the villain Jafar in Aladdin and Scar in The Lion King. He is a link to Disney’s past, one of the greatest animators of its modern era, and an inspiration for the Studio’s future. Andreas is living proof of the most beloved Disney notion about dreams coming true.

Danny Elfman

Daniel "Danny" Elfman is an American composer, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Elfman is best known for his films and television shows with director Tim Burton and for being the lead singer and songwriter for the band Oingo Boingo. Among his honours are four Academy Award nominations, a Grammy for Batman, an Emmy for Desperate Housewives, the 2002 Richard Kirk Award, and the Disney Legend Award.

Susan Lucci

Susan Lucci is an American actress, TV host, author, singer, and entrepreneur. She is best known for portraying Erica Kane on the ABC daytime drama All My Children from 1970 to 2011. She was honored in 2015 with the Disney Legends Award for her contribution to Disney's reputation for creative excellence.

Julie Reihm Casaletto

Julie Reihm Casaletto worked as a part-time tour guide at Disneyland in the 1960’s and experienced Walt Disney’s impish sense of humor. She became the first Disneyland Ambassador to the World by attending events that Walt wasn’t able to. She returned to give tours to VIPs or attend special events after retiring and was honored as a 2015 Disney Legend at the D23 EXPO.

George Bodenheimer

George Bodenheimer is the former president of ESPN Inc. and of ABC's sports division. He is an ESPN and cable industry pioneer and the company’s longest-tenured President (1998-2011) where he led an unprecedented period of global growth. He oversaw all multimedia sports assets of The Walt Disney Company from 2003–2011 and was co-chairman of Disney Media Networks from 2004-2011.

Carson Van Osten

Carson Van Osten always knew that he wanted to be an artist since he was a child and he did just that by helping bring Disney characters to life in a wide breadth of media around the world since 1970. He oversaw motion picture advertising, Disney publications, and the Disney Music Company in 1980. He contributed to many projects after retiring. Carson passed away on December 22, 2015.