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Mashups of movie characters and pop culture icons are smart if not downright fun. In this Threadless design by Andy Hunt, the inimitable Curious George has been given a makeover in the vein of Heath Ledger's Joker in 'The Dark Knight.'

If you love Andy Hunt's Curious George Joker mashup, you can vote for it at the Threadless site to see it made into a t-shirt or print.

Implications - The cult-like status of certain pop cultural characters has spawned various interpretations. The depictions of figures such as Heath Ledger's Joker and Darth Vader demonstrate how fan adoration can lead to different types of products. The success of movie franchises is a great inspirational source for independent artists who are looking for ways to start off their own business.