We now have confirmation that the next update for Disney Dreamlight Valley will bring Toy Story characters, clothing, furniture, and a themed realm to the game. We’ve also seen very strong hints at Stitch from Lilo and Stitch coming to the game as part of a winter update on the same day.
But what about the next next update? Who should we make room for in our increasingly crowded village?
We’ve compiled all the hints we could find in the game, from characters in the backgrounds of memories to digging through the text files to find character names, and ranked them all from “Very Likely” — as in, we think these will be very soon — to the less likely ones that will either come later, or not at all.
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Beauty and the Beast
There are loads of furniture and clothing options in Scrooge’s shop that are from Beauty and the Beast, but the most convincing hint is that Belle and the Beast have been spotted in Dreamlight Valley in memories and the title screen. If we had to bet, we’d say this is the most likely next addition, since we already know they have character models!
The Lion King
Again, we have Scar, so why not Simba? We’ve seen Simba in the trailer along with Timon and Pumbaa, so it’s pretty certain that this will be a future update, but whether it’s the next update is uncertain. We think players would be disappointed if this was an update of its own, especially so soon after the addition of Scar — more variety would be welcome before Gameloft start fleshing out existing areas.
We already have Mother Gothel, so Rapunzel is a shoo-in, along with Eugene. We’ve also seen what looks like Rapunzel’s iconic tower, which… feels a bit mean, doesn’t it? Wasn’t that basically her prison???
We’ve seen Olaf in trailers. He’s definitely coming to the game. He can live with Elsa in her depressing ice cave, maybe?
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We’ve seen Cinderella in trailers, but that’s not all. There’s a lot of Cindy-themed clothing and that one mannequin that always seems to be in the shop, but our biggest clue is that we think Cinderella might be the one living in that pumpkin house up in the Forgotten Lands. Who else loves pumpkins as much as she does? Jack Skellington? Unlikely.
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Again, lots of memories, clothing, and furniture to do with Wreck-It Ralph — and we can imagine Ralph and Vanellope fitting right in to the vibe of Dreamlight Valley. Better than Cinderella, anyway, who doesn’t really have much going on in terms of personality (sorry). Vanellope and Ralph have both been spotted in trailers, but there may be more characters along the way, too!
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We’ve seen a lot to do with Monsters Inc. in trailers, and there are memories of Mike and Sully in the game, but there’s not much in the way of furniture and clothing to do with the movies, so this one is not quite as likely as the others, if you ask us.
Not quite as much furniture from Up — and certainly no clothing, because it doesn’t really have much in the way of memorable outfits — but we can easily imagine this Pixar masterpiece making its way to Dreamlight Valley. The house alone would be worth it.
Atlantis: The Lost Empire
This one is an interesting addition, because it’s not the most well-known Disney film, but given that the “Old Ruler’s Lost Diaries” are all in Atlantean script, and the ruins around the beach are very Atlantis-inspired, we wouldn’t be totally surprised to see this film being a large part of Dreamlight’s lore.
All of the below movies have had their characters appear in the text files of the game, but they are only “likely” because we’ve seen very little in the way of hints in the form of clothing or furniture — although some of them have one or two pieces here and there.
- Alice in Wonderland
- The Incredibles
- Raya and the Last Dragon
Each one of these movies has one or two pieces of furniture or clothing associated with them in the game, and not much else. They also don’t appear in the leaked text files. We don’t want to discount them ever coming to the game, but we doubt they’ll be soon.
- Sleeping Beauty
- Snow White
There’s been no hint of these games, as far as we can see. Again, they might come to the game some day, which is why they’re only quite unlikely and not very unlikely, but we doubt they’re on Gameloft’s immediate radar. We’re happy to be proved wrong, of course…
- The Princess and the Frog
- One Hundred and One Dalmatians
- The Nightmare Before Christmas
- Big Hero 6
- Peter Pan
- Lady and the Tramp
- Winnie the Pooh
- The Jungle Book
- Turning Red
- A Bug’s Life
These are the games that we think might never come to Dreamlight Valley, and for good reason.
The Black Cauldron
This incredibly dark and gorgeously animated Disney film about death, evil, and pigs deserves better, but this is perhaps not the place for it to make a comeback.
Hunchback of Notre Dame
We’d love Esmeralda, Clopin, and Quasimodo in the game, but… it’s probably a bit too dark for kids. Also, can you imagine having to model the entirety of Notre Dame for their house? But the outfits would be glorious.
Name your reason. There are no roads in Dreamlight Valley. The cars wouldn’t fit down most of the paths and bridges. And we just don’t think befriending vehicles is what anyone had in mind for Disney Dreamlight Valley, anyway.
Listen, if we all had to rank our favourite Disney characters, we highly doubt any of the Aristocats would make it. Are they cute? Sure. But they’d probably kill Remy.
A Bug’s Life
I mean, where would the fish live?
Mostly for biological and psychological reasons, we really don’t think it’s likely that we’ll see the emotions of a fictional child running around in Dreamlight Valley.
The Emperor’s New Groove
Kuzco’s palace is just way too big. That’s the whole point of the movie. He’s got too much stuff. We’d be happy to see the llama in the game, though, but our hopes are not high… it really feels like Disney forgot about this movie!
Firstly, we don’t really want real dinosaurs in our tidy village. Secondly, did anyone even remember this movie existing?
All the other stuff Disney technically owns
Marvel, Star Wars, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Anastasia, The Muppets, Narnia, Indiana Jones, The Pirates of the Caribbean, X-Men, Avatar, Alien, Predator, Die Hard, Ice Age, Planet of the Apes…
There are probably a billion Disney/Pixar movies that we missed off this list, but it’s not our fault when Disney keeps buying more stuff. What do you think will be next? And have you found hints of future updates yourself? Let us know in the comments below!