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Star Wars meets Star Fox in epic mash-up that makes for one adorable space war

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Feb 24, 2015, 12:27 PM EST

It’s so obvious, we’re honestly a little angry we hadn’t thought of it sooner. 

The geeks at Nerdist have put together a mash-up trailer that combines two of our favorite vintage “Star” franchises — Star Wars and Star Fox, to create something gloriously cuddly. The fake trailer for Star Fox: The Fur Awakens is pretty much what you’d expect, placing the fate of the galaxy in the hands of Nintendo’s classic team of furry space pilots.

But really, it’s the effects work that sets this one apart. Forget those old school 16-bit graphics. For the film version, only the real thing will work. By that, we mean real-life animal heads superimposed on pilot bodies, which is super-weird, but kind of adorable. If Luke, Leia and Han Solo need any help, here's hoping they keep Fox and the gang on speed dial.

C’mon, Nintendo. What better time than now to cash in on this beloved franchise?

Check out the hilarious mash-up trailer below and let us know what you think:

(Via Nerdist)