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News: A Goofy Milestone for Disney Legend Bill Farmer from DisneyParks Blog

by on Apr.07, 2013, under Elsewhere, Interviews, News

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A Goofy Milestone for Disney Legend Bill Farmer from DisneyParks Blog

Bill Farmer Interviewed for Disney Files Magazine

Some kids take offense at being called goofy. Bill Farmer took it as professional advice. Born with the gift of comedic gab, Bill has turned his ability to channel stars both real and imagined into an illustrious show-business career involving a colorful array of animated characters. None are nearer or dearer to his heart than Goofy, the iconic character to whom Bill has lent his voice for decades.

As this week marks the milestone 25th anniversary of Bill’s career going Goofy, I sat down with the Disney Legend for an interview that’ll appear in a special Goofy-tribute issue of Disney Files Magazine scheduled to begin mailing to Disney Vacation Club members next month.

Here are three of my favorite Bill quotes from our visit:

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News: The voice of Goofy stops by University of Akron

by on Apr.06, 2013, under News, Speaking

The voice of Goofy stops by UA from The Buchtelite by Alexandra Didato

The Student Union Theater was packed Wednesday afternoon as Bill Farmer, the voice of Disney’s Goofy, spoke about leadership at Sigma Lambda’s UA Leads program.

Farmer opened up his speech stating that he doesn’t typically do speeches or performances in the college circuit, but made an exception for The University of Akron. He then proceeded to do a Goofy impersonation, proving that he was, indeed, the real voice of Goofy.

Bill speaks at University of Akron

Farmer was named a Disney Legend in 2009. His handprint can be found hanging up in Disney Studios alongside fellow legends such as Betty White. He has also been awarded the International Family Film Festival award, being the first voice-over actor to receive the award.

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