Monday, 28 May, 2018

Carrie Fisher Honored As Disney Legend At D23

Star Wars Land model D23 Expo 2017 A detailed Star Wars Land model has been unveiled at D23 Expo 2017
Terence Owen | 15 July, 2017, 04:55

The late Carrie Fisher, Stan Lee and Whoopi Goldberg were officially named Disney Legends at the 2017 D23 Expo in California on Friday (14Jul17).

Personal items including jewellery, artwork and collectables will now belong to Billie, and she will also gain the rights to her mother's public image and likeness, as well as her intellectual property rights including ongoing proceeds from Carrie's books, specials, trademarks and copyrights.

The D23 Expo is in full swing and Disney CEO Bob Iger is already boasting that The Last Jedi features Mark Hamill's best portrayal of Luke Skywalker to date.

"This December, we will release her final film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi", Iger added, while also pointing out that she brought her heart and humor to the role. Sadly, Lourd was unable to attend D23, as she's in the middle of filming the latest season of American Horror Story, sending a letter in her absence.

"As far back as I can remember, my mom and I have been Disney fanatics. We miss her talent and wit". Becoming part of the Disney family was truly an incredible moment for her.

He finished with a few words about Carrie, who died in December 2016.

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Quoting baseball legend Lou Gehrig he said, " Today I call myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.

After thanking Star Wars creator George Lucas, the films' cast and crew, and the fans, Mark spoke about Disney's impact on his career. Will the movies be as impactful as they are without the music of John Williams? "Disney provided me a tutorial of how I can make my dreams come true by lifting the curtain", he said, explaining that it was Disney that set him on the path to a career in the entertainment industry.

"I would love to give my deepest respects for the super cool space sis I have in Carrie Frances Fisher", he told the crowd.

In her acceptance speech she said, "My mother always said, 'One day I'm going to take you kids (to Disneyland)". The good and the bad!

The other recipients included Lee collaborator and comics great Jack Kirby, director Garry Marshall, musical director Julie Taymor, animation director Clyde Geronimi, Disney comics artist Manuel Gonzales, and animatronics expert Wayne Jackson.

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