Carrie Fisher Honored at D23 as Disney Legend

Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher Getty Images

Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher Getty Images

While Iger was mum on any juicy details about "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" - though, some information is expected to be released throughout the weekend at D23 - he said Fisher "brought her trademark strength, heart and her humor to the role, in a truly, truly legendary performance". I loved that book so much. "To think that today I am standing here in the House of Disney Legends, I thank you all", Lee said. CEO Bob Iger as someone who "left a mark on the world and our company".

Iger also paid tribute to the late Carrie Fisher by saying that she was an "iconic part of the Star Wars franchise".

Fishers daughter Billie Lourd was expected to attend the ceremony but she unfortunately couldnt make it as the young actress is now shooting. "We miss her talent and wit".

"Were fortunate to have worked with her".

Mark accepted his award with 10 other Disney Legends on Friday, July 14, at the D23 Expo 2017 at Anaheim Convention Center. "I was so obsessed with Ariel that I wanted to change my name", Lourd wrote.

"Becoming part of the Disney family was truly an fantastic moment for her", she continued, "She secretly always wanted to be a Disney princess, so getting to be a Disney princess and a Disney legend would have been her ultimate dream".

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'I loved Walt Disney, ' Stan said during his speech, 'He was more than a man, he was an inspiration.

The seven other newly inaugurated Legends were Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, the directors Julie Taymor and Garry Marshall, animator Clyde Geromini, comic artist Manuel Gonzales, and theme park designer Wayne Jackson.

"Getting to be a Disney princess and a Legend would have been her ultimate dream", the letter read.

Star Wars creator George Lucas had his turn in 2015.

"Instead, I got to take her", Goldberg said. Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford all came back into the Star Wars universe for 2015's The Force Awakens, but Hamill was barely seen in the movie.

'I would love to give my deepest respects for the super cool space sis I have in Carrie Frances Fisher, ' Mark told the crowd. "The good and the bad!"

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