Top 10 Disney Worlds Kingdom Hearts Should Visit

I’ve been playing a lot of Kingdom Hearts 3D lately for a review I’ll be publishing sometime early next week. And no matter what, whenever I play another Kingdom Hearts game, I always fall onto the same thought.

“These worlds are cool, but what about those that Square Enix have missed?”

There’s no question that the Disney catalog has some rich worlds and stories. The likes of Aladdin, The Lion King, Beauty And The Beast among others have already been explored to a masterful interpretation. With the inevitable third core game in the franchise coming sometime in the future, now’s about the time for Square to be thinking about what worlds to start virtualizing.

And I’m here to help them think of a few.

I’ve scoured the good and the bad of Disney’s history, and compiled a list of worlds that would be perfect for the Kingdom Hearts franchise. These are by no means the only worlds that would work for the game, however, they are definitely the ones that would be the most interesting, make the most sense in context of story or simply be the most fun. Some will make sense. Some won’t. Some will seem odd that it hasn’t happened yet. Some, yet, also are meant as total curveballs.

But without further delay:

10. Pocahontas

When not causing controversy for being historically inaccurate or making people feel uncomfortable for being politically incorrect, Pocahontas had a rich world with memorable characters and an Academy Award winning musical score. It followed the tale of a Native American tribe struggling against New World settlers, the governor of which believes that the tribe is hiding vast amounts of gold. Amidst the conflict, Pocahontas and settler John Smith fall in love, and wish to end the conflict between their respective groups.

The world of Pocahontas would be a perfect fit for Kingdom Hearts. Much of the franchise is about removing the darkness from worlds plagued by it, and what seems more dark than a corrupt governor willing to slaughter entire tribes of innocent people in the name of greed?

Imagine Sora coming to this world, not only finding Governor Ratcliffe on the attack again, but the Heartless have invaded the forest and caused many flora and fauna to become evil and rabid. Admit it, the thought of having a boss battle to knock some sense into a possessed Grandmother Willow is suddenly sounding really cool. It’s like Whispy Woods, but voiced by Linda Hunt! Take that nature!

I never trusted that damn tree.

Plus, Square’s love of trying to get original voice actors to reprise their roles mean that Mel Gibson, who voiced John Smith, could be involved in the project. Which is always a barrel of….something…..

9. The Jungle Book

An oldie, but a goodie.

Honestly, it’s somewhat surprising The Jungle Book hasn’t appeared in Kingdom Hearts yet. It also falls into the formula perfectly. Almost too perfectly. One could probably make the argument that this world would be too close to the Tarzan world that was already on Kingdom Hearts. But The Jungle Book had the plus side of having more silly characters, while Tarzan had more serious characters. And let’s not forget that The Jungle Book didn’t feature the easter egg of having the antagonist hanged at the end of the movie. That was horrifying.

Or maybe I just want to finally beat the snot out of that snake. He was annoying. Particularly because I couldn’t listen to him without thinking that he swallowed Pooh Bear and stole his voice. Jerk.

Suddenly….very……sleepy……

Okay, enough of being safe and picking Disney movies everyone knows about. Let’s explore something that barely anyone remembers. Let’s explore:

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  1. Johnsays:

    I mean…
    The only problem with various Final Fantasy settings?
    In KH, the FF characters are so far depicted as coming from Hollow Bastion/Radiant Garden, Twilight Town, or ancient Greece. =/

    You can’t say “Let’s have a Midgar world!” when Cloud in KH grew up in Hollow Bastion, and Zack lived in ancient Greece 10 years before the first KH. You can’t have a FF8 world when Squall/Leon grew up in Hollow Bastion and Seifer grew up in Twilight Town. These characters are not as we know them from their original games; rather, KH portrays them as alternate-universe versions of their FF selves. Unless you’re suggesting they include worlds like Midgar that feature even MORE alternate versions of Cloud, Aerith, etc…but I think that’d get pretty confusing.

    I feel like people always forget that fact…lol.

    1. Mike Niemietzsays:

      Three possibilities:

      1) Hollow Bastion/Radiant Garden/etc. are what’s left of the former Final Fantasy worlds, and these characters have somehow survived whatever happened to their worlds. Clearly the Kingdom Hearts world doesn’t have to follow any sort of Final Fantasy canon, but what if they were “placed” there by Cosmos and Chaos for a particular reason similar to the Dissidia games? The Kingdom Hearts universe is already so convoluted if you try to pay attention to the details that I have a feeling Square could retcon former Kingdom Hearts canon if, as you mention, people always forget about it.

      2) Then don’t use any of the characters or worlds that have been used already. Use some of the less popular Final Fantasy games, or ones that haven’t been represented yet. Pretty much all the cameos are from VII, VIII, X and X-2, which leaves plenty of other possibilities.

      3) I disagree when you say the Final Fantasy characters are represented as alternate versions of themselves, as they typically have very similar traits to themselves when they first appeared in their respective games. However, if they ARE alternate versions, then couldn’t Final Fantasy worlds appear using their ORIGINAL versions?

      1. I agree with what you are saying and actually #3 is an idea i’ve been having to be able to put in my KH fangame (Kingdom Hearts: Distortion). It deals with the dimensions of worlds and time being distorted, hence the the name KH:Distortion.

  2. Orpheus Antonysays:

    Worlds I think would be awesome (There’s a lot, I’ve been thinking about it for a while):

    Nomanisan Island (The Incredibles)
    Monstropolis (Monster’s Inc.)
    Andy’s House (Toy Story)
    New Walt City (Possible Name – A World based on Disneyland or Walt Disney World)
    Ant Island (A Bug’s Life)
    King Louie’s Jungle (The Jungle Book)
    Kuzco’s Empire (The Emperor’s New Groove)
    Treasure Planet (Movie of the same name)
    Narnia (As in, Chronicles of—)
    Deep Wilderness (Brother Bear)
    Robinson Manor / Todayland (Meet the Robinsons)
    Andalasia (Enchanted, the Animated Part)
    The Axiom (WALL-E)
    Alamut (Prince of Persia: Sands of Time)
    Camelot (The Sword in the Stone)
    Atlantis (Atlantis: The Lost Empire)
    DunBroch (Brave)
    The New World (Pocahontas)
    Chick-A-Pin Hill (Song of the South, Tales of Br’er Rabbit)
    Land of the Gods (This is the least likely, but I love mythology—The Lightning Thief)

    Just a few of my ideas

    1. BLAZEQUAZAsays:

      I’m not so sure about Kuzco’s Empire. The rest sound pretty interesting (especially Song of the South—big Splash Mountain fan ^_^ ) especially Nomanisan Island and New Walt City. A disneyland world would be a nice hub world for KHIII

  3. Those are great ideas, I’ll like to see Phineas and Fern Across the 2nd Dimension, here the 2nd Dimension Dr. Doofenshmirtz as control of Heartless. I think it would be good.

  4. chris graysays:

    what about Atlantis the lost empire?

  5. saintfighteraquasays:

    Return to Oz’s Oz or maybe Oz the Great and Powerful’s Oz.
    Or an amalgamation of both.

  6. jonathansays:

    My ideas r pixi hollow frozen meet Robinson’s oz wreck it Ralph toy story dumbo Christmas carol bolt brave chicken little memo g force Kim impossible lilo and stitch

    1. Dami Fatalesays:

      I couldn’t read any of that.

  7. Tom Tracersays:

    my ideas would probably be:

    The World of Toys (Toy Story)

    The Wilds (The Jungle Book)

    Kuzco’s Empire (The Emperor’s New Groove)

    Monstropolis (Monsters Inc.)

    Ant Colony (A Bug’s Life)

    Metroville (The Incredibles)

    Prydain (The Black Cauldron)

    Atlantis (Atlantis: The Lost Empire)

    Sky High (based on the live-action film of the same name)

    Spirit Mountain (Brother Bear)

    Hawaiian Coast (Lilo & Stitch)

  8. Dami Fatalesays:

    As much as I love Julie, she could not appear for a Mary Poppins world, she lost a big chunk of her vocal chords during surgery. She could however play a minor character as a tribute, and take part in choosing the new Julie Andrews for the role. My pick would be Lady Gaga, come on after that live TV performance we know she’d nail a Julie Andrews original role.

  9. Brandon Gibbssays:

    I say SOFIA THE FIRST could be a good MINI-GAME world!!!

  10. Joshua Cosbysays:

    Come On Kingdom Hearts 3 Get Pocahontas World And Toy Story World And Aladdin King Of Aladdin King Of Thieves World

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