A Baby Version of Yoda Appeared in 'The Mandalorian’ and People Can’t Handle the Cuteness | 22 Words

Last week, Disney fanatics finally got to sign up for the studio's long-awaited streaming service, Disney Plus. The service boasts an impressive slate of Disney content - from gripping superhero spectacles from the Marvel Universe to classic Disney princesses, there's no shortage of content to feast your eyes on, straight from the house of the mouse.

While fans are lining up to stream classics such as Iron Man, The Jungle Book, and Tangled, it seems a new addition is standing out from the crowd. The Mandalorian, a series set in the Star Wars universe, is well and truly taking viewers by storm and proving exceptionally popular on the site - with some impressed fans branding it a "masterpiece."

But after the series made its debut, it was clear that one thing completely stole the show... baby Yoda.

The internet has been gushing over the baby version of the renowned character. Keep scrolling and you'll see why.

Last week, Disney Plus finally landed.

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The Hollywood studio bulldozed into the streaming scene with its long-awaited new service, going head to head with the likes of industry giants Netflix and Amazon.

Disney had high hopes for its streaming service, investing billions into the project.

The service provides an on-demand, advert-free streaming service for just $7 a month, or $70 a year.

Many weren't sure how Disney Plus would be received by fans.

After all, it’s a heavily saturated market. But it truly exceeded expectations…

The service gained a whopping 10 million sign-ups in one day during last week's launch...

And its success doesn't end there... According to the Daily Mail, shares in the company ended Wednesday’s trading session up 10% to $148.72 on the New York Stock Exchange, giving it a market value of roughly double that of Netflix’s.

Though it's success doesn't come as much of a surprise, as the service boasts an incredible catalog of Disney content.

The service is offering subscribers unlimited downloads of some of the world’s best-loved movies and shows, such as The Lion KingToy StoryThe Simpsons, and a range of movies from the Marvel Universe.

While many subscribers have been queuing up to watch the acclaimed Disney classics...

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It seems that a newbie is standing out from the crowd and taking viewers by storm.

The Mandalorian has completely won over viewers.

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The original sci-fi spin-off series, set in the Star Wars universe, has been drawing in significant praise from fans, who have been eagerly digging into the first 2 episodes available on the service.

The series is set 5 years after the events of Return of the Jedi.

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Directed by Bryce Dallas Howard, best known for playing Claire Dearing in Jurassic World, The Mandalorian offers Star Wars fans a tantalizing new live-action spin-off of the beloved franchise.

And it's the first of its kind on the platform.

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The Mandolorian well and truly keeps the franchise alive - offering what many are describing as a "gritter" take on the universe.

The show chronicles the story of a galactic bounty hunter, Dyn Jarren.

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Boasting an impressive star-studded cast including the likes of Narcos' Pedro Pascal in the leading role, viewers watch as Dyn attempts to survive in the aftermath of the Empire’s collapse.

The show takes a much darker approach than other Star Wars spinoffs.

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Far from the authority of the New Republic, we'll get to see the adventures of the lone gunfighter as he reaches the outer edges of the universe. Meaning we're bound to see some new, never-seen-before locales.

Though it looks like we'll still see the odd Storm Trooper...

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Because what would a Star Wars spin-off be without them?

Don't worry, the show is packed full of the usual strange creatures...

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We're introduced to IG-11, a droid that's the same model as IG-88 - one of the bounty hunters seen on Darth Vader's Super Star Destroyer in The Empire Strikes Back. We've also caught a glimpse of an Ugnaught - the porcine species previously seen working as janitors on Cloud City in Empire Strikes Back - named Kuill, who appears to be an ally of the Mandalorian.

The premiere of the series landed on the platform's launch date - November 12.

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With the remaining episodes set for a staggered weekly release - keeping anticipation sky high.

After its premiere, critics have been typing away to award the show glowing reviews.

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Writing for Forbes, Dani Di Placido said: "Only two episodes in, and The Mandalorian already feels more authentic, more Star Wars, than any of Disney's film sequels.
"The Mandalorian is slightly darker than what we're used to, yet undeniably goofy, packed with peculiar creatures, gunfights that end in disintegrations, and environments that feel like Ralph McQuarrie concept art brought to life."

The show has earnt an impressive score of 9.1 on imdb.

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Considering only 2 episodes so far have dropped on the site, that's pretty good going.

And it seems fans can't get enough, with some branding the show a "masterpiece."

Many have been saying that the show trumps all the other Star Wars spin-offs, creating a quintessential Star Wars tone that mirrors that of the classics.

Many will be eager for more episodes to drop.

Sadly, we can't binge-watch the season (unless you're patient enough to wait for them all to drop), but there's no doubt that The Mandalorian has well and truly got fans hooked.

But, after watching, it's clear there's been one stand out character from the show so far...

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... Baby Yoda.

It was an unexpected but welcomed appearance.

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The baby version of the iconic character is one of the most adorable things we've ever seen.

The internet instantly gushed over the fifty-year-old baby.

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The real Yoda died in Return of the Jedi, at about nine-hundred years old so while it may not seem it, fifty is pretty much newborn for this unknown species.

It's been the highlight of the series for many.

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Soon after the episode dropped, people flocked to Twitter to announce how they literally cannot live without the adorable little creature.

He/she has become an internet sensation.

The little guy has won over the hearts of Star Wars fans.

We hope Disney brings out some baby Yoda merch ASAP.

Disney may as well take our money now.

Feeling even more tempted to give The Mandolorian a watch? Check out the trailer below to see what's in store.

The first 2 episodes of The Mandolorian are available to stream on Disney Plus. Not only has Disney been treating Star Wars fans with The Mandolorian, but it has also created a $1 billion Star Wars land and it's nearly finished. Keep scrolling to get a glimpse at the new park.