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    Question Characters talking?

    Ok so I am spending my last night of a two week stay in disney. Why is it that the characters cant speak to the kids by now? With all the technology that is out there I am sure some type of voice changer would work. They have remote control garbage cans with voice changers in them isnt it time the characters spoke?
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    it would probably make the head even more top heavy if you ask me, not to mention, a lot of the character actors are from the caribbean and would still have that accent. Not as noticeable I know, but still.
    All the people will look up and shout: "Save us!" and I'll whisper...'no'.

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    I really don't see the need for characters to speak. They do amazingly well with just body language I think. Although sometimes I do hear sounds.....like Dale or Donald making "kissing" noises.
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    I agree with Amanda. I think the characters do a great job without voices. I absolutely love interacting and watching my kids interact with Chip and Dale. I wouldn't want it to change......

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    No me gusta the idea of characters talking. They do a great job as it is, and I don't see a need to change it
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    They have considered this idea in the past, but there are still too many challenges to overcome and not spoil the magic. It isn't like Crush who is on a video screen...

    The moving parts of the character heads would be one major obstacle.

    Another would be when a kid goes up to Mickey and says, "Hey Mickey! I saw you at Epcot yesterday and you promised... "

    ~or~

    "Don't you remember me Minnie? I just talked to you 10 minutes ago..."

    ~or~

    "Why don't you sound the same as you do in your movies (...or as you did yesterday?)"

    And what about those who do not speak English? Even if one Mickey can speak French or German, another Mickey might not. It wouldn't keep the magic going from one park to the next. And isn't that magic what we all have come to love after all this time?

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    also, the mouth wouldn't be moving either, loses some of the realism
    All the people will look up and shout: "Save us!" and I'll whisper...'no'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Heat
    also, the mouth wouldn't be moving either, loses some of the realism
    Sorry. That's what I meant when I wrote "The moving parts of the character heads would be one major obstacle."

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    i wouldn't want them to talk... it'd be.... different.
    i'm used to silent characters.... i don't like change.
    plus... like ursela once said 'don't underestimate the importance of body language'.... it's fun to watch the motions and stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rosworms
    plus... like ursela once said 'don't underestimate the importance of body language'....
    PERFECT example!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pearlnecklace71
    Sorry. That's what I meant when I wrote "The moving parts of the character heads would be one major obstacle."
    ah, my bad
    All the people will look up and shout: "Save us!" and I'll whisper...'no'.

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