Of the animation voices that Bill Farmer has provided in the past, he seems most proud of Goofy. I guess so, anyway, as his Twitter handle is GoofyBill.
He used that account to share the following, apparently revealing a good chunk of cast for some as-yet unspecified Pixar project.
— Bill Farmer (@GoofyBill) April 30, 2013
If you want to decipher the headline, each role I name there refers to one of those voice actors, in the same sequence.
Disney have previously, and very proudly, declared Stage B to be the premiere ADR studio in the industry.
As it’s an ADR stage – with a screen for playback – you might guess that Farmer and co. were providing voices for already completed footage. If so, the film in question would surely be Monsters University or The Good Dinosaur as nothing else should have any completed shots.
But I expect, in fact, that they were using Stage B so that they could all record together. That seems to be what Farmer is implying with a whole list of names. I wonder who he’s missing out by referring to “the good people”?
As he calls the project “the very new Pixar film” I’d guess it’s something earlier in development. The voices sound like a good match for Pete Docter’s The Inside Out, maybe – if you expect very different characters for the various “emotion characters.”
Though it could be anything. Phil Proctor has done voice work in several Pixar films but his big role, I suppose, would have been Bob the Seahorse in Finding Nemo. Finding Dory would count as very new, wouldn’t it?
Though I’m just guessing, really. Still – whatever film it is, it seems like we now know some of the voice cast, and that they’ve been working on the one stage together. It’s not the norm for animated films to be produced this way, but it has certainly been used to great effect before.