YMMV: A Goofy Movie

A Goofy Movie

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: The character of Stacey is far more interesting if you watch the film under the theory that she is in love with Max, and has determined that the best thing for him would be to match him with his dream girl Roxanne. Disney historian John Grant is a noted proponent of this theory.
  • Angst? What Angst?: As is said thrice, PJ is terrified of getting in huge trouble with his dad for the Stand Out stunt. Then after it's inevitable but before he can get his punishment over with, he not only is happy, but is uncharacteristically confident and optimistic.
  • Awesome Music: "I2I" and "Stand Out".
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment/Crosses the Line Twice:
    • At the end of "On the Open Road" a corpse not only joins in the song but gets up and dances on the roof of the hearse he's riding in. No one bats an eye.
    • Just before that is a guy tied up in the trunk of a car in Cement Shoes singing the song!
  • Designated Villain: The security guard at the Powerline concert who chases Max and ends up suffering a painful comeuppance. Pretty extreme for a guy who was just doing his job.
  • Ear Worm:
    • "I2I" to the max.
    • And "After Today", sung at the beginning of the movie when the school's student body is going to their last day before summer vacation starts.
    • "Stand Out" is also very catchy.
    • "On the Open Road"
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
  • Epileptic Trees: Many that watched Goof Troop noticed Peg and Pistol's absences. The most popular theory was that Pete and Peg got divorced and she had custody over Pistol.
  • Genius Bonus: Goofy's line to Bigfoot mentioned under Comically Missing the Point is a reference to the fact (oft repeated by skeptics) that no picture or video of Bigfoot ever seems to be completely in focus.
  • He Really Can Act: Goofy displays a complete spectrum of emotion, vocal variety, and nuance, proving himself to be a competent lead in a feature film. He owes a lot of this to Bill Farmer, his then and current voice actor, who values real acting, even in a cartoon. This was after, in the original shorts and Goof Troop to an extent, Goofy was used mainly as comic relief sidekick who didn't have much development.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Goofy once refers to Bigfoot as "Mr. Foot"
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • The shot in the car with Goofy and Max, where Goofy has a disappointed/irritated look on his face, is somewhat memetic.
    • Bobby's lines "It's the Leaning Tower of Cheese-a!" and to a lesser extent "CHEDDA WHIZZY!"
    • The nerd shouting at Stacey, as listed under Ensemble Darkhorse.
  • More Popular Spin-off: Many fans of the movie, if they're even aware there was a series, didn't watch it or remember it much. The fact Disney gives poor advertising and release to their TV shows but not movies in general doesn't help.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Bigfoot only appears briefly, but many fans testify to rewinding and watching his scene repeatedly, and it is often considered to be the funniest scene in the movie.
  • Strawman Has a Point: Pete might be a bad father, but he raises a good point: you might want your kid's love and friendship, but you need their respect. Any parent will tell you that having the respect of your children is integral to correcting their behavior.
  • Unpopular Popular Character: In-universe, Bobby is The Friend Nobody Likes. Out of universe, he's the Breakout Character. Max's real life popularity is even greater in the movie fandom than in the show fandom, while his in-universe unpopularity is more obvious.
  • "Weird Al" Effect: Powerline was most likely an amalgam of Michael Jackson, Tevin Campbell, and Prince. Both of Powerline's songs are sung by Tevin Campbell.
  • What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: Goofy goes over the waterfall. And it is definitely Played for Drama. When Goofy goes over, instead of his trademark Goofy Holler, he lets out a blood-curdling scream of terror.

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