When you wish upon a Death Star

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iol news pic Disney-Lucasfilm-George Lucas AP FILE - In this March 13, 2008 file photo, director/producer George Lucas poses for portrait in Las Vegas. Lucas wrote and produced the upcoming movie "Star Wars: The Clone Wars."Theres no mistaking the similarities. A childhood on a dusty farm, a love of fast vehicles, a rebel who battles an overpowering empire, George Lucas is the hero he created, Luke Skywalker. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

LOS ANGELES: Movie nerds went nuts on Twitter upon hearing the news that Disney was buying Lucasfilms for $4.05 billion (R34.5bn). Many were psyched about the prospect of three new Star Wars movies, starting with the tentatively titled Episode 7 in 2015, while others were worried that the Disney empire would ruin the Evil Empire.

Either way, fans had fun thinking up mash-ups of these two cultural institutions, flooding Twitter feeds with the hashtag “DisneyStarWars”. Among the most amusing mixes:

When You Wish Upon a Death Star; Finding Greedo; Song of the Sith; Lando and the Tramp; Snow White and the Seven Droids; The Princess Leia Diaries; Emperor Palpatine’s New Groove; Beauty and the Boba Fett; Lilo & Sith; Droid Story; Jabba the Pooh; Bambi Wan Kenobi. – Sapa-AP

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