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Old 07-22-2011, 04:44 PM   #16
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I agree with you this is one potential problem. The line between fuzz and face just got fuzzier (or is that facier?).

I assume also that a second, um, "helper" CM would have to be employed in the shadows to make this work.
If I remember correctly (I read all the patent paperwork on the technology) it's actually the CM *in* the suit doing the talking...so no "extra" magic is needed. They just need some great cms that can stay in character and carry on conversations easily.

I think they could absolutely bring this to the parks soon if they were willing to spend the money on it. And well, we know where Disney stands when it comes to that....
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I guess you'd have to find someone that could keep the voice up for a decent chunk of time.
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Old 07-22-2011, 05:33 PM   #18
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I remember seeing the video a while back. Don't ask me why but talking Mickey scares me!
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I remember seeing the video a while back. Don't ask me why but talking Mickey scares me!
That might be the Uncanny Valley theory at work.
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If I remember correctly (I read all the patent paperwork on the technology) it's actually the CM *in* the suit doing the talking...so no "extra" magic is needed. They just need some great cms that can stay in character and carry on conversations easily.
Then that's some pretty cool (and expensive) tech going on!

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I agree. He borders on the creepy.
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That might be the Uncanny Valley theory at work.
I had to look this up! Definitely could be it. I just think I would be freaked out by the fact that Mickey is talking to me. Plus the blinking thing is just plain weird.
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Then that's some pretty cool (and expensive) tech going on!

It was cool...and it was some type of voice changer technology, so it wasn't like you needed a CM that could "do" the voice.
I think it would be amazing....I wish they would bring him to the park before my daughter is too old for it to mean anything. I cry when I watch the videos of him talking.
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I put this possible addition relatively far in the future.

From the looks of the examples on YouTube, the technology is just not quite "there" yet
for everyday (and all day) public interaction.

And, remember, it would likely need to be done at all 4 WDW parks at the same time.


(But, as always, anything is possible at Disney.)
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That is the coolest freaking thing ever! I hope that he appears in the parks like that before too terribly long.
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Way cool.
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It was cool...and it was some type of voice changer technology, so it wasn't like you needed a CM that could "do" the voice.
I don't think that's the technique that they will be using.

It is not the technique used in any of the clips on YouTube.
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