Mickey Mouse Goes Animatronic (Read: Creepy)
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Videos and more info after the jump.
Posted over at Stitch Kingdom (which we found via ONTD!), the video filmed on May 4 showcases what looks like your average costumed character in Toontown... there's still a guy or gal in the costume, but now it's complete with an animatronic head of sorts, with Mickey actually vocalizing with guests, even calling them princesses--"Just don't tell Minnie."
As Stitch Kingdom points out, new-Mickey seems to be using the same technology showcased in the "Dream Along With Mickey" show at Disney World, where characters blinked and moved their mouths but didn't approach audience members... or ask for anyone's names.
Okay, fine, so I both love and hate it--I was, after all, one of those kids semi-terrified/semi-fascinated with the costumed characters around Disneyland park--but most children will probably go wild for it, and that's really all that matters.