I don't know about this...I think that the characters NOT talking is part of the charm. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> After tourists visiting Disneyland posted their own video online, Disney revealed today that it is testing a new and improved Mickey Mouse: One that actually talks with guests. Disney says it is currently â€œplaytestingâ€ the technology â€“ which gives Mickey a moving mouth and the ability to interact in real-time with children â€“ in California, but the video already has fans buzzing about whether Disney will eventually expand the concept to other parks and other costumed characters. Itâ€™s possible that the concept is part of Walt Disney Parks and Resortsâ€™ broad â€œnext generation experienceâ€ technology initiative, a hush-hush project that former Disney execs say has a budget of close to $1.5 billion. (More on NextGen here). One interesting side note: Leading the talking Mickey project for Disney is Scott Trowbridge, a well-regarded theme-park attraction designer who Disney plucked from Universal Orlando in 2007. Trowbridge was credited with developing the hugely popular â€“ and technologically groundbreaking â€“ Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man dark ride at Universalâ€™s Islands of Adventure theme park. Trowbridge is now head of advanced development for Walt Disney Imagineering. To watch Disneyâ€™s video of talking Mickey, click here. To watch the tourist video, click here.