I love The Mandalorian with a burning passion. What a fantastic show that’s made me believe in a dying franchise once again. Everything works and though the last two episodes have been a little too jolly and happy-go-lucky for my taste, they’re still more consistent than almost every other TV episode prior to them.
If I were to pick two things that I don’t like about the Disney+ show, they’re that a) my streams are good, but not 4K good and b) the love for Baby Yoda has resulted in him being a meme for people who don’t like Star Wars.
Now, I’m not one of these possessive nerds when it comes to things I like, but my girlfriend now wants to watch The Mandalorian with me because she loves the memes. You better believe I’m going to make her watch all ten other films. It’s not fair that I suffer and she doesn’t.
Anyway, with the undying love of my sweet young man who by all accounts is 27 years older than me, there is now a call to have an emoji made in his image.
So far 11,797 people have signed the petition on Change.Org that reads Make Baby Yoda an Emoji.
The full post expands on the desires, reading:
“Well…this is pretty self explanatory.
“I think Baby Yoda should be an emoji. He stole our hearts and now I want him to steal our keyboard space. Your friend shares a pic of her new born baby? Respond with a cute little Baby Yoda emoji to show that you think her little rascal is cute beyond words.
“You’re sick and your mom texts you “do you want some soup?” Respond back with a cute little Baby Yoda to show her that your thirst for soup is insatiable. Join me into this movement and let your voices be heard. WE WANT BABY YODA EMOJI!!!“
It’s a movement with the good of the people in mind, but there’s an issue.
Emojis, for the most part, are exclusive to certain tech brands and while they do mostly have their versions of the same 3,019 that exist, they’re all unique designs from one another; i.e. the IOS dog emoji is very different to the Facebook dog emoji.
With that in mind, every tech brand that hosts emojis would have their own design and being that Baby Yoda is a copyrighted concept and design from Disney, it’s entirely unlikely that a deal would be struck so all emoji-hosters could create Baby Yoda emojis at their whim.
The best we could hope for is some kind of third-party ‘sticker’ app that would connect to our messaging services – in a similar way that Bitmoji does – or for just one tech brand – Android, for example – creating a brand deal with Disney. This would mean that if you sent a Baby Yoda emoji from your android phone to an iPhone user, all they would receive is that annoying blank box, as their software doesn’t host the design.
We can live in hope though…
Images via Disney
Alfie Powell joined as an apprentice and was probably hired because he was likely the only person who applied. He's been blagging his way through writing articles for four years now and he's definitely showing signs of slowing down. When not writing for The Hook, Alfie finds time to indulge in his favourite hobbies, such as drinking and sitting down. You can contact Alfie at [email protected]Follow