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    Re: Shouldn't CM know the characters they work for/with/among??

    Quote Originally Posted by BigPigletFan View Post
    ZeekSlider, we have spent many late nights working talking about such things with Disney characters. I mean, in the original story the Beast was 10.

    Regarding The Doodlebops, Disney does not make the shows, but yet just shows them (aka distributes them on their stations in the US and UK.) They are originally from Canada and air on the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corp.) So since Disney didn't create the series they don't own the rights to the characters and names so they can't create merchandise like they can for shows they create (ie Jojo's Circus.)

    I hope the helps explain it.

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    I thought as much. Thanks for confirming my suspicions.

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    Re: Shouldn't CM know the characters they work for/with/among??

    I am a HUGE Disney fan, so I make it a point to know all the characters. Especially on my last CP, when I was actually working with them.
    Many as a kid (1986-1998)Aug 98- Port OrleansMarch 03- Jr Band Trip (offsite)Aug 03- Port OrleansJan 12-Aug 5, 05- CP (CS)Jan 1-5, 06- AS Sports (Solo Trip)May 24, 06 to Jan 5, 07- CP (CS)Jan 31-Feb 3, 07- offsite (solo trip)March 1-3, 2007- Dad + Me (offsite)May 16-Aug 10, 07- CP (CS)Aug 10-12, 07- GF/P&PMay 21-Aug 15, 08- CP (PC)Aug 15-18, 08- AKLMarch 25-29, 09 (off-site)Aug 10, 09-Jan 2, 10- CP (CS)Jan 3-May 14, 2010- CP (CS)Feb 12-16, 2012: DCL DreamOct 20-27, 2012: DCL Fantasy (East)Sept 8-12, 2013: DCL Dream

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    Re: Shouldn't CM know the characters they work for/with/among??

    Maybe because Disney really does not educate their cast on the characters?

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    Re: Shouldn't CM know the characters they work for/with/among??

    Sorry to divert this fairly cool trivia back to the original topic, but I noticed this during my recent trip to WDW. My 3 year old LOVES Lightning McQueen so we waited for LM and Mater to come and park at MGM to take pics. The main "handler" CM for these two was amazed at my son's love for the cars and chatted with us for a bit. I was amazed at how little he knew about Cars and the characters. He had no idea who the King was, and knew hardly anything about Mater. Kind of took away from the magic.

    Do these CM's not know who they will be handling each day? Is it a lottery or something? How hard would it be for CM's to at least familiarize themselves with the character they will be handling?

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    Re: Shouldn't CM know the characters they work for/with/among??

    To be fair, "heffalumps and woozles" is my one of my favorite Disney songs (as well as one of my favorite villains, being that they're rarely seen and 95% of what is known about them is just urban legend to the Pooh-verse) and I wouldn't have known who Lumpy was if you asked for him. If I was a CM, I would have thought you were asking for one of the seven dwarves but couldn't remember their name.

    Although when you'd say heffalump, I'd know what you meant. And in my head I'd be thinking, "oh yeah, that thing removed the sinister villainy of heffalumps & woozles." Cruddy cheapquels, ruining the things I like.

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    Re: Shouldn't CM know the characters they work for/with/among??

    Quote Originally Posted by JungleBumCT View Post
    Sorry to divert this fairly cool trivia back to the original topic, but I noticed this during my recent trip to WDW. My 3 year old LOVES Lightning McQueen so we waited for LM and Mater to come and park at MGM to take pics. The main "handler" CM for these two was amazed at my son's love for the cars and chatted with us for a bit. I was amazed at how little he knew about Cars and the characters. He had no idea who the King was, and knew hardly anything about Mater. Kind of took away from the magic.

    Do these CM's not know who they will be handling each day? Is it a lottery or something? How hard would it be for CM's to at least familiarize themselves with the character they will be handling?
    Character attendants know who (or at least where) they are working 2 weeks in advance. And it is not very hard, as there is information available on each character.
    Many as a kid (1986-1998)Aug 98- Port OrleansMarch 03- Jr Band Trip (offsite)Aug 03- Port OrleansJan 12-Aug 5, 05- CP (CS)Jan 1-5, 06- AS Sports (Solo Trip)May 24, 06 to Jan 5, 07- CP (CS)Jan 31-Feb 3, 07- offsite (solo trip)March 1-3, 2007- Dad + Me (offsite)May 16-Aug 10, 07- CP (CS)Aug 10-12, 07- GF/P&PMay 21-Aug 15, 08- CP (PC)Aug 15-18, 08- AKLMarch 25-29, 09 (off-site)Aug 10, 09-Jan 2, 10- CP (CS)Jan 3-May 14, 2010- CP (CS)Feb 12-16, 2012: DCL DreamOct 20-27, 2012: DCL Fantasy (East)Sept 8-12, 2013: DCL Dream

    Jan 12- Aug 5, 2005- Fantasyland Merchandise
    May 24, 2006 to Jan 5, 2007- Character Attendant
    May 16- Aug 10, 2007- Epcot WS Custodial/Seasonal CA
    May 21- July 5, 2008: Casey's (QSFB); July 6-Aug 15, 2008: character attendant
    Aug 10, 2009-Jan 2, 2010: Toy Story Mania
    Jan 3-May 14, 2010: Great Movie Ride
    May 16, 2010~ Fulltime
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