Is Princess Leia a Disney Princess?
Fans everywhere are still in shock and mourning over the passing of Hollywood legend Carrie Fisher. In an era of princesses needing saving, Carrie (as Princess Leia from Star Wars) represented a new kind royalty. She wasn’t a princess that needed saving, in fact, she saved plenty of people on her own. For this very reason, fans have come together to petition Disney to make Leia an official Disney Princess.
The petition already has over 50,000 signatures, and you can add your name to it right here. Cody Christensen had this to say within the Change.org petition:
“After the tragic lose 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.
What we are asking is that the Walt Disney Corporation hold a full ceremony inducting Leia as the newest Disney princess as well as a special service in memory of Carrie Fisher.”
Disney has strict rules about what constitutes an official Disney Princess, but who’s to say they wouldn’t make an exception in this circumstance? I’d love to say something eloquent here, but I don’t think anyone could put it better than the source article.
Bleeding Cool on Leia becoming a Disney Princess:
“Disney paid $4 billion for Star Wars, and surely they wouldn’t want to waste any opportunity to make something off of that. But, for fans and fandom at large, it would be a nice thing to do to honor a character and woman who meant so very much to us for so long. Some would say it would be the ultimate tribute, with Leia blazing yet another trail and changing the rules one last time.”
What do you guys think? Should Leia become an official Disney Princess? I honestly don’t think it should even be a discussion. I’ll be adding my name to the petition without question. Characters like Leia give our children a strong, female role model to look up to; just like she did for my generation and the generation before. We’d love to hear your thoughts on the idea, so join in on the conversation in the comments below!