This just in from Richard Huemer (son of Dick Huemer):
"Letter from Bob Iger at Walt Disney Co., received today: "...I am pleased to inform you that Dick Huemer has been chosen as a recipient of The Disney Legend Award. ...On Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 4 pm, we invite you and your family to participate in the Awards Ceremony here at the Studio. A special dinner will be held... Dick will be honored as part of a distinguished group comprised of Roone Arledge, Art Babbitt,Carl Bongirno, Marge Champion, Michael Eisner, [etc.]"
Obviously I am overjoyed at the idea that Dick Huemer is finally going to be honored as a Disney Legend, an homage that is long overdue. But as everyone else who read this email, I can't avoid being stuck by the most momentous news it contains: Art Babbitt is also on the list of Disney Legends. Deserved, obviously, but also a sign that times are definitely changing. I believe some of us feel quite dizzy this morning.