Top Ten Reasons Why Disney Shouldn't Buy Nintendo

Disney's already bought enough stuff. But buying Nintendo is the worse idea I've ever heard.

The Top Ten

1 Disney has already bought enough franchises and ruined them.

Agreed. Disney should never buy any more, yet the idea of them buying Nintendo is a horrible idea, also unlikely since Nintendo has been around way longer than Disney has, and the whole Japanese law or something is what keeps a company like Disney from buying a company like Nintendo.

Disney is a greedy pig. That's all I have to say.

I'm afraid that, with all that money they got from their latest box office successes, such as the new Star Wars film being the all-time highest grossing movie in the box office nowadays, I fear that they have enough money to buy a video game company like Nintendo. Do not want.

They ruined star wars which was bad enough. Do you really wanna see them ruin franchises like Mario Zelda or Pokemon? - nintendofan126

If you think the new Star Wars 8 trailer looks like crap, you should get your eyes checked. - Benster7703

I don't mind Star Wars being owned by Disney. But I hope they don't buy Nintendo.

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2 They would ruin good franchises

It would suck to see Star Fox ruined. It would be ruined even more if Disney crosses it over with The Lion King if they buy Nintendo. DO NOT WANT.

Even it's a what-if thing, Disney has ruined franchises, such as Lucas Film's Star Wars and Marvel. If Disney gets their hands on anything else. Then entertainment would become childish and boring. But that's my opinion. Don't hate me.

This list is pointless the crossovers and stuff have you watched wreck it ralph Bowser is in it with a bit other cameos Disney makes games for Nintendo systems too I agree Disney shouldn't buy Nintendo but this list is pointless so pointless why would Disney ever buy Nintendo it would be pointless

Mario would probly be filled with dum songs and. Bad game play Nintendo's 21st beter then these drink pigs

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3 They would turn Nintendo into a toy company

Yeah I know Nintendo use to be a toy company and they make toys for some of their franchises. But Disney would just milk it for toys until the cow runs outta milk. - nintendofan126

Nintendo makes plushes and toys

Nintendo Was a toy company, so maybe it would work out? - bjinmaro64

They'd use it as slave until it is destroyed - TwilightKitsune

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4 They would make horrible TV shows out of good Nintendo games.

Well, Pokemon already has a show. And Mario and Zelda had shows in the 1980s. And Kirby has an anime. But Disney would take it to far and milk that cow until the cow has just about had it. - nintendofan126

4 words. Well excuse me princess

Gee, it sure is boring around here, MY BOI! - bjinmaro64

It's Animal Crossing, the T.V show!
'Welcoome to Animal Crossing,
Where everyone's happy!
The mayor is always bossing,
And he's sometimes snappy!
Let's meet Rooosie!
The cutest girl in town!
She's never nosy,
She'll turn your frown upside down!

this would be horrible

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5 They would add a tickling mechanic to every game and remove normal combat to make it "kid friendly 10/10 thumbs up parent approved and cute" according to their standards.

If they did that crap I would bring all the anti-change Nintendo fans together and form a company called "GameSaviors" and buy back Nintendo. Then I would let Nintendo do whatever it wanted. - 404_name_missing

If they did that crap I would bring all the anti-change Nintendo fans together and go purchase guns, no reason. - Benster7703

And Pokemon Amie/Refresh would get renamed to fit this trope. - 404_name_missing

This sucker got to sixth place?

Wow! - 404_name_missing

6 They might try and make a Nintendo movie

I would really, really hate to see what Disney would do to Fire Emblem if they get their hands on the franchise; They would turn Karel into a villain (which he never was), and they would turn characters such as Lyn or Hector into people of color for the sake of adding diversity, which is not what the characters intended to be, and they would give one of the main protagonists an annoying comic-relief sidekick, which I'm so sick of. Plus, they would take away what made the series great in the first place and replace them with overused tropes and cliches that we already seen in their movies. That would be just dumb and downright horrible.

If one were to make a Nintendo movie, it would be better if a non-Disney company, or even Nintendo themselves, make it.

Look, I have heard that Disney is going to release Wreck-It Ralph 2, which means this is going to be horrible, who would want to see a crazy, mixed-up video game villain break the Internet? In fact, this is bad! I do not want Mario to be in that movie, in fact, Universal is making a Nintendo theme park. So please, WiR2 should get cancelled right now.

No matter how bad it would be would definitely be better than the Mario bros movie that's for sure

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7 There would be even more ads on TV

If you're sick hearing about Disney's ads non-stop, then you better pray they don't buy Nintendo. - nintendofan126

Anyways Disney is for losers

OH GOD BEST REASON YET - spodermanfan1000


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8 Disney will spread it's stereotypical views about animals and such onto Nintendo's franchises.

Exactly. If Disney got their greedy mouse gloves on, say, Star Fox, then they'll have Fox and his team fight against spotted hyenas instead of the wolves, pigs, monkeys, reptiles, dinosaurs, alien invasion or fish like in the previous Star Fox games, because they think that "the LYIN KING IS the BEST ever! 1".

Just imagine what they'll do to Pokemon if they did that! And don't get me started on what the PETA did with Pokemon Black & Blue! That game was an insult to what Pokemon was all about.

If they make Rosalina a dumb blonde, Imma have to slap a ho, m'kay? - PrincessKiana

9 All the Nintendo heroes would have to team up with Simba

I agree with the comment about Link killing Simba and using his heart as a heart container.

And then Link teleports in with the Ocarina of Time, pulls out the Master Sword, and chops Simba's head off forever, and eats his heart while the Zelda du du du du music plays and displays the message, "You got a heart container! Collect more to increase your life! "

But Simba is awesome although I don't want a crossover with nintendo - VideoGamefan5

10 They might try to make a video game

Or Nintendo making a video game based on a Disney property, such as The Lion Guard? I hope not.

After Frozen and Big Hero 6 (don't judge), I don't trust Disney. - TwilightKitsune

It would suck to see a Lion Guard game made by Nintendo. Hope this does not happen.

KH is a terrible game franchise, not good at all. Disney Infinity is just Disney's answer to Skylanders. Also, Disney is so bad for gaming that I heard that Disney Infinity is no longer in prodiction and that Disney Interactive has closed down for good.

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The Contenders

11 All the Nintendo villains would have to team up with Scar or have the whole hyena population as henchmen

Not all hyenas have to be bad, you know.

It is bad enough that the Pooh's Adventures community does this with every antagonist they see. We just don't want it being turned into "official".

12 Every character would be sugar-coated

Is Kylo ren sugarcoated?

13 There would be a preschool spinoff show for every Nintendo game on Disney Jr.

Have nothing against preschool but there are some franchises that are not suited for that genre in the first place. But the worst case scenario is that it would have hinted dark and explicit overtones like The Lion Guard did. That would just suck. It would be even worse if it were to crossover with that show.

Noo! No LOZ remakes. There to special!

I have seen their existing dumb "Preschool educational kid-friendly" shows via retrospect.
They are horrid.

I would HATE if they did that crap to earthbound. - 404_name_missing

14 They might make some Nintendo franchises into reality shows

When was the last time Disney had a good reality show? The only reason people watch Disney is because of Gravity Falls. Nobody's gonna watch any of the reality shows based off Nintendo if they make them. (And I hope they don't) - nintendofan126

A Nintendo version of Descendants? No thanks.

Noo please don't do it don't ruin Mario or Zelda or animal crossing or geez I'm ranting

OH MY GOSH, don't say such things! - bjinmaro64

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15 They might make a Nintendo and Disney crossover

What is wrong with that is because The Lion King would be involved in the crossover, and we don't want that.

Disney in Super Smash Bros.? No thanks.

This is a bad idea. A very bad idea.

That would be weird - bjinmaro64

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16 They would use Disney Channel stars as a potential voice cast in a show

No. That would be absolutely horrible and put me of Disney forever.

Now this is legitimately the first REAL issue on this board.

I don't want to see Miley as Peach at all - ParkerFang

Like Selena Gomez as Princess Daisy. Thank God Viacom didn't own Nintendo!

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17 They would ruin good franchises especially by making musicals out of them.
18 They would get even more hate and criticism than they have now

Right. This is one of the reasons why Disney should never buy Nintendo.

Not every gamer loves the Walt Disney Company to tell the truth, and the thought of Disney buying Nintendo would be very upsetting to Nintendo's non-Disney fanbase.

I like Disney and Nintendo but Disney buying Nintendo is a BIG FAIL

A lot of people love they non greedy nintendo though - bjinmaro64

19 They would make everything cringey

It would suck to see what Disney would do with Fire Emblem. Think of ten horrific possibilities:

1. They would depict Karel as a villain or antagonist instead of the anti-hero turned wise mentor he happens to be in Fire Emblem 7: Blazing Sword and Fire Emblem 6: Binding Blade respectively. That would suck, given that he never had an antagonistic role and was an ally to the heroes in both games he's in. In addition, Guy would be seen as the "Saint of Swords" instead of Karel, and would be portrayed as his heroic archenemy instead of his pupil on his same side in the game. That would just suck and would make the series mediocre at best.

2. The lords would recruit Harken in this storyline instead of Karel, while Karel is portrayed as one of the antagonists. Just because you prefer one character over another doesn't make the other character "evil".

3. Lyn would be changed into a black woman for the sake of Disney's obsession with putting diversity ...more

No offense to anyone and I really didn't mean to use the words 'black' or 'white' here. It would be just cringey if Disney race-swapped any of Nintendo's characters in my opinion.


20 Disney will try to give some of Nintendo's heroes or other non-villain characters the "adaptational villainy" treatment, like they did with Kaa from the original story.

Some Nintendo characters that are heroes, allies, friends of the hero, or even anti-heroes would be considered 'villainous' in Disney standards due to their appearance or personality. This kind of worries me, since I like some of those Nintendo 'heroes' and I'm worried about them getting the 'Kaa treatment'. (Kaa was actually one of Mowgli's friends or mentors in the original Jungle Book novel that Disney's movie of the same name was based on. Disney just changed it to a villain because they couldn't accept a snake as a heroic character) I'm especially worried about a certain 'Sword Demon' getting this treatment if Disney would dare to get their hands on Fire Emblem and make an adaption of it; I don't think he would fit.

21 They would insert naughty subliminal messages into their franchises

Yah I agree with this Disney has lots of subliminal messages
Please leave Nintendo anlone

What the hells wrong with that.

What's wrong with that?

Nintendo has subliminal messages too..

22 They would never let any + 18 / Mature games on Nintendo Ever

They wouldn't like T-rated games either and they would make Zelda into a game for 3 year olds!

Cause deadpool doesn't exist

Such things as Fatal Frame, Zombiu, Dementium, The Call, Resident Evil Revelations, Resident evil Archives a new SIlent Hill, not even New MOnster Hunters or maybe without the blood cause damn children, yeah there is splatoon but its not the first game I came to buy the Wii U or a new Horror game would never appear not even considered on current and new Nintendo consoles, who knows maybe even take oout the Virtual console roms.

23 It would increase the chances of Sora from Kingdom Hearts appearing in a Super Smash Bros. game

As a SSB fan, this is a nightmare that I seriously don't want becoming a reality. I do not like KH and Sora would not be a good addition to SSB. Sora4Smash? No chance! Sorry.

24 Disney owns too many companies and should not buy more.
25 It would be too expensive to acquire.

Nintendo has been around way before Disney (in the late 1800's, this is way before they went to the video game industry), while the Disney company was founded in 1923. Chances are, Nintendo may be a large corporation of it's own, and would be way too expensive for someone like Disney to acquire them, no matter how much money they have.

26 Disney would try to turn good franchises into musicals

If so, then all the characters would have to sing songs, the Disney way. Not all fictional characters are singers, you know.

Uhh I would hate that it would suck to see the legend of Zelda turned into a musical or maybe Mario bros. This better not happ n

27 Smash Bros will never feature a non-Nintendo/Disney character

That's definitely a downgrade but still not horrible.

28 They would make the villains too soft

Scar and the Kingdom Hearts villains are terrible excuses for villains, enough said.

Or they'd make the anti-heroes more villainous. Which I'm also worried about.

Link: Stop doing that! It's mean.
Ganon: Okay, I'll stop.


Yeah, Cause villains like Scar, the kingdom heart villains, Bill cipher don't exist.

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29 Disney would have to change an existing character into a racial stereotype for the sake of adding more diversity.

Just look what happened when Disney bought out Marvel back in 2009, they somehow race-lifted some of their characters in later issues or such. The characters from the original Marvel comic of Big Hero 6 were an all-Japanese cast, but when Disney made the animated film adaption, they race-lifted those characters into multiple ethnic groups for the sake of the diversity trend. I am worried that, if Disney were to buy a game company such as Nintendo, they would do the same to their characters. This is why they can't buy them. If you really want to add more diversity to a cast, then it's better to make entirely new characters instead of changing existing ones.

30 Disney would give Nintendo's franchises the live-action remake or direct-to-video sequel treatment.

I am so sick of Disney milking everything to death. Hope this does not happen to beloved video games of the non-Disney side.

31 Disney would force Nintendo to make a game based on The Lion King or The Lion Guard

That would suck.

32 They would waste their money

So true. I wish more people (and the companies themselves) would realize that.

33 It'd be Club Penguin all over again.

True. Disney ruins so many video games. It's sickening. Just don't let them acquire any more properties.

Just let this speak for itself. - GengarGuy

34 Disney would make Nintendo more greedy and corrupt than before and would end up being the shadow of their former selves.

That would just suck. It's bad enough that some of Nintendo shuts down fan projects and hasn't made a new F-Zero game (or a new game of any obscure IP of theirs) for a heck of a long time, but to make them as greedy and corrupt as Disney is now, is not right. Nintendo is not the same as Disney, people. There is no "Sisi Ni Sawa" between the two at all.

35 They would add a tickling mechanic to every single game there is.

*Shudders* If they do that, I will be so mad, I might just work together with other angry Nintendo fans to buy nintendo back. - 404_name_missing

36 They would make the game WAY too easy

Enough said.

37 They own WAY too many things now

This terrifies me, because when there were rumors when Disney would buy Hasbro, I thought it would be true. The MLP movie is out, and it can, if not, WILL happen. I'm just terrified if Nintendo gets into that sort of pickle.

38 They would change the species of some of the characters

Another problem would be that Disney executives would pressure them into changing the species of characters into something they aren't just to fit into the same doggone Disney formula and overused 'good animal, evil animal species' tropes and cliches over and over and over again. Fact? In the original Basil of Baker Street books that the movie, The Great Mouse Detective, was based on, Professor Ratigan was a mouse. Yet, Disney had to change him into a rat to not only fit his namesake, but also because of the old and tired "mice are good, rats are bad" formula that is in too many movies and such to mention. And in the original Edgar Rice Burroughs ' Tarzan stories, Sabor was a lion, but in Disney's movie version, she was changed to a leopard. WHY CAN'T THEY SEE THEM AS WHAT THEY ARE AND NOT CHANGE THEM INTO SOMETHING MORE STEREOTYPICAL?! I hope this never happens to our favorite Nintendo characters and such, or else that would suck.

39 They will make legend of Zelda a musical.

Never, in my life could I see anyone but anyone who sings in the game, singing some high note. That would end the world, Link, Zelda and the rest of them would drown in hate thanks to the Dicky mouse makers.

40 They would ruin Fire Emblem
41 Nintendo characters would be in Kingdom Hearts

And the worst case scenario for this? Karel from Fire Emblem: Blazing Blade as an antagonist working alongside Sephiroth and/or the Heartless and Nobodies. That would suck.

42 It increases the chances of Disney characters appearing in a Nintendo crossover
43 Disney would try to take control of Nintendo and their properties and turn them into what Nintendo did not intend them to be.

Disney, stop being greedy and buying everything you see... You have your own studio. Stop buying everything that doesn't belong to you.

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1. They would ruin good franchises
2. They would turn Nintendo into a toy company
3. Disney has already bought enough franchises and ruined them.
1. Disney has already bought enough franchises and ruined them.
2. They would add a tickling mechanic to every game and remove normal combat to make it "kid friendly 10/10 thumbs up parent approved and cute" according to their standards.
3. Disney will spread it's stereotypical views about animals and such onto Nintendo's franchises.


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