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The Visual Effects Society (VES) announced Thursday it will induct three new members to its VES Hall of Fame in a ceremony in October – Stan Lee, Walt Disney and Stanley Kubrick.
“Our VES honorees represent a group of exceptional artists, innovators and professionals who have had a profound impact on the field of visual effects,” said Mike Chambers, VES Board Chair in the announcement. “We are proud to recognize those who helped shape our shared legacy and continue to inspire future generations of VFX practitioners.”
According to the VES, their Hall of Fame distinction is bestowed upon “a select group of professionals and pioneers who have played a significant role in advancing the field of visual effects by invention, science, contribution or avocation of the art, science, technology and/or communications.”
Here’s what the VES had to say about Lee:
“Stan Lee was an American comic book writer, editor, publisher and producer. He became Marvel Comics’ primary creative leader for two decades, leading its expansion from a small division of a publishing house to a multimedia corporation that dominated the comics industry. In collaboration with others at Marvel, he co-created numerous popular fictional characters, including superheroes SPIDER-MAN, THE X-MEN, IRON MAN, THOR, THE HULK, THE FANTASTIC FOUR, BLACK PANTHER, DAREDEVIL, DOCTOR STRANGE, SCARLET WITCH and ANT-MAN. Lee was an inductee into the comic book industry’s Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame, and a recipient of NEA’s National Medal of Arts as well as the VES Lifetime Achievement Award.”