Published: May 6, 2010 at 6:54 PM
TH Creative I’m going to say that you're wrong with your assumption that someone is behind the mirror or hidden and let me simply explain why.
Watch both of those videos and closely examine the timing of the interaction. Look at how the character interacts, and how timely some of the questions and responses are. Look at the movement of the mouth, hands and head.
If there were a second hidden party directing this, then essentially the character would be a human puppet. However, it would be IMPOSSIBLE for someone to react in such a precise timely manner via voice instructions from another.
The first poster is also wrong since Turtle Talk with Crush is an actor and the voice varies greatly based on who is performing.
This is not a voice actor. This is a computer-generated voice, not an actor’s and I believe the character inside the costume is actually talking.
I suspect there is a wireless microphone inside the costume that the character uses. That input is sent wirelessly to a computer that does the voice translation and it is then output to a speaker that is probably in the room, not actually on the costume. However, it could be on the costume.
If the sound is loud enough then they’ll eliminate the chance of the person inside the costume being heard. With this set-up it would be entirely possible for characters to speak in designated environments within the park.
There may be some limitations on words, but maybe not. Knowing Disney though there is likely an approved script.