Toy Story is one of the most requested worlds for the Kingdom Hearts series. Various fan lists place Toy Story as one of the top 10 Disney fanchises they would like to see in the Kingdom Hearts series. But will our dream finally come true in Kingdom Hearts III?
Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix presented the first opportunity for a cross-over between the Disney and Pixar worlds. Data found inside the game disk shows that very basic models for Woody and Buzz had been constructed. While this disappointed fans, it seemed to heavily suggest that Pixar worlds were on their way into Kingdom Hearts!
In June 2010, series creator Tetsuya Nomura gave an interview in which he was questioned about the inclusion of Pixar worlds in the fan-favourite Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance].
"I am aware of the fan requests for Pixar characters. I will do my best. Maybe one day Pixar characters will be featured in the Kingdom Hearts series."
For a long time, Nomura has been aware of the fans cries for a Pixar world. But would our hopes and dreams match Nomura's reality? Would we get a Cars when we wanted the Incredibles? Only time could tell.
Unfortunately for Kingdom Hearts, the opportunity to be the first console game to be a collaboration between Disney and Pixar works was given to the recently released Disney Infinity. Although Kingdom Hearts missed this honour, it has made it easier for a potential crossover between the two worlds.
After the release of Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance], Tetsuya Nomura gave an interview in the Ultimania where he once again commented on the inclusion of Pixar properties
"I wish and wish, but I’ve wanted for a long time to have Pixar titles appear in the series. I’m already working on many ideas, but I can’t say whether they will become a reality or not."
It's been a long road of wishful hoping from both fans and Nomura, but it appears that our years of patient waiting may finally pay off. Earlier today, a brand new Kingdom Hearts III clip was shown to a private screening room at the D23 Expo Japan. While there was no photography or video allowed, fans were able to tweet their impressions from the trailer once the event had ended.
On the scene where Sora wields 2 guns, it seems that the guns are related to an attraction with the little green men.
Fans were excited to hear about these "little green men". Who are they? What Disney property do they come from? SQEXGAL tweeted again in relation to the Japanese used in the original tweet;
リトルグリーンメン is what the little green men in Toy Story are called officially in Japanese, so maybe we have Toy Story confirmed. Maybe.
It seems our time for a Pixar world is coming, and what better way to introduce Pixar to the worlds of Kingdom Hearts than through Toy Story! Do you think a full on Toy Story world is coming soon, or is this just a mini-game in Traverse Town (after all, it appears that Sora revisits Traverse Town and there's a parade going on with lots of Disney references - such as Captain Hooks ship from Peter Pan!)
We'll have more on this story when the official trailer is released, or we get our first glimpse at the world. Until then, why not join our forums and come discuss the recently released Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- and the upcoming Kingdom Hearts III!
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