Bill's vocal talents starred in our lovable Goof's first animated feature film, A Goofy Movie
, the television series Goof Troop
and Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas
. He has performed in more than 40 other films and shows, including Disney's DTV Doggone Valentine
television special in 1987 — the first time he voiced Goofy and barked for Pluto in the same project. He also lent his vocal talents to Who Framed Roger Rabbit
, Beauty and the Beast
and Ed Wood
and to such Disney·Pixar films as a bug's life
, Monsters, Inc.
, Toy Story
and the upcoming Toy Story 3
. But of all the characters he has brought spectacularly to life, it is Goofy that he cherishes most. "The hardest thing to learn was 'ya-ha-hooooooiieewe!'" Bill says about the Goofy calling card that accompanies every deliciously sinewy tumble or high-jinks pratfall down steps.
"Doing the voice of Goofy has become second nature to me," Bill says. "In the beginning, I had to stop and think what his motivation was, but now he lives inside me. He's a real father as well as the classic Goofy that everyone knows."
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