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Add Disney to Marvel, then you have a company no one can beat.
―Stan Lee[src]


Stan Lee was an American comic book writer, editor, publisher, media producer, television host, actor, and co-founder and former president and chairman of Marvel Comics.

History

Lee was influenced by Walt Disney, one book he saved up for when he was a young boy was The Art of Walt Disney.

In Disney movies, he made cameos in The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Big Hero 6, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, Black PantherAvengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and the WaspCaptain Marvel, and Avengers: Endgame, with his cameo in Endgame being his final MCU cameo. His cameo in Big Hero 6 is especially relevant as he voiced Mr. Frederickson.

Lee's cameos in the above films are significant in that he is the credited creator or co-creator of virtually all the major Marvel characters featured in both Disney and non-Disney films, his association with Marvel having dated back to its earliest days in the early 1940s.

In Disney TV shows, he appeared in Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel, Ultimate Spider-Man, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., Avengers Assemble, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Punisher, The Defenders, Spider-Man, Runaways, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Big Hero 6: The Series.

He also made a cameo in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement as the Three Stooges Wedding Guest.

He also made a non-speaking cameo as a netizen that Vanellope runs past in Oh My Disney in Ralph Breaks the Internet.

In 1995, he had a cameo in Mallrats; this was referenced in Captain Marvel.

Lee served as an executive producer on The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, Black PantherAvengers: Infinity WarAnt-Man and the WaspMarvel Rising: Secret WarriorsCaptain MarvelAvengers: EndgameDark PhoenixSpider-Man: Far From HomeBlack Widow, and The New Mutants.

Lee was one of the inductees of the Disney Legends Class of 2017.

Lee died on November 12, 2018, upon his death Disney CEO Bob Iger tweeted:

"Stan Lee was as extraordinary as the characters he created. A super hero in his own right to Marvel fans around the world, Stan had the power to inspire, to entertain, and to connect. The scale of his imagination was only exceeded by the size of his heart."

The Marvel Studios logo opening for Captain Marvel featured photos of him instead of their superheroes in honor of Lee's passing in 2018.

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