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Toy Industry Names Disney’s Bob Iger as 2016 Inductee into Esteemed Hall of Fame

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Toy Industry Names Disney's Bob Iger as 2016 Inductee into Esteemed Hall of Fame

Toy Industry Names Disney’s Bob Iger as 2016 Inductee into Esteemed Hall of Fame

The Toy Industry Association (TIA) announced today that it is excited to induct Robert  A. Iger, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame. Mr. Iger was selected by members of TIA in recognition of his significant contributions to the industry and the impact his work has had on the lives of children worldwide.

Mr. Iger joins an impressive roster of 70 toy industry luminaries, including Jim Henson and George Lucas, who have been inducted into the Hall since it was established in 1984.  The induction ceremony will be held on February 12, 2016 in conjunction with the annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards celebration at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

Mr. Iger is the steward of the world’s largest media company and some of the most respected and adored brands around the globe. He has grown Disney’s portfolio of beloved brands with the acquisition of Pixar (2006), Marvel (2009), and Lucasfilm (2012), three of the entertainment industry’s greatest storytelling companies. Always one to embrace new technology, Mr. Iger has made Disney an industry leader through its creative content offerings across new and multiple platforms.

“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 Mr. Iger will take place at the 16th Annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) 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.

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