Epic Mickey is a 2010 platform game developed by Junction Point Studios and published by Disney Interactive Studios for the Wii. The game focuses on Mickey Mouse, who accidentally damages a world created by Yen Sid for forgotten characters and concepts, and is forced to fix the world while combating antagonists with a paintbrush. Epic Mickey features Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, a character created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks and originally owned by Universal Pictures; The Walt Disney Company gained ownership of the character in 2006. The game also marks the first time that Oswald and Mickey appeared together.
Epic Mickey was part of an effort by Disney to re-brand the Mickey Mouse character by placing less emphasis on his pleasant, cheerful side and reintroducing the more mischievous and adventurous sides of his personality,focusing on the idea of depicting him as an epic hero. It was directed by Warren Spector, who collaborated with Walt Disney Animation Studios in conjunction with the project. The game was announced in October 2009,and released in November 2010. While the game received average reviews from critics, it has garnered a following in later years. Successors to the franchise include Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two and Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion.