Another dumb question... Is the new hit indie game series, Bendy and the Ink Machine, have roots in Epic Mickey? For those who don't know, the first game in the series is a survival/ light horror game about a retired animator who returns to the supposedly abandoned animation studio where he used to make cartoons. In reality, though, his former boss wants to trap him in a living 1930's cartoon nightmare. It's supposed to scare you out of your marbles, but it really is a puzzle game that is a tribute to the 1930's and classic cartoons, much like Epic Mickey is.
But the way that Bendy is most like Epic Mickey is in its dark portrayal of old films, and even Disney rides (one boss battle is against a Dumbo-like ride.). The main enemies of the game are Ink Creatures spawned by the deadly Ink Machine, and they're called Searchers, which sounds like Spatter, Slobber, etc.
So- a game based on classic Disney gone mad. Sound familiar?