Walt Disney & Stan Lee To Be Inducted To Visual Effects Society Hall of Fame
In what is a great year for Disney and Marvel, Stan Lee and Walt Disney are among the 2019 inductees into the Visual Effects Society Hall of Fame. This is a prestigious honor recognizing the contribution that both artists have made to screen spectacle and effects enhanced storytelling
The VES Hall of Fame recognizes the achievements of “a select group of professionals and pioneers who have played a significant role in advancing the field of visual effects by invention, science, contribution or avocation of the art, science, technology and/or communications.”
This year’s inductees are lead by led by Disney (1901-1966), the visionary entrepreneur and pioneering force in American entertainment and popular culture. The 26-time Oscar winner also gave the world Disneyland theme park and launched one of television’s first great franchises, The Wonderful World of Disney, which aired weekly for more than four decades.
Lee (1922-2018) is the most famous figure in the history of American comic books whose work spans eight different decades. The Marvel Comics icon co-created hundreds of characters including Spider-Man, the Avengers, Fantastic Four, the Hulk, X-Men, Black Panther, Silver Surfer, and Nick Fury.
In a recent press release VES Board Chair Mike Chambers said, “Our VES honorees represent a group of exceptional artists, innovators and professionals who have had a profound impact on the field of visual effects. We are proud to recognize those who helped shape our shared legacy and continue to inspire future generations of VFX practitioners.”
The honorees and Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized at a special reception in October.
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