How come no one talks about this part of the Epic Mickey graphic novel?
Oblivion, people. Yen Sid prevented these toons from ceasing to exist entirely.
So basically, if they leave but don’t have hearts, they will die. That’s why they’re trapped, not because some magic prevents them from leaving, but because they don’t want to freaking die.
Now, let’s remember in the game, Oswald was going to steal Mickey’s heart while they were in the rocket…as they were flying out of Wasteland…
Oswald was going to freaking kill Mickey, guys…but looking at Tales of Wasteland, he had no clue.
Think about it, in “Hole in the Sky” he was going to climb out of Wasteland, without a heart. He could have freaking died, but had no idea, and even planned on dragging Ortensia and his kids out with him. He thought he just needed a heart to go through whatever barrier was surrounding Wasteland.