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New Epic Mickey Trailer

By Gina, Aug 20, 2010 5:02 PM

I'm just gonna geek-out for a minute and say that Disney Epic Mickey looks like the ultimate video game for Disney fans of all ages.  Literally every detail of this game is inspired by something Disney, such as Walt's early animations, long forgotten theme parks attractions or even rejected character concepts.  Disney Epic Mickey truly honors Disney's creative heritage. 

Scheduled for release this holiday season and available for pre-order on, Disney Epic Mickey is "an adventure-platforming game with light role-playing elements for the Nintendo Wii, featuring an iconic and retro Mickey Mouse inspired by cartoons of the 1920s and 1930s. In the game's fiction, a sorcerer named Yen Sid creates a beautiful, whimsically-twisted world where Disney's forgotten and retired creations thrive. Originally, the powerful sorcerer from The Sorcerer's Apprentice in Walt Disney's 1940 film Fantasia was nicknamed ''Yen Sid'' by Disney animators, although never named as such on screen. In Disney Epic Mickey, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit -- Walt Disney's first cartoon star created in 1927 and Mickey's half-brother -- becomes the earliest inhabitant of Yen Sid's Cartoon Wasteland after Mickey Mouse is created. Oswald makes the Cartoon Wasteland comfortable for other retired characters as they join him in this magical land. Years pass, and as Oswald dwells in the Cartoon Wasteland, he becomes resentful watching Mickey's popularity swell. When Mickey curiously stumbles upon Yen Sid's map, he makes an innocent yet terrible mistake and inadvertently devastates Oswald's comfortable world. Eventually, Mickey's mistake pulls him deep into the mysterious Cartoon Wasteland to face the destruction he unknowingly created. Mickey must use the very elements of animation, paint and paint thinner, to explore the Cartoon Wasteland, find the source of evil that is destroying the land, and redeem his fellow cartoon characters including Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. With visionary game designer Warren Spector behind the title, players choose their own path to defeat supreme evil, face the consequences of those decisions and ultimately free the Cartoon Wasteland. Rating E10+"

Pre-order Disney Epic Mickey at and save $5.00  (Sorry.  The $5.00 savings offer has ended.)



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Wow! Graphics sure have come a long way since I first started playing video games. LOL! I love the use of the vintage Mickey and other elements. It should create quite an interesting story!

Does this feature Wayne Allwine as the voice of Mickey?

Thanks, Vicki. Interestingly, there are no voice-overs in the game. The choice was made for conceptual reasons. For example, since the ruler of Cartoon Wasteland is Oswald the Lucky Rabbit who hales from the silent film era, it makes sense that the characters don't talk. They do make vocalizations, but do not engage in actual dialogue.

My children have just started to get to know mickey. I have ears/hat from a friend who Disney Land some years ago and they love wearing it. I think they will enjoy this game.

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