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New business?

Selling videos of talking pets
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Now that tv ads of animals talking are becoming so realistic, get-in-first operators should soon be offering to provide a video of your pet wallaby or whatever speaking whatever words you want it to say.

I won't go into the perms and coms of the idea but there are plenty.

[Superficial search done.]

rayfo, Jul 12 2001


       If it's not baked yet, it should be... great idea. I can't imagine it would be too difficult, with the right software. Maybe not as smooth as a Hollywood production, but something passable.
PotatoStew, Jul 12 2001

       Hey [rayfo]! You know how to pick a descriptive name. Do it!
td, Jul 12 2001

       excellent! this would work well as video messages to friends and family, or possibly online like the dancing icon people, or like that dog on microsoft word that 'assists'. At certain times like feeding, a display comes up in the corner of your screen of your dog/cat saying "get off the damn computer and feed me!"
benfrost, Aug 14 2001

       Boring. This video will end up with your Big Mouth Bass, Hindu Finger Puppets, and all that other crap which looks cool and quirky in the store but then becomes, well, plain annoying...
sdm, Aug 14 2001

       Nice idea, benfrost. I want the celebrity voices as well. That makes the whole thing classy, doesn't it? I mean, who cares about some no-name voicing my cat. I'd pay big bucks to have her tell me, in the voice of Judi Dench (of *As Time Goes By*, _Mrs. Brown_ and _Shakespeare in Love_ -- the new M in Bond movies), "Let me off your bloody lap and give me something soggy and chicken-flavored to eat." Fitting for an old cat like mine...   

       I suppose it's ironic, as my feline is completely mute. No kidding. She sits and yawns at me to get my attention, then walks off toward the door I must now open for her. Where's a half-baked cat doorknob?
decafsilicon, Aug 15 2001

       my dog can hum the tune to eastenders
po, Sep 28 2001

       come to think of it she could hum for england
po, Sep 28 2001

       If buttercups buzz'd after the bee,
If boats were on land, churches on sea,
If ponies rode men and if grass ate the cows,
And cats should be chased into holes by the mouse,
If the mamas sold their babies
To the gypsies for half a crown;
If summer were spring and the other way round,
Then all the world would be upside down.

       Rin Bin Tin would look silly singing this one. Sqoobedoo.
reensure, Sep 30 2001

       Fine idea! A plus! These could be cherished keepsakes.
pogoman59, Feb 13 2002

       You would have to do the voices yourself. Only the pet owner knows what the pet's voice is like.
mrthingy, Feb 13 2002

       How about selling people the software so they can keep recording new lines and generating footage of their pet saying it. The software could be pre-configured with the pet's image (or multiple images for variety). It would contain a discrete set of "mouth configurations" that the user could choose and pin to a timeline of the sound. There can only be so many for consonants & vowels etc ("B" looks a lot like "P" to the outside world). That would discourage piracy, or just plain letting their friends use the software (cos it doesn't have their friend's pet's image on it). If you wanna bake it I'll help!
miles, Feb 14 2002


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