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How Epic Mickey made Small World scary

What’s got a hub town, a shitload of cartoon characters and multiple gateways to different worlds? Disneyland, yo! But if you’ve never been able to afford an entrance to The Happiest Place on Earth (let alone the airfare to Southern California) then you’ll be happy to know the park has been recreated and made playable in Disney’s Epic Mickey. Well… a much more warped and dangerous version anyway.

 

Recently I had the pleasure of strolling around Disneyland and listening to Warren Spector talk about the park’s inspiration behind the game, and I thought his take on the notorious “It’s a Small World” attraction was interesting enough to show you guys in our brand spankin’ new video player:

Nov 24, 2010

24 comments

  • ShokuaHyuga - November 25, 2010 8:23 p.m.

    The asian lady next to Warren looks like she has things she'd rather be doing.
  • philipshaw - November 25, 2010 4:44 p.m.

    New video player is awesome,also this game looks pretty intresting too
  • Tenfey - November 25, 2010 2:58 p.m.

    I'm intrigued.
  • jmcgrotty - November 25, 2010 8:32 a.m.

    Oooooh, a new video player that works 100% like the old one, which had no problems. Thanks for saving us all from the non-existent problems of the old player.
  • thatblindgamer - November 25, 2010 6:32 a.m.

    Small World already scared me. I had gotten stuck as a little kid on it due to technical problems for 2 HOURS! That song haunts my nightmares. This game will not help.
  • MrSuitMan - November 25, 2010 6:25 a.m.

    Your FIGHT the RIDE?!?!?! HOREEEEEE SHEEEEEET!!!!!
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  • PorkoMan - November 25, 2010 4:43 a.m.

    I'll have so much fun matching locations in the park to in-game places.
  • CaptCOMMANDO - November 25, 2010 4:25 a.m.

    WHOA WHOA WHOA!! Look at this Video player! So clean and simple! and it works. Oh, and Epic Mickey looks to be...well...EPIC! :D
  • shnazzyone - November 25, 2010 4:07 a.m.

    Oh god... so what i am understanding is we get to see an all accompasing view of everything disney created filtered through the mind of one of the most genius game programming minds in the industry. I see the concept of the hub world reminds me more of mario 64 then any of the other marios. With disney world as a port hub. I can see why i need to start getting excited over this game.
  • Overlord153 - November 25, 2010 3:17 a.m.

    Lol at the woman standing beside Warren looking like "STFU you effing geek" Oh and thank you for the new video player was tired of hearing audio only with no video.
  • shyfonzie - November 25, 2010 3:02 a.m.

    Yeahhhhhh for Chris' labour of love! WE LOVE YA CRANMOTHER, NICE NARRATIN'
  • Nap1400 - November 25, 2010 2:49 a.m.

    How they make "It's a Small World" look scary? It was already scary as it is, tiny robots singing the same corny song over and over again. But we get to take down that weird clock as a boss? Sweet.
  • DrillurSimpson - November 25, 2010 2:41 a.m.

    The login menu appears behind the video, that's my only problem with it. Great job, looks nice! :D Oh, yeah, and that Mickey thing is cool too
  • vigeoman - November 25, 2010 2:13 a.m.

    i love the new video player and epic mickey looks sweet
  • 510BrotherPanda - November 25, 2010 2:09 a.m.

    I sure hope Autopia and the submarines come back in their original forms. I haven't gone to Disneyland since they changed them to that Finding Nemo garbage.
  • Haxorz - November 25, 2010 1:58 a.m.

    Better Video player indeed. But what do you mean make it scary? It was already scary in a creepy way at least for me. This might make it seem normal.
  • foxyexplosion - November 25, 2010 1:46 a.m.

    Cool video, Im actually getting more interested in this, I do love how much enthusiasm you have for Disney stuff because it makes me more interested in something that is actually really cool, that I always kinda ignored because it seemed like kiddy piddle.
  • theworldendswithpoo - November 25, 2010 1:37 a.m.

    Spector is a genius. This game will be one fo the highlights of the year.
  • darkmagshin - November 25, 2010 1:29 a.m.

    oh and ABOUT FUCKING TIME for the video player. i don't mean to sound like an ass, but dayum.

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