Disney Interactive Studios today announced that Jennifer Grey will be celebrating her recent “Dancing With The Stars” victory with none other than Mickey Mouse. Jennifer will be joining fellow contestant Kyle Massey at a special celebration for the launch of Disney Epic Mickey on November 30th at the new Disney Store in Times Square. Following a string of perfect scores from the judges, Grey’s next performance will be to welcome Mickey Mouse to the Wii.
The Disney Store is expected to open early at 7:00 a.m. to allow fans an opportunity to dance along the store’s pixie dust trail to meet both Grey and Massey as they hand-deliver the game to the first several hundred fans that have lined up to purchase Disney Epic Mickey.
In addition to participation from the “Dancing with the Stars” champion and finalist, renowned game designer, Warren Spector, will be on hand as commemorative E-Tickets are provided to consumers who purchase the game. Fans who arrive early in order to be one of the first to own the new Disney Epic Mickey will be kept warm as they wait in line with complimentary Mickey Mouse hand gloves, New York inspired mouse ears and special Disney Epic Mickey breakfast catering trucks. In addition, an artist from the Junction Point game development team will provide guests with custom sketches of the characters found in Disney Epic Mickey.
Guests will also be able to experience the epic world of Wasteland as they play the game for the first time and even compete to “beat the Clocktower” for prizes. Adding to the excitement, iPads featuring the “Tales of Wasteland” Disney Epic Mickey Digicomics will be on hand for fans to enjoy.**
A beloved actress of both film and television, Grey is best known for her starring roles in the iconic movies “Dirty Dancing” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”
I’m a huge fan of ‘Dancing With The Stars’ and I love that Jennifer has chosen to share her epic victory and mirror ball trophy with Mickey Mouse. The ballroom posed some difficult challenges for Jennifer, but similar to Mickey, she rose above them and came out a hero.
Warren Spector, general manager and creative director, Disney Interactive Studios’ Junction Point
Disney Epic Mickey is an action-adventure platforming game for the Wii console that sends Mickey Mouse on an epic journey of discovery and redemption. As Mickey, the player is propelled into Wasteland, an alternate world made up of Disney’s long forgotten characters and attractions, and is given the power to wield paint and paint thinner to dynamically change the world while determining Mickey’s path to becoming an epic hero.
Through the use of this unique paint and paint thinner, the key components of animation and Mickey’s tools for impacting his world, players will have the ability to shape how the story unfolds as they discover the concept of “Playstyle Matters” – an innovative style of gameplay created by Disney Interactive Studios’ Junction Point, led by industry luminary Warren Spector, where players creatively tackle different challenges in the world to explore all the possibilities and storylines – but with consequences for their chosen actions.
Disney Epic Mickey will also mark the first time that Oswald the Lucky Rabbit has appeared in a new Disney story since 1928. Walt Disney’s first beloved cartoon character, Oswald once starred in 26 cartoons and is regarded as one of the most popular silent cartoon characters of the 1920’s. Disney eventually lost the rights to Oswald the Lucky Rabbit due to a clause in a contract with cartoon distributor, Universal. In February 2006, The Walt Disney Corporation was able to regain rights to Oswald, bringing him back to the home of his creator. The launch of Disney Epic Mickey is expected to bring to light his past cartoon star status.
Disney Epic Mickey (link to Amazon using our affiliate account; purchases through this link help to support this site) will be available exclusively for the Wii™ console on November 30, 2010.