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    Small World Clock: how does it work?

    All right, so we've got the Small world clock just chillin' up there, and somehow every 15 minutes it pulls off the clock sequence featuring animation and music performing together.
    My question is: what sort of automation system is in place here that makes it work? Does one system tie together audio and animation, or is it two separate but coordinated systems?

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    Re: Small World Clock: how does it work?

    In the 15 Minutes of Down time, the time is switched around inside the Clock Tower by Gears. When the Dolls go on their processional, they always end up right back in front of the door where they started. All of this is on a timer.
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    Re: Small World Clock: how does it work?

    It's merely a giant coo-koo clock. Made since the 18th Century. Don't think anything extremely complicated is involved.
    "Here You Leave the World of California Today and Enter the World of, um, er, California Today."

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    Re: Small World Clock: how does it work?

    Small woodland creatures on a treadmill.
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    Re: Small World Clock: how does it work?

    On a related note - is it true that the "tick tock" sound of the clock face is produced 'live' by a mechanical hammer hitting two different sounding blocks, and a microphone to pick up the sound? I could have sworn I read that somewhere.

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    Re: Small World Clock: how does it work?

    Quote Originally Posted by BigThunder View Post
    Small woodland creatures on a treadmill.

    Now THAT I believe!

    Come on, you know the Princesses can get their furry woodland creature friends to do anything...
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    Re: Small World Clock: how does it work?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2DieFR View Post
    On a related note - is it true that the "tick tock" sound of the clock face is produced 'live' by a mechanical hammer hitting two different sounding blocks, and a microphone to pick up the sound? I could have sworn I read that somewhere.
    Yes, that is true!
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    Re: Small World Clock: how does it work?

    How is the device that switches the numbers representing the hours designed?

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    Re: Small World Clock: how does it work?

    I never knew the tick-tock was live!!! The things I learn from Micechat
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    Re: Small World Clock: how does it work?

    Powered by the hearts of the children of the world.

    Or magic.

    Or crack.

    Possible all of the above.
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    Re: Small World Clock: how does it work?

    It's powered by the seven midgets, or as Disney calls them, dwarves.

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    Re: Small World Clock: how does it work?

    I thought it was operated by small children from around the world.
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    Re: Small World Clock: how does it work?

    When the big hand is on the 12 and the little hand is on the 1 it is LOVE O'CLOCK!

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    Re: Small World Clock: how does it work?

    Quote Originally Posted by PEZZ Lightyear View Post
    I thought it was operated by small children from around the world.
    when the lost kids get to old to play the part of the kids of the world.. they get sent to make power for some stuff.. when they become 16 they become cast members who do backstage work...

    seems they have been getting less lost kids..
    (Too soon?)

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    Re: Small World Clock: how does it work?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2DieFR View Post
    On a related note - is it true that the "tick tock" sound of the clock face is produced 'live' by a mechanical hammer hitting two different sounding blocks, and a microphone to pick up the sound? I could have sworn I read that somewhere.
    It USED to be. During a tour, an exec uttered an unsavory word about how .... cool the device was. About then, they realized they should change it to a recording.

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