Warren Spector discusses just how much license he has with Mickey in Epic Mickey 2Click Here to View Story
A portion of a CVG interview with Warren Spector...
CVG: A lot has changed since Disney made those old cartoons in the early 20th century - Mickey doesn't play geese as accordions anymore, for instance. How much license do you have to modernise such a classic character?
WS: We had more than I expected, to be honest. In the time we've been making Epic Mickey, Disney has said 'no' to me once. We can't show Mickey's teeth. Mickey does not show his teeth. End of story. Other than that it's been a nice collaboration. Some of the core elements of this game came from Disney. Oswald the Lucky Rabbit's return came from them.
A world called Wasteland full of rejected and forgotten Disney stuff - that came from them. The Phantom Blot as our bad guy came from them. We talked a lot and decided together whether something was appropriate or not. It hasn't been as hard as I expected, or as hard as people think it must be.
Full interview here