Monday, January 24, 2011

Hearing Voices: The Talking Mickey Mouse

From the Winter 1987 Disney News, we find this advertisement for "The Talking Mickey Mouse". Premiering 17 years before Pal Mickey, it offered a similar experience, minus the in-park interactivity. There were 13 cassettes/interactive stories that were created for Talking Mickey. The cassettes included commands to move Mickey's mouth, nose and eyes. Also available were three costumes for him: The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Sleeping Mickey and Bandleader. Talking Mickey was created by Worlds of Wonder; the same company that brought us Teddy Ruxpin.

You could also purchase a Talking Goofy that worked in concert with Mickey. They were connected by an audio patch cable. Apparently, Goofy could not work without Mickey!

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