He’s only been around for a few weeks, but he’s already won our hearts. However, The Child, aka Baby Yoda has already won the web with memes, videos, and all-around cuteness.
Disney+ struck gold twice with its live-action Star Wars series. Not only is the Mandalorian supported with excellent storytelling its star (no, not the one who never takes off his helmet) eased his way into the hearts of fans everywhere!
The exact name of this special species remains a mystery – to most. Bob Iger may know the true name of the small, green child with big doe eyes and floppy ears, but he’s not telling. However, that’s not stopping the 50-year-old Yoda-like child from “winning the internet.” Memes, videos, artwork and more popped up overnight once the surprise creature was revealed.
“The Child,” for those not following along on Disney+ refers to the bounty that Mando was tasked with bringing in dead or alive (episode 1). Over the next several episodes the small creature manages to overshadow and upstage his costars with each appearance.
Cute, cuddly and mostly innocent, this tiny mystery manifestation turned creative fans into a force fueled frenzy which filled the internet with all kinds of tributes.
Baby Yoda wins the web
Images and art almost immediately flooded the web. As a result, Baby Yoda earned instant star status. Tattoos, homemade LEGO figures, and host of hilarious memes managed to make the Mandalorian’s mini hero even more popular.
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UPMC Magee-Women’s Hospital in Pittsburgh dressed up newborns to look like the little green Child.
The Texas DOT even called on the creature to help with safety notices!
Baby Yoda Wins the Web via Videos
Clips from the series, showing the Child’s curiosity also fueled fan creativity. Songs, parodies and even re-edited moments from the series featured the adorable youngling.
The arrival of this tiny turned the internet into a not so wretched hive of song and villainy. Songs dedicated to The Child released the most feared monster in the musical realm – the earworm!
We know that the copilot chooses the music. Unfortunately, Our hero may have missed this road trip rule.
Caring for a curious creature proves to be a challenge for Mando. In this video, sleep does not come easy.
There’s even a Baby Yoda Yule Log. Enjoy songs from the classic Star Wars holiday album, “Christmas in the Stars” while watching Baby Yoda float near a fireplace and Christmas Tree!
Feeding Baby Yoda
While the Child fancies frogs and the occasional bowl of broth, his human fans found food in his image. . .
Fans hacked a simple angel cookie cutter to make Baby Yoda cookies, too!
Bring Baby Yoda Home
Of course, amidst the home-made toys and creative art, Disney revealed its own line of Baby Yoda merchandise. Additionally, Hasbro promises 4 different styles of action figures this spring (which can be pre-ordered now).
The Child is certain to have even more influence on both the fan frenzy and the “Star Wars” universe. As season 1 of the Mandalorian wraps up, fans will have to wait a while to see more of this adorable Baby Yoda creature.
What is your favorite Baby Yoda/The Child scene from the Mandalorian?