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Epic Mickey: How to squeeze EIGHTY years into ONE game

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I’ve stated over and over again how much I love Epic Mickey and the reverence it shows to the legacy of the single greatest animation powerhouses the world has ever known. I’m only a couple hours into the game for review, yet I’ve found myself incredibly curious about what exactly was Junction Point’s criteria for the characters and references included in the game. I mean, when you’re drawing from EIGHT DECADES of forgotten cartoon characters and Disneyland attractions, how do you define what makes the cut?

Warren Spector and his team elaborate on the choices made while culling from the remarkably well-preserved Disney Archives in the video above, and it almost makes me glad I wasn’t anywhere near the process. It all seems like a little too much pressure for this Disney dork... I mean, how could I decide between a Horace Horsecollar, or a Roger Rabbit, or a Gizmoduck, or a Captain Nemo?! I move that I could not, and I’d be fired swiftly. And probably continue to make crude photo collages like the one below.

Nov 23, 2010

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13 comments

  • shyfonzie - November 25, 2010 2:52 a.m.

    I really want to know where Disney's racism will fit in. What about the part he's tried to forget? WILL MICKEY FACE HIS DARK PAST??
  • YoshiAteMyBaby - November 24, 2010 4:45 a.m.

    REVIEW WHEN???
  • theworldendswithpoo - November 24, 2010 3:40 a.m.

    I respect Warren Spector and his love of all things Disney, but these concept videos are getting on my nerves. Bring on the game! Nov 30 can't come soon enough!
  • Ch0doBoy - November 24, 2010 1:57 a.m.

    That just looks amazing. So many characters from old recording my parents did...game looks epic..agree that the game play looks a little iffy. All in all, game looks like one hell of a nostalgia trip.
  • GearsofRabies - November 24, 2010 1:24 a.m.

    Please port to PS3? I would probably buy a Move to play it if they did.
  • dionnysus - November 24, 2010 1:12 a.m.

    finally a reason to buy a Wii!
  • ToyMonkey - November 23, 2010 11:24 p.m.

    This may be the first Must Buy game for my Wii...
  • 510BrotherPanda - November 23, 2010 11:23 p.m.

    I think I want to reserve it for next week now, Chris. I doubt Darkwing is in it, though...
  • Darkhawk - November 23, 2010 10:04 p.m.

    No Silly Symphonies?
  • PlainLikeVanilla - November 23, 2010 9:15 p.m.

    This is one of the few wii games I've been looking forward to playing. The look of the gameplay concerns me a bit but overall it's sounding fantastic. Also that picture perfectly captures how I felt playing Kingdom Hearts back in the day.
  • Catw00d - November 23, 2010 9:07 p.m.

    Nice! (both the vid and the vid player!) I can't remember the last Disney game I was excited about.
  • Redeater - November 23, 2010 8:47 p.m.

    Thank god I revisit a lot of forgotten Disney characters without having to resort to playing Kingdom Hearts. Sora or Rockas or whoever else can go die a lonely death.
  • batman5273 - November 23, 2010 8:32 p.m.

    Nice video and holy shit the new Video Player loaded it the first time!

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