These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
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.
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.
Seeing Goofy almost plummet to his doom. Sure, he was saved by Max just in time, but it must've freaked out pretty badly a lot of younger children back then.
Fittingly enough, the Nightmare Sequence is/was terrifying to a lot of young children in the audience, whether it's the abrupt change in atmosphere or the transformation itself.
Max's creepy principal and his disturbing allusions to the electric chair.
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.
He Really Can Act: Already proven in the the first movie, but taken Up to Eleven here where both the vocal performance and the animation of Goofy's face and body language accurately and palpably convey the heartbreak he goes through when Max leaves for college, as well as the utter joy and contentment in his budding relationship with Sylvia.
Ho Yay/Foe Romance Subtext: Bradley towards Max, just a little. When they first meet, his greetings sound like come ons, and they decide that whoever loses will be the other guy's towel boy. It's...a little weird.
Misaimed Fandom: YouTube comments all over the place for both movies (but not Goof Troop) either dismiss PJ as "the fat guy" or ridicule him for his weight. PJ's statement that judging people on their size alone is a cultural problem in this movie, combined with how sympathetically he's played over the entire series and the fact that his weight is a very minor part of his character and he's the same shape as his radically different father, indicate this is not the proper reaction. Unfortunately, not even the disco scene itself is immune.
Bradley is just a Jerk Jock until he tries to kill his competitors when they get ahead of him, and even leaves his right-hand man to die so long as it means he wins.
Another view, which may require more context, is that he crossed it earlier. At the start of the last race, he not only proves that he's willing to risk seriously injuring or killing his competitors in order to try to get their team disqualified, but he deliberately picks PJ, the series' most obvious Woobie, who has just earned his happy ending, in order to do so, despite it probably being in his better interest to blast off Max instead.
Nightmare Fuel: Goofy's Disney Acid Sequence dream. It starts off with the usual Acid Sequence set to the theme song from The Partridge Family as Goofy's dreaming about the 70's and a bunch of fairies that look like Max. When he's seated at a table by a 70's version of himself, the fairies go to the other side of the table and come out as 11-year-old Max. Suddenly, the song goes into a Last Note Nightmare as Max suddenly turns into a hulking version of himself which rips the tablecloth off the table, sending Goofy falling through an abyss with visions of his boss and Pete until eventually ending up in a White Void Room as Max screams "Get your own life!" at him from a trapdoor in the room ceiling, accompanied by 70's!Goofy before slamming the door, leaving him alone in the room.