Before it was acquired and rebranded in 2003, Virgin Interactive Entertainment, the Virgin Group’s own videogame development and publishing arm, has had a fruitful business history that made it a vanguard of the revolution that brought games from the arcade to home consoles.
It also had a great partnership with Disney, creating game titles based on some entries of the latter’s Animated Canon. This was due to the VIE office’s original location in Hollywood’s “30-mile zone” that helped it gain licenses to produce videogame adaptations of movies from that time.
Here’s a short list of Disney animation-based videogame adaptations developed in partnership with Virgin Interactive.
- Aladdin (1993) primarily for Sega Genesis, different from the SNES version developed by Capcom
- The Lion King (1994) for SNES and Genesis
- The Jungle Book (1994) for SNES and Genesis
- Pinocchio (1996) for SNES, Game Boy and Sega Genesis