Fox Animation Heroes (also known as Fox Infinity) is a 2019 action-adventure sandbox video game featuring the animated characters by Fox Animation, Blue Sky Studios, and Disney, all owned by 20th Century Fox. It is being developed by Avalanche Software and is published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, in partnership with Disney and 20th Century Fox, for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on March 8, 2019.
The game was a successor to the Disney Infinity series, in which Disney abandoned the series on May 10, 2016 due to Avalanche Software's closure until it was acquired and re-opened by Warner Bros. on January 24, 2017. Like Disney Infinity, the setting of the game is a giant customizable universe of imagination, populated with toy versions of iconic Fox Animation, Blue Sky Studios, and Disney characters. In the Story Mode, Nathan from Puppet Pals, Homer Simpson from The Simpsons, and Alaina Gleen must rescue all of the animated characters and stop Powerbeam and his robot minions to restore their worlds from danger. The game received mixed to positive reviews from critics, who praised the graphics, controls, and a revival of toys-to-life but criticized some of its similarities to Universal Studios Legendary Heroes. The game became a commercial success with 1.7 million units sold worldwide.
Fox Animation Heroes is an action-adventure game that uses collectible figurines that are then virtualized within the game, allowing for animated characters from Fox-animated properties to interact and go on adventures.
With a lack of growth in Toys-to-life market and increasing developmental costs, the Disney Infinity series was discontinued on May 10, 2016, along with Avalanche Software's closure, despite some sources stating that there were some major plans in place to keep the series alive, and the presence of numerous new characters and playsets previously planned.
On January 18, 2018, They have announced a partnership with 20th Century Fox to make an action-adventure sandbox video game using characters from properties by Fox-owned animation studios, such as Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios. It will be a successor to the Disney Infinity series. Most of the voice cast from the original films reprised their roles while some of the voice cast from the video games reprised their roles respectively. At E3 2018, the first gameplay demo was shown and it was announced that the game would be released in 2019.
The following is a list of character figurines that were released for Fox Animation Heroes. The starter pack, which included the game and the Legendary Hero Base, contained figures for Alaina Gleen, Homer Simpson, and Nathan Ritter, and three playsets based on Alaina Gleen, The Simpsons, and Puppet Pals. Additional figures and playsets were sold in special packs, whilst certain figures were sold separately.
|Alaina Gleen||Alaina Gleen||Starter Pack||March 8, 2019, Launch||Wave 1|
|Max Hat||Single Character Pack / Sidekicks Pack|
|Lucy Jones||Single Character Pack / Girl Power Packe|
|Jason Baxter||Single Character Pack / Sidekicks Pack|
|The Simpsons||Homer Simpson||Starter Pack|
|Bart Simpson||Single Character Pack / Sidekicks Pack|
|Sideshow Bob||Single Character Pack / Villains Pack|
|Krusty the Clown||Single Character Pack|
|Lisa Simpson||Single Character Pack / Girl Power Packe|
|Puppet Pals||Nathan Ritter||Starter Pack|
|Steve Smiley||Single Character Pack / Sidekicks Pack|
|Princess Joanna||Single Character Pack / Girl Power Packe|
|Rosie Storm||Single Character Pack / Villains Pack|
|Ice Age||Manny||Single Character Pack / Ice Age Playset|
|Sid||Single Character Pack / Sidekicks Pack|
|Diego||Single Character Pack / Sidekicks Pack|
|Jelly Gems||CJ||Single Character Pack / Jelly Gems Playset|
|Jelly Gems||Pearl Bantis||Single Character Pack / Jelly Gems Playset|
|Jelly Gems||Verdy||Single Character Pack / Sidekicks Pack|
|Jelly Gems||Bob Cooper||Single Character Pack / Sidekicks Pack|
|Mutants from Outer Space||Jellio||Single Character Pack / Mutants from Outer Space Playset|
|Mutants from Outer Space||Microtron 3000||Single Character Pack / Mutants from Outer Space Playset|
|Mutants from Outer Space||T.E.D.||Single Character Pack / Mutants from Outer Space Playset|
|Mutants from Outer Space||Meltate||Single Character Pack / Mutants from Outer Space Playset|
|Mutants from Outer Space||Bob||Single Character Pack / Mutants from Outer Space Playset|
|Twentieth Toons||Felix Fox||Single Character Pack|
|Little Lily||Little Lily||Single Character Pack / Girl Power Packe|
|Luke Woodson||Single Character Pack / Sidekicks Pack|
|Rabbids||The Rabbids||Single Character Pack / Sidekicks Pack|
|Kate & Chris||Kate Anderson||Single Character Pack / Kate & Chris Playset / Girl Power Packe|
|Chris McCallister||Single Character Pack / Kate & Chris Playset / Sidekicks Pack|
|Professor Dum-Dum||Single Character Pack / Villains Pack|
|Hero Project||Rockboy||Single Character Pack / Hero Project Playset||March 8, 2019 Launch||Wave 1|
|Hero Project||Lightfire||Single Character Pack / Hero Project Playset / Girl Power Pack||March 8, 2019 Launch||Wave 1|
|Hero Project||Supermoon||Single Character Pack / Hero Project Playset / Girl Power Pack||March 8, 2019 Launch||Wave 1|
|Hero Project||Mr. Amazing||Single Character Pack / Hero Project Playset||March 8, 2019 Launch||Wave 1|
|Hero Project||Captain Earth||Single Character Pack / Hero Project Playset||March 8, 2019 Launch||Wave 1|
|Hero Project||Dr. Shadowlord||Single Character Pack / Villains Pack||March 8, 2019 Launch||Wave 1|
|Crystal||Crystal||Single Character Pack / Crystal Playset / Girl Power Packe||May 10, 2019||Wave 2|
|Wild Mockers||Seth||Single Character Pack|
|Animal Party||Knockerhead||Single Character Pack||May 10, 2019||Wave 2|
|Animal Party||Buster||Single Character Pack||May 10, 2019||Wave 2|
|Animal Party||Amy||Single Character Pack||May 10, 2019||Wave 2|
^a: Also available in a translucent variant, as part of the "Legend" series, exclusive to Walmart.
^b: Timed exclusive at GameStop.
^c: Timed exclusive at Best Buy.
^d: Timed exclusive at Target.
^e: Only available in the United Kingdom.
Fox Animation Heroes received generally mixed to positive reviews from critics. On Metacritic, the game holds a 71 rating for the PlayStation 4 version, a 66 rating for the PC version, a 70 rating for the Nintendo Switch version, and a 62 rating for the Xbox One version.
During the first two weeks of its release in the United States, WB Games and Fox revealed that the game sold an estimated 390,000 units (including 95,000 units for PlayStation 4).
- Fox Animation Heroes has a similar concept to Skylanders, Disney Infinity, Universal Studios Legendary Heroes, and Lego Dimensions.
- This is the third game developed by Avalanche Software after it was re-opened by Warner Bros., after Universal Studios Legendary Heroes.
- Due to Disney buying 21st Century Fox and its properties, older Disney Infinity figurines can be used in the game.