Sometimes, just when it seems like it’s all negative news all the time, something too cute for words comes along at the perfect moment. You’ll be hard-pressed to find something more “Aww” inducing than this fan art featuring a Baby Groot and Baby Yoda friendship.
Shared on r/BabyYoda on March 2, the acrylic and spray paint artwork features Baby Groot and Baby Yoda holding hands silhouetted against a night sky. The artist, Reddit user smays281, posted that, “We are making prints of this for MegaCon Orlando in April,” so it sounds like you’ll be able to snag your own Baby Groot and Baby Yoda mashup artwork!
Ever since The Child, fondly referred to as “Baby Yoda,” made his first appearance on The Mandalorian, fans have been comparing the instantly-famous character to Marvel’s beloved Baby Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy. A major component of Baby Yoda’s success was the fact that he was completely unexpected.
The Mandalorian creator, Jon Favreau, noted, “I have to thank Disney and Lucasfilm, because the way the cat usually gets out of the bag with that stuff is merchandising and toy catalogs and things like that…We really wanted to have it be that you had to watch it yourself, so that every time you watch the show, there are new twists and secrets that come out.”
Favreau continued, “That requires a lot of restraint from the people who are footing the bill, saying they’re gonna hold back on certain things so that the public doesn’t know ahead of time.” Keeping one of the cutest characters in recent memory under wraps couldn’t have been easy, but it has certainly paid off.
Now that Baby Yoda products, including an animatronic figure, have started flooding stores, his popularity has only continued to grow. Whether or not we ever get official Baby Groot and Baby Yoda friendship merchandise remains to be seen, but for now, the world’s cutest fan art will have to get us through!
Ready to immerse yourself in another universe?
The Disney vacation planning experts at Academy Travel can help you plan the perfect vacation to Walt Disney World in Florida or Disneyland in California. Both parks offer Galaxy’s Edge for Baby Yoda fans and Marvel’s Avenger Campus will be opening Summer 2020 at DLR. Baby Groot fans rejoice! Remember, it’s never too early to start prepping for your next Disney Parks adventure.