Dogfaces YKTTW Discussion
Dogfaces, or dognoses, are Petting Zoo People dogs that populate the Scrooge McDuck Universe, Mickey Mouse Comic Universe, DuckTales, Goof Troop, A Goofy Movie, and An Extremely Goofy Movie and some of the Classic Disney Shorts. One even shows up in the Quack Pack episode, "All Hands On Duck." Goofy and his son, Max are supposed to be dogfaces too. Physical Characteristics Common to Dogfaces/Dognoses:
- They often have human-skintone colored fur or skin.
- They usually have muzzles like dogs.
- They do not have tails.
- They often have human-like head hair, and sometimes have human-like facial hair and body hair.
- They usually have black or brown noses.
- But Goofy Jr., Max's prototype, has a pink nose.
- They usually have ears that flop ("rose ears" like those of a greyhound or bulldog) or those that droop ("pendant ears" like those of a bloodhound)
- They usually range in portrayal from Funny Animals to Petting Zoo People and anywhere in between.
Tropes that apply to Disney Dogfaces:
- Bigfoot: There is a dogface version of him in A Goofy Movie
- Carl Barks
- Depending on the Artist: Sometimes, dognoses are drawn with human-like ears.
- Don Rosa
- Executive Meddling: The Donald Duck cartoons started using Dogfaces because higher-ups decided that they couldn't have human characters interacting with Funny Animals. From that point on, characters that would have otherwise been human were made Dogfaces.
- Furry Denial: They act completely human, they are almost never aknowledged to be dogs, and they refer to themselves as "people," "person," "man," "men," and any other human-related term. They don't refer to themselves by any dog-related term at all. They don't even act anything like dogs.
- Older than You Think
- Theodore Roosevelt: Carl Barks apologized for depicting him as a dognose for the sake of consistency in the biography of Scrooge McDuck.
Tropes that apply to Non-Disney Dogfaces:
- Captain Ersatz: The bank robbers in this John Stanley Woody Woodpecker strip look awfully like the Beagle Boys.
- Older than You Think
- J. P. Cubish from one Looney Tunes cartoon and Daffy Duck's Quackbusters
- Betty Boop started out as one of these before her dog nose was removed and her floppy ears replaced with hoop earrings.
- 'Mazing Man: Maze's best friend/Heterosexual Life Partner Denton Fixx is fully human, but has a dog face (though it makes him look like a dogface). (The Floating Head in the upper left here.)◊
- There are a few MGM Tex Avery cartoons, especially in the 1950s, that show dognoses.
- Dogfaces even show up in Walter Lantz's New Funnies comics that Woody Woodpecker also shows up in.
- The original Underdog(a.k.a. Shoeshine) and Sweet Polly Purebred look like dognoses, unlike the Disney version of both characters, who are a beagle and a cocker spaniel respectively.
- The dogs in the movie, Rock & Rule.
- A literary example would be the the Fetchers from Mister Monday.