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News ► A Kingdom Hearts Disney Plus CGI series is rumored to be in the works



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I wouldn’t tune in to a film that barely covers the inciting incidence, and Disney wouldn’t make that either. There’s no way a film would just be Destiny Islands and Traverse Town.

A lot of y’all are thinking too literal with a translation from game to movie.

I stand by my thinking that the film needs to be its own, rewritten, reconceptualised version of KH1 where there’s no Ansem and instead the big bad are the Disney villains.
 

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I wouldn’t tune in to a film that barely covers the inciting incidence, and Disney wouldn’t make that either. There’s no way a film would just be Destiny Islands and Traverse Town.

A lot of y’all are thinking too literal with a translation from game to movie.

I stand by my thinking that the film needs to be its own, rewritten, reconceptualised version of KH1 where there’s no Ansem and instead the big bad are the Disney villains.

I'm not saying you're wrong, but if Disney wanted to make a film about Disney villains, they'd just do that. They wouldn't bother with KH if that's all it was.
 

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I'm not saying you're wrong, but if Disney wanted to make a film about Disney villains, they'd just do that. They wouldn't bother with KH if that's all it was.
Would they, though? Disney has been sitting on the Disney Princess Academy thing for years. Descendants fills a certain void but it isn’t the actual animated characters.

I think that Kingdom Hearts would be their…real experiment with crossover media in the forefront. A Disney-Verse of sorts.
 

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I'm not saying you're wrong, but if Disney wanted to make a film about Disney villains, they'd just do that. They wouldn't bother with KH if that's all it was.
You're right, if they wanted a film about Disney villains they'd do that. They've done that with the Descendants movies (I think, I've never seen them but I know that villains are a big part of it.)

But using the Kingdom Hearts IP helps onboarding. For some reason Disney avoids making movies about their mascot so they wouldn't pick Mickey Mouse to lead the film, leaving who else? Choosing to use KH gives the movie a protagonist to rally around that already has the boundaries for the character set.

Kairi and Riku give Sora his drive and motive through the whole game, which translates exceptionally well to film. Then there's KH unique things like the Keyblade and Heartless, a marketable weapon that Disney would properly merchandise alongside the film, and creatures that help show the danger and destruction to up the stakes to get all the Disney characters to Traverse Town and gives the characters purpose for letting Sora join their cause. It's an old trope but him turning up with the Keyblade would give any rebellion a kickstart to get back into the action of reclaiming their homes.

There's a lot that Kingdom Hearts 1 did so right to create its heroes journey and if I were an exec at Disney looking at our portfolios, this franchise that has sold 36 million units over 20 years with established concepts, arcs, and characters would be much easier to start with than trying to figure it all out from scratch. Choosing KH over an original Disney concept avoids odd out-of-character moments like that weird Peter Pan from the Chip n Dale movie.

They could throw Ansem back into the mix, especially since there's the Destiny Islands connection and we have to get to Kingdom Hearts somehow, but I think with a general mainstream audience for a kids movie, it'd be better to keep things a bit cleaner and succinct.
 

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I wouldn’t tune in to a film that barely covers the inciting incidence, and Disney wouldn’t make that either. There’s no way a film would just be Destiny Islands and Traverse Town.

A lot of y’all are thinking too literal with a translation from game to movie.

I stand by my thinking that the film needs to be its own, rewritten, reconceptualised version of KH1 where there’s no Ansem and instead the big bad are the Disney villains.
I really can't think how the movie's going to work without changing KH1's whole story

Still think a Disney+ series would've been better

Will probably be in theaters the first day anyways lol
 

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I really can't think how the movie's going to work without changing KH1's whole story

Still think a Disney+ series would've been better

Will probably be in theaters the first day anyways lol
A series would have been the best solution to any multimedia adaptation, absolutely. Do what A Series of Unfortunate Events did and split each Disney world visit into two parter episodes and you've got me hooked.
 

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I think you guys are being very pessimistic about a KH movie. I will love to see a KH movie. I feel it has the potential to be a better version of the game. The KH games don't have exactly a good narrative, so I feel like a movie could improve in almost every aspect like the manga did. Imagine how Sora and Kairi can be improved to be actual good characters and have a well-written romance this time, like what they did with Princess Peach in the Mario movie versus the games.
 

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I think the best choice is a show based in the universe of KH
I know what you meant here, but this made me think of a show literally produced in the KH universe. Like the characters sold the rights to their life stories, resulting in a docuseries called Keyblades and Courage: The Kingdom Hearts Story. Now airing on Twilight Town TV.
 

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I don't really want Disney themselves having a big hand in it at all. Instead, a more "background" role in the production, just making sure things are accurate and all that. Not exactly to KH3's extent, but still.

I feel this way cuz...I just don't really trust Disney's capabilities anymore. I don't trust them to handle legit villains. I don't trust them to NOT put in the more "modern" Disney touch that brings down some of their more recent films.
 
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