Junction Point gaffer Warren Spector has hit back at critics scoffing at the recently announced Epic Mickey 2’s inclusion of musicals.

The video game luminary said in an interview with Eurogamer:

When we announced the game, I sort of threw it out there, because I'm so proud and so happy. I saw the look of fear in people's eyes. I'm like, what the heck is going on? Doesn't everybody love musicals? I realised I had to explain things.

In a move to reassure sceptics, Spector confirmed that the songs will not be interactive and can be skipped at any time. He explained that the inclusion is simply a “test”, but he hopes that it lays the groundwork for more robust, er, musical mechanics in the future.

I just want to see how people respond to the music and the songs. They're not interactive by design. Later on, I hope maybe we get to do that in some other game, sometime in the future.

I want everybody to just take a chill pill and relax about this. I'm not going to make you sing into a microphone. I'm not going to make you dance in front of your TV. I'm not going to make you beatmatch. This is just a fun way to honour a part of Disney's history. If you don't like that part of Disney's history, skip it.

Personally we’ll be hitting that skip button faster than greased lightning, but we’re eager to gauge the common consensus on this: do any of you actually like musicals? Let us know in the comments.