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Old 02-24-2012, 09:00 PM   #841
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So I've been wondering, I know Disney has many face character auditions, but it's mostly just for princesses and princes right? So how do they choose people to portray character like Anastasia, Megara, Wendy and such? I just feel like I never see auditions for these other characters.
Unless its specifically called a 'princess audition' they are going to pull for any role at the audition. It all depends on what they need and they just usually don't need Megs or Wendy's or other characters that aren't out that often so they don't pull them.
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:55 PM   #842
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Disney posted audition dates for Star Wars Weekends. I'll be attending and I was wondering if anyone has been to them? Trying to get a heads up of what to expect.

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Old 02-27-2012, 12:48 PM   #843
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What does being 'pulled for face' mean?
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:08 PM   #844
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What does being 'pulled for face' mean?
Essentially, getting the audition and chosen to be friends with any talking character, like the Princesses.
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:32 AM   #845
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Maybe a little off topic...

Does anyone know of a blog or book or anything where someone talks about working as a face character at WDW? I know Disney probably has some major rules about what you can and can't talk about but I can't help it I'm super curious to know what it's like to work at WDW and I want to find someone who talks about the good, the bad, and the ugly.
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:37 AM   #846
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Does anyone know of a blog or book or anything where someone talks about working as a face character at WDW? I know Disney probably has some major rules about what you can and can't talk about but I can't help it I'm super curious to know what it's like to work at WDW and I want to find someone who talks about the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Silly-beauty.tumblr.com is friends with Ariel, and while it's her personal tumblr, she does occasionally post videos/photos of her on the job. She isn't currently working there, but in a couple months she will be down there, and (I'm assuming) will be sharing more stories.

KelseyWDWCP on YouTube is also good, I think her earlier videos were a bit more helpful. The rest are pretty much just fun videos. I know she was in a few parades, I'm pretty sure she is friends with Eeyore and possibly a princess.

Lamayfield.blogspot.com is actually somewhere on these boards...she also works in Entertainment, I think just parades. She's awesome.

Oh! And if you search Working for the Mouse there is a stage show/comedy act put on by this guy(his name escapes me) who worked in Disneyland as the Mad Hatter. Granted it was a long time ago and things have changed, but it provides some great comic relief

I know these aren't EXACTLY what you're looking for, but admittedly it is very hard to find any cast member that openly discusses their job as a character. I hope it helps!
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:12 PM   #847
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My friend who is in entertainment at wdw(she's friends with the mouse and his girlfriend) she said that my height, 5'6"-5'7", is competitive, which I already knew, but she dropped a bomb on me and told me that I'd basically have to get pulled for face or cast as a mover to even be considered for character performer, that I couldn't just be fur(unless by some magicalness I was approved to be friends with Pluto, eeyore, and buzz)

Now I know that I am not Face material. I accept that fact. But I could totally be a mover, as I grew up as a dancer...But, I still see all the movers as small girls, and though I am not a big girl, I'm still not at a size I like or see as a mover.

Needless to say this crushed my heart and while I was okay with being pended because I knew I could attend the audition in march, but now I feel like it will be in vain(I am still going to go and hope for the best! I've passed an audition before, so I am confident that I could do well).

Does anyone have anymore information about movers and the qualifications for it? You can pm me if needs be any information would be be awesome!!!!
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:14 PM   #848
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Thanks for all your help SpoonfulofSugar! That's a lot more than I was expecting!
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:41 AM   #849
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My friend who is in entertainment at wdw(she's friends with the mouse and his girlfriend) she said that my height, 5'6"-5'7", is competitive, which I already knew, but she dropped a bomb on me and told me that I'd basically have to get pulled for face or cast as a mover to even be considered for character performer, that I couldn't just be fur(unless by some magicalness I was approved to be friends with Pluto, eeyore, and buzz)

Now I know that I am not Face material. I accept that fact. But I could totally be a mover, as I grew up as a dancer...But, I still see all the movers as small girls, and though I am not a big girl, I'm still not at a size I like or see as a mover.

Needless to say this crushed my heart and while I was okay with being pended because I knew I could attend the audition in march, but now I feel like it will be in vain(I am still going to go and hope for the best! I've passed an audition before, so I am confident that I could do well).

Does anyone have anymore information about movers and the qualifications for it? You can pm me if needs be any information would be be awesome!!!!
I don't really have an answer, just go into the audition hopefully! Disney is a bit bipolar (at least to the outside world) with what they want and like, and I really think you just never know! So GREAT luck, and I can't wait to hear about it!

Anyway, my question to add on to your post was okay, the 5'6-5'7 height is competitive, what about the shorter ones? Like Mickey, fairy height, etc.? Is that just as competitive? I'm 5'9, and besides not really knowing what character that height even calls for, I don't know if that height range is as cutthroat as the rest. I would think not, since most girls are shorter, but does anyone know?
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Thanks for all your help SpoonfulofSugar! That's a lot more than I was expecting!
haha no problem! That's what happens when you've been stalking the CP as long as I have If I come across any new finds, I will be sure to share!
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:43 PM   #850
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I just recently discovered that auditions are coming here later in March and had a few questions... What are the chances of males being accepted as a Character Performer?

I do have a theatre background, and some dance background including choreography and ballroom dance. I am about 5'5-5'6, so what possible roles are there?

Just trying to decide if I should take a chance and go for the experience! Thanks, and Have a Magical Day!
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:19 PM   #851
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I just recently discovered that auditions are coming here later in March and had a few questions... What are the chances of males being accepted as a Character Performer?

I do have a theatre background, and some dance background including choreography and ballroom dance. I am about 5'5-5'6, so what possible roles are there?

Just trying to decide if I should take a chance and go for the experience! Thanks, and Have a Magical Day!
Depending on what they measure you at, you're at the height to be friends with Peter pan(5'6" is the cut off for him) and maybe Pluto. If they measure you at 5'5" then the characters at that height are pretty limited and sometimes called dead height(except for Peter) the character heights thread has a post that tells round abouts the heights and such for the characters. I say you should still go anyways! It's better to try than not!
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I just recently discovered that auditions are coming here later in March and had a few questions... What are the chances of males being accepted as a Character Performer?

I do have a theatre background, and some dance background including choreography and ballroom dance. I am about 5'5-5'6, so what possible roles are there?

Just trying to decide if I should take a chance and go for the experience! Thanks, and Have a Magical Day!

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Old 03-02-2012, 10:19 AM   #854
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My friend who is in entertainment at wdw(she's friends with the mouse and his girlfriend) she said that my height, 5'6"-5'7", is competitive, which I already knew, but she dropped a bomb on me and told me that I'd basically have to get pulled for face or cast as a mover to even be considered for character performer, that I couldn't just be fur(unless by some magicalness I was approved to be friends with Pluto, eeyore, and buzz)

Now I know that I am not Face material. I accept that fact. But I could totally be a mover, as I grew up as a dancer...But, I still see all the movers as small girls, and though I am not a big girl, I'm still not at a size I like or see as a mover.

Needless to say this crushed my heart and while I was okay with being pended because I knew I could attend the audition in march, but now I feel like it will be in vain(I am still going to go and hope for the best! I've passed an audition before, so I am confident that I could do well).

Does anyone have anymore information about movers and the qualifications for it? You can pm me if needs be any information would be be awesome!!!!
I actually just met a girl on my CP who's the exact same height as me (5'6) and she's a character performer. So it can definitely happen! But I'm in the same boat as you, three Disney auditions and counting....

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I just recently discovered that auditions are coming here later in March and had a few questions... What are the chances of males being accepted as a Character Performer?

I do have a theatre background, and some dance background including choreography and ballroom dance. I am about 5'5-5'6, so what possible roles are there?

Just trying to decide if I should take a chance and go for the experience! Thanks, and Have a Magical Day!
I'm not 100% sure, but I think Terence height cuts off at about 5'5 too.
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I actually just met a girl on my CP who's the exact same height as me (5'6) and she's a character performer. So it can definitely happen! But I'm in the same boat as you, three Disney auditions and counting....



I'm not 100% sure, but I think Terence height cuts off at about 5'5 too.
Thanks!!!!! That makes me feel better! Good luck on any future auditions!!!

And I totally forgot about terence(sad cuz he's my fav!) but a friend of mine who is very good friends with Peter, was/is good friends with terence(and the media one too, so he was "official" ha ha, you can google and see the first pics of Terence and tink put out to the media, and he's hanging out with him) he is 5'6"
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