Disney Considering Movie, Comics for Epic MickeyS

No decisions have been made, but Disney Epic Mickey designer Warren Spector has his way we'll be seeing a lot more than a game coming out of the concept behind the moralistic reimagining of Walt Disney's most beloved character.

"I've had some discussions with people and really, really want to see some comics and cartoons and feature animation built around this," he Spector told Kotaku. "There have been discussions about all sorts of things talking about other possibilities around this project.

"I really hope it's going to happen and I'm going to keep beating on that drum."

In Disney Epic Mickey, due out next fall, players will take on the role of a Mickey Mouse thrust into a dystopic world of his own accidental creation called The Cartoon Waste Land. Once there he will use a paint brush and thinner, controlled by the Wii's remote, to reshape the world while battling the animated creations inside.

Spector told Kotaku that he isn't worried about bringing the game only to the Wii, despite the relative failures other third-party developers have seen on the platform.

"I think there is always a risk," he said. "The nintendo games are fantastic and do extremely well and third-party don't do quite as well.

"We are putting a lot of muscle behind this. We have an advantage that no one has. You say Mickey and Disney and the whole world changes, everything changes. If anyone has a chance of really delivering something special on the Wii, Nintendo-level special, it's us."

Spector says that he has every intention, Disney has every intention, of this game becoming an established and beloved franchise.

"I certainly have big plans," he said. "Have they been approved? No. But I have had a lot of discussions about what is going to happen next. In my mind it's already a franchise."

Succeed or fail, Spector and his team aren't holding anything back on this game.

"I really can't abide the thought that it will be OK or mediocre," he said. "We are going after Mario and Zelda, Ratchet and Clank, we all aspire to that.

"I don't always succeed, but we're always shooting for the moon," he said. "I'm a man of many motos and one of them is fail gloriously."