Whoopi Goldberg is being honored at this years D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, by being announced as an official Disney Legend!
— Disney D23 (@DisneyD23) July 14, 2017
This is great, as Goldberg has been involved in Disney for some time. I know her best from voicing Shenzi in The Lion King (the most epic Disney movie of all time), but she also hosts ABC’s The View, where they do talk extensively about the parks. Goldberg has been an icon for decades, with movies such as Sister Act, Ghost, Jumping Jack Flash, and more. Congrats Whoopi, this is indeed an honor, and thank you for making such a lasting impression on young me–even though The Lion King was emotionally exhausting. Holy cow, I did not expect to see Mufasa thrown to his death when I was 8.