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  • Adored by the Network: Toon Disney and Disney XD aired this film and its sequel often in the late 2000s and early 2010s.
  • Cut Song: Has two. "Made in the Shade" and "Born to be Bad", the latter of which is a cut Villain Song sung by the original Big Bad, Don (Goofy's boss at his job). What the former is remains unknown.
  • Descended Creator: Besides directing the film, Kevin Lima also voiced Lester. Lester's singing voice is provided by Kevin Quinn, the film's songwriter.
  • Flip-Flop of God: When initially asked if Pete and Peg divorced, Kevin Lima initially replied with "I honestly have no idea". When asked the same question later on however, he replied with "They didn't", jossing the theory altogether.
  • Kids' Meal Toy:
    • In the US, Burger King sold a set of five toys in 1995.
    • In Europe, McDonald's sold figures of Goofy, Max, Roxanne, and Bigfoot in 1996.
  • Milestone Celebration: D23 hosted 20th and 25th anniversary panels, featuring much of the cast and crew. The latter was done in a conference call during the coronavirus pandemic, and included a virtual watch party for the film, live-tweeted by Lima and Farmer.
  • Non-Singing Voice:
    • Jason Marsden (from this movie onward) is now the voice of Max, though Max's singing voice is Aaron Lohr (Dean Portman). Ironically, at the 2015 D23 Expo, during a panel celebrating the film's 20th anniversary, Marsden and Bill Farmer sang a duet of "On the Open Road" together without any prior rehearsing.
    • Lester's speaking voice is provided by director Kevin Lima, while songwriter Kevin Quinn provided his singing voice for "Lester's Possum Park".
    • When Treeny, the large female singer, first appears with her tiny husband in "On the Open Road," her gruff spoken "Yeah!" is provided by Pat Carroll, but when she sings at the Powerline concert, her voice is provided by Rosie Gaines.
    • A weird case for the Brazilian dub, as while the movie was dubbed in São Paulo through the dubbing studio Sigma, the songs were dubbed in Rio de Janeiro through the studio Double Sound. As a result, while Goofy's and Max's regular speaking voices were done by dubbers from São Paulo (Nelson Batista and Marcelo Campos respectively), their singing voices were provided by dubbers from Rio de Janeiro (Anderson Coutinho and Cláudio Galvan respectively).
  • Preview Piggybacking: The film's VHS release contained the music video for the Parachute Express song "Dr. Looney's Remedy" to promote the direct-to-video music special Parachute Express: Come Sing with Us. Sadly, the Canadian version of the tape skipped the music video.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • Jason Marsden replaces the late Dana Hill as the de facto voice of Max, due to the character's aging. This is carried over to most of the foreign dubs. One major exception is the French dub: Christophe Lemoine was a kid when he voiced Max in Goof Troop. When it came time to do the French dub of this movie, his voice had become deep enough to fit a teenage character, thus allowing him to reprise his role for this movie and almost all of Max's subsequent appearances (with the exception of Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas due to Max being a kid once again in that movie and Lemoine's voice being too deep for that).
    • In the Latin American Spanish dub, while Francisco Colmenero reprised his role as Pete, Carlos Segundo replaced Colmenero as the official voice of Goofy beginning with this movie.
    • In the Swedish dub, Goofy's voice actor from Goof Troop, Hans Lindgren, did not reprise his role for the movie. Instead doing the voice was Jan Modinnote .
  • The Other Marty:
    • In an unusual same-person scenario, Bill Farmer recorded his lines as Goofy using his normal speaking voice due to Jeffrey Katzenberg's prodding. After a few sessions, everyone agreed that Goofy's voice should stay the same, and Farmer rerecorded his lines with the character's trademark voice.
    • Bobby Brown was originally cast as Powerline, but was cut from the production due to his drug problems, and replaced by Tevin Campbell. A couple of the songs he recorded for the part were later reworked as tracks for his album Forever.
  • Posthumous Credit: Pat Buttram voiced the emcee at Lester's Possum Park, but passed away from kidney failure over a year before the film's release.
  • Release Date Change: Originally scheduled for Thanksgiving 1994, the film was subsequently rescheduled for Spring 1995 due to a huge production error, namely a visible black dot appearing on the screen for three-quarters of the movie, meaning that three-quarters of the film had to be reshot.
  • Role Reprise:
  • Screwed by the Network: The film was seen as a contractual obligation work following Jeffrey Katzenberg's resignation as chairman, who had greenlit the film, and so Disney didn't do much to promote the film leading up to its release, resulting in it doing poorly at the box office.
  • Shrug of God: Regarding the absence of Peg and Pistol, Kevin Lima has stated that what happened with them during the film is left up to the viewer's imagination.
  • Swan Song: A Goofy Movie was Disney veteran Pat Buttram's final film role.
  • Technology Marches On: Goofy uses a road map to navigate, which becomes a major plot point when Max changes it. Today, the writers would either have to explain why he doesn't use a GPS or come up with some other way to have his son trick himnote .
  • Two Voices, One Character: The little girl at the department store photo studio Goofy and Pete work with is mostly voiced by Brittany Alyse Smith. But when she cries after Pete snatches away her Bambi doll, the character is voiced by Elizabeth Daily.
  • Uncredited Role: Pauly Shore voiced Bobby, but isn't credited in the final cut.
  • Voices in One Room: Bill Farmer mentioned how he and Jason Marsden recorded many of their lines together.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Jeffrey Katzenberg felt that audiences wouldn't tolerate listening to Goofy's trademark cartoony voice for ninety minutes and, at one point, considered replacing Bill Farmer with Steve Martin. When it was decided that Farmer would stay, Katzenberg instead had Farmer record Goofy's lines in his normal speaking voice instead of his "cartoony" one. However, after a few sessions, Farmer, along with director Kevin Lima and studio head Roy E. Disney, agreed that nobody wanted to hear Goofy having any voice than the one they all knew and loved, and Farmer re-recorded his lines accordingly.
    • The film was originally planned as part of Disney's short-lived "Movietoons" label created for adapting their TV shows to feature films. However, the finished film far exceeded the expectations that the execs had for it and released it under to the main "Walt Disney Pictures" label instead (though it still isn't considered part of the Disney Animated Canon). DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp ended up being the only title released under the "Movietoons" label, which was retired shortly thereafter.
    • Lester's Possum Park is actually an Orphaned Punchline to a gag in which Max and Goofy would drive towards a water park that was being advertised for hundreds of miles, only for Goofy to pull into the Suck E. Cheese's directly across the road from it.note 
    • Originally, a bear was going to invade the campground instead of Bigfoot.
    • Early drafts of the movie had a new antagonistic character in Goofy's boss, Don, as well as a cut Villain Song, "Born to Be Bad."
    • According to director Kevin Lima, Peg and Pistol from Goof Troop were originally planned to be in the film, to the point of likely being present in the first drafts according to him. However, as they began to focus more on the father/son dynamic and the contrast between Pete & PJ and Goofy & Max, the team felt their presence was unnecessary and only muddied the story, so both were cut out entirely.
    • According to the demo version of "On the Open Road", Roxanne was originally called Dolores.