The latest behind-the-scenes trailer for Epic Mickey 2 promises a generous helping of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Disney's forgotten character and Mickey Mouse's new best friend.
"He's always had an amazing plastic quality," says game studio chief Warren Spector of Oswald's magically malleable quality.
"He can take his head off and roll it around like a bowling ball; he can break down into a dozen little versions of himself."
"He was constantly using his ears -- he would wind them up like a helicopter or he'd use them as an oar," adds the Walt Disney Archives' Director, Becky Cline.
Those sorts of antics could help put Epic Mickey 2's Oswald in good company with Rayman Origins (or the upcoming Rayman Legends) and Kirby's Epic Yarn, ploughing similar furrows of inventive vibrancy.
As Cline then relates, it was only after losing Oswald to producer Charles Mintz that Walt came up with Mickey Mouse, the cherished foundation upon whom the Disney empire was built.
Despite the familial resemblence between the two, Oswald didn't return to Disney until 2006 after a near 80 year absence, when the company traded NFL sportscaster Al Michaels in part-exchange for NBC Universal's rights to Oswald himself.