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Old 09-29-2012, 10:13 AM   #1
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My girls want to know why Mickey doesn't talk??

So, my DD's (7 and almost 4) want to know why Mickey (and Goofy, Minnie, etc) talk on television, but not when we see them at WDW. I thought maybe some of you DISers might be able to help me answer this question for them... (because I've got nothin'!).

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Old 09-29-2012, 10:35 AM   #2
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How about something like this -
There are so many people who want to talk with them that they'd be talking all day and would lose their voices. And it's not fair that they'd talk to some kids and not to others?

Or -
There are a lot of kids who speak a lot of different languages and they don't know all the different languages. It wouldn't be fair if they could talk to some and not to others.

And, in either case, talking to each kid would really lengthen the lines.

Not perfect, I know, but it might satisfy them.
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:56 AM   #3
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So, my DD's (7 and almost 4) want to know why Mickey (and Goofy, Minnie, etc) talk on television, but not when we see them at WDW. I thought maybe some of you DISers might be able to help me answer this question for them... (because I've got nothin'!).

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I don't think this is the time to lie, just tel them, mice do not talk (I guess you could add in front of human's). But I would just say it matter of fact.
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:15 AM   #4
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I'd tell them the truth. My kids have known the truth since they were little and at 16(DD) & 12(DS) they still love to get their pictures taken with the characters. It didn't ruin the fun/magic at all.
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:25 PM   #5
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Just turn the question around and ask them why they think he doesn't talk.
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:37 PM   #6
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I'd tell them the truth. My kids have known the truth since they were little and at 16(DD) & 12(DS) they still love to get their pictures taken with the characters. It didn't ruin the fun/magic at all.
Exactly!! my kids never believed they were anything but what they were, people in costumes.

Honestly I have a hard time believing a 7 yr old hasn't figured this out. the hard head, unmoving fingers, etc.
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:11 PM   #7
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My kids too figured out at like 2 years old that they were people in costumes as well, but then they still wondered why they couldn't talk, so we reminded them that Mickey meets children from all over the world, and couldn't possibly learn all of those languages.

This way, no one is left out! Tiger
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:20 PM   #8
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Just turn the question around and ask them why they think he doesn't talk.
Oh, that's good!
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