Thursday, April 16, 2009

Synthetic Mickey Mouse

An acquaintance who works for Nuance Communications (owners of Dragon Naturally Speaking and the Omnipage OCR software) claims their software synthesizes all the original vocals for the House of Mouse show on the Disney Channel. He says they found working with actors to get the lines right is just too hard... compared to editing the emotion tags in the synthesizer input strings.

On the other hand, this piece includes a list of the cast.

Clic pic for flic. Show starts about 35 sec. in.

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