On Sunday, Kevin Smith dropped some disappointing news for fans. A Kingdom Keepers project that he had written two years ago for Disney+ had ultimately been scrapped by the powers that be. On Twitter, Smith explained that the project had been killed because there was just too much Disney IP coming into play in that one project. Now that the word is out, however, fans are pretty upset the series isn't coming to life and they've taken to social media to express how robbed they feel about the matter.
For those not familiar, Kingdom Keepers is a series of novels by Ridley Pearson that follows five teens who work as holographic hosts of the Disney Theme Parks by day, but by night, they do battle with Disney villains to stop them from taking over not just the Disney parks, but the entirety of the Disney corporation as well as the world. The series includes seven books, a related spin-off book and novella, as well as a sequel trilogy. Given the scope of the books, there's potentially a huge number of Disney characters that could have appeared in a series, hence the executive's concerns.
Still, even with concerns over the number of Disney characters and IP involved in Smith's adaptation, fans just aren't having it. They are pretty upset that a Kingdom Keepers series won't be coming to Disney+ and you can check out what they have to say about for yourself. Read on for some of our favorite reactions to news about Smith's Kingdom Keepers and be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
But everyone else does it...
Disney’s made/continues to make lots of games that crossover their IPs, so I don’t see why they would be so hesitant to make something like that in the television/film space. I’d love to see something like Kingdom Keepers or Jon Favreau’s cancelled Magic Kingdom movie get made https://t.co/J3xjSfvXe0— childish garbanzo (@BasedGarbanzo) April 5, 2020
Time to cry.
So.... no kingdom keepers? pic.twitter.com/NYikaZudHm— Madison (@madisonrupp) April 5, 2020
Shame corner for you!
So Disney scrapped a Kingdom Keepers Series for Disney+ because of Too Many IPS ?
But Ralph breaks the internet had a lot of freaking Disney IPS
Hey Disney : pic.twitter.com/vKCagBKpsJ— Mo (@Batmanrules1994) April 5, 2020
Allergic to money much?
Really sucks for you Kingdom Keepers fans out there as the project was originally killed off from the confirmation by @ThatKevinSmith this morning and was suppose to come to #DisneyPlus before the app launched.April 5, 2020
All a lie.
Kingdom Keepers sucked after the original trilogy wrapped but the excuse of "too much Disney IP" is a fucking incredible lie
they were using Disney IPs that weren't nearly as marketable as corporate wanted, hence why the fifth and six books were about the cruise ships https://t.co/OLc0ptavZO— Chicago Slim: Pinball Sleazebag (@rodakscreens) April 5, 2020
Would have been amazing
Omg this would have been amazing! The Kingdom Keepers books are my favorite and a Disney+ show would have been the best way to do the books justice. Please @disneyplus make this happen now! Get Kevin Smith and find the right kids to play the kids! #kingdomkeepers #DisneyPlus https://t.co/atYx34TkDb— Ashleigh Prichard (@ashrose31) April 5, 2020
a kingdom keepers live action series really got rejected by disney executives pic.twitter.com/W2wBwJyD8m— erin (@skyhighfan) April 5, 2020
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