History Trivia / EpicMickey

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.
24th Apr '15 10:42:37 PM Kytseo
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* DoingItForTheArt: Outside of the meddling mentioned under ScrewedByTheNetwork, Disney were actually quite lenient on what went in the game (as seen under CrazyAwesome in the YMMV page).
17th Apr '15 4:40:56 AM Akriloth2160
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* NoExportForYou: Inverted as the game has yet to be released in Japan, which is pretty odd, considering [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff how much the Japanese love Oswald]].
** A Japanese release has finally been set for August 4th, 2011, with Nintendo taking over publishing duties, something they have done with other Western-developed Wii games, with the subtitle of ''Mickey and the Magic Brush'' and [[RegionalBonus some fixes to the camera issues]].

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* NoExportForYou: Inverted as the The game has yet to be had a long while before it was released in Japan, which is pretty odd, considering [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff how much the Japanese love Oswald]].
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17th Apr '15 4:38:41 AM Akriloth2160
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* ExecutiveVeto: Granted, they've vetoed some minor elements along the way, but considering how over-protective {{Disney}}'s been regarding the Mouse recently (remember the ''WesternAnimation/RunawayBrain'' fiasco?), this could actually be a good thing by the company.

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* ExecutiveVeto: Granted, they've vetoed some minor elements along the way, but considering how over-protective {{Disney}}'s been regarding the Mouse recently (remember the ''WesternAnimation/RunawayBrain'' fiasco?), this could actually be a good thing by the company.
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