Disney Legends by Egantx7

Champion(s):

KelsoT
I have to have a motto? NO ONE TOLD ME I HAD TO HAVE A MOTTO!


Runner(s)-Up:

SorensonG


Quiz Description

When you look past their mafia-like legal department, their corporate facade, and their founder's racism and misogyny, the House of Mouse still manages to glimmer with a little magic. For those who have labored in the salt mines of the kingdom, they sometimes are given the highest honors from the corporate office ... a knighthood of a sort ... the formal title "Disney Legend". Whether you are in awe of the creative output or the contradictory aspects of their corporate empire, answer the following 12 questions about those who have been so knighted with the title "Disney Legend".

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Questions:

In 1987, this native of Kankakee, Illinois became the first Disney Legend. Supposedly, this man's face was the basis for the original Captain Marvel, and his best film roles were as Walter Neff in Double Indemnity and Jeff D. Sheldrake in The Apartment. Name this actor likely better known for his Disney work, such as his roles as Wilson Daniels in The Shaggy Dog and as the title character, Professor Ned Brainard, in The Absent-Minded Professor.

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Fred MacMurray

1989 saw ten people become Disney Legends, one of whom was this man. This man was Walt Disney's oldest and longest working collaborator, starting with Disney in Kansas City before moving with Walt to Disney Studios as an animator. Identify this man who is credited as Mickey Mouse's co-creator, and co-director, co-writer, and principal animator of Steamboat Willy; a man who was usually known by an unusual two letter name.

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(Ubbe) "Ub" Iwerks

The other honorees in 1989 were Les Clark, Marc Davis, Ollie Johnston, Milt Kahl, Ward Kimball, Eric Larson, John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman, and Frank Thomas. This group is generally known by what collective name based on their work as Disney's long-time animators, working on every film from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1939 to The Rescuers in 1977.

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(Disney's) Nine Old Men

What was the common last name of the brothers honored in 1990. They won two Oscars in 1965 for Best Original Score and for Best Original Song ("Chim Chim Cher-ee"). B.J. Novak and Jason Schwartzman played these brothers in 2013's Saving Mr. Banks. What was the last name of the brothers who have seen a resurgence in their work with the recent stage musicals Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Mary Poppins?

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(Richard & Robert) Sherman

1992 saw only the second actress to be given this honor. In 1959, she recorded the song "Tall Paul" (written by the answers to Question #4), and became the first female to reach the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. In her feature film debut, she played Allison in 1959's The Shaggy Dog and played Mary Contrary in 1961's Babes in Toyland. Identify this woman who went on to fame for starring alongside Frankie Avalon in a lot of beach movies, but to a certain generation is known for being the most famous of the original Mouseketeers on The Mickey Mouse Club. (edited at 1:15 pm, July 21, 2017 (EDT))

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Annette Funicello

Thurl Ravenscroft didn't get his honor for the baddassery of his name, but for being one of the recurring voice actors who sang and performed in numerous Walt Disney animated films (he also sang "You're a Mean One" in How the Grinch Stole Christmas). However, the most famous character whom Ravenscroft voiced was not a Disney character, and was one of the most famous advertising characters in history. Identify this animated feline whom Ravenscroft voiced from 1953 to 2004, generally shown only wearing a red bandanna around his neck. (edited at 1:16 pm, July 21, 2017 (EDT))

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Tony the Tiger

In this man's first feature film role in It Happened at the World's Fair, he kicked Elvis Presley in the shin. In the 1970s, a down decade for Disney, this man was likely their top star, featuring in films such as The One and Only and The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, doing so while he was also dabbling in minor league baseball. Identify this beloved actor who returned to Disney to play Herb Brooks in Miracle, and to play Ego in Guardians of the Galaxy, vol. 2, and whose name is generally recognized as being Walt Disney's last words after finalizing a contract with him in 1966.

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Kurt Russell

Two answers needed.

Name the composer and lyricist who collaborated on the 1982 Brodaway musical Little Shop of Horrors, but are better known for the music and songs in The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Beauty and the Beast. The lyricist sadly passed away in 1991 from AIDS related illnesses.

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Alan Menken & Howard Ashman

In 2005, the 50th anniversary of Disneyland, all of the honors were given to people who were connected to the Anaheim theme park, which also included this man, arguably the most famous employee in the park's history. This man worked at the park for three years, mostly demonstrating magic tricks at the magic shop. This man founded an award for banjo and bluegrass music, and is considered one of the great collectors of 20th century fine art, having sold Edward Hopper's Hotel Window for over US$25 million. The narrator of Fantasia 2000, identify this man who received an Honorary Oscar in 2013 for his career work that included films such as The Jerk, My Blue Heaven, Leap of Faith, and L.A. Story.

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Steve Martin

Born in 1938 , its hard to believe this Canadian was retired from his first job as anchor at ABC News in the 1960s because of his accent and poor skills (being that he was a high school dropout who described himself as "lazy"). His time as a foreign correspondent for ABC made him an expert on Middle Eastern affairs, and it was after the Challenger disaster that he solidified himself as the most trusted man in network news. Identify this long time journalist and newscaster, the primary anchor for World News Tonight throughout the 1980s who received his award a year after dying from lung cancer.

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Peter Jennings

This man's Disney Legend trophy might get lost somewhere among the awards he has received which include a 2013 induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 6 Grammys (on 15 nominations), and three Emmys (including one for Cop Rock of all things). Identify this singer/songwriter/composer who is likely best remembered for, at one time, having 15 Oscar nominations without a victory until winning in 2002 for Best Original Song: "If I Didn't Have You" from Monsters, Inc. (he added a second Oscar for "We Belong Together" for Toy Story 3 in 2011).

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Randy Newman

This woman became a star when, in 1990, she won the Olivier Award, and a year later became the first Asian woman to win a Tony Award. She received her Disney recognition for providing the singing voice for Princess Jasmine in Aladdin and Fa Mulan in Mulan. Name this Filipina star of the stage, best remembered for creating the role of Kim in the London and Broadway versions of Miss Saigon.

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Lea Salonga