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By Kate Rockwood | 02-18-2010 | 1:41 PM
Like the master magician Dr. Strange, Warren Spector is attempting a risky and mysterious trick. As creative director of Disney-owned Junction Point, he’s developing Epic Mickey for the Wii, kicking off a larger rebranding of the iconic character. The new Mickey is supposed to depict a broader range of emotions than the traditional jolly mouse, including a darker side. Given that the corporate pitch mouse is worth billions to the magic kingdom, there’s a lot riding on Spector’s makeover.
Illustration by Kirk Manley