Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011

Teddy Ruxpin

As of 1985, your teddy bear could read you a story in addition to snuggling with you at bedtime. The lovable story-time bear Teddy Ruxpin used cassette tapes to "read" to its young companions. Kids had Disney engineer Ken Forsse to thank for this bit of family-friendly technology. Forsse and his team used the same technology deployed in the talking creatures seen at Disneyland attractions to make Teddy Ruxpin come to life and created their own company, Worlds of Wonder, along the way.