While there were many other parts to the deal, it is the Oswald-for-Michaels trade that people remember
"Oswald is definitely worth more than a fourth-round draft choice," Michaels said. "I'm going to be a trivia answer someday."
Oswald also, for the first time, gets a voice in "Epic Mickey 2." Famed voice actor Frank Welker, who did the voice of Fred in the Scooby-Doo cartoons and was a voice double for Leonard Nimoy in "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock," was chosen to be the voice of the Lucky Rabbit.
"I think he's probably the greatest living voice artist in the world," Spector said. "When it came to Oswald, (begins to mimic Oswald's voice) I hear Oswald in my head all the time, and he sounds sort of like this (normal voice) and they said what do you think about Frank Welker, and I just said yes."
For all his modern tendencies and techno toys, Spector wants people to just look at how "cartoony -- that's really the only word I can think of" Oswald is, a throwback to the old days of cartooning and cartoon characters.
"People have a tendency to think of Disney cartoons as being more realistic or more grounded and less anarchic and crazy and cartoony than some other studios," he said. "Oswald puts the lie to that. In every way that matters, Walt got there first."