Saturday, October 18, 2008

TALKING MICKEY MOUSE READALONG BOOKS AND CASSETTES

I FOUND 3 OF THESE REAL CHEAP, AND THE BUYER THREW IN A FOURTH SET FOR FREE. I HAVE SETS CALLED "FOLLOW THAT GHOST", "A MYSTERY IN PARIS", "THE SECRET ISLAND" AND "THE CITY BENEATH THE SAND". THESE WERE PUT OUT BY WORLD OF WONDERS IN 1986. THERE WAS ALSO A TALKING GOOFY THAT YOU CONNECTED TO MICKEY WITH A DOUBLE-ENDED AUDIO CORD. (WHILE SEARCHING FOR PHOTOS OF THE MICKEY I SAW THAT SOMEONE ON EBAY HAS A STORE DISPLAY WITH THE MICKEY MOUSE AND THE GOOFY DOLLS STILL INTACT. FOR ONLY $135.00 OR COURSE...LOL.) WAYNE ALLWINE WAS THE VOICE OF MICKEY DURING THE TIME PERIOD THESE DOLLS WERE PRODUCED. TONY POPE, and WILL RYAN WERE THE DISNEY VOICES OF GOOFY DURING THIS TIME FRAME. I'M NOT SURE HOWEVER IF THE VOICE ACTORS DO THE MICKEY AND GOOFY VOICES ON THESE TAPES OR NOT. EDIT: I JUST LEARNED FROM "MOUSE TRACKS THE STORY OF WALT DISNEY RECORDS" BOOK THAT PETE RENADAY AKA (RENOUDET) DID THE VOICE WORK FOR MICKEY MOUSE ON THESE TALKING MICKEY CASSETTES. PEOPLE MAY RECOGNIZE HIS NAME AS THE PERSON WHO IS THE GHOST HOST AT DISNEY'S HAUNTED MANSION RIDE. BELOW IS A PHOTO OF WHAT THE MICKEY LOOKS LIKE:



AND HERES A PHOTO OF MICKEY AND GOOFY TOGETHER:




THANKS TO BIGBIRDFAN I FIGURED OUT HOW TO SHARE THE CASSETTE TAPES THAT COME WITH THESE TALKING MICKEY READALONG BOOK & TAPE SETS:



"FOLLOW THAT GHOST" ZIP FILE




"A MYSTERY IN PARIS" ZIP FILE




"THE SECRET ISLAND" ZIP FILE




"THE IMPOSSIBLE JOURNEY" ZIP FILE


"THE IMPOSIBLE JOURNEY" WAS THE SET I GOT FOR FREE. UNFORTUNATELY THE BOOK IN THE SET DOESN'T MATCH THE TAPE. SO EVEN IF ONE DAY I GET AROUND TO SCANNING THESE BOOKS, THIS ONE I WILL NOT HAVE SCANS FOR.

I WONDER IF WORLD OF WONDER EVENTUALLY PLANNED TO RELEASE A TALKING MINNIE MOUSE? I ASK BECAUSE MANY OF THESE STORIES HAVE MINNIE MOUSE TALKING. THEY ALL HAVE GOOFY TALKING ON THE TAPES. THERE IS A TALKING GOOFY YOU CAN GET THAT ATTACHES BY A CORD TO THE MICKEY MOUSE. THEY'RE MORE HARD TO FIND FROM WHAT I GATHER.

32 comments:

BigBirdFan said...

It sounds like the same thing that happened to my Big Bird doll.

Is there a strang sound on the tape but at the same time you can still hear the story?

If this is the case record the stories as they are. I THINK i can edit the sound so it plays right.

See the Mickey probably only has one speaker. So the encoding is probably recorded on the left channel and the story is recorded on the righ channel. Mickey's speaker is set up to play through the right channel so you don't hear the noise. Bob

Dave said...

BBF,

You're right. The encoding is on the right channel. So I'm recording it now as I type this. Thanks for that.

Dave

BigBirdFan said...

Do you need me to fix the files for you or do you know what to do????

Do you know how to re-channel them so they play through both speakers?? Bob

Dave said...

I think I can do it with Gold Wave. If not I'll let you know. Thanks.

Dave

swarlock said...

The link for The Mickey tape is missing.

Dave said...

Sorry. I missed one letter in the file code. Try it now.

Dave

BigBirdFan said...

I just posted some storiesfrom the Talking ALF doll from the 80's TV show. My blog is waycoolmusic.blogspot.com

Bob

Dave said...

Cool. Thanks.

Sad news on this end. The Talking Mickey arrived last week, but does not work. Tape plays slow, and the Mickey does not move at all. Anyone ever had any experience fixing these toys? Thanks again Bob. I wondered if Talking Alf was a World of Wonders toy also. I know Teddy Ruxpin was. I see however that Alf was made by Coleco.

Dave

BigBirdFan said...

hi,

My guess is that a belt is broken in the mickey or the motor is dying. You would hae to take Mickey apart to find out. Belt should be easy, but if it is the motor, that could be a little expensive.

A nother eBay ripoff artist, I'm guessing. I HATE people like that. Bob

Dave said...

I'll have to see if I can check the insides. I'm waiting to see what PayPal does about making them give a refund first though. It wasn't very expensive, but the listing did say it was in working condition so that's what i expect PayPal to hold them to.

Dave

BigBirdFan said...

Good Luck!!!!!! I hope something works out for you!!!!! Bob

BigBirdFan said...

Also I just listened to the MP3 files of the first Mickey story that you posted.

Why is it split int 3 files? I figured it would be a file for side one and a file for side 2. Just curious. Bob

Dave said...

I try to keep file times down below 7 or 8 minutes in case anyone wants to rip the files into a CD later. I know with my CD Driver any file longer than 8 minutes some times can abort the burn right in the middle. I never have figured out if it's my driver or the program I burn with.

Dave

BigBirdFan said...

Hi,

It might be the program.Because I use Roxio Easy Media Creator, iTunes or RealPlayer to burn CD. I can burn CD's with a single hour-long track. I do this for when I come across episodes of The Dr. Demento show for people. I just make 2 single track CD's one with Hour 1 and One with Hour 2. Bob

Matthew Steen said...

Hey, I just sent in my Mickey to be repaired and cleaned to this guy...found him with a google search...does good work I think..http://www.animationfascination.com/

I'm currently collecting the tapes and books for my doll; I have 11 of the 13!

Dave said...

matthew steen,

Thanks for that link. I've given up on trying to find one that wroks, and I've sold my 4 books. I'll just have to pas son Mickey..:-(

Jane said...

Two of the books have been taken down by Megaupload. Ludwig von Drake too.

Dave said...

Yes. I'm not sure what's put the burr up their butts all of a sudden, but I'll have to re-upload what I can. Some files I've found already in my blogs were lost and are irreplaceable because I ever had a chance to back them up before the virus hit us 2 weeks ago. We had to wipe clean our Internal Hard Drive in order to even get past the Windows Reboot screen. Sorry. It's going to take a while before I can get everything re-shared.

Dave

Tammy said...

I have a Animated Talking Mickey and I plan on selling him with 4 books/cassettes. He seems like in good working order. Only the elastic on his red pants is loose now. But can anyone tell me what I should sell it for? Thanks. RTTanu@sbcglobal.net

Dave said...

Most that I've seen with 4 books on ebay start at around $19.99. If you're going to sell it outright (with the books included) though I would recommend asking for between $30.00 and $40.00. Good luck.

Dave

P.S. - sorry again that the files have once more been deleted. Finding a hosting site that will leave them alone is an ongoing task.

squarebasher said...

Hi, My wife has just pulled out from our attic both Mickey Mouse and Goofy Talking Dolls for our 2 year old, however we cannot find an tapes. So after trawling the web have found your site with download zip files but the links are no longer valid, is there any chance that I can get a copy of the stories please.

Thanks in anticipation

Graeme, UK

Dave said...

I can send you the files yes, but they wouldn't be playable in your Talking Mickey.

Dave

squarebasher said...

Hi,
Thanks for answering so quickly, If I could have the files that would be great, it would give me a start.Thanks very much

Regards

Graeme

awseals said...

I would love to have the files as well. I can't find my tape for The Impossible Journey.

henjokun said...

i tried the links for the mickey audio tape zips but they were deleted, does anyone still have copies or know where i can get them. My sister found it in her closet and my nephew would possibly like them.
please let me know.

any response will be sent to my email address.. thanks in advance.

Moonf8ce said...

Hi All,

Could anyone please tell me where i can get these tapes, I have the talking Mickey & Goofy still mint which i'd like to give to my toddler!

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,

Dave said...

Ebay would be your best bet.

Dave

Mandy Crandell said...

I had the Mickey Mouse. He was eventually passed down to my nephews. I'm so excited to know that others had these!

Davina said...

Hi, I was born in september 86 and my parents bought me those - the Mickey and the Goofy. They are in my parents loft in their original packaging. If any one is interested in making an offer on them please feel free to email me at Davsart@hotmail.co.uk

Peter said...

Any chance that you could email the Talking mickey files to me please,will return the favour back if you could.regards meetoo@rharkess.orangeome.co.uk

dumbyell said...

I also have both the Mickey and Goofy in EXCELLENT condition. I received them as a Christmas gift when I was a child. I also have the cord that connects the two, four books with tapes, a complete band uniform for Mickey, a pajama set with matching robe and slippers for Mickey, and a few other items as well. These items have been my "prized possession" since I can remember. Would anyone know where I may be able to get more of the outfits?
dumbyell@live.com

dumbyell said...

I also have both the Mickey and Goofy in EXCELLENT condition. I received them as a Christmas gift when I was a child. I also have the cord that connects the two, four books with tapes, a complete band uniform for Mickey, a pajama set with matching robe and slippers for Mickey, and a few other items as well. These items have been my "prized possession" since I can remember. Would anyone know where I may be able to get more of the outfits?
dumbyell@live.com