This is flipping brilliant.
Perhaps inspired by the just-released Toy Story 3 (haven’t seen it yet, don’t spoil it for me) an artist going by the moniker “Sillof” has mashed up Star Wars with Pixar‘s library of characters. And the result, as I said before, is pure brilliance.
What’s most surprising about these mixed characters is how easily and logically they come together. It only reinforces the fact that everyone at Pixar is a Star Wars fan, and the archetypal characters in George Lucas’ original trilogy have had tremendous influences on just about every piece of genre fiction of the last three decades.
For example, Sillof combines WALL-E with R2-D2 to create “WALL-D2,” my personal favorite. Then there’s “Darth Zurg,” which is based on Buzz Lightyear’s nemesis. “Obi-Wan Carlobi” mixes Carl from Up with the Alec Guinness character. Woody’s transformation into Han Solo is a no-brainer. And “Yodawski” is particularly inspired — Yoda crossed with Monsters, Inc.‘s Mike Wozawski.
There are eleven mashup characters in all; see Sillof’s full gallery here.