With video game budgets in the tens of millions of dollars, it’s no wonder that their musical compositions have become as polished as any Hollywood score. With Epic Mickey, a video game that’s set for release Nov. 30, the Walt Disney Co. spared no expense in hiring Jim Dooley, an Emmy Award-winning composer who has created music for “The DaVinci Code,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” and “Pushing Daisies.”
Though Dooley is not featured in the video below, his music is. And singing Dooley’s praises are a number of the game’s developers, including Warren Spector, the creative director, who called Dooley’s work “the best music I’ve ever had in a game. There’s stuff in here that will bring you to tears. I promise.”
Bring on the tissues!
— Alex Pham
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