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Lobbying for Leia

Fans push to make her 'official Disney princess'

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If Carrie Fisher 's Princess Leia taught us anything, it was that rules are made to be broken. So one grieving fan of the actress, who died December 28, is asking the Walt Disney Co. to dub Leia "an official Disney princess," foregoing the stickler that requires all royalty to be animated.

A change.org petition started by Cody Christensen, a dad with five daughters, urges Disney to allow Leia to join the exclusive club that includes cartoon princesses like Snow White, Cinderella, Ariel ("The Little Mermaid") and Princess Aurora, aka Sleeping Beauty.

The petition asks for "a full [induction] ceremony" for Leia as well as "a special service" in Fisher's memory.

Of course, anyone who's ever read "Postcards from the Edge" or one of Fisher's other books or seen her one-woman show "Wishful Drinking" would argue that the feisty actress already qualifies for the honor. She was nothing if not animated.

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