Monsters inc. and Monsters University stars Billy Crystal and John Goodman will be among the celebrity honourees at the Disney Legends Awards in California next month (Aug13).

The actors will be celebrated at the D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center, where tragic Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and late Tv icon DICk Clark will also be feted posthumously.

A statement from company chairman Bob Iger reads, "The Disney Legend Award is our highest and most coveted honour. It’s reserved for the extraordinary visionaries and artists behind the Disney magic, the men and women who push the limits of innovation and creativity to ensure Disney remains truly special."

Each star will receive a large sculpture to mark the occasion on 10 August (13), while Crystal and Goodman will leave their mark in cement during a special handprint ceremony.

Previous honourees have included Tim Allen, Robin Williams and Mary Poppins stars Julie Andrews and DICk Van Dyke.