I'm a little leery about anything that could be construed as a prequel...
...but it looks awesome so far, and Disney has earned my trust with Marvel and Force Awakens.
If you bought two copies of this game would you be able to play it with 12 (since there are 12 animals)?
Dear Lord, I think that would make my head explode.
To answer your question...Maybe, but it might be hard to organize yourselves so that everyone can see everyone else's cards. Plus you wouldn't build up much of a pile of cards in front of you because there would probably be matches very frequently.