August 2, 2001 – Stage 2 of the Walt Disney Studios is Dedicated as the Julie Andrews Stage
“I’m so pleased to be here today as we honor Julie, our great friend and family member, in a very special way.” – Roy E. Disney
On August 2, 2001, Stage 2 of the Walt Disney Studios was dedicated as the Julie Andrews Stage in a special ceremony. The stage itself, opening in April of 1949, is the second oldest stage on the studio lot, and one of the largest in the Los Angeles area. It has served many purposes, from filming of The Mickey Mouse Club, to hosting the building of Disneyland attractions. Two of Andrews’ films were filmed on this stage: Mary Poppins and The Princess Diaries. Attending the ceremony to honor Andrews were Roy Disney, Chairman of the Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group Richard Cook, director of The Princess Diaries Gary Marshall and its star Anne Hathaway, Dick Van Dyke, and Richard Sherman of the Sherman Brothers songwriting team.