• Tue, Mar 29 2011

Wookie the Chew Is Way Cooler Than Winnie the Pooh


A. A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh andThe House at Pooh Corner have been staples of children’s literature (and of Disney television and movies) for generations. There’s something about a bumbling, cuddly little teddy bear coming alive and having all sorts of madcap adventures with his neighboring toys and their human friend that’s always appealing, and subsequently, it would seem difficult to improve on the idea. But allow me to introduce you to artist James Hance’s brilliant creation: Wookie the Chew.

That’s right: Winnie the Pooh has been Star Wars-ized.

Not only are Hance’s illustration adorable, but the whole idea is ingeniously thought through in the greatest of detail. Chrisolo Robin, for example, takes time to teach Wookie the Chew about the force, a subject on which Wookie has classically Pooh-like thoughts:

Piglet has been recast as R2-D2:

And Pooh Bear’s tradmark balloon has become the Death Star:

Note that Pooh’s old nemesis the bees have undergone a transformation as well, becoming tiny little TIE-fighters. The first book, The House at Chew Corner, can be purchased at Hance’s website here; you can also buy prints of Wookie the Chew art, as well as paintings and prints of Hance’s other work. Hance is currently working on a sequel to The House at Chew Corner called When We Were Very Jedi. I don’t know about you guys, but I can’t wait!

[Via Rofl Razzi]

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