Boss Rush Banter: Which Pixar Movie Should be Adapted to a AAA Video Game?

Last week Pixar released it’s 25th animated feature film, Turning Red (read our review here). The movie brings early 2000s Toronto to life, imbuing the city with vibrant colors and Anime influences. If there is one thing Pixar is known for, it is creating fully realized and believable locations for their characters and stories to take place in. From an Australian reef to Andy’s room to Monstropolis, each location the team at Pixar has created is teeming with detail, creativity, and secrets to explore. Which brings us to our question of the day: which Pixar world would you like to see adapted to a video game?

There have been Pixar video games in the past, from Toy Story to Cars to Monsters, Inc, but for the most part the games have been either aimed at much younger audiences or have been poorly executed cash-grab movie tie-ins. I’m talking here about a major AAA studio taking on a Pixar property and creating an open world, fully explorable game set in the world created for that specific movie.

I’d love an action-adventure game set in the world of The Incredibles, where you can swap out members of the Parr family at will and fight crime in the neo-retro world created for the two movies. Or even a simulation game set in the world of Finding Nemo, where you are tasked with raising a fish family of your own, navigating the perils of the Great Barrier Reef.

Imagine a Toy Story game that had an “Andy’s Coming!” mechanic, where you had to immediately stop what you were doing because a human was coming into the room? But then when the humans were gone, you could explore the entire house, getting into all sorts of shenanigans at toy height.

For me, I think the movie Luca is ripe for translation to a video game. The Italian sea-side town is a gorgeous location to explore, with land travel as a human and sea travel as a sea monster to add some variety to the gameplay. There could be stealth sections as a human where you have to avoid getting wet so that people don’t find out your secret, and levels where you are competing in the Portorosso Cup. But that’s just me–which Pixar film would you like to see as a AAA video game? Let us know in the comments below or join the conversation on Boss Rush Discord and Facebook.

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