This past weekend was the D23 expo, which I followed online, and my favorite is always the induction of the new class of Disney Legends. This year's class was announced as:
Julie Reihm Casaletto
Carson Van Osten
(ranked in order of my knowledge of them). I will admit I had not idea who George Bodenheimer, Susan Lucci and Carson Van Osten are.
And the surprise inductee was:
The one I knew was absolutely right was Andreas Deja. Glen Keane was inducted as a Legend in 2013 and I thought it's high time that class of animators joined the Legend ranks.
If you don't know what Deja's work consists of, here are some of his characters:
Mama Odie and Juju
Not bad huh?
Animators like Deja, Keane, Ruben Aquino and Mark Henn animated my childhood so Disney, get crackin' on the next two. Chop chop!