IN WHICH OUR INTREPID HEROES MUST…
Rid their cartoon universe of dark forces called The Heartless.
WHAT MAKES IT GREAT:
This was a partnership no one saw coming: Square, the game publisher behind the Final Fantasy series, joining forces with Disney and its trove of iconic movies. And, son of a gun, it actually works. A trio of spiky-haired adventurers, in their long campaign battling the Heartless, travel to various worlds, each based on a particular set of Disney characters: Neverland, as you might expect, features Peter Pan and Tinkerbell; the Deep Jungle is inhabited by Tarzan, Jane, and Terk. (Characters from later Final Fantasy titles are also introduced.) Top-notch production values infuse almost every aspect of this unlikely hit.
DID YOU KNOW?
Haley Joel Osment, a few years after The Sixth Sense, and Hayden Panettiere, a few years before Heroes, voice two of the main characters.