Since 1987, people who have made significant contributions to the Walt Disney Company have been awarded and recognized as Disney Legends. The award, Mickey’s hand holding a star tipped wand, is cast in bronze and awarded to a deserving party every year.
The award has been described by Disney to mean the following:
“The Spiral … stands for imagination, the power of an idea.
The Hand … holds the gifts of skill, discipline and craftsmanship.
The Wand and the Star … represent magic: the spark that is ignited when imagination and skill combine to create a new dream”