Disney Lorcana delights fans worldwide - so much so that tickets are only available in stores with a lot of luck. The many legendary films are hidden behind the new trading card game, which is the result of the cooperation between Ravensburger and Disney. There is also a lot of film history behind Lorcana.
Disney films are a highlight. It doesn't matter whether it's classics like Alice in Wonderland or modern animated films like Frozen. For 100 years now, viewers have grown fond of the countless Disney characters. Write life story. So it's no wonder that the Lorcana trading card game is proving to be a bestseller worldwide. And if you want to know whether your favorite character or film has already found its way into the Lorcana Great Illuminary universe, you've come to the right place.
One hundred years of Disney film history provide a lot of material for the Lorcana trading card game. And this despite the fact that in the 1930s hardly anyone could imagine that Mickey and his friends would become a worldwide cult in the future. Today, Disney and its studios produce film hits in various genres every year. But even classics, such as The Little Mermaid Ariel, rarely lose popularity and can easily compete with modern film titles à la Frozen.
Lorcana Cards: Lots of Disney film history
Already now, in the first chapter of Lorcana, some of the most popular Disney films can be discovered on the playing cards. Modern and classic titles are balanced. Thanks to the many Disney studios, the future chapters of the trading card game give players hope for something strange. Lucasfilm and Marvel, among others, belong to the Disney Studios. Can fans look forward to duels between Dr. Strange and R2D2 are happy? It seems possible, but it hasn't been officially announced yet. However, as Filip Francke, head of games at Ravensburger, told the Los Angeles Times, a large repertoire of exciting characters is possible. At least in theory, any animated short or film could serve as inspiration.
“Anything in a Disney animated short or film is fair game, and it will need to be”
Filip Francke (Ravensburger) in the LA Times
Disney Lorcana is not only packed with timeless memories of our favorite childhood films, modern titles also appear on the playing cards in the form of the game characters. A great mix, in our opinion. Because let's be honest, even today, long out of our infancy, animated films like Moana (Moana) or Frozen (Frozen) are catching up with us. If your personal favorite film cannot be found in the first chapter of Disney Lorcana, there is a chance that the corresponding cards will be waiting to be used in the game in a future chapter, in one of the booster packs.
Individual Lorcana cards and their film backgrounds
Lorcana playing cards for Aladdin: Aladdin, Abu, Princess Jasmine, Grand Vizier Jafar, the parrot Iago and Genie from the magic lamp
During one of his forays through Agrabah, the young street thief Aladdin and his monkey Abu meet Princess Jasmin. Who once again sneaked out of her palace in disguise. The two quickly fall in love, but Aladdin's advances end in the palace dungeon. The disguised, evil Grand Vizier Jafar has a supposed solution to free Aladdin from prison. He wants to persuade him to steal the coveted magic lamp from a cave. A thrilling adventure begins. The animated film was released in 1992 and was first released in German cinemas in November 1993.
Lorcana playing cards for Alice in Wonderland: The Cheshire Cat and The Mad Hatter
Out of curiosity, Alice follows a white, talking rabbit into his burrow. Which turns out to be an entrance into a magic-filled wonderland. Once there, she experiences all sorts of exciting strange things and gets to know the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter, among others. However, when she meets the quick-tempered Queen of Hearts, the happy tide turns. Both characters originally come from the Oscar-nominated Disney animated classic from 1951, which is based on the novel of the same name by Lewis Carroll.
Lorcana playing cards for The Little Mermaid: Ariel, Fabius - the Flounder, Prince Eric, Sebastian, Ursula, Jetsam, Flotsam and King Triton
Ariel has long dreamed of being human. One day, during one of her daring trips to the surface of the water, she saves the life of the young Prince Erik and falls in love with him. Her desire to become human then grows immeasurably. Much to the delight of the evil sea witch Ursula. She has wanted revenge on Ariel's father for far too long and Ariel seems to be the perfect pawn for it. Her plan: An offer she can never fulfill. Erik has to kiss her within three days, then she will become human forever. If she doesn't make it, she will remain Ursula's prisoner forever. The original Disney cartoon was released in 1989 and is based on the fairy tale of the same name by Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen.
Lorcana playing cards for Cinderella: Cinderella and her evil stepmother Lady Tremaine
After the death of her dear father, Cinderella leads a heartbreaking life with his second wife and her treacherous stepsisters. Jealous of Cinderella's beauty and good nature, she is treated like a maid. One day the king of the country is looking for a wife for his son and invites him to the ball. Her stepmother doesn't like the fact that Cinderella should be the chosen one and not one of her sisters. She forbids her from traveling to the court. But with the help of a good fairy, two clever mice and lovely birds, Cinderella can soon meet the prince. However, there is a catch. The classic Disney film was first released in 1950.
Lorcana playing cards for The Lion King: Simba, Scar, Rafiki, Timon, Pumbaa and Mufasa
The lion child Simba is the son of the graceful lion king Musafa. Simba learns early on that his mission is to one day become his father's heir to the throne, leading the country with the same sincere virtue and wisdom. If it weren't for his villainous lion uncle Scar. Who has Musafa killed in a sneaky way and blames Simba for it. A heartbreaking adventure about the true circle of life begins. The animated hit with a special depth was released in 1994.
Lorcana playing cards for Treasure Planet: John Silver
Young Jim has a big wish: he really wants to find the pirate Flint's infamous treasure. With the help of a treasure ball, his friend Dr. Doppler and the ship of Captain Amelia and her crew, he sets out to search for the treasure planet. On his journey he meets the ship's cook and cyborg John Silver. The two become friends, but Silver is planning a nasty game. Based on the novel “Treasure Island” by Robert Louis Stevenson, the animated film was released in 2002.
Lorcana cards for Frozen - Completely unabashed: Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, Sven, Hans, Duke of Weselton, Marshmellow
King's daughter Anna goes on an adventurous search for the Ice Queen together with mountaineer Kristoff and reindeer Sven. Her older sister Elsa. Who is said to be to blame for the kingdom of Arendelle being trapped in eternal ice. The animated film was released by Disney at the end of 2013. It is based on Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale “The Snow Queen”.
Lorcana playing cards for The Witch and the Wizard: Archimedes
When the succession to the throne cannot be clearly decided after the death of the King of England, a magical sword falls from the sky into a stone and gets stuck there. So it is decided that whoever can pull out the sword can take the throne. At the same time, fate guides the wise boy Arthur to the powerful wizard Merlin. An exciting adventure awaits him there. The fantasy cartoon was released in 1963 and is based on the novel “The King of Camelot” by Terence Hanbury White.
Lorcana playing cards for Beauty and the Beast: Belle, her father Maurice, the Beast, Madame Dresser, Lefou and Gaston
When a witch is thrown out of the castle door by an arrogant prince, she transforms him into a scary beast. Some time later, young Belle becomes the servant of the transformed prince in order to free her father. At this point she has no idea that her love could be a chance for the beast to be transformed back. Because Belle is unhappy in her captivity. The popular and award-winning film darling was released by Disney in 1991.
Lorcana playing cards for Sleeping Beauty: Aurora, Maleficent, Prince Phillip and Maleficent's henchmen
Before her 16th birthday, the young Aurora is said to prick herself with a spindle and drop dead. This is what the curse placed on her by the evil fairy Maleficent wants. Luckily, three good fairies combine all their magical powers and break the spell. Nevertheless, Aurora falls into a long, deep sleep from which only Prince Phillip's kiss can awaken her. Before that, however, Maleficent stands in his way. The Disney film was first released in 1959 and is based on the fairy tale “The Sleeping Beauty in the Forest” by Charles Perrault.
Lorcana playing cards for A Kingdom for a Llama: Kuzco, Kronk and Yzma
The wasteful Inca emperor Kuzco is not particularly wise. That's why his people dream of the end of his leadership. His advisor Yzma also supports this wish. She plans to poison Kuzco. But when implementing the plan, her henchman Kronk makes a huge mistake. The emperor turns into a llama instead of dying. Which doesn't stop him from wanting to take his throne again. An animated film from the year 2000.
Lorcana playing cards from Fantasia: Mickey Mouse and the Magic Broom
The cartoon Fantasia shows individual Mickey comic sections that are accompanied by classical music from the Philadelphia Orchestra, which is also shown in sections. The magical Disney music film was released in 1940.
Lorcana playing cards for Hercules: Hades, Hercules, Megara, Cerberus, Zeus and Philoctetes
The magical Hercules is the son of the gods Zeus and Hera and is kidnapped and abandoned as an infant by the underworld god Hades. He grows up as a foster child and one day learns about his true destiny and the great Olympus. But to get back there, he has to prove himself heroic. Together with his horse Pegasos, he undergoes many daring tests, always with the villain Hades behind him. The Disney film was released in 1997 and is based on the legends of Greek mythology.
Lorcana cards for Lilo and Stitch: Lilo, Stitch, Dr. Jamba Jookiba, Captain Gantu
Lilo is lonely after her parents' car accident. That's why her sister decides to get her a dog as a loyal friend. Lilo's choice falls on Stitch. A rather strange-looking dog. What no one knows: Stitch is an alien who ended up in Hawaii after a failed attempt to lock him away forever. But not only that, the blue “dog” was programmed to cause destruction as part of an alien government experiment. Contrary to Stitch's destiny, he and Lilo become good friends. But then the little girl is kidnapped by the alien government. The animated film was released in 2002.
Lorcana map for Mulan: Mulan
When the young Mulan learns that the Huns are threatening her homeland of China and that her sick father has to go to war, her decision is made: she will take on this task for him. Disguised as a man, Mulan takes her father's place in the imperial army. Her friends are there to support her. A cheeky dragon named Mushu and the lucky cricket Kriki. But before they can go to war together against the army of the evil Hun leader Shan-Yu, the courageous girl awaits training in a training camp. Will Mulan defend China and her family's honor? The audience favorite was released in 1998 and is based on the Chinese folk ballad “Hua Mulan”.
Lorcana map for Steamboat Willie: Mickey Mouse
Mickey happily steers a paddle steamer across a river in this Disney cartoon. But then Karlo shows up. As captain, he actually belongs behind the wheel. In a rage, he throws Mickey off the deck. He then works as a henchman and transports animals onto the deck. When the musician Minnie just missed the steamer, he brought her on board with the same crane that he had used to load the animals. Unfortunately, a goat eats Minnie's sheet music and her guitar. It then makes musical noises when it moves. Inspired by the sounds, Mickey quickly transforms the animal into a living barrel organ. The other animals follow immediately. A colorful orchestra emerges. Karlo doesn't like all of this at all. Mickey flies into the galley without further ado. Steamboat Willie is considered to be the first animated cartoon based on the popular Mickey Mouse to be shown in the cinema.
Lorcana cards for Mickey, Donald, Goofy - The Three Musketeers: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck
Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy's greatest wish is to become musketeers for their Queen Minnie Mouse. This is actually a thorn in Captain Karlo's side. However, when the villain and captain plans to overthrow the queen from her throne, he finally gives in to his wish. Not without ulterior motives. Because Karlo thinks Mickey and his friends are extremely clumsy and is sure that he can easily outwit the Musketeers in order to kidnap Minnie. The 2004 cartoon is based on the famous novel “The Three Musketeers” by Alexandre Dumas.
Lorcana cards for Peter Pan: Captain Hook, Tinker Bell, Peter Pan, Mr. Smee, Starkey
Peter Pan and his fairy Tinker Bell are looking for his shadow. By chance they end up with the siblings of the Darling family, who are absorbing the stories about Peter Pan. When Peter suggests that the children take them to Neverland, where they can remain children forever, Wendy, Klaus and Michael don't hesitate. When they arrive there, the evil Captain Hook and his cannonballs await them, and Tinker Bell also becomes a danger out of jealousy. To make matters worse, indigenous people appear who want to avenge the robbery of their princess Tigerlilly. The animated Disney adventure was released in 1953 and is based on the stories of “Peter Pan” by James M. Barrie.
Lorcana Cards for Rapunzel - Newly Tangled: Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Maximus, Pascal, Mother Gothel
One day while on the run, the skilled and good-looking crook Flynn Rider discovers a tower in the middle of the forest. Only a little later, the involuntary resident of the tower appears to the thief: Rapunzel. Mother Gothel wants to protect the beautiful girl with long, blonde hair from the dangerous outside world. But unlike in the previous Rapunzel stories, she is not simply rescued nobly, but rather confidently catches Flynn with her hair and ties him to a chair. Rapunzel wants to blackmail him into (kidnapping) her to her desired location. The funny animated film was released in cinemas in 2010 and is based on the fairy tale “Rapunzel” by the Brothers Grimm.
Lorcana cards for Robin Hood: Robin Hood
While the noble King Richard the Lionheart goes on a crusade, the English people suffer. His villainous lion brother Prince John is to blame for this. Who, together with the Sheriff of Nottingham, a wolf, and his advisor Sir Hiss, a snake, collects priceless taxes from the residents. The result is a famine that torments the people. But Robin Hood, the bear Little John and their friends fight for justice and at the same time, the noble avenger Robin tries to win the heart of Maid Marian.
This cartoon first appeared in 1973 and is based on the English folk hero of the same name.
Lorcana cards for Kiss the Frog: Dr. Facilitate
New Orleans in the 1920s. Tiana comes from the lower class and works a lot to fulfill her biggest dream: having her own restaurant in an old sugar mill. When her dream could come true, she lacks the necessary money. But she only has a few days to buy the restaurant. Suddenly a talking frog appears. Who turns out to be the one created by the voodoo magician Dr. Facilier introduces the enchanted Prince Naveen. The funny Disney animated film was released in 2009 and is based on the fairy tale “The Frog Prince”.
Lorcana card for Snow White: The Evil Queen
The evil queen's jealousy knows no bounds. She repeatedly checks in the mirror whether she is finally the most beautiful and not her beautiful stepdaughter Snow White: “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the most beautiful in all the land?” Threatened for her life, the princess flees and finds shelter with the lovable seven dwarves Brummbär, Chef, Happy, Hatschi, Pimpel, Schlafmütz and Seppl. When the evil queen finds out about this, she comes up with a plan. A poisoned apple is supposed to get rid of the beautiful girl. With this cartoon, Disney brought his first full-length film to the screen in 1937. It is based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale of the same name.
Lorcana cards for Moana: Moana, Maui, Heihei, Gramma Tala, Tamatoa, Te Ka, Chief Tui
The self-confident 16-year-old Moana has always had a deep connection to the great ocean and dreams of deciphering the endless expanses and mysteries of Oceania. Just like their ancestors did. Unlike their tribe members, who never sail their boats beyond the nearby reef. When her family needs help one day, she fearlessly sets off with the funny rooster Heihei and the pet pig Pua to explore the expanses behind the reef. During her journey she meets her idol and demigod Maui, about whom countless legends are told. But the deity only reluctantly accompanies Moana on her adventurous journey. A multi-Oscar nominated animated film from 2017.
Lorcana card for Winnie the Pooh: Tigger
When Eeyore loses his tail, Winnie the Pooh and his friends stand by the sad donkey. You won't find it. Together they want to ask Christopher Robin for help. Unfortunately, he has just been kidnapped by the monster Balzrück. But Rabbit has a plan to save him. Meanwhile, Pooh's desire for honey causes some comical situations. The stories about the bear of the same name are a Walt Disney franchise. Many short films, feature films and series have been released. They are based on the classic children's book by AA Milne. The film “Winnie the Pooh” was released in 2011 and is the completely hand-drawn remake of the 1974 Disney classic.
Lorcana cards for 101 Dalmatians: Cruella De Vil, Sergeant Tibbs, Jasper, Horace, Pongo, Captain
Pongo and Perdi's puppies are growing up in a loving home in London. But the evil diva Cruella de Vil has her sights set on the little Dalmatians. She loves fur and especially those made from Dalmatian puppy fur. When the litter disappears, it quickly becomes clear that it is a case of kidnapping. The Scotland Yard involved didn't find any leads. Without further ado, the concerned dog parents begin to investigate and find the thieves. A turbulent attempt to free many cute Dalmatian puppies begins. This animated classic first appeared in 1961 and is based on the novel “One Hundred and One Dalmatians” by Dodie Smith.
Disney Lorcana New maps coming in fall
The new set “Disney Lorcana: Rise of the Flood Forms” contains two starter decks with the combinations amber/sapphire or amethyst/steel (€19,99) as well as booster packs (€5,99). Also available will be a new Illumineer's Trove (€54,99) as well as new playmats (€19,99) and card sleeves (€9,99). “Disney Lorcana: Rise of the Flood Creatures” will be released on November 17th in specialized toy retailers and on December 1st in other retailers.
Ravensburger has also announced the release of the “Disney Lorcana: Disney100 Gift Set”. Celebrating Disney's 100th anniversary and perfect for collectors, the Disney Lorcana: Disney100 Gift Set includes six cards from Disney Lorcana: The First Chapter and Disney Lorcana: Rise of the Floods.
The cards feature beautiful, never-before-seen alternate artwork drawn by Disney illustrators at Walt Disney Animation Studios. Each card features an exclusive Disney100 frame design, a satin holographic foil finish and a copy of the artist's signature.
Additionally, the Disney -100 Gift Set includes four Rise of the Flood Shapes Booster Packs. According to Ravensburger, this high-quality limited edition set will be available in specialized toy stores on November 17th and in other retailers on December 1st for 49,99 euros.
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Zu Disney Lorcan The following products are currently available to purchase:
- There are three different “Disney Lorcana” TCG Starter Decks with an immediately playable deck, quick start rules, a legend counter, tokens and a booster pack (€ 19.99 (RRP))
- The "Disney LorcanTCG Booster Packs each consist of twelve random playing cards, including a foil card and two cards with the rarity value “rare”, “epic” or “legendary” (€ 5.99 (RRP))
- The Disney Lorcana TCG Gift Set includes two oversized foil cards and two playable foil cards. Four booster packs and tokens are also included (€ 29.99 (RRP))
- The Illumineer's Trove is the perfect introduction to "Disney Lorcan: The first chapter”. It contains eight booster packs, two deck boxes and a player's handbook in a themed storage box (€54.99 (RRP))
- Thematically designed and illustrated playmats, card sleeves, deck boxes and folders are also available.
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