This villager idea was actually Element animation's idea, if you know them you will immediately notice it's the same voice actor they used in their videos for villagers, looks like Mojang and Element Animation co-operated this day.
Hahaha superspeed is a riot. A million villagers saying "stonestonestonestonestonestonestone"
EDIT: Hey wait I'm the one who said that on the reddit post. Like, whoa man! Synchronisity!
EDIT 2: Wow the actual villagers talk! "It's a nice day we're having." And yeah, I'm pretty sure they're the villager voices from An Egg's Guide to Minecraft: (that's part 7, with the villager trial. They're not in part 1)
I can't believe they made this mandatory. I can understand adding an additional resource pack and making it the default as an April Fool's prank, but like someone else said, the sounds make it unplayable, and I don't get a lot of time to play. I'm rather annoyed that a game I paid for has decided to make itself unplayable for a day, just to play a prank on people.
its great that they make an april fools joke that makes it so i can't play something i bought. i play multiplayer on crewniverse.com and every time i go to load it up mc crashes. got on one time moved 10 blocks and got kicked out awesome joke mc. to before people say its the server i see others when i try to load up and when i was on everything seemed fine. now all i get is mc not responding.