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“Disney Infinity” trailer

Here is the trailer for the forthcoming Disney video game, Disney Infinity:

Welcome to Disney 2013, where synergy rules – or perhaps, runs amok! Imagine a similar game in a few years mashing up the Muppets, Marvel Superheroes and The Lion King.

For now, click here to see a “cast photo” of the characters involved in Disney Infinity and their redesign for the game.

From the press release:

DISNEY INFINITY unlocks the freedom to play with some of your favorite Disney and Disney/Pixar worlds like never before! You can experience adventures in the worlds of Pirates of the Caribbean, The Incredibles and Monsters University – take on the role of Sulley, the naturally gifted ‘scarer’; become Captain Jack Sparrow, the sword-wielding pirate; or transform yourself into Mr. Incredible, one of the world’s greatest crime-fighters. Battle enemies, solve puzzles, overcome obstacles and complete a variety of other unique quests.

Or create your own world! Unlock virtual toys, characters, buildings, weapons, gadgets and more — and bring them into the Disney Infinity ‘Toy Box’ where you can mix them all up to create your own game. In the Disney Infinity Toy Box, there are no rules and you can create any adventure you want. Share your creations with your friends with up to 4-player co-op play.

The more you play, the more you unlock so the story never ends. It’s up to you and your imagination — infinite possibilities, infinite ways to inspire your imagination!

Disney Infinity will be available in Summer 2013 on all major gaming platforms including PS3, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Nintendo 3DS.

  • I like it! Looks like a of fun.

  • Nick Estrada

    “Imagine a similar game in a few years mashing up the Muppets, Marvel Superheroes and The Lion King.”

    Let’s not forget Star Wars…

    • Muppets are already confirmed for this game … Star Wars and Marvel are on the talks.

  • Austen

    I find it kind of neat that the models look like they are toys since you use toys to play the game.

  • Syndrome riding Dumbo was ridiculously cute. I like the idea of characters’ designs as “mouldings”, I wish more Disney movies were like that……

  • Whoever animated Jack Sparrow in the promo certainly had a lot of fun mimicking his movements.

    • Felix Brown

      That would be animators Thomas Estrada and Nigel Style

  • I doubt I am alone in saying I would rather see the Incredibles used in a new feature film than used in an overpriced computer game.

    • M. Danby

      Plenty of room in this world for both my friend.

      Looks like great fun for my daughter.

      • There may be room in the world for both but I don’t see The Incredibles 2 on any production slate.

        I’m sure the game is good fun, not as fun as a movie though.

  • wever

    So this is basically the home console equivalent to Disney’s online MMORPG, except you have to play as set characters rather than an avatar to represent yourself. … I figure that most of these movies and shows have one video game already, so what’s the point of putting them all in one?

    Also, why spotlight Sulley, Mr. Incredible, and Jack Sparrow both in the ad and in the press release? Why them in particular? Not sure about that move.

    A single good thing I see is that Wreck-It Ralph gets to star among this multiplayer crossover for the first time in a Disney game.

    • Digitaliz

      Sulley (Monsters Inc./U), Jack Sparrow (Pirates) and Mr. Incredibles (Incredibles), are the first 3 characters/worlds released that you will be able to play “as”. Other characters and worlds will eventually be available to be played/unlocked. The only place the mash-up can happen is in a neutral world/stage called the “toy box” – other worlds (example: Monsters Inc) connect to the Toy Box, but are only specific to those characters/properties.

  • tredlow

    I like the redesign. They’re cute, and they change enough to make the different characters fit with each other, but not too much as to make them unrecognizable.

    Gameplay-wise, though, it looks like it could get old fast.

  • Dana B

    I was really excited about this…until they said they were gonna charge $13 a pop for character toys. SO close, but nice try Disney.

  • Lauren

    Oh, look, a Skylanders rip-off. That didn’t take long.

    • Neil LaPointe

      Someone was bound ta do it, might as well be Disney. Don’t think there’s much competition, though…I can be a potion tossing blue ball o’ fur that can drink a potion and hulk out (Pop Fizz, voiced by Bobcat Goldthwait) or I can be a toon version of Jack bloody Sparrow. Yeah, guess what I’m a gonna go wif.

  • Toonio

    Do you remember the time when Disney was a leader with new ideas and developments?

    Creating a knock off of another game franchise that includes all their major characters but an animated sink to appeal their audience has to be a new low for the house of the Mouse.

    Guess this is the price we pay fro getting stuff like Epic Mickey.

    However, kudos to the game animators. You did a swell job.

    • Mike

      …and Epic Mickey, while an interesting concept, wasn’t even that good in execution…

    • New Low? Oh dont over exaggerate and be ridiculous.
      Besides the toys look awesome.

  • Talita Fukumoto

    House of Mouse without good characters.

  • shakers57

    Man this is sad. Disney riding on the Skylanders’ money train.

    • Sad more like brilliant.

      • Neil LaPointe

        Hmm…Let ’em ride, sez I. Give the dudes from Toys fer Bob a lil’ competition, and watch SkyLanders 3 blow the freakin’ doors off. Either way, kids get new better games to play, Disney makes money, TFB and Activision make bank, everybody happy.

  • Actually, The Muppets do get a shout-out at the 2:13 mark.

  • Fox Heres

    Great idea to leave the stale “Mickey” characters behind for a while. Mickey’s last interesting moment was in Runaway Brain a thousand years ago. Epic Mickey might be fun, but his role could be played by any old mouse in the house.

  • i aint mad at ya , Disney.

    Looks like a blast.

  • chipper

    Looks like a lot of fun. It’s funny seeing a simplified Sully.
    I hope they put Frozone in the game.

  • Brian Kidd

    Let’s see… $70 or so for the core game and first three figures and then $10-$15 for each new figure if they follow the Skylanders model. For that much money, it had better be the best game ever created.

  • It better let you play as Bambi! >:(

    • Martin Cohen

      I prefer Godzilla!

  • IJK

    Love how Syndrome is just randomly alive again. I don’t mind, he was my favorite character in the film.

    • Martin Cohen

      Syndrome’s death, considering his goal of giving everyone super powers, turned Incredibles into a tragedy.

  • Laughing Hyena

    I’m laughing at all the people getting defensive over Skylanders. Duh, of course someone would bank on Activision’s idea. Who wouldn’t? It’s a proven money making scam pulled on kids.
    “Hey kids! Pay us $60 for a below average platform video game and keep giving us additional money for physical toys/DLCs for an incomplete product!”

    However, Skylanders was and always will be the final coffin nail in Spyro’s game legacy. Leaving people to go, “Spyro who?”, for now on. Just like how the “Rabbids” destroyed Rayman’s franchise.

    I kinda wish Universal would just give up the IPs for Spyro and Crash, because at least the original creators (Naughty Dog and Insomniac Games ) actually knew how to make really good games with them. Instead, Universal keeps handing these two franchises to different/other video game companies constantly who make really bad or below average platformers. And if that company didn’t work, they move on to another. Wash, rinse, repeat…

    • wever

      I’m just upset Activision decided to phase Spyro out completely and have him be only one of a ton of new characters to the point where the franchise isn’t even his anymore.

    • Rabbids haven’t destroyed the Rayman franchise, they split the two from each other a few years back and we got Rayman Origins, one of the best and most wonderfully animated 2D platformers in years, and soon Rayman Legends.

  • I don’t really care about videogames, so I guess it’s ok. But I’m not a big fan of Sulley’s redesign. I think the other ones are less changed than him.

    Also, seeing this animated Jack Sparrow made me think I’d probably enjoy the character and the franchise in an animated series more than I do in the increasingly worse movies with an increasingly overplayed Johnny Depp.

    • Moonie

      I believe Sully is based of his Monsters University design?

      • Kyle Maloney

        Yes, both Mike and Sully are based on their University counterparts. Thats the difference your seeing. Mike even has his retainer.

    • Nic

      It’s probably a time thing. It would be difficult to translate an all-fuzz design into something that still looks right but isn’t as time intensive as the original design.

  • Mat

    Looks really fun. But seems like an idea from 10 years ago. I wonder if kids will like it.

  • Manny

    Warner Bros, please watch and learn! I would love a Kinect/Move slapstick experience from you. But I guess that’s too “mainstream” for you, you darn hipsters.

  • What wonderful relief sculpts ! LOVE seeing the more sheer designs (and as an animator) think there ought to be more of that simplistic appeal. LESS to look at that MOVES more uniquely and abstractly into what are knows as “EXTREMES”. Yes – “BLURS”… crazy smash poses or orchestra scope ACTION – like every last tooth exploding out at the root in suuuuuuuuuuuper slo-mo!

    I don’t PLAY vids anymore, ever. But I think this looks like something someone I know would really REALLY like, more than a lot. My 10 year old might DOODOO on her own foot to play this game, ANY child may. Game appeal is too strong a feed to our dopamine addiction. We want/need a cliff to hang off of, something to white-knuckle!!! A woobie. Another LIFE!  THAT’s good looking game.

  • It’s cool to see all these characters from different Disney franchises come together, and I can’t wait to see who else will be added. I’ve seen pics showing that elements from Tron and Scrooge McDuck will be included as well.
    My only concern is the pricing, but it’s a few dollars more than Skylander stuff, and its Disney, so I’m sure it’ll sell. I don’t plan on buying it, but I can’t wait to see what other characters are added, and how well Disney Infinity will do.
    I do find it really odd, that Mickey and co. isn’t here. But I’m sure he’ll be added later.

  • Rob

    I played the game at the launch event and its actually really fun. The Toybox mode is the silent killer on this game. You can basically build you’re own version of Smash Bros., Mario Cart by building the levels, setting camera placement, and linking up the finish lines, goals, or items. It’s really like nothing else out there when it comes to game creation.

    • Vastarien202

      Ummm…yes it is.
      Little Big Planet is better than this garbage; I can build anything I want and control almost every aspect of the level I make. Disney just ripped of Sackboy and Skylanders and crammed them into one expensive box.

      • Nic

        World builders and sandboxes have existed LONG before Little Big Planet, and that game would have been nothing /without/ that long-standing history to base itself off of.

  • Lala_Marin

    I’ll just play Kingdom Hearts.

  • Blasko

    Yup, after seeing Jack Skellington in there, I’d say “amok” is the right word. Yuck, the great gangly Jack looks awful in the “game mode” CGI. He also seems the only character not to come from a franchise, hmmm. Maybe Disney is angling for sequels. Wonder if Burton or Selick have any say over this …

    • I have heard from my animation teachers that Tim Burton has gone out of his way to campaign to cancel an animated CG sequel to “Nightmare Before Christmas.”
      So I doubt that would happen but money talks and can persuade almost anyone.

  • Andrew Kieswetter

    Where’s Bolt & Penny??? They deserve to be put in the game as well!

  • Sarah J

    Looks pretty cute, though I would’ve liked to see other characters from more movies. But still looks nice.

  • Is that the Flamingo that was obsessed with yoyos from Fantasia 2000 in Mr.Incredibles hand in the video thumbnail? That’s a cute reference, hope there are plenty more of those.

    • Mac

      I think it’s actually on of the croquet mallet flamingoes from Alice in Wonderland. I’d guess there’s some kinda mini game based on the scene…

  • DisturbedAnimator

    At the moment most video game genre’s have hit a glass ceiling so a new idea would be asking a bit much. Strangely the art style reminds me of “Banjo Kazooie nuts and bolts”.

  • Michel Van

    This Game has to be sold with two Waring Labels.

    Buying additional Product for this Game
    drains fast you Wallet or Credit-card.

    The Game contents can overload you’re Brain!

  • Kids love these free roaming games.

    Great Idea { borrowed or not } for Disney to create a new world where they can place all THEIR { newer and older } characters in front of a new young audience. If you got it, use it. And good for them, they’re using it.

    Any limited look and animation will be forgiven once { if } the game play hooks the youngsters. They wont really care for those details that we professionals may comment about.

  • mat

    Looks fun. Tron and the boy and dog from frankenweenie are confirmed also.

    Why no mickey, donald and goofy? Maybe a scrooge mcduck figure. Where are the disney classics like peter pan and jungle book?

    Otherwise it looks fun.

    • Nic

      All of these characters are main characters in the Kingdom Hearts series. They already have a game where they shine far more than they would here.

    • wever

      Those characters all look better in drawings. Most of these characters in the game existed as a live-action actor, a 3D model or stop-motion puppet first and are therefore more tailored to CG.

  • Nic

    Not opposed to this game at all, it looks fun and great for families to play together. The only thing that cracks me up is the use of Me & You as trailer music. Seems a little over the top dramatic for something with such a chunky, cutesy aesthetic.

  • Now THIS is a video game I could get into! I have a PS3, so this would be awesome. (And I already enjoyed playing my demo for EPIC MICKEY 2!)

    Imagine me doing a teamup of my favorite Disney & Pixar characters from THE INCREDIBLES, BOLT, and WRECK-IT RALPH! Throw in the Avengers, and it’ll be epic. :)

  • G. Melissa Graziano

    Did anyone else notice that none of the characters from any of the traditionally animated features seem to be involved in this?

  • Huh. This would be a lot more interesting if more Disney/Pixar properties were involved, and not just the companies biggest cash cows. Would love to play as Robin Hood and run around as a fox with a bow and arrow. Or fight some of the bad guys from the Black Cauldron, as bad a movie as it was.