Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia may become an official Disney princess

Princess Leia may become an official Disney princessIt’s no secret that Carrie Fisher passed away in the final days of 2016, but the iconic character that made her famous may soon live on alongside Snow White, Cinderella and Mulan.

Fans of Star Wars and Princess Leia, the strong female warrior Carrie brought to the screen, are lobbying Disney to grant Leia official Disney princess status. Disney now has the rights to the Star Wars franchise after it acquired Lucasfilm in 2012.

A petition on Change.org has triggered the motion to place Leia next to Disney’s princesses, including Ariel, Pocahontas, Sleeping Beauty and Belle. If honored, Leia would become the first live-action character in Disney’s line of official princesses.

The petition reads, “After the tragic loss of Carrie Fisher, we feel that it is only fitting for Disney to do away with the rule that an official Disney princess must be animated and make Leia a full-fledged princess. This would be a wonderful way to remember Carrie and a welcoming to one of Disney’s new properties that is beloved by millions.”

Additionally, the petition asks that Disney hold “a full ceremony inducting Leia as the newest Disney princess as well as a special service in memory of Carrie Fisher.”

Currently, there are over 57,000 signatures on the petition. Check out full the petition for yourself here.

If you don’t recall, Carrie suffered a severe heart attack on Dec. 23 that led to her death on Dec. 27.

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  1. Julie Amos • January 9, 2017 @ 8:35 AM

    I Carrie was the best Princess Leia In the universe & I think she deserve this very much to be remembered I am a huge fan of Carrie Fisher & Her Mother Debbie Reynold’s it is a great loss & Carrie will be miss as Leia may The force Be With her.

  2. Felicity • January 9, 2017 @ 9:30 AM

    This would be a beautiful way to honor Carrie. She certainly deserves it. I hope Disney sees the petition and takes action!

  3. Graphicjack • January 13, 2017 @ 7:19 PM

    I for one this this is stupid… not because Leia doesn’t deserve to be a Disney Princess, but because she is TOO GOOD to be a Disney Princess. Until the last 25 years of so, all of the Disney princesses have been vapid victims with no personality. Leia was one of the first ‘princess’ to actually be a warrior in charge of her own destiny. She helped break the stereotype of women as vessels which was what 90% of the Disney princesses were.

    As for honouring Carrie, why not ask the family what she would want. She’s always been respectful to the character but she wasn’t afraid to mock it and laugh at the camp of it all. I really doubt she was sitting up at night hoping Disney would claim Leia as a Disney Princess. I think a donation to a mental health charity of your choice is a better tribute to her. Sorry to be a buzz kill.

  4. Roxanne Brown • January 16, 2017 @ 12:48 AM

    Absolutely not. Disney does not deserve her awesomeness and she does not deserve to be belittled like that.

  5. Brook • January 17, 2017 @ 11:41 PM

    I actually think this is a great idea. Princess Leia embodies what girls today want to be. She’s strong, brave, independent, sassy, and would be an amazing role model for little girls to look up to. It was never about her looks it was always something more. I think it would send a positive message. It also broadens the fan base for Star Wars. Girls can like that stuff too. They won’t have to be bound to the stereotypical ball gown princess.

  6. Sandy • January 18, 2017 @ 8:17 AM

    If they do, they better recognize her RotJ garb that made her even more famous in post.

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