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    Is Goofy Human? Of course!

    ood-natured but not that bright, this cartoon character made his first appearance, somewhat disguised, as a member of the audience in "Mickey's Revue" (1932). What distinguished the character from those sitting around him was not so much his appearance but his raucous laugh. That laugh, supplied by Disney storyman, musician, and former circus clown Pinto Colvig, made such an impression on Walt Disney and his staff that the character soon began to be featured in other cartoons. Before long, Goofy was part of the gang that included Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Clarabelle Cow, and Horace Horsecollar. In the newspaper comic strips, this new character was first given the name Dippy Dawg. A 1938 book indicated the first change to Dippy's name, "The Story of Dippy the Goof," and by 1939 the final change was made to Goofy with the release of the cartoon "Goofy and Wilbur."

    Goofy was created as a human character, as opposed to Pluto, who was a pet, so he walked upright and had a speaking voice (first supplied by Colvig, and later by George Johnson, Bob Jackman, and Bill Farmer). There were 48 Goofy cartoons (primarily in the 1940s and 1950s), but he also appeared in many cartoons with Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. He was best known for his series of "How to" cartoons, where he bumbled through the explanations. In the 1950s, he appeared in several cartoons as Mr. Geef, with a wife and son. The 1990s television series "The Goof Troop" reintroduced Goofy and son, but by this time the son was Max, quite different from his earlier incarnation, and the wife was no longer on the scene. Favorite sayings: "Gawrsh!" "Well, whaddya know ..." "A-hyuck!" "Huh?"


    First appearance of the character who would later become Goofy: here he is a member of the audience cheering on Mickey's musical comedy. The show is brought to an abrupt end when Pluto creates havoc by chasing cats on stage.

    Directed by Wilfred Jackson.


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    Thanks for the great bit of info on our pal Goofy!
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    I love Goofy. He's huge! He could beat up dad!
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    my brother has a framed poster print of "Goofy and Wilbur" hanging in his room. we have just about the entire series of "how to" on tape and ok, i love A Goofy Movie!
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    Didn't Primus make a song about him being a race car driver or something?



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    I want to see a movie about the Goof that is Max's mom!
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    the 2nd Goofy movie, An Extremely Goofy Movie has goofy dating the college's librarian so i think you might be out of luck w/ max's mom making an apperance.
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    Never saw that one, I'm not really into the whole X-treme sports thing. . . . is it as good as the first Goofy movie?
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    hmmmm....it's cute, not as good at the first one though...this one is max in college w/ his friends p.j. and bobby skateboarding...goofy goes back to college and there meets the librarian...laughter and mishaps ensues...
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