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Magic Kingdom Meet & Greet Adds Extra Magic with Talking Mickey Mouse

Disney has been working on their “living character” initiative for over a dozen years. My first encounter with the technology was with an interactive Stitch in Disneyland’s Tomorrowland. Since then there has been Lucky the Dinosaur, Turtle Talk with Crush, … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes at Turtle Talk with Crush

Disney’s Living Character Initiative combines computer animation, video games, puppeteering, and themed design with the goal of totally involving the audience in the manufactured world through new levels of interaction. One of LCI’s earlier appearances in Disney’s theme parks was … Continue reading

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Mr. Potato Head from Toy Story Mania – New Video

Found this pair of videos of the Mr. Potato Head (voiced by Don Rickles) audio-animatronic at the entrance to “Toy Story Midway Mania” at California Adventure. This audio-animatronic is an example of two great Imagineering technologies merging to make some … Continue reading

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