Robert A Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company is to be inducted into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame for his contribution to the lives of kids across the globe.
Iger now joins an impressive roster of 70 toy industry luminaries to be honoured with Hall of Fame induction by the Toy Industry Association, including the likes of Jim Henson and George Lucas.
The induction ceremony will be held on February 12th, 2016 in conjunction with the annual Toy of the Year Awards celebration at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
In his role with Disney, Iger is championed as the 'steward of the world’s largest media company and some of the most respected brands around the globe.'
He has grown Disney’s portfolio of brands with the acquisition of Pixar (2006), Marvel (2009), and Lucasfilm (2012), three of the entertainment industry’s greatest storytelling companies.
“Just about every child around the globe has been touched by the magic of Disney,” said TIA president & CEO, Steve Pasierb.
“Mr. Iger has done an impressive job of building on Disney’s rich history and growing their storytelling portfolio, creating new experiences and unforgettable memories for generations of kids to come.”
The 2016 ceremony honoring Iger will take place at the 16th Annual Toy of the Year Awards on Friday evening, February 12, 2016 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
The ceremony will kick off the 113th North American International Toy Fair. The Toy Industry Hall of Fame is housed with the National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong museum in Rochester, NY.