This fan-made musical could confirm the worst fears of "Star Wars" fans who still worry about the fate of their beloved franchise now that it's owned by Disney. For everyone else, it might just be the best thing you see on the Internet today.
"Star Wars Musical (Disney Parody)" was created by George Shaw, a classically trained composer and big "Star Wars" geek. The video follows the story line of "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope," featuring your favorite "Star Wars" characters signing songs adapted from Disney's "Aladdin," "The Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast," and other animated movies to fit the film's story line. Some Disney characters make cameo appearances throughout.
There are several subtle jabs at Disney, and Mickey's legendary ears are seemingly everywhere, from the three suns of Tatooine to a logo emblazoned upon the Death Star. Hard-core "Star Wars" fans will love the small touches Shaw adds to the video, including pointing out that Han shot first.
Of course, the video isn't all anti-Disney, and Shaw builds in a few jabs at the "Star Wars" universe as well. Perhaps most notably, when Luke Skywalker and Ben Kenobi arrive in Mos Eisley, Mulan appears onscreen and declares "All the white guys are leads, but they can't kick ass like me," a comical spin on the fact that most of the main characters of the film are played by white men.
The film's final number includes the most pointed jab at Disney, pleading with viewers to buy more toys and DVDs so Disney gets the message to make more "Star Wars" movies. The result is a really fun take on what "Star Wars" might look like under Disney's direction. If you liked Shaw's parody of "A New Hope," keep an eye on his YouTube page, where he'll soon bring Disney parodies of "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi."