Disney admitted to the Junction Point founder that Mickey's image was becoming 'sterile'.
The first time Spector met Disney on the project that is now known as Epic Mickey, he told the company:
"'I don't do budgets, I don't do schedules and I don't make games for kids. I make games that are about choice and player consequences. If you don't like that we'll part ways, stay friends, and I wish you the best of luck.'"