8 2020s Disney And Pixar Worlds They Could Use

Recently, Square Enix celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Kingdom Hearts franchise with an online event in the form of a presentation video. The biggest announcement among games revealed was the reveal of kingdom hearts 4.

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While fans can expect to see Sora, Donald, and Goofy return, it’s fun to speculate what new worlds might be introduced to the game. Even with two years of movies so far, Disney and Pixar have certainly created already dynamic and unique places to use from their work in the 2020s.

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Lucas


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One of Pixar’s most colorful and dynamic films in recent years, Lucas told the story of the titular character and Alberto, two sea monsters who dream of owning a Vespa. Taking human form on land, they try to fit in with the local community and enter a bike race to earn enough money to buy the motorized scooter.

The 1950s setting and fictional town of Portorosso could be an interesting world for Sora to explore, especially with the annual bike race acting as an interesting new racing mechanic. Additionally, players could see the protagonists change between human forms and sea monsters, resulting in different fighting styles in the ocean and on land.


Cruel


Emma Stone in Cruel

Cruel took nearly five years to complete. Upon release, audiences were treated to the latest film that told a classic Disney tale from the villain’s perspective. Set in 1970s London, the film saw Cruella’s rise in the fashion world and her rivalry with the despicable Baroness.

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While using 1970s London as a world doesn’t initially offer many new gameplay mechanics, it could easily give players a fresh and visually unique world. Wearing outfits inspired by the costumes from the movie, fighting the Heartless might look downright fabulous.


Soul


The subject of death can be a difficult theme for a film, regardless of the studio behind it. Pixar Soul is an animated film that deals with a serious problem. He introduced the audience to Joe Gardner, a music teacher whose spirit leaves his body and ends up in the Great Forward, showing soul 22 the beauty of living to return to Earth.

While the idea of ​​The Great Before might be visually unique for one world and see Sora protecting the spirits before they head to Earth, it might see a twist on the movie for gameplay. Much like how 22 and Joe end up in other bodies, Sora, Donald, and Goofy could similarly switch bodies and let fans play out the Disney characters with Sora’s battle moves.


Raya and the last dragon


Kelly Marie Tran and Awkwafina in Raya and the Last Dragon

One of two Disney films nominated for Best Animated Feature at the Oscars this year, Raya and the last dragon saw Princess Raya and Sisu the dragon unite in order to revive people from stone by evil spirits. Over the course of the film, the two slowly befriend other characters, including a rogue baby and his monkey helpers and the towering, kind-hearted warrior Tong.

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The world of Kumandra that the characters inhabit would be a great place for players to explore, especially since the heartless could bond with evil spirits from the film. And with the world’s fearless and charismatic fighters, Sora might also have plenty of support to help him save everyone. Even the thought of Tuk Tuk riding through open world areas and levels is enough to make it an exciting prospect.


Ahead


It’s strange to think that this was the last Pixar film to hit theaters before the coronavirus pandemic and yet viewers haven’t been treated to a Pixar title on the big screen since. Ahead saw magical creatures in modern civilization as two elf brothers go on a journey to bring back their dead father for a day.

Not only would the idea of ​​Donald and Goofy taking a road trip in one of Disney’s coolest vehicles be fun, but meeting pixie bikers and having lunch at the Manticore’s family restaurant would also be great concepts. And the two brothers could also act as fun secondary characters who could help with the combat as well as the story.

Jungle Cruise


Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt from Jungle Cruise 2020 movie

The latest theme park ride turned into a movie proved to be a huge success for the studio, and with Jungle Cruise perfectly setting up a sequel, it’s no surprise that they’re already working on the second film. Starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, the film saw them venture down the Amazon River as they searched for a flower that could potentially help millions of people.

after the world of Pirates of the Caribbean has been explored in previous Kingdom Hearts games, it would be an ideal replacement, especially since the Amazon could offer many potential game mechanics and visually stunning levels. And after Dwayne Johnson appeared in games like fortnitewho wouldn’t want to team up with the iconic movie star?

turn red


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The newest film in Pixar’s library, turn red may have missed its theatrical release, but it received critical acclaim when it debuted on Disney+. Set in Toronto in 2002, teenage Mei discovers her family’s secret after transforming into a giant red panda and learns to embrace and control her newly discovered form.

The unique character designs and colorful teenage sensibilities can play a big effect if Sora ever enters this world. Mei’s friends might lose interest in 4*Town if they ever see Mei’s face Kingdom Heartsgiving the writers plenty of potential comedic situations, especially since they’re also the funniest characters in turn red. And with giant red pandas in the world too, perhaps a heartless kaiju in that form could give players a monstrously good time.


Encanto


Mirabel and the Madrigal family in Disney's Encanto

Winner of this year’s Oscar for Best Animated Feature, Disney’s 60th animated film was certainly beloved by many. Encanto introduced everyone to the Madrigal family, who aside from Mirabel have their own powers and have been blessed with a magical house that protects them.

The game can offer many insights into the world of Encanto that the movie didn’t have time to show during its runtime like the other pieces themed around each family member as well as new pieces that could be created exclusively for the game’s fourth installment. And with the soundtrack- vibrant sound from the movie, fans also got to see the return of the rhythm mini-game from The little Mermaid world.

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