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Ever since Disney purchased LucasFilm and announced upcoming Star Wars films, Disney fans are beginning to consider Princess Leia as the newest Disney princess; and after Merida’s Coronation and 2013 Star Wars Weekends beginning this week, I got to thinking that Leia really does deserve to be one of those royal ladies.
Now I know what you’re thinking. Princess Leia doesn’t exactly generate thoughts about cute, woodland creatures, ball gowns, and sweet, romantic ballads; but Princess Leia is more like the Disney Princesses than you might think! In fact, I’m going to prove it in my Top 5 Ways Princess Leia is a Disney Princess.
5. Lost in the Forest-Have you ever noticed how most Disney Princesses always end up in the woods or a forest? How about the fact that adorable woodland creatures always find them and help them save the day? Consider Snow White, Pocahontas, Sleeping Beauty… Yeah, you get the idea. Princess Leia is no exception! In Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Leia gets lost in the Endor Forest after wrecking her speederbike. Soon after, the adorable forest Ewoks emerge to help her and later save the day. Point proven.
Guests visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios on May 4, 2013 were treated to a sneak peek of the theme park’s annual Star Wars Weekend festivities with a Limited Time Magic event titled, “May the 4th Be with You.” Guests were given a chance to see all of their favorite characters from the Star Wars films and even take photographs with them. The Jedi Training Academy offered a chance for adults to join their Padawans in training, and the newly reimagined Star Tours offered trips with some very special guests. The festivities ended with a Star Wars dance party hosted by DJ Lobot and a special “Symphony in the Stars” fireworks display. And of course, guests could also obtain special limited edition merchandise from the event.
Perhaps my most favorite part of the Limited Time Magic was the character interaction—from Storm Troopers patrolling, to wandering Tusken Raiders, and even Darth Vader looming through the park; it was a sight to see and created some extra magical experiences.
As of last October, we knew that a new ‘Star Wars’ trilogy was happening, as was announced when Disney purchased Lucasfilm. At the time, all we knew was that the new series would start with ‘Star Wars Episode VII’, and that the film will be directed by J.J. Abrams, which will be released in the summer of 2015. It’s believed that the new films will see the return of Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher, as their iconic characters of Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia, but in what capacity is unknown. There are many rumors circulating about what’s to come, including a rumored TV series, as well as stand alone spin-off films.
Here’s the latest news regarding guests and events slated for the HUGE Star Wars Celebration Europe II convention July 26-28 in Messe Essen, Germany.
Four Fetts at Celebration for the First Time in Europe!
Boba Fett is one of the most popular characters of the Star Wars saga, and fans will have the chance to meet four actors who brought the iconic bounty hunter to life. This unprecedented collection of on-screen bad boys will be a first for Celebration Europe.
Over the course of Celebration Europe weekend, you can meet these actors in the Celebration Autograph Hall, run by Official Pix, and expect to see them on the Celebration Stage, too!
The four Fetts attending are:
Fans of The Force need not feel left out of the March Madness… er Madness. StarWars.com has just launched the ”This Is Madness” tournament to decide the galaxy’s most popular Star Wars character. Cast your votes and daily for new matchups and results, and be sure to visit the site on Tuesday, April 9, to see who wins!
Vote for your favorite NOW! http://starwars.com/this-is-madness/index.html
The participants have been cast very interestingly. It will be interesting to see who comes out on top this time out. Who do you expect to win the tourney? Let us know!
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