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Old 04-24-2010, 10:47 AM   #1126
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Hey, I don't know if any of you guys would know, but do the Characters at DL Tokyo speak English, Japanese, or both? And do they usually hire Japanese face characters or do they seek out Anglo people for the sake of looking like the characters? I'm not planning on going to Tokyo anytime soon but I was listening to some music from their park events/parades and I noticed that whenever a character would speak/sing, sometimes it was in English and other times they only spoke Japanese.


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Old 04-24-2010, 02:09 PM   #1127
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For face characters no japanese is needed, they actually encourage characters not to talk in japanese as people in japan relate disney to america and their characters are supposed to speak english. But, sometimes they don´t even speak english!!!! When I was there, Prince Charming had a very noticeable French accent and his english was very limited.!!!
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Old 04-24-2010, 04:54 PM   #1128
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Hey, I don't know if any of you guys would know, but do the Characters at DL Tokyo speak English, Japanese, or both? And do they usually hire Japanese face characters or do they seek out Anglo people for the sake of looking like the characters? I'm not planning on going to Tokyo anytime soon but I was listening to some music from their park events/parades and I noticed that whenever a character would speak/sing, sometimes it was in English and other times they only spoke Japanese.


Anyone know? :3
I know they have a lot of their character auditions for Tokyo and Hong Kong in Australia and here in the States. So I don't think you have to speak Japanese, but they probably give the performers a basic lesson in what they need to know. And if you're living there, you probably do your best to learn the language anyway. I'd love to go see Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea. It looks awesome.
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Old 04-24-2010, 05:04 PM   #1129
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I know they have a lot of their character auditions for Tokyo and Hong Kong in Australia and here in the States. So I don't think you have to speak Japanese, but they probably give the performers a basic lesson in what they need to know. And if you're living there, you probably do your best to learn the language anyway. I'd love to go see Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea. It looks awesome.
WOW I did not know that! Makes me wish I was a better actor (and a more sought-after height) because I would love to be a face character at Tokyo or DS. *__*

Though it kinda stinks for any guests who only speak Japanese if they wanna talk to Cinderella!
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Old 04-24-2010, 11:40 PM   #1130
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WOW I did not know that! Makes me wish I was a better actor (and a more sought-after height) because I would love to be a face character at Tokyo or DS. *__*

Though it kinda stinks for any guests who only speak Japanese if they wanna talk to Cinderella!
Not really at least when they come up to us at Disney (we have a pretty big Japanese guest population at WDW) they are just sooo happy and they get the point across, they also know enough english to get by most of the time they start teaching english in early school years in Japan so they can get by and they are just so excited to meet the characters most of the time. They wouldn't want face roles to look Japanese/ speak Japanese in there park because they don't look Japanese in the cartoons and people in Japan are purists when it comes to things like Disney lol (its funny but its sooo true). They are really awesome meet in the parks, cuz they are so happy and excited all the time!
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Old 04-26-2010, 12:08 AM   #1131
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I am new to this board but I auditioned for entertainment in orlando and I actually found out earlier this week that I got it. I am tigger height and move in May 19th. I cant wait i wanted this so much
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Old 04-26-2010, 01:33 AM   #1132
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congratulations!! what was your audition like? did they pulled you for face?
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Old 04-27-2010, 05:26 PM   #1133
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Just an interesting fun fact but the body model that was used for ariel, Sheri Stoyner is 5'2. She also was used for live-action reference for belle. Kind of random, but I thought it was interesting...
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Old 04-28-2010, 03:03 AM   #1134
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you mean for being drawn? Thought Alyssa Milano was used for her but maybe it was just her face, and she was a kid then
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Old 04-28-2010, 06:29 PM   #1135
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you mean for being drawn? Thought Alyssa Milano was used for her but maybe it was just her face, and she was a kid then
Yeah but I don't think for her face. I think Alyssa Milano's personality was used as an influence, but not really sure.
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:27 PM   #1136
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Um the audition was good. First we did a basic across the floor routine. Then they made cuts got through that round. then they thought us an animation exercise and then thought us a MUCH more complicated and longer dance. Then they split us up into groups of six by our numbers then had us do the animation exercise straight into the dance then do the animation again then the dance again without stopping. It was kinda intense but fun. I DO have to say this it was not as hard for me cause I am a trained dancer but alot of other people were struggling with it really badly and by ALOT i mean everyone without a decent amount of dancing experience. Then they had us stand in a line ask us where we were from what college we go to and whats our major. Then from my group they pulled two girls for face and that was it. I didnt get pulled for face but hopefully once i get there i will be able to be re-looked at for face at the entertainment-only color codings.
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Old 05-12-2010, 06:57 PM   #1137
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Anyone know what Rapunzel's height range is going to be?
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:31 PM   #1138
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Anyone know what Rapunzel's height range is going to be?
I don't really know, but if they put her in the parks my guess would be it would be around 5'4. Probably a pretty average height.
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:42 PM   #1139
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from what i heard rapunzel is going to be shorter then most of the princess.
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:01 PM   #1140
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from what i heard rapunzel is going to be shorter then most of the princess.
That's intresting I wonder why? I always thought with all the hair she would be taller so the hair didn't overwhelm her...
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