As we previously reported, Oprah Winfrey, Stan Lee, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher are all being honored as Disney Legends at this year’s D23 Expo, happening this weekend.
Well, exciting news is already beginning to roll out of D23 Expo, as it was just announced that Whoopi Goldberg will be honored as a DIsney Legend as well!
As we all know, Whoopi voiced Shenzi the hyena in The Lion King, thus contributing to one of the greatest films of our childhoods. She also currently hosts The View on ABC. Whoopi is a total legend and so deserving of this honor!
“Disney and I go way back, since I was a little kid, I mean way back,” Whoopi said about the honor. “So it’s beyond an honor and a joy to become a Disney Legend because everybody knows I love Disney, Disneyland, Disney World, Disney movies, Disney toys and the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique! What’s better than this for a Disney-phile? Absolutely NOTHING!”
The Disney Legends Awards Ceremony will take place at 10:00 a.m. today at Hall D23, and we can’t wait to see it all go down! Check back here for more D23 Expo updates!