You may have seen the photos of Star Wars chipmunk floating on the Web - it turns out that the guy who made them is Canadian graphic designer Chris McVeigh.
Nick Prueher of Asylum blog has the interview with Chris about his photos, and why he never works with squirrels:
Link - Thanks Alex!
McVeigh: For somebody looking at pictures, they're quite cute and, in terms of toys, they match up quite nicely. What makes them ideal subjects is that they're incredibly focused and predictable. If they know you have almonds and know where you store them, they'll come back to get them over and over. You can't get that with a squirrel. They're erratic. If you present them with food, they eat it right away or run. Squirrels, by comparison, have ADD.