Epic Mickey opening movie revealed

Well it seems Warren Spector is continuing on his worldwide tour of showing off new Epic Mickey footage to everyone who isn’t me. And those lucky so and sos fortunate enough to be at whatever the hell is going on in Cologne, Germany got to see the first part of Epic Mickey’s opening movie. If it’s any consolation, they’ve just passed it along to us! Here’s your first chance to see it, and potential glimpses of tje yet-to-be-confirmed environments that might appear in the game. Oh yeah, and it’s pretty great too. A nice little blend of "Thru the Mirror" and "The Sorcerer’s Apprentice" (Cage-free version!) with what looks like a bit of darker spin.

Eagle-eyed animation nerds will take much delight in the fantastic time elapse sequence in the middle, plus the trailer may very well offer clues Epic Mickey has yet to reveal.

Above: The trailer is narrated by Yen Sid, who is creating the “Wasteland,” a place for those forgotten...

Above: Perhaps an alternate reality? We can see a statue in the middle of what looks like Walt and Oswald?

Above: As promised, we’re seeing the return to the mischievous, kinetic Mickey people originally fell in love with. So… can you spot any potential Disney locales he’s accidentally brought to life? Something looks pretty "Alice in Wonderland" in there. Is that the Matterhorn and Small World rides? I’m getting a "Mickey and the Beanstalk" vibe from that thing on the left… TOMORROWLAND?!

The trailer makes the in-game sequences look pretty stunning, yes, in spite of being a Wii game, naysayers! The video ends on a cliffhanger, but it looks like Disney is promising to reveal more clips in the weeks ahead. I'll probably be available.

Aug 16, 2010


  • guiarherodrummer1998 - August 18, 2010 3:39 a.m.

    two things. One: This is a Disney game? Two: This is a Wii game? THIS MAKES NO SENSE!!!! looking awesome so far. i like this spector dude's style.
  • shyfonzie - August 17, 2010 8:57 p.m.

    That montage was AMAZIINGGGG
  • BoltActionRevolver - August 17, 2010 7:07 p.m.

    That lay out was very Disneyland like. Including the Partners statue in the town square... Then Mickey happens. Bungling mouse
  • fattoler - August 17, 2010 5:13 p.m.

    @EvanKHustle What new Ducktales Game?
  • MrSuitMan - August 17, 2010 2:39 p.m.

  • Hurricrane - August 17, 2010 2:01 p.m.

    HOLY SHIT! The player works!
  • abbottfrizzell - August 17, 2010 1:24 p.m.

    OO mickey when will you learn
  • Clovin64 - August 17, 2010 12:17 p.m.

    That model wasteland looks a bit like Disneyland. Anyhoo, its brilliant seeing the classic mischievous Micky up to his usually tricks again. Why can't that bloody mouse just leave things alone?
  • 04whim - August 17, 2010 11:59 a.m.

    I admit I've not been following this game as much as I probably should have (not owning a wii and all that) so I could just be stating what's already known, but that black ink seemed to take on the appearance of Chernabog and Oogie Boogie to me, possibly taken over by Spiderman's black suit.
  • Metroidhunter32 - August 17, 2010 11:44 a.m.

    Well to make the obvious pun, this game is going to be epic.
  • Wolverine08 - August 17, 2010 8:29 a.m.

    everybody ready, 1...2...3....ahhhhhhhhh sweeeeeeeeeeeet..... That's the most hartwarming thing I've seen in a long time, just fix the video player and I'll enjoy it even more.
  • mEgAzD - August 17, 2010 7:57 a.m.

    Viewtiful is all I can say.
  • XXII - August 17, 2010 7:15 a.m.

    I wish I was "sos fortunate" to be at gamescon too. :P Spelling mistakes aside, the game looks great so far. Judging from the mini model of the wasteland there will be at least 7 different levels based on attractions from Disneyland. I could spot Main Street USA, The Matterhorn, the haunted mansion (or possible it's a small world), sleeping beauties castle, that new pirate island (that used to to Tom Sawyer island) and most of tomorrow land. Along with a Jack and the beanstock and a alice in wonderland level. I also thought the calendar with stills from Mickey cartoons was rather interesting. I wonder if all those dates on the calender corresponded with the date the cartoons in the still came out.
  • MasterV - August 17, 2010 6:36 a.m.

    Hmmm seems fantastic! Finally, somebody who takes the Wii seriously! More excited about this than Other M to be honest. Can't wait!
  • ThatGuyFromTV - August 17, 2010 4:50 a.m.

    Anyone else notice the way Mickey's ears moved as he turned his head? It looks fantastic
  • EvanKHustle - August 17, 2010 3:33 a.m.

    I think Warren Spector gave you his card for a reason Chris. You should call him up, get an interview or an appointment to his office, something. What's the worst that could happen? You never know. Plus, I'm convinced you had something to do with the new Duck Tales game.
  • batman5273 - August 17, 2010 3:21 a.m.

    looks great!
  • DarkTone - August 17, 2010 3:19 a.m.

    And he did all that with the blue paint! Nice nod to all things Disney. Liked the little montage in the middle.
  • FantasticMrStarFox - August 17, 2010 3:10 a.m.

    Holy shit this game is gonna be awesome
  • mahabat - August 17, 2010 3:09 a.m.

    haha if only i could get over my obsession with acheivements i would be a lot more excited for this, but i still am pretty darn

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