Part of The Infinite Loops project.
On October 16, 1923, brothers Walt and Roy O. Disney founded the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio, which established itself as a leader in the American animation industry (becoming the first company in the English-speaking world to produce and release a full-length animated feature film) before diversifying into live-action film production, television, and theme parks. Changing names a few times over the years, it became The Walt Disney Company in 1986, expanding its existing operations and also starting divisions focused upon theater, radio, music, publishing, and online media.
The Disney/Kingdom Hearts Loops are the home of all the characters and settings which were created or are otherwise owned by The Walt Disney Company, covering almost 95 years' worth of material across many different media formats. These include:
- Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (Walt's first major creation) and the Classic Disney Shorts (Mickey Mouse and associated characters);
- the Disney Animated Canon (over twenty of these fifty-plus films are their own Loops);
- Pixar films (about half of them as of this writing);
- assorted other animated and live-action films created by Disney, such as The Nightmare Before Christmas and Pirates of the Caribbean;
- Disney Television Animation (from DuckTales (1987) to Star vs. the Forces of Evil (2015) and a lot in between);
- Various animated shows that weren't created by Disney, but air on Disney channels internationally (such as Miraculous Ladybug);
- Rick Riordans Shared Universe (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Heroes of Olympus, The Trials of Apollo, The Kane Chronicles and Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard) released under Disney Publishing Worldwide;
- and the Kingdom Hearts series.
The Disney Loopers are generally a friendly sort, welcoming to outside Loopers and non-Loopers alike.
The Disney/Kingdom Hearts Loops can be found here. The original compilation by founding threadhead MrEgret can be found here. The second compilation, by second threadhead Anon e Mouse Jr. (which revises and then continues the original) can be found here.
The Disney/Kingdom Hearts Loops provide examples of:
- Arranged Marriage: A loop between Oswald / Princess Luna and Mickey / Princess Celestia.
- Automated Automobiles: Tyler's van, as part of what the author called a "rerailment of Twilight" timeline.
- Collector of the Strange: Goliath (from Gargoyles) keeps a collection of Vinnie's pie-shooting bazookas.
- Deconstructive Parody: Has had a few loops where this happened to the soap opera genre, showing how a sane person would react to the ridiculous plot twists in them. Also for the Twilight universe.
- Dying Curse: In Loop 33.25, Ursula enacted a Dresden Files-style Death Curse, anchored to her sister Morgana (to ensure it would stick) on Ariel, giving her seven more days with Eric and then a lifetime trapped in a place far from both he and her father's kingdoms and the people who lived there. Fortunately, King Triton was able to add a Curse Escape Clause to it after the fact. Also fortunately, the original curse couldn't affect someone who hadn't been conceived when it was cast, meaning that Ariel had her daughter Melody for company until Belle came along and was able to start the curse's breaking.
- For the Lulz: What is the first action Oswald and Luna do after they are awaken? Prank Celestia of course.
- Genre Savvy: Double Subverted with Mickey when he became Shazam, as he can "almost taste the upcoming adventure hook" but dismissed it as "spending way too much time in Loops based off of RPGs." Oh, how right he is.
- Loads and Loads of Characters: It is a company wide loops, rather than a specific franchise, with Loopers from close to four dozen movies and TV shows, the Kingdom Hearts games, the classic Disney shorts and Rick Riordan's shared universe (this last set came about since the books are released through Disney Publishing Worldwide).
- Pie in the Face: It's Gargoyles canon that Goliath gets hit in the face with a banana cream pie (fired via bazooka). In the Loops, it's an unavoidable Running Gag that he gets shot in the face with it at least once a Loop. He finds it annoying, but ultimately harmless (especially compared to the Doctor getting shot by a Dalek and forcing a Regeneration), and is willing to let bygones be bygones... even when it happens multiple times in one Loop.
- Proscenium Reveal: Loop 10.10, a Disney/MLP Loop, appears to be featuring Disney characters against the Conversion Bureau... then the last scene break is followed by "And cut! Print! That's a wrap! Good job everyone!", revealing that it wasn't the real Bureau at all - Mickey and Celestia were just starring in a movie based on that setting.
- Psychic Power: Oswald has this.
- Real-Person Fic: In the Managing the Company timeline. Subverted is that there is the obviously fictional "Networking Illuminati Against Really Good Shows and Ideas" (N.I.A.R.G.I) involvement.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Rich Loopers have literally bought out problems during Fused Loops.
- Screwed by the Lawyers: In-Universe, The legal right splitting the characters of the MCU is mentioned in the Managing the Company timeline.
- Squick: In-Universe, how Oswald, Minnie and Mickey react to the "imprinting" mechanic.
- Take That!: Many.
- The Anchors think Margaret White would "get eaten by someone's dog, and poison it." after they turned her into a newt.
- Mickey thinks of soap opera's story telling style as "More plot twists than you could shake a stick at, and not a lick of sense among them."
- A less mean-spirited one would be Goofy managed to make Kingdom Hearts III "to be less mind-screwy than previous installments" and think the games weren't created on a sober mind.
- Minnie thinks that it "can't be too difficult" to do a better job than Bella Swan. She also thinks Edward's actions are creepy and patronizing but was treated as "romantic".
- The whole concept of imprinting is mocked by both Leah and Oswald. The latter even took drastic measure to remove it. Likewise, the "sparkly vampire" is mocked by Oswald.
- Yandere: Minnie for Mickey in one timeline. They agreed to never speak about it.