So PAX was this weekend. I spent most of my time in the expo hall enforcing. While there, I stumbled across this awesome little booth by this small company called Disney. This small company had three booths. One was for Tron (which is so much awesome I don't even know how to start describing it) and the other two were for this little known character of Disney's.
Epic Mickey is epic for a couple reasons:
1) The video they played at the booth kept telling me it was epic and after more than 12 hours of sitting in line I can't do anything but agree with them.
2) It brings back the character of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, who was a pre-Mickey Mouse creation of Disney's that just never took off.
3) It plays to Disney's strength by focusing on the characters and the story, and also has developed a brilliant game mechanic by giving you control of building and erasing the world around you to progress through the game.
But what really made this booth epic for me was the reason for waiting in line. Disney brought along two of their animators, and after standing in line (for waits varying from 1 hour to 8 hrs) I procured three images. One each of the main characters of the Epic Mickey game.
Below is the video of Animator Jack Shelley drawing Oswald the Lucky Rabbit wielding the plunger from the game trailer. As someone who can't draw anything original, seeing someone produce a sketch in front of me with no preparation time is mindblowingly epic to me.
Who else is ridiculously excited for the return of the long lost Oswald the Lucky Rabbit?