Episode 109 – Bill Farmer (Voice of Goofy), Part 2

Bill FarmerWe conclude my return visit with previous guest, the voice of Goofy for 29 years, Bill Farmer. In part 1, we talked about Bill’s first recording sessions as Goofy, some special memories, singing as the character, and more!

Bill talks about…

  • The Goofy Movie panel being up against a Star Wars panel at the 2015 D23 Expo
  • The original plan for A Goofy Movie and what changed
  • Doing scenes with other actors yet having never met them
  • Working with Don Hahn, and something special Don did for the D23 Expo panel
  • Working with some fun celebrities, including Ed McMahon
  • Who he still gets star struck by
  • Who he’d like to work with, but hasn’t yet
  • Doing Bullwinkle J. Moose to June Foray’s Rocky the Flying Squirrel
  • Working on The 7D
  • How the context for voices affects what you can do, and playing with voices
  • What he’d like to see Goofy do that he hasn’t yet…a Star Wars/Fab 5 crossover, anyone?
  • Appearing at Oz Con
  • 2 listener questions—one telling a joke as Goofy, and one about talking to very sick kids
  • Recording voices for toys, including one incredibly intense, taxing job
  • His advice to you if you’ve tried following your dreams and you feel like you’ve failed
  • Shameless Plug Time

 

Find Bill:

 

Podcasts Spotlighted in this Episode:

 

Randy Crane’s Books (Once Upon YOUR Time Faith and the Magic Kingdom):

 

 

Videos Mentioned in the Episode

 

 

 

 

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