Can It Get Any Better Than This?
Did you ever want to talk to Mickey?
Disney revealed today that it is testing a new and improved Mickey Mouse: One that actually talks with guests.
Disney says it is currently “playtesting” the technology – which gives Mickey a moving mouth and the ability to interact in real-time with children – in California, but the video already has fans buzzing about whether Disney will eventually expand the concept to other parks and other costumed characters. It’s possible that the concept is part of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts’ broad “next generation experience” technology initiative, a hush-hush project that former Disney execs say has a budget of close to $1.5 billion.