Richard Sherman once said of his and his brother Robert’s careers, “There's a line in Mary Poppins that says, ‘A man has dreams of walking with giants to carve his niche in the edifice of time.’ At Disney, we walked with giants.”
On Saturday, January 16, this giant of the music world, Academy Award® winning composer, NFFC–Disneyana Fan Club Legend, and Walt Disney Company Disney Legend Richard M. Sherman will present author and film historian Leonard Maltin with the first NFFC–Disneyana Fan Club Heritage Award.
Celebrating Disney's storied past, and the lives and careers of those who helped make it all possible, remains the core mission of the NFFC–Disneyana Fan Club.
The NFFC–Disneyana Fan Club Heritage Award honors individuals outside the Walt Disney Company who have made significant contributions to promoting awareness of, and the preservation of, Disney history.
Our first honoree, Leonard Maltin, is just such a person. In addition to his internationally best-selling series of books, Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide, Mr. Maltin's other works include Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons, The Disney Films, and the television special Fantasia: The Creation of a Disney Classic.
Mr. Maltin is also active in the home entertainment field, hosting and producing, among other titles, the popular series of Walt Disney Treasures DVDs.
Please join us and our remarkable guests, presenter Richard Sherman and honoree Leonard Maltin, for a fascinating program about rediscovering, evaluating, and preserving the earliest and rarest works of Walt Disney Productions.
The NFFC–Disneyana Fan Club Heritage Award Luncheon honoring Leonard Maltin will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. at the Anaheim Crowne Plaza Resort, 12021 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, CA.
Following the luncheon and awards program, Mr. Maltin will autograph one item for each NFFC–Disneyana Fan Club Heritage Award Luncheon guest. Additionally, Mr. Sherman will be available for those luncheon attendees who want to stop by and say hello.