And He’s Not Your Grandfather’s Mickey Mouse.
With Disney’s tweaking of the most recognizable cartoon character ever, he isn’t our old Mickey Mouse either.
Growing concerns comming from Dinsey’s higher-ups that Mickey has become more of a corporate symbol, and less of the beloved character that has been adored for generations, has led the decision was made to tweak the mouse. ¬†Epic Mickey, a video game designed for Nintendo Wii, will be the first introduction into the new look, attitude, and personality of Mickey Mouse. ¬†He’ll be by no means a character in the latest Grand Theft Auto games, but the mouse has been alluded to as being ‘cantankerous and cunning’. ¬†Word also has it that a project to rethink the character‚Äôs personality, from the way Mickey walks and talks to the way he appears on the Disney Channel and how children interact with him on the Web, is well under way.
I for one think it’s about time. ¬†This is the 21st century, and it appears that Mickey Mouse will finally be joining us. ¬†Sure, the Mickey that we have known and loved for over 80 years is timeless, but the time has definitely come for the mouse to get a facelift. This reformation of this classic character ¬†shouldn’t meet resistance from the public either. ¬†If we as people have the capability to adapt and grow, then why not let Mickey Mouse do the same! ¬†I want new Mickey be sarcastic, quick witted, selfish, or whatever else Disney can throw in. ¬†I don’t want to see Mickey killing people in video games, but from the looks of the picture above, he’s throwing some pretty diesel things and something. ¬†I want him to have an edge to make him more relevant without taking away from the classic appeal that made everyone fall in love with Mickey Mouse in the first place.