Time on Wednesday named Disney CEO Bob Iger its Businessperson of the Year on Twitter. And as part of the designation, artist Tim O'Brien created a painting of Iger holding a critter who's dominated the internet in recent weeks: .
"Painting Bob Iger was fun, but of course, like almost the entire universe, being able to paint baby Yoda at a time when he's blowing up the internet was thrilling," O'Brien is quoted as saying in a tweet from Time.
Since the release ofon , Baby Yoda has stolen the collective heart of the internet and .
"As soon as those ears popped up from under the blanket, and the eyes, I knew," Iger said of Baby Yoda in the Time article.
Iger's designation as Time's Businessperson of the Year doesn't come as much of a surprise, given he runs a successful media giant that plays host to the Star Wars franchises. Disney has had a strong year at the box office, with becoming the . On top of that, the new Disney Plus streaming service signed up soon after its launch last month, according to the company.and