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How Goofy are you?? Let’s take a look below at this week’s POP! Quiz answers to see if you are a true Goofy fanatic.
1. Goofy first appeared as Dippy Dawg in what Walt Disney animated cartoon short?
A. Chain Gang
B. Band Concert
C. Mickey’s Revue: Goofy’s first appearance on the big screen was as Dippy Dawg in Mickey’s Revue on May 25, 1932. Dippy Dawg, named by animator Frank Webb, was originally considerably older than the Goofy we currently know. Goofy has gone by many names over the years including; George Geef during the 1950’s, Goofy Goof in The Goof Troop animated series and most recently as Goofy D. Dawg.
2. Goofy made a total of ____ appearances as Dippy Dawg?
B. 6: Goofy, or I should say Dippy Dawg, can be seen in Mickey’s Revue (1932), The Whoopee Party (1932), Touchdown Mickey (1932), The Klondike Kid (1932), Mickey’s Mellerdrammer (1932) and Ye Olden Days (1933).
3. What year did Goofy’s name become official?
A. 1934: Dippy Dawg officially became Goofy on August 11, 1934, with the release of the cartoon short Orphan’s Benefit. This black and white cartoon ran for approximately nine minutes and featured various beloved Disney character such as; Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Clarabell Cow, Clara Cluck and Horace Horsecollar.
4. Goofy’s first solo cartoon was released in what year?
B. 1939: Goofy’s first solo cartoon Goofy and Wilbur was released March 17, 1939 by RKO Radio Pictures. In this short, Goofy is voiced by George A. Johnson as opposed to the more familiar Pinto Colvig. Johnson provided the voice for Goofy approximately 11 more times throughout the late 1930’s and 1940’s.
5. Which Disney animator is most regarded for the creation of Goofy?
A. Card Walker
B. Ward Kimble
C. Art Babbitt: Originally traveling to New York to attend Columbia College for pre-med, Art Babbitt feel in love with the art of animation when seeing Walt Disney’s Skeleton Dance. Babbitt studied mainstream acting methods developed by Stanislavsky and brought a new level of internalized emotion to animation.
6. Who was the original voice of Goofy?
A. Pinto Colvig: A retired circus clown and the original Bozo the Clown, Pinto Colvig was a celebrated voice actor. Not only did he voice Goofy for many years, he was also the second voice actor to portray Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Practical Pig from the Silly Symphonies short The Three Little Pigs, and the dwarfs Sleepy and Grumpy from Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
B. Walt Disney
C. Clarence Nash
7. How many Goofy cartoons were nominated for Oscars?
B. 2: Only 2 Goofy cartoons were nominated for Oscars but never won. They were How to Play Football (1944) and Aquamania (1961). In contrast, 10 Mickey Mouse shorts were nominated for Oscars, but interestingly, only one cartoon received the Oscar.
8. How many Goofy shorts were released in the 1960’s?
A. 3: By the 1960’s, Goofy and his fellow Fab Five friends, saw a small decrease in popularity. During this time period, the Walt Disney Studios was seeing rapid growth in feature animation with new animation processing, live action features were gaining in popularity, Disneyland theme park was the jewel of the Company and under continuous change/growth, and the 1964-1965’s New York World’s Fair was around the corner. Due to these factors, less money was afforded to the various short cartoon series.
How did you do on wdwradio.com’s Goofy POP! quiz? Do you have any interesting Goofy trivia tidbits you would like to share? Make sure to post your Goofy trivia in the comments section below.
Erin Stough has always loved Disney, but the magic of the parks truly captured her imagination during a mother-daughter trip in 2001. The fire was ignited and Erin hasn’t looked back! When she isn’t devouring Disney related books, Erin spends time with her wonderful (and patient) husband and super pup Milo.