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Celebrating The Release of Mickey's New Video Game

Disney's Epic Mickey is a video game that was released in 2010 for the Nintendo Wii. The storyline is based on Mickey accidentally creating a Shadow Blot, which destroys the world of forgotten Disney characters such as the once loved Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Mickey manages to clean up the mess with paint and thinner, but the story doesn't end there. Now Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is about to be released.

The first game was fantastic. It was a 3D platformer that allowed Disney fans to interact with all the long lost characters made in the early years. There was a rich storyline, and all the little side missions were great fun to complete. The addition of 2D mini levels also brought back an era of nostalgic retro gaming, and gave me hours of fun. Epic Mickey 2 is offering an even fuller experience as it is now a two-player game, where a second gamer can drop in and out as the character of Oswald. I can't wait to get the sequel, which comes out on the 23rd November.

To celebrate the game's release, the Getty Images Gallery is holding an epic exhibition from the 23rd-25th November. It will tell the history of Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit through early animation drawings and exclusive artwork made for the video game. There will also be historic artefacts such as a note from Walt Disney written to Carl Laemmle from 1935. It came with a drawing showing a rare instance in which Mickey and Oswald appeared together. There is also a pencil sketch of California's Disneyland Park.

While at the exhibition you will be able to try out Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two for yourself. Not only that, but you can also meet Dick & Dom, the children's TV comedy duo, who will be there to show off their gaming skills and play alongside all the kids. Get tips and tricks on how to play the game, and create your own digital art of Mickey and Oswald to take home with you.

Admission is free, and the exhibition will be open from 5.30pm-7pm Friday, 11am-7pm Saturday, and 12pm-6pm Sunday.
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Why? Play video games and discover Disney's history
When: 23rd-25th November
Phone: 0208 221 7300
Where: Getty Images Gallery
Cost: Free
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