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This emoji retelling of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ is genius

This video is so cute and good, we bet Kylo Ren will be angry about it.


Colette Bennett

Internet Culture

Posted on May 2, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 8:43 pm CDT

Whether you love emoji or think they’re the stupidest form of expression ever created, we have a feeling that, when you see them act out Star Wars: The Force Awakens, you’ll find yourself giving your laptop a big, goofy grin.

Disney‘s emoji retelling takes a tongue-in-cheek approach not only to the film’s events, but also to familiar social media platforms (we see what you did there, “Chewber”).

From the little wrinkles on Han and Leia’s faces to the awkward stormtrooper gif dance, this animated video is on point. If this is your first time seeing one of these Disney emoji videos, you’ll be pleased to know that there are several more: You can also watch Frozen, Tangled, Aladdin, and Frozen Fever on Disney’s YouTube channel.

We wish these emoji were real, but sadly, they’re not. For now, you’ll have to sate that craving with the emoji set from Facebook Messenger—at least, until someone at the Unicode Consortium realizes how hilarious it would be to respond to long, boring email chains with gloomy Kylo Ren emoji.

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*First Published: May 2, 2016, 5:56 pm CDT