'''''Disney Infinity''''' is a 2013 video game made by Creator/{{Disney}} Interactive. It is an action platformer-ish game that was inspired by the ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' videogame's Toy Box mode. Taking a page from ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}'', the game uses figures of Disney characters to unlock content. The idea is that players are literally playing with virtual toys of Disney characters, and while certain characters can enter themed "Play Sets" based on the movies they come from, the Toy Box mode allows players to take their toys and play any way they want thanks to a deep LevelEditor.

[[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters Many Disney characters]], from [[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas Jack Skellington]] to Disney/WreckItRalph and various others from Creator/{{Pixar}}, DisneyAnimatedCanon, Live-Action Disney movies, non-canon Disney animated movies, [[Creator/DisneyChannel Disney television series]], and possibly more kinds of media, are in ''Infinity'', and more will follow.

An update to the game titled ''Disney Infinity 2.0'' was released on September 23, 2014, adding characters and play sets from the Marvel franchise, as well as a slew of new features.

[[folder:Playable Characters]]
''(Characters marked with an asterisk have Crystal versions.)''

* Mr. Incredible*
* Mrs. Incredible (Elastigirl)
* Syndrome
* Violet
* Dash
!!!''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'' and ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity''
* Sulley*
* Mike
* Randy (Randall)
* Captain Jack Sparrow*
* Hector Barbossa
* Davy Jones
* Woody
* Jessie
* Buzz Lightyear*
* Wreck-It Ralph
* Vanellope Von Shweets
* Phineas Flynn
* Agent P (Perry the Platypus)*
* Lightning [=McQueen=]*
* Mater
* Holley Shiftwell
* Francesco Bernoulli
* The Lone Ranger*
* Tonto
* Anna
* Elsa
* Rapunzel
* MickeyMouse ([[Disney/{{Fantasia}} Sorcerer's Apprentice]])
* WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck
* Jack Skellington
* ComicBook/CaptainAmerica
* ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk
* ComicBook/IronMan
* ComicBook/TheMightyThor
* ComicBook/BlackWidow
* [[ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Groot]]
* [[ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Rocket Raccoon]]
* [[ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Star-Lord]]
* [[ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Drax the Destroyer]]
* [[ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Gamora]]
* ComicBook/SpiderMan
* ComicBook/{{Venom}}
* ComicBook/NickFury (Ultimate)
* ComicBook/IronFist
* ComicBook/{{Nova}}
* Merida
* Aladdin
* Princess Jasmine
* Stitch
!!!''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' and ''Film/{{Maleficent}}''
* Maleficent

[[folder:Play Sets]]
* ''[[WesternAnimation/ToyStory Toy Story In Space]]''
* ''Film/TheLoneRanger''
* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''
* ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}''
* ''ComicBook/TheAvengers''
* ''ComicBook/SpiderMan''
* ''ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''

* AdaptationDistillation: Some of the Marvel heroes sport their costumes from the comic and animated continuities, but have the backstories and characterizations of their MarvelCinematicUniverse counterparts.
** For instance, TheFalcon looks exactly like he does in ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'', but has the exact same backstory (a former Pararescue veteran who uses the EXO-7 Falcon suit) as he does in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''.
* AlternateContinuity: The ''Incredibles'' playset is set in a Metroville where Syndrome did ''not'' kidnap Jack-Jack and simply sent more of his robots on the city.
** Likewise, the ''Monsters University'' playset is set in a continuity where [[spoiler: Mike and Sulley weren't expelled from campus.]]
* ApologeticAttacker: Rapunzel will usually say "I'm sorry!" while fighting enemies.
** Phineas will also remark "Sorry about that!"
* ArtShift: All characters are modified from their original versions to fit a unified Infinity art style. Justified as they're not the actual characters, they're ''toys of'' the actual characters.
* AscendedExtra: In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'', Fear Tech doesn't have much of a presence. Aside from a few scenes and a moment with Archie the Scare Pig, Fear Tech's mascot, the movie focuses more on Mike and Sulley putting Oozma Kappa into shape for the Scare Games. In ''Disney Infinity'', however, students of Fear Tech go out of their way to prank the students of Monsters University and making their lives miserable.
** In the Guardians playset, Cosmo the former USSR Cosmonaut Dog from the comics and a cameo from the Guardians film makes a full appearance in the game as a supporting character.
* BigBad: Every play set except ''Monsters University'' seems to have one, and they're frequently available as player characters. This doesn't change the storyline, though, so you can play as Syndrome and battle NPC Syndrome's forces or play as Davy Jones and fight your NPC doppleganger's crew.
* CompositeCharacter: In the game, Maleficent carries her [[Film/{{Maleficent}} film appearance]] but from trailers, acts much like her [[Disney/SleepingBeauty classic personality]].
* ContinueYourMissionDammit: In Play Sets, characters will often give you reminders of your current objective.
* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: Your character is simply magically reassembled on the spot, unless there are checkpoints in the level.
** {{Averted}} in ''2.0'' where when your hero dies, you either need to place a new hero on the base, or restart the mission. Akin to ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}''.
* DoppelgangerCrossover: The game can have [[Creator/JohnnyDepp Capt. Jack Sparrow and Tonto]] together in the Toy Box. Featured in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcQJ4Z28pQc this trailer]].
* EarlyBirdCameo: ComicBook/{{Nova}} and ComicBook/WhiteTiger sport their new costumes from Season 3 of ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'', which hadn't been revealed at the time their game counterparts were first shown.
* EasterEgg: [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Walt Disney World]] is using the new "[=MagicBand=]" RFID system - [[http://zannaland.com/exclusive-disney-infinity-special-item-unlocked-with-magic-band/ and it unlocks special content when used]] in ''Infinity''.
* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: Especially noticeable in ''The Lone Ranger'' content, where the guns are modified to have different sound effects and orange caps on their muzzles to resemble cap guns rather than real ones. Justified as all the characters and firearms are toys.
** Black Widow uses laser guns in 2.0, something she rarely (if ever) does in the comics, and certainly not in the movies.
* FreezeFrameBonus: Stitch, Merida, and Maleficent appear in the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1P3b4YU8so 2.0 trailer]] as Captain America's shield bounces around; as teases for their own inclusion in the game.
* FurryConfusion: In one of the trailers, Mater tries to strike up a conversation with a non-anthropomorphic vehicle.
* GameplayRoulette: Each Play Set focuses on a different game genre; for instance ''The Incredibles'' is primarily a beat-em-up while ''Cars'' focuses on racing. ''Monsters University'' is a third-person stealth shooter, and ''Pirates'' is an exploration game with ship-to-ship combat.
* GenreBusting: The game has many, many, ''many'' different and interesting playstyles, ranging from stealth gameplay to swash-buckling BeatEmUp to a Superhero WideOpenSandbox. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oC5ptkg8DSk The E3 Trailer]] seems to highlight this trope just as much as parody it.
* GroundPound: Certain characters are able to perform this ability, such as those from ''The Incredibles'' or ''Pirates''.
* LeParkour: There are a lot of movement options, which includes grabbing onto windowsills and pipes.
* LevelEditor: One of the game's major selling points.
* LivingToys: All characters in ''Infinity'' are toy versions of themselves. They even break apart upon defeat.
* MacGuffin: Kraken's Bane in the "Pirates" playset.
* MerchandiseDriven
* MilestoneCelebration: An interview noted that Jack Skellington's inclusion was in honor of the 20th anniversary of ''Nightmare Before Christmas''.
* {{Mooks}}: They seem to differ between different worlds, as they should. Davy Jones' crew members for ''Pirates of the Caribbean'', Monsters from a rival university for ''Monsters University'', Syndrome's robots for ''The Incredibles'', Emperor Zurg's drones for ''Toy Story'', members of the Cavendish Gang for ''The Lone Ranger'', Frost Giants for ''The Avengers'', and symbiotes for ''Spider-Man''.
* MythologyGag:
** Part of the ''Pirates'' Play Set is modeled after the Disneyland ride.
** Mater's song in the "Unexpected Pairings" trailer seems to be one to ''Heavy Metal Mater''.
** At the end of the tutorial, Mickey throws you above the castle. The way the castle pans across the the sky and castle after that is reminiscent of the current [[VanityPlate Disney movie logo]], complete with the word "Disney" appearing at the end.
** In his trailer, WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck is [[DropTheHammer associated with a hammer.]] The same hammer he wielded 23 years before in the Master System game ''VideoGame/TheLuckyDimeCaper''.
** In Aladdin and Jasmine's trailer, the two share a moment together, only for Stitch to fly by on a Recognizer and ruin the moment. This is similar to the trailers for ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' where Stitch would hijack into a scene from a previous Disney animated film.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted with Jack Sparrow and Jack Skellington.
* PinballProjectile: The Lone Ranger's six-shooter can fire bullets that ricochet off of metal objects. Tonto's tomahawk axe also works like this.
* ProductPlacement: The games tend to have a share of its characters and Play Sets come from movies released the same year. In the original game, it was ''Monsters University'', ''The Lone Ranger'', and ''Frozen''. For ''2.0'', it's ''Maleficent'', ''Guardians of the Galaxy'', and ''Big Hero 6''.
* RecycledInSpace: ''Toy Story In Space''.
* ReferenceOverdosed: This game covers a lot of Disney property, and it looks like the list will continue to grow. Outside of known playable characters, non-character toys and in-game locations reference ''WesternAnimation/{{Frankenweenie}}'', ''Franchise/TheMuppets'', ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'', ''WesternAnimation/{{DuckTales}}'', even obscure works like ''Disney/TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad'' and ''Film/{{Condorman}}'' and those on the far edges of the Disney family like Creator/{{ESPN}}.
* ReformulatedGame: The 3DS game is a MinigameGame, without any of the console game's LevelEditor stuff.
* RequiredPartyMember: "Play Set" levels can only be played with characters from that specific world - for instance, Mr. Incredible can't be used in a ''Pirates'' Play Set, and pirates in turn can't enter Monsters University. The Marvel Play Sets in ''2.0'' can allow a few characters to be exchanged between them, though; for instance, Nick Fury is a ''Spider-Man'' toy but can cross into ''The Avengers'' while the ''Guardians'' Play Set allows fellow sci-fi heroes Iron Man and Nova.
* RevenueEnhancingDevices: In addition to character figures and Play Sets, Disney is also releasing "Power Discs" in two varieties: round ones provide {{Status Buff}}s and gear for playable characters and hexagonal ones add Toy Box customization options. The discs are even packaged in random assortments like trading cards. There are also translucent-white "Crystal" variant figures with boosted EXP gain and abilities.
* RewardingVandalism: Destroying objects in the game allows you to get sparks to get experience for your character and the coins to buy more toys.
* RoleReprisal: SamuelLJackson voices NickFury, the character he portrays in the MarvelCinematicUniverse, while JKSimmons reprises his role as J. Jonah Jameson from the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy''.
* SequelEscalation: ''2.0'' features much larger environments than the previous game, individual skill trees for each character, and introducing auto-builders for toybox mode.
* ShoutOut: Disney occasionally releases new premade Toy Boxes for download. One of them is "Toy Columbia", a recreation of the setting of ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite''.
* SigilSpam: The game's IN logo is everywhere.
* SpiritualSuccessor: to the ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' video game.
* TokenEvilTeamMate: Venom is this in the Spiderman game campaign. Outside campaigns, Davy Jones, Randy, Syndrome, Ronan the Accuser, Green Goblin, Loki and Venom himself are playable characters.
* ToyTime: Everything in this game is a toy.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: You can pick up otherwise harmless characters and dropkick them.
* WideOpenSandbox: Toy Box Mode. The Play Set worlds also have open-world elements.
* WolverinePublicity: Out of nine decades of Disney history, the majority of franchises represented by Play Sets and figures are ones that have had a movie within '''the last three years!''' The only major exception is ''The Incredibles'' ([[http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2013/08/developer_interview_mathew_solie_on_disney_infinity_toy_box_inspiration_and_future_potential which is apparently still popular with kids]]), and even that's less than ten years old. Aside from that, the only other figures are Jack Skellington and Mickey Mouse. ''2.0'' appears to continue the trend, as the only confirmed characters outside the three-year range are Stitch (12 years old), Aladdin, Jasmine, (22 years) and Donald Duck ([[LongRunners 80 years]]).
** On a more specific note, the ''Toy Story'' Play Set is a ScienceFiction world themed after EnsembleDarkhorse Buzz Lightyear. Justified in this case, as the Toy Box mode already takes care of the movie's "living toys" concept, and Woody and Jessie's home genre of TheWestern is covered by the ''Lone Ranger'' Play Set.
** The second game features the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, which became a hot property after the release of ''The Avengers'' a few years before; with most of the focus on the Avengers themselves plus a tease of one of their other AAA heroes, Spider-Man (ironically, [[ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} the trope namer]] himself is absent so far). ''Guardians'' was also teased with the comics' {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s Rocket Raccoon and Groot.
* XMeetsY: Could be described as ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet'' meets ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' meets ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}'' meets Creator/{{Disney}}.
* YourSizeMayVary: Part of the reason the toy justification is used is because if they use the "real" characters, they'd be out of scale (imagine action figure Buzz Lightyear next to full-size car Lightning [=McQueen=]). This is especially noticeable with Tinkerbell, as here she's sized the same as any other human(oid) while every other appearance of hers emphasizes just how ''tiny'' she is.