I was glancing at the list of Disney legends today and was suprised to find that Phil Harris (Baloo, Thomas O'Malley, and Little John) and Don Knotts (Hot Lead and Cold Feet, Apple Dumpling Gang, Herbie) are not on there. The list is as follows.
Another one I just thought of... Ed Wynn. He was in Son of Flubber, That Darn Cat, The Absent - Minded Professor, The Gnome-Mobile, Mary Poppins (he sang my favorite song in the whole movie), The Golden Horseshoe Review (on TV), Babes in Toyland, and Alice in Wonderland.
I just noticed that one other big name that isn't on there. If it weren't for the time, effort, contributions, and soul that this man put into what he did, it all would have become a novelty to be lost in the pages of history.
Edgar Bergan. Close friend of Walt's, appeared in a couple films and TV specials (including the hosting duties on Operation Wonderland, Walt's first TV special)... I've got a picture in a 50+ year old out of print book called "The Stereo Realist Manual" that Edgar Bergan took with his Stereo Realist Camera of Walt and their families playing on Walt's backyard train.
May not have done a whole lot with the company, but he did do some important contribution.
OK, please correct me if I am wrong about this. Maurice Chevalier is on there but the only thing he did for Disney was to record the title song for 'The Aristocats'. What gives? If this is the case then shouldn't Roger Miller be on there for doing 'Whistle Stop' for Robin Hood (song that later got adapted into 'The Hampster Dance')
I guess you have to have done something significant, in a legendary classic film or park attraction. I mean, Zack Braff shouldn't be getting his hopes up.
I don't know what gives for Chevalier, though. Oh, never mind: I checked the link, and he's done more than sing for Disney.
"Here You Leave the World of California Today and Enter the World of, um, er, California Today."