Forget Chuck-e-Cheese-like animatronics. Those are already a little bit creepy on their own. Corrupting Disney characters, however, is a bit more unsettling.
Oh boy, here we go again.
It's Mickey to the rescue in the latest Disney short Mickey Mouse in Fire Escape.
Enjoy the latest Mickey Mouse short Mickey in Cable Car Chaos:
Here's YouTuber Really3D with his take on Mickey Mouse. ...Which basically amounts to a hilarious attempt to remaster Steamboat Willie, Mickey Mouse's first appearance in glorious 3D.
With those Kingdom Hearts games and with new Mickey Mouse cartoons, you'd think being the official Japanese language voice of Mickey Mouse would be a full-time job. For one university professor, it's not.
Just when you think you know where this webcomic about Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy getting drunk on a boys' night is going, it gets deep. And it stirs up feelings about the Walt Disney icon you've probably never had.
You've seen a Pikachu numerous times, but have you ever seen the character without ears?
Stone statues play a prevalent role in Japanese life. You see them at Buddhist Temples and Shinto Shrines, and you also see them in front of houses and businesses or in gardens as decoration. Ditto at cemeteries.
Every spring in Japan, families with sons display miniature samurai armor. The armor, called yoroi (鎧), or samurai helmet, called "kabuto" (兜), are for Children's Day. Families want their sons to grow up strong and healthy. It's a Japanese tradition.
Epic Mickey was supposed to be one of the games that pumped new life into the Wii.
Epic Mickey was a game that fought against itself. Oh, I really, really wanted to fully embrace Warren Spector's love letter to Walt Disney's creations. But the continual struggle against the game's camera meant that the Wii exclusive undercut all its charm with severe control problems.
It's impossible to miss the huge amount of Disney love that Warren Spector brings to bear on the Epic Mickey games. The celebrated game designer has been talking about how much he cherishes the world Walt Disney engineered ever since the run-up to the first Epic Mickey game. But this year he did more than talk.
The word's out that Disney Interactive's working on a musical sequel to Epic Mickey and new details have emerged about what to expect.
Early Sega Genesis adopters remember Sega's Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse as one of the system's initial highlights, a platformer bursting with charm and gorgeous level design. So Disney trademarking Castle of Illusion more than 20 years later is certainly cause of cautious excitement.
Mickey Mouse is no Super Mario. He's the star of a more unusual kind of game on the Nintendo Wii, a game that starts poorly but finishes as one of the best hero stories of the year.
Warren Spector, who knows more about Mickey Mouse's ears and video game creation than I do, thinks Epic Mickey has a shot.
This holiday, Mickey Mouse game Epic Mickey is tapping into 80 years of Disney history to set a new tone and direction for everybody's favorite mouse, Mickey.