9 Disney franchises that need to be in Disney Lorcana

These classic Disney franchises feel perfect for the ink-based battles of Disney Lorcana.
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Disney Lorcana is growing month-to-month, with new sets and franchises debuting in the TCG on a regular basis. Already, it’s got representation from franchises like Winnie the Pooh, The Little Mermaid, 101 Dalmations, Aladdin, and so much more in upcoming sets. Even niche films like Treasure Planet and Atlantis are included in the card game – but as ever with Disney, there’s always greater depths to explore.

As of writing, there are plenty more Disney franchises we’d love to see, from classic cartoons to underrated live-action adventures. Here are a few choice picks on the GamesHub wishlist for future Disney Lorcana sets.

The Black Cauldron

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Thematically, The Black Cauldron feels perfect for Disney Lorcana. This film is essentially Disney’s answer to Dungeons & Dragons, with more creepy beasties and horror-fantasy villains than you can shake a stick at. They’d all be right at home in Disney Lorcana, which is basically a Disney-fied version of D&D anyway.

While this film isn’t nearly as popular as Disney’s biggest franchises, it still has a passionate audience of weird kids and adults, who’d all appreciate the nod to one of Disney’s strangest adventures. Its inclusion in Disney Lorcana wouldn’t be without precedent, actually – The Horned King featured as a villain in Ravensburger’s Disney Villainous. He’d be a great, creepy inclusion in Lorcana.

Pirates of the Caribbean

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Pirates of the Caribean deserves a spot in Disney Lorcana – and particularly when you consider the card game’s themes. Many of its sets focus on the ocean and exploration (Moana, The Little Mermaid) so throwing a few pirates in to break up the peace would be lovely.

Jack Sparrow, Will Turner, and Elizabeth Swann are icons, and they would easily translate to the world of Lorcana, with abilities revolving around seafaring or swashbuckling. Davy Jones in particular feels like a must-have in Disney Lorcana, as he’d have great synergy with Ursula, and the other creepy-crawlies of the ocean.

A Pirates of the Caribbean crossover feels very likely for Disney Lorcana, and we expect that any Pirates debut would be a massive deal, potentially arriving in the form of a completely new set, with boosters and dual hero/villain decks.

Darkwing Duck

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DuckTales is already in Disney Lorcana, so the next logical step is to include the best Disney duck of all, Darkwing Duck. Alongside his trusty companion Launchpad, Darkwing would be a great and very popular inclusion in Disney Lorcana – and as a crime fighter and detective, he’d likely have very thematic lore-finding mechanics.

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The world of Darkwing Duck is also full of wonderful, chaotic villains that could be included. There’s NegaDuck, Quackerjack, Megavolt, Lidquidator, Bushroot… the list goes on. Darkwing Duck is filled with timeless, still-beloved characters, and they all deserve a chance to shine in Disney Lorcana.

Kingdom Hearts

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Kingdom Hearts is a major Disney crossover game. That relationship should go both ways. While including Kingdom Hearts in Disney Lorcana would be complicated by rights issues, as Square Enix would need to be fully on board (and the company is currently working with Wizards of the Coast on a Final Fantasy set for competitor, Magic: The Gathering), that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t work.

Kingdom Hearts has been lightly-referenced by Disney over the last few years, with nods in Mirrorverse and the recent Chip and Dale film, so there’s really no reason why the series can’t become more integrated into the Disney universe. We already know Sora is best mates with Goofy and Donald – and surely they can introduce him to their friends. Beyond having potential for cool character inclusions, a Kingdom Hearts crossover could also introduce more magical mechanics into Disney Lorcana, as the iconic series Keyblades can do wonderful things.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

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The Nightmare Before Christmas coming to Disney Lorcana feels inevitable. For a single, standalone film, it still carries a lot of heft in the world of Disney, and it features in pretty much every major Disney crossover – it’s in Kingdom Hearts, Villainous*, Disney Dreamlight Valley, Mirrorverse, and so on.

Let’s get back to Villainous, actually. This tabletop game series is created by Ravensburger, so we know the company has worked with Disney on a Nightmare Before Christmas crossover before. That significantly enhances the potential for its inclusion in Disney Lorcana, and makes it far more likely that upcoming sets will either include The Nightmare Before Christmas, or be themed around the classic film. A light-horror set would be great for kids and adults, and it would certainly spice up decks with some Halloween and/or Christmas cheer.

Haunted Mansion

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The Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland (and its many variants) has a plethora of cool characters that would go fit right into matches of Disney Lorcana. The ride has remained popular for its neat design, but is also fan-favourite for its unique ghosts and ghouls, each of which have their own personalities and back stories. The Hatbox Ghost is a beloved villain with an iconic design, and the Hitchhiking Ghosts (Ezra, Gus, and Phineas) are also very well-liked. They even have their own board game, in Call of the Spirits.

It wouldn’t be too much of a stretch for these ghosts to make their way to Disney Lorcana, and with some very nice synergies. The three hitchhiking ghosts would work great together, potentially nabbing you extra lore or attack power in challenges. The Hatbox Ghost also has plenty of “final boss” energy that could serve you well in matches. Beyond these potential cards, there’s plenty of other iconic characters to choose from, should Haunted Mansion become part of Disney Lorcana.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit? is the least likely classic franchise to be included in Disney Lorcana due to its adult themes and raciness, but it would be an incredible inclusion. Roger Rabbit himself – despite the maturity of his home film – has achieved a longevity through cameos in places like Disneyland (he’s responsible for the Toontown section of the park). The kids of today may not have watched Who Framed Roger Rabbit? but they’re likely to recognise him regardless, and for the adults, his inclusion would be a nice nod to history.

Jessica Rabbit would be a more difficult inclusion, just based on design, and the need for Lorcana to remain kid-friendly – but as a potential exclusive, she’d certainly be highly coveted. Her potential appearance, and that of Roger Rabbit, would likely also be complicated by character rights issues, but we can always dream about them appearing in Lorcana.

The Mighty Ducks (1996)

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Remember The Mighty Ducks? I don’t mean the classic live-action film, or even the TV series that followed it. Let’s talk about the animated TV show, where the titular “Mighty Ducks” were a group of hockey-playing duck-aliens from space. It’s so unclear how you get this show out of the live-action movie, but thank god we did – The Mighty Ducks ruled in the 1990s, and they rule now.

We’d love to see them debut in Disney Lorcana, with some special alien-themed abilities to boot. As a team, the Mighty Ducks have plenty of opportunity for synergy while hunting for lore, and they’d be a lovely, nostalgic throwback for adult players. Put Nosedive, Tanya, Grin, Wildwing, Mallory, or Duke in Disney Lorcana, and prepare for a clash of the ages.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010)

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Disney Lorcana already alludes quite heavily to the original Sorcerer’s Apprentice, with dedicated wizard cards for Mickey Mouse. But what about The Sorcerer’s Apprentice – the 2010 film starring Jay Baruchel and Nicolas Cage? You can probably count on one hand how many people watched, enjoyed, or loved this film, but count the GamesHub crew among them.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is a fun, silly, over-the-top film that features a great turn from good ol’ Nic Cage, as well as villains galore in Alfred Molina’s Horvath, and Monica Belucci and Alice Krige as Morgana le Fay. As a live action interpretation of Fantasia, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice does wild and wonderful things with the lore. It didn’t review particularly well on release, but it’s a film worth remembering, and paying homage to – even if it’s just in the form of a powerful “Nic Cage as Balthazar” cameo card.

Failing that, we can always get Nic Cage in via a National Treasure set, right?

Leah J. Williams is a gaming and entertainment journalist who's spent years writing about the games industry, her love for The Sims 2 on Nintendo DS and every piece of weird history she knows. You can find her tweeting @legenette most days.