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Disney's Goofy

Updated on February 8, 2013

Everybody Loves Goofy

Goofy in How To Fish

Goofy Disneys Favorite Dog

He may not be the most inteligent dog in the world but he doesn't have a nasty bone in his body and he is the most lovable disney charater to ever hit our screens.


Made his big screen debut in 1932 as a member of the Audience in "Mickeys Revue" and became an instant hit with Movie goers world wide, as a member of the Audience Goofy stood out from the crowd, not because of the way he looks but because of his trade mark Goofy Laugh, Voiced by Disney storyman, musician, and former circus clown Pinto Colvig, it wasn't long before Goofy was a regular member of the disney cast alongside Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Clarabelle Cow, and Horace Horsecollar.

Dippy Dawg

Goofy actually started his Career in the Disney comic strips and in the Movies as a character called Dippy Dawg until 1938 When a book was written called Dippy The Goof, his name changed Permanantly in 1939 with the release of the Disney Cartoon Goofy and Wilbur (his pet Grasshopper).

There were 48 Goofy cartoons primarily in the 1940s and 1950s, but he also appeared in many cartoons with Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.

Goofy as George Geef

Goofy's How To Movies

Between the 1940s and 50s Goofy starred in a series of How to Cartoons including How to Fish, How to swim, How to play football, how to play golf and many more Goofy became a household name.

In the 1950s Goofy became a family man thanks to Walt Disney himself, who came up with the idea to give Goofy a little more personality, During this time although the title of his movies proclaimed Starring Goofy, he was never called Goofy in his movies George Geef was the name he answered too, In addition, the 50's Goofy shorts gave Goofy a makeover. He was more intelligent, had smaller eyes with eyebrows, had flesh-colored skin instead of white, and sometimes had a normal voice. He even lacked his droopy ears, his external pair of teeth and white gloves in some cartoons.

In 1965 Goofy starred in an educational film called Goofy's Freeway Troubles and after that dissapeared from the limelight.

Pinto Colvig the voice of Goofy Died on October 3rd 1967 and

he later made Cameo Apearances in Who Framed Roger Rabbit and in 1984 he played the part of Sport Goofy in the half hour special Soccermania which aired on TV in 1987.

Goofy was then voiced with different voice actors until Bill Farmer became the official voice.

In the 1990s Goofy got his own TV series called Goof Troop. In the show Goofy lives with his son Max and his cat Waffles, and they live next door to Pete and his family.

 Goof Troop eventually led to Goofy starring in his own movies: A Goofy Movie (in 1995) and An Extremely Goofy Movie (in 2000).

Goofy on Parade

Everybody loves Goofy

Goofy Causes a stir of excitement during the Daily Character Parade in Disney World, the Crowds cheer all of the characters in the parade, Mickey Mouse and Minnie, Cinderella and Snow White and even  Donald Duck are all greeted with a cheer and a wave from the crowds of people who turn out to see them but you know that Goofy is on his way to where you are standing long before you see him, everyone loves Goofy and they all cheer and shout his name "GOOFY" and applaud him as he walks past.


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    • VJGSA profile image


      4 years ago from Texas

      I also love Goofy, though there's one thing that I've never figured out. Goofy is a dog. Pluto is a dog. Why doesn't Pluto wear clothes like Goofy.

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      Frieda Babbley 

      9 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Ah the memories. I'm pretty sure I remember every one of the videos without even playing them. I'll have to play them for my kids after school pick up. Thanks for the Goofy dedication hub. Sweet.

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      Jennifer Bhala 

      9 years ago from Upstate New York

      What about tweety? Always my favorite.

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      9 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      As I am reading this hub, I'm singing the song..."So watch out watch out for a night with Goofy" LOL I love Goofy too. :-)

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      Cris A 

      9 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      this reminds me of a friend who we call, yes, goofy because he's goofy in every sense of the word! ;D

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      Bruce Elkin 

      9 years ago from Victoria, BC Canada

      OMG, from the Maquire Sisters to Goofy, this hub (and the mob) are flooding me with memories of my childhood. I want to go back! Thanks, Jimmy!

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      9 years ago from Michigan

      Aww, I love Goofy! Nice hub, and thank you for the memories it brought back.


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      9 years ago

      Goofy is good. I like Pluto too.

    • funwithtrains profile image


      9 years ago from USA

      Goofy is great -- great hub!

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      Brian Stephens 

      9 years ago from Castelnaudary, France

      Goofy is great but I always loved Deputy Dawg the most, my favorite cartoon dog.

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      9 years ago from USA

      Yeah goofy rocks. I guess maybe it is because I am "too old," but whenever I watch any of the current kids cartoons, I am amazed at how much better the classics are. I'll take some Tom and Jerry or Donald Duck over pretty much any of the child oriented cartoons on TV today. Even the ones from the 90's seem so much better...

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      Triplet Mom 

      9 years ago from West Coast

      I love Goofy too. Great hub. He is truly loveable and my kids have introduced me to his newest movies which are a hit with the kids.

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      James Paterson 

      9 years ago from Scotland

      Thanks Fellow Goofy Lovers great to hear from fans of Dippy Dawg....JIMMY

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      Jerilee Wei 

      9 years ago from United States

      I'm a big Goofy fan too. My favorite Goofy cartoon movies were his vacation ones, including the modern day ones with his son Max. Enjoyable hub!

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      Zsuzsy Bee 

      9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Like you said everyone loves Goofy. He sure is one of Disneys best characters that we all somehow can relate to.

      As always a great hub

      greetings to you and the family Zsuzsy


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