Carrie Fisher Fans Petition to Make Princess Leia Disney's First Non-Animated Princess
Fans have been mourning the tragic loss of Carrie Fisher since she passed away on December 27 at the age of 60.
Clinging to her most famous role as Princess Leia in "Star Wars," fans are hoping to honor her legacy in a historic way.
The online community is now asking Disney — which bought Lucasfilm in 2012, via a change.org campaign with more than 93,000 signatures — to initiate Fisher's "Star Wars" character as an official Disney princess.
Head of the campaign and father of five, Cody Christensen, describes Princess Leia as "a really strong, positive awesome role model" for his girls. 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. 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."
There are currently eleven official Disney princesses in the lineup. The original eight are Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, and Mulan. Most recently, Tiana, Rapunzel and Merida have joined the official royal crowning.
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