My daughter and I encountered the mute, masked Captain Hook in Disneyland's Big Thunder Ranch today, and he seemed unnaturally quiet. I don't want many of the animal characters to talk, but Captain Hook could be as much fun to play as a talker as Cruella. Imagine gifted CMs (and L.A. has many gifted actors) trying to outdo Dustin Hoffman or Jason Isaac's portrayals.
(I have a list of ideas for a talking Captain Hook on post #30 at the bottom of page 2 on this thread. Ridiculously unnecessary link: Would Captain Hook be more fun as a face character? Just click and then go the bottom of the page! )
P.S. Hook currently sports one of my favorite masks, so congrats to its creator!