Computer generated cartoon character featured on science fiction
comedy THE ABSENT-MINDED PROFESSOR/NBC/1988-89, a segment of THE
MAGICAL WORLD OF DISNEY.
Albert (resembling his Einsteinian
namesake) appeared on an electronic monitor located in the
laboratory of Professor Henry Crawford (Harry Anderson), the
wacky inventor of Flubber. Albert's talking head played
straight-man to the professor's pranks.
In reality, Albert was a
computer program created on the Hypercard application called
"Hyper Animator" from Bright Star Technology.
program coordinates image and sound to create talking heads on
the computer monitor. By simply typing the words you want your
"actor" to say, the Hyperanimator program converted
the text into speech with the actor's mouth movements
synchronized to the words.
The Albert character was designed by Jay Johnson and Harry
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