''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.

[[folder:Playable Characters]]
''(series with accompanying Play Sets are marked with a star)''

* Mr. and Mrs. Incredible, Violet, Dash, and Syndrome from ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''*
* Mike, Sulley, and Randall from ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity''*
* Captain Jack Sparrow, Barbossa, and Davy Jones from ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''*
* Lightning [=McQueen=], Mater, Holley, and Francesco from ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}''*
* The Lone Ranger and Tonto from ''Film/TheLoneRanger''*
* Buzz Lightyear, Woody, and Jessie from ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''*
* MickeyMouse ([[Disney/{{Fantasia}} Sorcerer's Apprentice]] version)
* Jack Skellington from ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''
* Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope Von Schweetz from ''Disney/WreckItRalph''
* Phineas Flynn and Perry the Platypus from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''
* Rapunzel from ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''
* Anna and Elsa from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''

ComicBook/TheAvengers in general and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica in specific have been teased for upcoming "2.0" 2014 version of the game.


* AlternateContinuity: The ''Incredibles'' world is set in a Metroville where Syndrome did ''not'' kidnap Jack-Jack and simply sent more of his robots on the city.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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]].
* EasterEgg: The DisneyThemeParks are currently testing out a new "Magic Band" RFID system - [[http://zannaland.com/exclusive-disney-infinity-special-item-unlocked-with-magic-band/ and yes, it unlocks something]] 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.
** Which is weird since the ''Pirates'' characters' special ability is a regular flintlock pistol that shoots [[AvertedTrope real bullets]].
* 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 will be 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 from ''Toy Story'', and members of the Cavendish Gang for ''The Lone Ranger''.
* 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 Disney movie logo.
* 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: ''Monsters U'' and ''The Lone Ranger'' both came out the same summer that ''Infinity'' was released. In fact, it looks like Disney is using ''Infinity'' Play Sets as the movies' official tie-in games instead of making separate ones. ''Frozen'' gets a similar deal, with character figures (but no Play Set) arriving about the same time the movie releases.
* {{Recycled IN SPACE}}!: [[TwoWordsObviousTrope Four Words: "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 ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', ''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.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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 10 years old. Aside from that, the only other figures are Jack Skellington and Mickey Mouse.
** 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.
* XMeetsY: Could be described as ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet'' meets ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' meets Creator/{{Disney}}
** Or Disney meets ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}''