History Trivia / EpicMickey

18th Jun '17 9:45:12 AM nombretomado
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* AscendedFanon: At a panel, Warren Spector mentioned that he limited the references to other Creator/{{Disney}} films up to Disney/TheJungleBook in order to prevent himself from going overboard. Creator/PeterDavid, on the same panel, mentioned that Disney/TheJungleBook was, incidentally, the last film WaltDisney had a direct hand in making, so Warren Spector said that was the official reason from now on.

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* AscendedFanon: At a panel, Warren Spector mentioned that he limited the references to other Creator/{{Disney}} films up to Disney/TheJungleBook in order to prevent himself from going overboard. Creator/PeterDavid, on the same panel, mentioned that Disney/TheJungleBook was, incidentally, the last film WaltDisney Creator/WaltDisney had a direct hand in making, so Warren Spector said that was the official reason from now on.
30th Apr '17 8:56:32 AM Willbyr
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* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: Gametrailers.com mistakenly labeled [[Disney/{{Fantasia}} Yen Sid]] as [[Disney/TheSwordInTheStone Merlin]]. This was later corrected in the pop-up version of the opening cinematic. Not to mention how many people mistook the game as ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts III'' when it first debuted.

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* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: Gametrailers.com mistakenly labeled [[Disney/{{Fantasia}} Yen Sid]] as [[Disney/TheSwordInTheStone Merlin]]. This was later corrected in the pop-up version of the opening cinematic. Not to mention how many people mistook the game as ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts III'' ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII'' when it first debuted.



* DuelingGames: ''Very'' broadly. The simple fact that it's a rather "unorthodox" Creator/{{Disney}} game that features Mickey Mouse being cooler than you remember is getting it compared to the ''KingdomHearts'' series. [[FanDumb "Fans"]] occasionally bring in an "East vs. West" mentality to arguments over which is superior, to complicate matters further.

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* DuelingGames: ''Very'' broadly. The simple fact that it's a rather "unorthodox" Creator/{{Disney}} game that features Mickey Mouse being cooler than you remember is getting it compared to the ''KingdomHearts'' ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series. [[FanDumb "Fans"]] occasionally bring in an "East vs. West" mentality to arguments over which is superior, to complicate matters further.
20th Apr '17 8:16:59 AM Monolaf317
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* ChristmasRushed: WordOfGod is that ''Epic Mickey'' was rushed to reach store shelves by the 2010 holiday season, which explains a few of the game's rougher edges. Even with the rush, it still missed the "Black Friday" after-Thanksgiving shopping weekend.



** The Phantom Blot would have appeared as a separate character from the Shadow Blot, but it was decided to only have the Shadow Blot because of concerns that players would be confused as to which Blot the characters are talking about.

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** The Phantom Blot would have appeared as a separate character from the Shadow Blot, but it was decided to only have the Shadow Blot because of concerns that players would be confused as to which Blot the characters are talking about.about.
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20th May '16 6:42:15 PM nombretomado
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** A larger example comes from the decision why the game is a Wii exclusive. It was originally a XBOX 360/PS3 game, but when he was asked about a Wii version, Warren Spector decided he didn't want to it to make it a bogged-down port. [[FridgeLogic So, they decided to make it a Wii exclusive...]](It should also be noted that he's also a big Nintendo fan.)

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** A larger example comes from the decision why the game is a Wii exclusive. It was originally a XBOX 360/PS3 360/[=PS3=] game, but when he was asked about a Wii version, Warren Spector decided he didn't want to it to make it a bogged-down port. [[FridgeLogic So, they decided to make it a Wii exclusive...]](It should also be noted that he's also a big Nintendo fan.)
12th Apr '16 9:05:53 PM Josef5678
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* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Creator/FrankWelker is {{Oswald|TheLuckyRabbit}}. Given his penchant for doing roars, he might be [[BigBad The Shadow Blot]] as well. [[spoiler: Both of them.]]
** Creator/DaveWittenberg is the Mad Doctor.
** Cary Elwes ([[Film/ThePrincessBride Westley]]) is Gus Gremlin in the second game.
21st Feb '16 7:42:14 PM fallenleader123
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** Creator/FrankWelker is {{Oswald|TheLuckyRabbit}}.

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** Creator/FrankWelker is {{Oswald|TheLuckyRabbit}}. Given his penchant for doing roars, he might be [[BigBad The Shadow Blot]] as well. [[spoiler: Both of them.]]
12th Feb '16 9:15:43 AM Berrenta
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* TheMerch:
** Showing up in Ride/DisneyThemeParks after the game's release was a lot of merch featuring old Mickey (including at least one shirt featuring a shot of him from ''Gallopin' Gaucho'', a short that fell into company CanonDisContinuity for having Mickey light a cigarette -with his foot- among other things.) This game is why.
** Of course, the whole "needing to make money from these properties in order to continue holding an extended copyright to them" thing probably helps, too. If Oswald becomes a regular member of the Creator/{{Disney}} crew, you can thank this game.
** Creator/{{Disney}}'s also planning some more directly ''Epic Mickey''-themed merch, most notably [[http://kotaku.com/5532673/disneys-dark-epic-mickey-also-coming-to-childrens-book-form books,]] [[http://wii.nintendolife.com/news/2010/06/epic_mickey_paintbrush_controller_and_charging_station a paintbrush-shaped Nunchuck shell, and an elaborate Wii Remote charger featuring sculptures of Mickey and the Shadow Blot.]] Disney seems very confident in this game.
10th Feb '16 5:30:56 AM CaptainTedium
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* NoExportForYou: The game had a long while before it was released in Japan, which is pretty odd, considering [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff how much the Japanese love Oswald]]. The Japanese release was finally set for August 4th, 2011 (nearly a year after the original release date), with Nintendo taking over publishing duties.
9th Feb '16 12:30:03 PM ANewMan
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*** Oswald was also originally going to be the main antagonist of the game before he was made in to an anti-hero.

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*** Oswald was also originally going to be the main antagonist of the game before he was made in to an anti-hero. anti-hero by Warren Specor when he was brought on as director, since Spector wanted people to love Oswald again, not hate or fear him.
21st Oct '15 4:43:49 PM nombretomado
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* AscendedFanon: At a panel, Warren Spector mentioned that he limited the references to other {{Disney}} films up to Disney/TheJungleBook in order to prevent himself from going overboard. Creator/PeterDavid, on the same panel, mentioned that Disney/TheJungleBook was, incidentally, the last film WaltDisney had a direct hand in making, so Warren Spector said that was the official reason from now on.

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* AscendedFanon: At a panel, Warren Spector mentioned that he limited the references to other {{Disney}} Creator/{{Disney}} films up to Disney/TheJungleBook in order to prevent himself from going overboard. Creator/PeterDavid, on the same panel, mentioned that Disney/TheJungleBook was, incidentally, the last film WaltDisney had a direct hand in making, so Warren Spector said that was the official reason from now on.



* DuelingGames: ''Very'' broadly. The simple fact that it's a rather "unorthodox" {{Disney}} game that features Mickey Mouse being cooler than you remember is getting it compared to the ''KingdomHearts'' series. [[FanDumb "Fans"]] occasionally bring in an "East vs. West" mentality to arguments over which is superior, to complicate matters further.
* ExecutiveMeddling: Seemingly averted. Interestingly, {{Disney}}'s support of the game style is rumored to be related to the business-savvy observation that the company's biggest profits in {{video game}}s come from ones willing to adopt a semi-dark style, as well as genuinely trying to revamp Mickey as a genuinely useful (and marketable) character.
* ExecutiveVeto: Granted, they've vetoed some minor elements along the way, but considering how over-protective {{Disney}}'s been regarding the Mouse (remember the ''WesternAnimation/RunawayBrain'' fiasco?), this could actually be a good thing by the company.

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* DuelingGames: ''Very'' broadly. The simple fact that it's a rather "unorthodox" {{Disney}} Creator/{{Disney}} game that features Mickey Mouse being cooler than you remember is getting it compared to the ''KingdomHearts'' series. [[FanDumb "Fans"]] occasionally bring in an "East vs. West" mentality to arguments over which is superior, to complicate matters further.
* ExecutiveMeddling: Seemingly averted. Interestingly, {{Disney}}'s Creator/{{Disney}}'s support of the game style is rumored to be related to the business-savvy observation that the company's biggest profits in {{video game}}s come from ones willing to adopt a semi-dark style, as well as genuinely trying to revamp Mickey as a genuinely useful (and marketable) character.
* ExecutiveVeto: Granted, they've vetoed some minor elements along the way, but considering how over-protective {{Disney}}'s Creator/{{Disney}}'s been regarding the Mouse (remember the ''WesternAnimation/RunawayBrain'' fiasco?), this could actually be a good thing by the company.
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