Princess Leia Deals With The Disney Buyout In Song

By David Wharton | 7 years ago

This whole Disney/Lucasfilm/new Star Wars movies thing has caused a lot of mmixed feelings amongst fandom. I mean, sure, those of us who think George Lucas lost track of what made the original trilogy awesome, and that it could be really exciting to see what some of Hollywood’s most talented could come up with if given the reins to Star Wars. On the other hand, having new Star Wars without its creator involved just feels wrong and a little sad. And sure, Disney has done a good job shepherding Pixar and Marvel Films, but what if they screw up the franchise even worse?

It’s a lot to take in, and I’m sure many of us have turned to assorted vices to try and silence the discord in our brains about the prospect of Episode VII. But what about the Star Wars characters themselves? They suddenly find themselves in a galaxy far, far away, where being a princess means randomly expressing yourself through choreographed musical numbers.

At this point we’ve all seen more of the “Leia is a Disney Princess” memes to last us until the next trilogy of sequels is announced. Nevertheless, I really like this one, both because it obviously took some time and effort to create, but also for the little details. Using Leia’s “walking carpet” line as a callback to Aladdin is brilliant, and if you can ever erase the terrifying vision of that C-3PO from your brain, you’re a better man than I.

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