Star Wars fans use the farce

Last updated 17:40 31/10/2012
Disney buys Star Wars

THE EMPIRE GROWS: The Walt Disney Corporation has purchased the rights to the Star Wars franchise.

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Darth Vadar sporting Mickey Mouse ears, Princess Leia alongside the likes of Snow White, Jasmine and Belle, and Jar Jar Binks as Goofy are just some of the images to crop up on social media following the news Disney is purchasing Lucasfilm.

The sale of George Lucas' production company of course means Disney now has access to the Star Wars franchise and fans of the films took to social media sites such as Twitter and Instagram to express their take on the two iconic brands uniting.

The Indiana Jones franchise was also included in the sale but didn't have quite the same cache in the lampoon stakes, barely raising an ironic eyebrow, although a picture of Harrison Ford with a Toy Story bent was a nice addition. (Disney also owns Pixar).

Included in today's announcement was Disney's plans to extend on the famous franchise with Star Wars: Episode 7 set for release in 2015. Fans took this announcement one step further, using the #disneystarwars hashtag to imagine a new world of Star Wars-influenced Disney film titles.

 

Highlights include Snow White and the 7 Droids, Lilo and Sith and The Mighty Ewoks (see Mashable for more).

Following are some of our favourite Disney/Star Wars image mash-ups. On a day where Lucas is being hailed as a creative visionary - and has also taken a swipe at complaining fans - one wonders what he would think of these creative visions.

 

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- Sydney Morning Herald

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