Archive for the ‘Musicals’ Category

Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Announced

March 25, 2012
  • Sequel is a musical
  • Original music from Jim Dooley and Mike Himelstein
  • Oswald will be voiced by Frank Welker.
  • Play as Oswald in co-op
  • Once again uses magical paint and thinner
  • Oswald has a remote control that has the power to command electricity
  • Work together to solve puzzles and progress
  • Original sold 1.3 million copies in North America
  • Choices will affect what happens
  • Due for release this fall
  • Songs and music will change based on whether gamers prompt Mickey to be well-mannered or mischievou
  • Coming to Wii, 360, PS3
  • Fixing the camera issues from the first game
  • Mickey will be returning to the Wasteland
  • Revisit some areas, but they’ve been changed by earthquakes and other disasters
  • Visit new Wasteland realms as well

“I’m such a geek about musicals. I love the co-op and next-gen stuff, but for me, when a character breaks into song, which they do on a regular basis in this game, it’s magic.” – Warren Spector

“I couldn’t be more pleased. Once you give a character a voice, it takes it to a whole new level. I can’t wait for the public to see it and embrace Oswald the way that we have over the years in the archive.” – Walt Disney Co. archive director Becky Cline


“It’s drop-in, drop-out co-op. You can sit down at any time with a friend who is playing as Mickey, and you can take control of Oswald. If you’re playing as a single player, Oswald will be there every second of the game. He’s not just a multiplayer character. He’s a helper, whether you’re playing alone or with a friend or family member

We couldn’t ask people to care about this guy they’ve never heard of or no one has ever seen since 1928 in a Disney film. It was unrealistic to expect people to care in the first game, but now we know they care. We hear about it from players all the time. They really, really got into Oswald, which is hugely gratifying.” – Warren Spector

“We’ve had a team working on the camera from literally the day we finished the first game. They’ll be working on it until the day we ship the second game. (There have been) over 1,000 specific changes made to the camera. Our goal is that you will not have to touch the manual camera controls even once to play through the main story path of this game.” – Warren Spector

“There’s always been one part of the (Disney) parks that I’ve always wanted to get into Wasteland. Frontierland has changed so much since it started. There’s so much forgotten history there, so Frontierland is going to get a pretty good exploration this time around, plus some other places that we’ll keep secret for now.” – Warren Spector

Via GoNintendo.

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You’re Sensational

February 8, 2012

Since I am channeling my inner geeky-cupid, I thought I’d do a Valentine’s Day post a day for the next week. Could there be a better way to start off than with Frank Sinatra?

How to Succeed in Sunday: I’m Ready!

January 1, 2012

And I am ready. Ready to move on. Hope you enjoyed bits and pieces from the musical masterpiece, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Oh, and if you have Netflix, it’s streaming. That would be a great way to start off anyones New Year!

So Happy New Years and just remember…A day without a wicket is like a day without sunshine.

How to Succeed Sunday: A Farewell to Daniel Radcliffe on Broadway

December 19, 2011

Come January 1st, Daniel Radcliffe will no longer be playing J. Pierpont Finch (he will be succeeded by Darren Criss, from Glee. Sorry, but not nearly as exciting.) in the How to Succeed in Business Broadway show. This is a video compilation of a ton of songs from the Broadway show.

Coinciding with Daniel Radcliffe leaving the show, I will also stop posting How to Succeed Sunday. I think I have *succeeded* at letting you all know awesome How to Succeed in Business is!

How to Succeed Sunday: Grand Old Ivy

December 12, 2011

Groundhog! Groundhog!

Stand, Old Ivy, stand firm and strong.

Grand Old Ivy, hear the cheering throng.

Stand, Old Ivy, and never yield.

Rip, rip, rip the chipmunk off the field.

When you fall on the ball

And you’re down there at the bottom of the heap,

Down at the bottom of the heap!

Where the mud is oh so very, very deep,

Down in the cruddy, muddy, deep!

Don’t forget, boy,

That’s why they call us,

They call us

Groundhog! Groundhog!

Stand, Old Ivy, stand firm and strong.

Grand Old Ivy, hear the cheering throng.

Stand, Old Ivy, and never yield.

Rip, rip, rip the chipmunk off the field.

How to Succeed Sunday: I Like the Way You Thinch Fink

December 5, 2011

I like the way you thinch, Fink.

That’s “think, Finch.”

How to Succeed Sunday: How to Commute

November 27, 2011

How to commute in a three button suit

With that weary executive smile.

This book is all that I need.

How to, how to…succeed!

How to Succeed Sunday: Brotherhood of Man

November 20, 2011

Mary Blair, Frank Loesser and Robert Morse = the finest movie musical of all time.

How to Succeed Sunday: Company Way

November 13, 2011

Mr. Twimble tells Finch of the company way.

 

How to Succeed Sunday: Rosemary Believes in Finch

November 6, 2011

Rosemary sings “I Believe in You” to Finch.