Miyamoto Reacts To Disney’s Mario Tribute

In 2013, Disney created a Mickey Mouse short named Tokyo Go, where Mickey takes a trip around Japan’s capital city. Within the clip, a small piece of footage features Mickey in a Mario-esque style, collecting coins to the famous Mario coin sound.

Just recently, Game Informer reached out to Shigeru Miyamoto, as they were curious to know his thoughts on Disney’s homage to Nintendo’s well known franchise, and it turns out that he didn’t actually know about it, “No, I haven’t seen it. I didn’t realise that was being done” Miyamoto advised. After Miyamoto saw the footage he said, “Is copyright an issue for them to use our sounds? [Laughs] It’s very flattering. We finally got a cameo together.”

Check out the short cartoon below, the Mario style footage can be seen around the 2 minutes 20 seconds mark:

When asked if he would feature Mickey Mouse in any of Nintendo’s games he shook his head and said, “They are very strict. [Laughs].”

Miyamoto has likened Mario to the iconic Disney character Mickey in the past, stating: “Since we first created Mario, people have compared him to Mickey Mouse. I’ve always said Mickey Mouse evolved with each evolution in animation. You saw Mickey Mouse each step of the way. From early on, I wanted Mario to be that character in the digital world, so that with each digital evolution, he was there to usher in the next era. I think that maybe when we release the next hardware system, you can look forward to seeing Mario take on a new role or in a new game.”

Disney Interactive’s Vice President also said last year that “hopefully, the day Mario meets Mickey Mouse is not that far away.”



    1. I’m pretty sure disney asked. If i recall they have a good relation with them since way back in the daybefore they were a game company

            1. I believe you’re just pretending to not know the problem, but I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt just this once. Just look above you… What did I reply to?

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    2. its funny because if anyone else used anything even remotely “mickey” related Disney would sue in a heart beat. im sure there was permission granted or a kind of loophole that allowed them to use what they did in all fairness without needing permission. however,im pretty sure making a reference to something doesnt constitute as honoring said thing. the fact is there are few things more recognizable of Japanese culture to americans than super mario brothers. video games in general. it was something familiar that fit with the theme of the short they created.

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              1. Actually, this time hes correct. EAD is no more. At least the name that is. EAD was merged into a different division under a different name. I cant believe I hadnt heard about this, wow.

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                1. Sadly he is. And still an idiot for thinking that sharing his zero subs account is a good idea.

                  He’s basically the Joshua8428 of the gaming community.

                  Look him up and you will see why in a minute?

              1. I hadnt heard about EAD being merged and getting renamed since now that you brought it up.

                I did check earlier, and well, youre right. EAD did get merged with another group andbis now called something else.

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