The Original Plot of Epic Mickey 2

I found out today that the person who posted the original story line of Epic Mickey 2, before it was rewritten because of time constraints, deleted their blog without a warning. Though I don’t know them personally, I hope they are ok and things are going well for them.

That being said, I decided to repost the orginal over here since the post is no longer available. I do not take any credit for finding this. all that credit should go to McBasilRocks, who unfortunately I can not link due to being deactivated. I had to seriously dig to recover this, and I decided to repost it here before something happened and it was lost completely.

When I say that this was the original plot, I mean that it was the VERY original plot. And this wasn’t fan made either- as explained in the post, this was found while digging through the Wikipedia page for Epic Mickey, and was taken down by DISNEY for leaking prior to the game’s release.

Anyways; here’s the post, word-for-word, about the very very original plot of Epic Mickey 2:

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A scene in Epic Mickey 2 I love.

Now look at this. We all know in the first Epic Mickey Ozzy REALLY REALLY didn’t like Mickey that much. But after a while Ozzy began to turn around. They both became a good team with each other and helped save Wasteland. Ozzy even forgave Mickey for his screw up with the paint thinner and that TOOK a lot of courage for him to do. Mickey DID ruin Ozzy’s life albeit on accident, however it’s okay to be upset.


 Ozzy being upset is relatable, after all it’s Mickey’s fault that the BLOT was even there in the first place and if it hadn’t been Ortensia wouldn’t have been turned to stone. I think Ozzy had some good reasons to be upset, however I’m also proud of him for forgiving Mickey for the mistake he made. Ozzy let go of his grudge against Mickey because Mickey never meant to replace Oswald or to make people forget Oswald. Ozzy and Mickey were both victims of circumstances and through Ozzy’s eventual forgiveness of Mickey Wasteland was saved and Ortensia was turned back to her old self.


NOW in Epic Mickey 2 we can see their brotherly bond become even deeper. Cause after you defeat this boss in Epic Mickey 2, Ozzy, Mickey and Gus go to check if it’s deactivated. Ozzy nervously goes to poke it and you can see Mickey looking concerned and fearful. He’s probably afraid of the machine yes, but he also might be afraid for Ozzy who is attempting to poke it near ITS MOUTH. 


And then when it roars we can see Mickey JUMP way into the air behind Ozzy and then cling and cower against the back of Ozzy. And normally when someone is afraid of something THEY WOULD hide behind another person. We can ALSO see Ozzy is TERRIFIED and rabbits are easily scared. 


Now normally if you were afraid of something you’d hide behind someone. Yet Ozzy doesn’t? Even though he is a rabbit and should be attempting to hide. But he doesn’t…why? Because if you had someone you cared for and wanted to protect would you hide in the face of danger? Probably not.


This is what Ozzy is doing here. He felt Mickey cling and cower behind him. Ozzy feeling Mickey’s fear made him instinctively hold out his arms protectively, shielding Mickey from possible danger. 


He cares about Mickey and wanted to protect his baby bro mouse, despite his own fear. This is bro bond character development ex machina shiet right here.


I’m proud of my sweet little Ozzy protecting Mickey.~

The fact that we’ll never know what happens in Epic Mickey 3.

The fact that we’ll never know what happens to Prescott or what the Pete’s plan is.

The fact that we’ll never know what happened to Captain Hook.

The fact that SOMEHOW Abe said something about a “Storm Blot” destroying all of Wasteland.

The fact that we’ll never get to see Minnie or other non-forgotten characters interact with the forgotten ones.

The fact that we’ll probably not not see the rest of the forgotten characters. (Like Francine)

AND THE FACT THAT OSWALD OR THE REST OF THE PEOPLE WON’T GET THEIR FREAKING HEART OR SHOW UP IN ANY OTHER PLACES BESIDES MERCHANDISE.

….

This is causing me pain and a HEARTache as I’m typing this.

Hahahahaha… END ME.

eliariellis  asked:

It's kind of sad how beautiful the concept art/scrapped art is but in comparison to the actual game,, the game is toned down?? Don't get me wrong I love the game but it seems Disney really limits itself in its own creativity by toning it down for no reason? I'd like to hear your opinion on this, love your blog BTW!!! Have a nice one✌

While there is a lot of stuff that could have been used and a lot of missed opportunities, I have to disagree on this one. Disney didn’t “limit itself”

The problem with the Epic Mickey franchise isn’t that they were “limited” as Disney gave Junction Point a lot more free reign than most other companies they’ve worked with. It’s that they started off drawing more than they could actually handle, and then the artwork got leaked, even though it clearly wasn’t going to be the final product. They ended up having to make a lot of changes, but kept showing the public their unfinished work, setting people’s expectations ahead of time.

By leaking the artwork, the fans who don’t understand that concept art usually doesn’t make the final cut, began whining about them “toning it down” when their darker artwork was nothing more than an experiment while the developers were still trying to decide what angle they wanted to go with for the game. Heck, a lot of it was leaked before Warren Spector found out making Oswald a villain was a terrible idea!

…not that the Disney company should have had to have told him…it should have been obvious Oswald should never be a villain…

(cough COUGH)

As explained in The Art of Epic Mickey (beautiful book, BTW, highly recommend it) they decided to go with a more toon-like Wasteland rather than the hardcore steampunk dystopia angle they originally considered, because they still wanted it to feel like a Disney universe, and the steampunk dystopia didn’t feel Disney-like at all.

Also, on this blog, for the most part I’ve been showing you the good ideas from the concept art. If you look at all the concept art, there’s a lot of stuff we should be HAPPY didn’t make it into the game. They were going to make Mickey look like an edgy angry teenager at one point:

Yeah. That was going to be Mickey…making dramatic Shadow the Hedgehog poses. (”Where is that D*** Rocket Gear?!”)

CGI is a much more difficult process than 2-D purists make it out to be. Many of the animatronic ideas were nearly impossible to model, let alone animate, and would have delayed the game by several years trying to make. Some of them wouldn’t have been able to do much, such as the “lifters”

Oh no….they’re picking Mickey up…..and looking at their models, that’s all they can do….pick things up….they can’t even throw… in fairness they did make a model that would have worked much better, but it still looks too slow to be a real threat.

And then there’s this thing:

That’s just overkill. To anyone who’s ever rendered anything in 3-D: Can you imagine having to spend days making this thing, and then having to rig and animate it? It’s a nightmare, and was scrapped for a reason. And you know, I used to think this thing looked scary, but looking at it now, it’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever seen. Mickey could probably just spin by it, and it would fall over and be unable to get back up.


The point I’m trying to make is it’s unfair to judge a game’s progress by it’s concept art. Concept art rarely makes the final cut, and usually is made in the earliest experimentation stages of the project. There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes we don’t know about. Most of these decisions weren’t made by Walt Disney, but by Junction Point themselves.


Now, if you want to blame Disney for not giving them enough time to fully work on Epic Mickey 2 while overhyping the game more than they hyped the first one, then yeah, I’d agree Disney screwed up, there…although Junction Point did try way too hard to pander to the crowd…and by crowd I mean “the people complaining about the first game over every little detail”

Epic Mickey 2: Bro Bonding Moments collection Part 2

http://xxtheaufactoryxx.tumblr.com/post/162710957686/epic-mickey-2-bro-bonding-moments-collection


^^^^ Part 1 up there.

As they come face to face with The Mad Doctor, he tells them if he doesn’t get his way he will lay waste to wasteland and all of Ozzy and Mickey’s friends. This includes Ortensia, the Mad Doctor demands the brush from Mickey in return to leaving them all unharmed.

In this shot we can see Ozzy looking very unsettled and worried. He looks over to Ortensia. Looking at her as if contemplating something.

All the Mad doctor has done is lied up until this point. Then he looks over towards Mickey. Now some can argue he was looking down at the brush in this scene since that was what the angle had us all to believe. But I think he’s looking at Mickey here. And starting to put puzzle pieces together.

Mickey looks at Ozzy for a few moments with resignation on his face, he readies himself to give up the only weapon he has that they can possibly defend themselves with. He can only hope the Mad Doctor would keep his word and not harm anyone, or otherwise Mickey knows he has just doomed them all. Which is a huge weight on the mouse’s shoulders.

The Mad Doctor controls the claw moving it forward. This is when Ozzy makes a huge realization. You can see it in his utter shock, he knows deep down that the Mad Doctor WON’T keep his word. Ozzy will NOT be fooled twice, he knows that brush or no brush, The Mad Doctor will destroy Wasteland. He also realizes something else, when the Mad Doc HAS the brush he will have NO use for Mickey and will probably grab hold of Mickey along with the brush, take the brush and do away with Mickey. This clearly causes Ozzy an immense amount of distress as you can see in his facial expression in the last panel. He is scared for his baby bro, because he knows EXACTLY what the Mad Doctor will do.

So he makes a choice! One that could doom them all but give them a chance to save everyone too. Ozzy also knows his choice could end up with him dead, but he does this anyways. Ozzy bravely throws himself in the way of danger to protect his little bro from possibly being done away with. He also risks the lives of everyone in Wasteland including Ortensia and their bunny children, all to keep his bro from possible death. {{ If that ain’t the very epitome of brotherly love IDK what is. }}


The Mad Doctor becomes angry with Ozzy and pulls the claw back, knowing there’s no way in Disney that he’s gonna get the brush without a fight. Ozzy then tells Mickey the brush would make The Doc unstoppable. So Mickey and Ozzy stand side by side together as brothers ready to fight for each other and for their friends.


It’s in this scene right here that truly shows how much Ozzy cares for Mickey, showing he would go so far as to sacrifice himself so his brother may live, despite the fact they might lose. And that’s a HUGE step in character development and another deep bond made between the two of them. 

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Youtube: *pops this in my recommendations*

Me: Oh alright, whatcha go for me today Youtube?

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Me:

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THIS AMOUNT OF CUTE IN A VIDEO SHOULD BE ILLEGAL

Everyone acts so surprised at how Prescott’s personality changes in Epic Mickey 2, but we all forget that in the first game, if you allow him to get his wrench back himself he MURDERS Mickey’s phone.

And apparently in Epic Mickey 2, that path is considered canon.

He was always a little bit malicious towards anyone he formed a grudge towards.