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Star Wars Saturday: Disney/Pixar’s ‘X-Wings’

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x-wingsIt seems like, in our combinatory culture, every few months something gets made/mashed/revised that shows up like a present with my name on the tag. Here’s the latest. Our toddler has been obsessed with Lightning McQueen, Mater, Dusty, and friends for months. Matchbox-style Cars cars, Duplo Cars and Planes sets, Cars underwear. I have long been obsessed with Star Wars: Original Flavor. My husband won my hand in marriage by winning Star Wars Trivial Pursuit (I’m simplifying…a little.) So Big Bee Studio has mashed up the two for a wonderful little parody of the overdone series of anthropomorphic vehicle films aimed at increasingly younger audiences.

The trailer is so well done, I’m afraid to show it to my toddler. What if ze can’t accept that it doesn’t exist? What then? There is only one answer: make it a reality. And there’s no conceivable reason why not. Disney now owns both Pixar and Star Wars, so there’s nothing to stand in their way. Except decency, maybe, but that always loses out to moneymaking. And I know at least one toddler who would happily line Disney’s pockets with the parents’ hard earned cash if this came to be.

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Author: Erin Perry

I'm a high school English teacher specializing in AP Literature and Film Analysis. I'm interested in most things geeky, including superheroes, vampires, zombies, teen culture, postmodern philosophy, pop culture analysis, and combinations of the aforementioned. Follow me on Twitter @eriuperry.

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