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  • #2
    Re: Face Characters and Secret Identities

    Hmm, well, I can't help ya, but I'm sure someone will be able to
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    • #3
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      i would say ask the people in the disney face character audition thread, they seem to know their stuff
      Originally posted by JungleCruiseFan
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      • #4
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        An ex-Jack Sparrow spills on life at the Magic Kingdom

        Some interesting reading.

        Basically, you sign away your soul when you become a CM, The Company owns anything and everything you do or create. And if you do something to break the Company's heart or bring negative publicity, you sleep with the fishes.


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        • #5
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          Originally posted by Sosai X View Post
          An ex-Jack Sparrow spills on life at the Magic Kingdom

          Some interesting reading.

          Basically, you sign away your soul when you become a CM, The Company owns anything and everything you do or create. And if you do something to break the Company's heart or bring negative publicity, you sleep with the fishes.
          I wouldn't exactly say you "sign away your soul". While I can't deny that his experience is true, I do know that some face characters have taken other acting jobs while working at the park. Granted, they are bit parts on TV or in commercials, but they can work outside. When characters apply for outside jobs, their resume also states that they are simply a performer in the park. No specifics.

          I think the real deal is, just be very careful regarding who you tell, and where you say it.

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          • #6
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            I think you could put on your resume, but they probably prefer that you don't say what character you did. You probably can get away with just the title of "Performer"
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            • #7
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              Thanks!

              Perhaps there's a privacy clause for the privacy clause

              I'll try the Face Character audition thread.

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by Sosai X View Post
                very interesting! does anyone know anywhere else people have posted things like this?

                it's also interesting learning how characters feel about AP's :-)
                Last edited by Sgt. Tibs; 12-30-2009, 12:00 PM. Reason: spelling

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                • #9
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                  A friend of mine performs as a Disney face character in WDW. When she got the job, the local paper ran a story about her, only mentioning that she would be a performer. For all you gather from the article, she might be a parade performer or musision. In actuality, she's appearing as a beloved well-known Disney character.

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                  • #10
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                    If the companys confidentiality clause prohibits their revealing their real (or secret) identity, then shouldnt this thread be closed to prevent such information from being revealed????

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                    • #11
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                      I have know some of these characters and I'm protecting there privies [ms] but the only thing I can say is they are not aloud to say who they are if they do they will get fire. So the character you saw was right they can't say there name. I remember early this year when the View was out in CA. Barba Walters had as Cinderella her real name and Cinderella said well I'm Cinderella so not even to super stars or reports are aloud to ask the characters for there real names. I rescept there rights.

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by Capt Hook's View Post
                        I have know some of these characters and I'm protecting there privies [ms] but the only thing I can say is they are not aloud to say who they are if they do they will get fire. So the character you saw was right they can't say there name. I remember early this year when the View was out in CA. Barba Walters had as Cinderella her real name and Cinderella said well I'm Cinderella so not even to super stars or reports are aloud to ask the characters for there real names. I rescept there rights.


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                        • #13
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                          What happens if you recognize a face character performer playing a different face character on another day and accidentally call them by the name of the other character they play? Could that harm them in any way?

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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by Capt Hook's View Post
                            I have know some of these characters and I'm protecting there privies [ms] but the only thing I can say is they are not aloud to say who they are if they do they will get fire. So the character you saw was right they can't say there name. I remember early this year when the View was out in CA. Barba Walters had as Cinderella her real name and Cinderella said well I'm Cinderella so not even to super stars or reports are aloud to ask the characters for there real names. I rescept there rights.
                            I applaud you for this one, Hooks.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Face Characters and Secret Identities

                              Originally posted by CelebrateYou View Post
                              What happens if you recognize a face character performer playing a different face character on another day and accidentally call them by the name of the other character they play? Could that harm them in any way?
                              They'll probably be a little blind sided, but usually they'll play it off very well. It's part of the role.

                              EDIT: Sorry for the double post.

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                              • #16
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                                Originally posted by CelebrateYou View Post
                                What happens if you recognize a face character performer playing a different face character on another day and accidentally call them by the name of the other character they play? Could that harm them in any way?

                                Again I know some that plays more then one and when I see them I call them by the character they play and that's it. It will be the same as if you ask them there real name. Now if it's by accident then that's different. I have done that a few times cause I was think of a nother character at the time I was seening the one I was with. But if you know the person that you saw one day play character X but you see the same person the next time play character R you don't call them Character X you call them Character R. If the character knows you like most of them do they may give you hints of they remember you from as a different character like one of them did to me on Christmas she give me alot of hints and it took me a wild but I figure who that character was. So no you can't call them by the other character.

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                                • #17
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                                  Originally posted by MonstersGoBoo! View Post
                                  They'll probably be a little blind sided, but usually they'll play it off very well. It's part of the role.

                                  EDIT: Sorry for the double post.
                                  what if its during a parade and they cant just play it off?

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                                  • #18
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                                    Originally posted by Capt Hook's View Post
                                    Again I know some that plays more then one and when I see them I call them by the character they play and that's it. It will be the same as if you ask them there real name. Now if it's by accident then that's different. I have done that a few times cause I was think of a nother character at the time I was seening the one I was with. But if you know the person that you saw one day play character X but you see the same person the next time play character R you don't call them Character X you call them Character R. If the character knows you like most of them do they may give you hints of they remember you from as a different character like one of them did to me on Christmas she give me alot of hints and it took me a wild but I figure who that character was. So no you can't call them by the other character.
                                    oh...

                                    it was just an accident though, so you said that was ok.

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                                    • #19
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                                      Well, you know, the policy is for a number of reasons: one, because Disney wants these performers to stay in character, so when they are wearing that costume, they ARE that character. Sort of like method acting. :-)

                                      I'm sure another reason is so that a former performer doesn't end up doing say...X-rated films and have "was Cinderella at Disneyland for 2 years!" in her resume.

                                      Also don't forget that many of the CMs would probably rather not have their real names out there, just in case of the odd person who may have trouble separating a performance at Disneyland with real life, and may search out their favorite character outside of the park.

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                                      • #20
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                                        put it this way the ones I know I bump into them as themselfs and then there are some others I know that I didn't want to know and some people blow it for me. I'm a little upset about it but with these character we have become good friends.

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