Mickey wields his lightsaber in the first official Disney-Star Wars promo art

I have bad news for the five people who believe that Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm would lead to the destruction of the perfect and completely unspoiled Star Wars franchise. It's happened!

Yes, Disney has desecrated the integrity of these beloved movies by merging it with its own cartoon characters, in this despicable attempt to advertise May 17th's Star Wars Weekend at Disney World!


I joke, of course. Lucas has already authorized a shit-ton of Disney/Star Wars mash-up merchandise already over the last decade, so this idea is hardly new. Mostly, I thought it would be fun to see Disney's first use of the franchise since they acquired it. Also, I really like the idea of Chip and Dale as Ewoks, who, as we all know, eat both the living and the dead. It explains a great deal about Rescue Rangers to me, frankly.

And to anyone who is actually freaking out over this completely innocent poster, please remember: LucasFilm was paying people in Star Wars costumes to embarrass themselves at Star Wars Weekends long before Disney ever bought Star Wars.

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