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News: Disney Television Animation Celebrates 30 Years: ‘These Characters Are Like Diamonds’

by on Nov.08, 2014, under Events, News

News: Disney Television Animation Celebrates 30 Years: ‘These Characters Are Like Diamonds’
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The mood was jovial and nostalgic at Wednesday’s Disney Television Animation’s 30th anniversary fete at Burbank’s Walt Disney Studios’ main theater. The event, hosted by the International Animated Film Association (ASIFA) and Disney’s official fan club D23, featured an enlightening panel discussion moderated by D23’s Jeffrey Epstein with the studio’s award-winning creative talent: Bill Farmer (the voice of “Goofy”), Paul Rudish (executive producer of “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts); Jymn Magon (writer of “Duck Tales” and “Darkwing Duck”); Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh (co-executive producers of “Phineas and Ferb”); Rob LaDuca (executive producer of “Jake and the Never Land Pirates”); and Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle (co-creators/executive producers of “Kim Possible”).

“Disney has perhaps the greatest animation legacy in the world,” said Eric Coleman, senior vice president, original series, Disney Television Animation. “We are so proud to take a sneak peek into the headspace of the work that these people pour their heart and soul into. These geniuses have brought us 30 years of Disney Television animation.”

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Event: Bill Farmer is off “Down Under” to Oz Comic Con Brisbane and Oz Comic Con Sydney – September 6-14th, 2014

by on Jul.01, 2014, under Events

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More information on Bill’s events at Oz Comic Con.

After taking in DragonCon in Atlanta, Georgia, Bill is headed “Down Under” to visit with all his Australia fans at Oz Comic Con Brisbane (September 6-7, 2014) and OzCon Sydney (September 13-14, 2014)

From the OZ Comic Con web site…

Oz Comic-Con will showcase not only international talent, but also the vast mix of local talent in many areas as well. It features multi-genre content from across the spectrum; from film and television stars to comic book and anime artists, gaming demonstrations and cosplay competitions, to portfolio reviews and creative workshops and master classes to make it the biggest and the best pop-culture expo in Australia!

Oz Comic-Con will be more than just a gathering place for fans of the various branches of pop-culture. It will celebrate and educate. It’s the place to come if you want to share your love of pop-culture, get up close and personal with celebrities, enter contests with fantastic prizes, or learn how to break into the industry. There will be activities and events galore; more than enough to keep you busy for a full weekend, and wanting to come back for more.

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Event: Bill Farmer at DragonCon 2014 – August 29 – September 1, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia

by on Jul.01, 2014, under Events

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Bill will be part of DragonCon 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia from August 29, 2014 through September 1, 2014 over the US Labor Day Weekend Holiday.

What is DragonCon?

Dragon Con is an annual Sci-Fi and Fantasy convention held in Atlanta over Labor Day Weekend. Dragon Con started in 1987 as an outgrowth of a local SF and gaming group, the Dragon Alliance of Gamers and Role-Players. Over Dragon*Con Logo from official Press Kitthe years, the convention has grown to cover more than just Science Fiction, Fantasy, and gaming. Besides those original programming tracks, Dragon Con now covers over 30 additional areas of interest. This essentially makes Dragon Con 30+ conventions in one! Key events at Dragon Con include several Costuming Contests, including the Masquerade, Independent films, 3 dealer rooms, art show, and of course, the famous Dragon*Con Parade. Growing in size from the 1,400 people attending the inaugural 1987 event to over 46,000 at recent events, Dragon Con has a long history of being the greatest Sci-Fi and Fantasy convention. — DragonCon Wiki

From the DragonCon web site…

Bill Farmer is one of the busiest voice actors in the business. Just this year, Bill received an Emmy Nomination for his work on Disney’s Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and the Friz Freiling Lifetime Achievement Award, the first time the honor has been given to a voice talent. In 2009, Farmer was honored with Disney’s highest award when he became a Disney Legend.

Farmer is best known for his work as Disney’s Goofy and Pluto. He has also played in The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse (1987), Goof Troop (1992), Mickey Mouse Works (1999), House of the Mouse (2001), Mickey Mouse Club House (2006), and over 3,000 other Disney projects. He is now recording the fourth season of the #1-rated Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, seen on the Disney Channel. Other major Disney films include Prince and the Pauper, A Goofy Movie, An Extremely Goofy Movie, The Three Musketeers, and Once Upon a Christmas. Disney/Pixar projects include work on Toy Story, A Bugs Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc., and Cars.

Farmer voiced Yosemite Sam, Sylvester, and Foghorn Leghorn for the movie Space Jam and worked with Warner Brothers doing the voices of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck on an episode of Robot Chicken last season. Farmer voiced Astro Boy in 2004 and a character in Shrek 2. He has also voiced numerous characters for video games.

Ever since he was a kid, Farmer was enamored with cartoons. He grew up in a small town in Kansas without much to do, so Saturday mornings were always fun because it was a time for cartoons. He learned he had a knack for doing voices of all the characters he liked. Goofy was a favorite. He never dreamed that one day he would actually become the voice of Goofy.

Bill believes that cartoon voices are not just about funny voices. He took acting classes when he moved to California. His mentor was the late Daws Butler, the voice behind many of the Hanna-Barbera characters. Daws got Bill to realize that when doing cartoon voices, you’re not merely doing a funny voice, you’re an actor. You have to think like the character you’re doing and convey the action in your voice.

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Cruise: Bill Farmer appearing on the Disney Vacation Club Member Cruise to Castaway Cay, August 20-24, 2014

by on Jun.09, 2014, under Events, News, Video

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Bill will be making an appearance on this cruise August 20-24, 2014. For more information on Disney Cruises, visit the Disney Cruise Line Web Site.

Here is an interview with Bill from a previous cruise in 2013.

 

 
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Event: Bill Farmer appears at Florida Supercon -July 3-6, Miami

by on Jun.09, 2014, under Events, News, Speaking

Bill Farmer appears at Florida Supercon -July 3-6, Miami

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Bill Farmer is best known as the voice of Goofy, Pluto and Horace Horsecollar for Disney, as well as the voices of Yosemite Sam, Sylvester, and Foghorn Leghorn in Space Jam.

Bill is one of the busiest Voice Actors in the business. Just this year Bill received an Emmy Nomination for his work on Disney’s Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, The Friz Freiling Lifetime Achievement Award (the first time the honor has been given to a voice talent) and in 2009 was honored with Disney’s highest award when he became a Disney Legend. Bill is best known for his work as Disney’s Goofy and Pluto. He has also played in The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse (1987), Goof Troop (1992), Mickey Mouse Works (1999), House of the Mouse (2001), the Mickey Mouse Club House (2006), and over 3000 other Disney projects. He is now recording the fourth season of the #1 rated Mickey Mouse Clubhouse seen on the Disney Channel. Other major Disney films include Prince and the Pauper, A Goofy Movie, An Extremely Goofy Movie, The Three Musketeers, and Once Upon a Christmas. Disney/Pixar projects include work on Toy Story, A Bugs Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc, and Cars.

Farmer voiced Yosemite Sam, Sylvester, and Foghorn Leghorn for the movie Space Jam. Bill worked with Warner Brothers doing the voices of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck on an episode of Robot Chicken last season. Farmer voiced Astro Boy in 2004 and a character in Shrek 2. He has also voiced numerous characters for video games.

Ever since he was a kid, he was enamored with cartoons. He grew up in a small town in Kansas without much to do, so Saturday mornings were always fun because it was a time for cartoons. He learned he had a knack for doing voices of all the characters he liked. Goofy was a favorite. He never dreamed that one day he would actually become the voice of Goofy.

Bill believes that cartoon voices are not just about funny voices. He took acting classes when he moved to California. His mentor was the late Daws Butler, the voice behind many of the Hanna-Barbera characters. Daws got Bill to realize that when doing cartoon voices, you’re not merely doing a funny voice, you’re an actor. You have to think like the character you’re doing and convey the action in your voice.

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Event: Bill Farmer interviewed in UCLA Daily Bruin

by on Feb.25, 2014, under Events, Interviews, News, Speaking

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UCLA’s Disney Club hosts voice of Goofy in Moore Hall

Disney’s iconic Goofy giggle has resonated throughout the world since its creation in 1932 and will soon resonate through the hills of the UCLA campus when Bill Farmer, the official voice of Goofy, makes his appearance.

The Disney Club of UCLA is presenting “An Evening with Bill Farmer” at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Moore Hall. This is the first Disney Club event to showcase a comedic member of The Walt Disney Company, as well as one who is still active in the industry.

The event will begin with trivia questions for the audience and a chance to win prizes that include autographed head shots of Farmer. Then, Farmer will present a video and discuss his experience as a comedian and voice actor, closing with a Q&A; segment from the Disney Club and the audience.

Bill Farmer discovered his knack for impressions when he was 12 years old, but growing up in a small Kansas town, show business and Hollywood seemed like a million miles away. Today, however, he is right in the thick of the industry and has been bringing the iconic Goofy character to life for the last 27 years.

“My friends would put me up to pranks where we’d drive through things like McDonald’s, and they’d say, ‘Order in a weird voice!’ … and it just kind of started from there,” Farmer said.

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Event: Meet Bill Farmer at Emerald City Comicon – March 28-30, 2014

by on Feb.25, 2014, under Events

Bill will be attending Emerald City Comicon in Seattle, Washington on March 28-30, 2014. Visit the Emerald City Comicon web site for complete information.

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Only the second person in history to ever be the voice of Goofy, he’s also voiced various characters in other Disney features like Toy Story and Hercules, the video games Dead Rising and Kingdom Hearts, is Secret Squirrel on Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, and can be heard often on Robot Chicken!

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See Bill Farmer at University of Akron – March 5, 2014

by on Feb.25, 2014, under Events, Speaking

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 – 320p-500p SU Theater

For decades, audiences of all ages have enjoyed Bill Farmer‛s standout work in vehicles and venues as diverse as his talents- from clubs to conventions, broadcasts to podcasts, and TV screens to movie screens. While Bill has famously performed as the official voice of Disney‛s Goofy and Pluto since 1986, his sterling voice-acting resume includes thousands of leading and supporting roles in film, television, advertising, consumer products and more

Sponsored by: RHC, RHPB and Sigma Lambda

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Video: Bill Farmer at the World Premiere of “I Know That Voice”

by on Nov.07, 2013, under Events, Video

Mingle Media TV’s Red Carpet Report host Ashley Bornancin were invited to come out to the World Premiere red carpet for “I Know That Voice” hosted by American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood.

Here she is having a laugh with Bill on the Red Carpet!

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Event: Bill Farmer Signing at Comikaze Los Angeles – November 1-3, 2013

by on Oct.23, 2013, under Events

 

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Comikaze Comic, Anime, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror Expo in Los Angeles

November 1,2 & 3, 2013

Los Angeles Convention Center

I’ll be in the Gifts by Small Fry booth (#1139) all 3 days. Check the booth for times.

Stop by and say Hi!

 


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