Goofy - The Movie

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German title Goofy - The Movie
Original title A goofy movie
Country of production United States ,
original language English
Publishing year 1995
length 78 minutes
Age rating FSK 6
Director Kevin Lima
script Jymn Magon ,
Brian Pimental ,
Chris Matheson
production Dan Rounds
music Carter Burwell
cut Gregory Perler

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Goofy - Der Film (also: Der Goofy Film , original title: A Goofy Movie ) is the second full-length animated film from the Walt Disney Studios that does not belong to the official "masterpieces" canon, but was produced by the TV studios.


Max meets the beautiful Roxanne in a cornfield, who immediately falls into his arms. When they look each other in love, Max transforms into a great version of his father, Goofy . Fortunately for him, it turns out that Max was just dreaming. However, he has to hurry so that he can get there on time for the last day of school before the summer holidays.

When he arrives at school, he and his friends Bobby Zimuruski and KJ are planning a student prank with which Max wants to make an impression on Roxanne: During the address of the director, he starts a small concert disguised as a powerline. But the three are discovered and therefore have to go to the director's office. He calls Goofy and portrays Max as particularly dangerous. In order to get Max back on the right track and to improve their mutual relationship, Goofy takes Max on a fishing trip without knowing that Max would like to meet Roxanne on vacation. As an excuse for not meeting her, Roxanne told Roxanne that he was going to the powerline concert that is being televised to perform with him. Now Max is in a dilemma: He has to spend his vacation with his father, cannot see his great love and has no way of turning his story of lies into reality.

During the journey, Max is exposed to numerous embarrassments from his father, who tries by all means to get closer to his son. They also meet the tomcat Karlo and his son KJ, who have an even worse father-son relationship. When Goofy and Max finally meet the legendary Bigfoot, their relationship improves again. But when Goofy falls asleep, Max secretly changes the course marked on the road map kept by his father, which has been in the family for generations. The next day, Goofy hands Max more responsibility and the card. He is supposed to act as a navigator and plan all stopovers up to the destination Lake Destiny, Idaho. One night, however, they spend the night in a motel, where they meet Karlo and KJ again. Karlo overhears Max tells him that he has changed the map and tells Goofy, who at first doesn't want to believe it. But finally he looks and is deeply saddened by Max's betrayal. Next, Max leads Goofy in the direction now marked on the map, instead of leading his father to the actual destination, Lake Destiny, Idaho. Goofy stops at the roadside, angry and offended. The feelings of the two discharge as their car drives towards a cliff. Eventually it ends up in a river together with Goofy and Max, where father and son finally talk.

They agree to go to the powerline concert and by chance they actually end up on stage. Powerline finds the duo's dance moves so good that he interacts with them. Back home, Max meets Roxanne and tells her the whole story. Max then kisses Roxanne. She is happy about Max's honesty and also befriends Goofy.


The lexicon of international films describes Goofy's first feature film about father and pubescent son on a joint initiation trip as a “reasonably entertaining family film that does not adequately use the possibilities of animation”.

The German film and media rating awarded the film rating "valuable" to the "dramaturgically flawlessly designed cartoon" with a "touching, everyday and not - as usual at Disney - fairy-tale-like story that cleverly resolves generation problems without being intrusive". In addition, choreography, dance numbers and the consistent, contemporary musical accompaniment are praised.


  • Annie Awards 1995:
    • Nomination for Best Animated Feature
    • Nomination for Best Individual Achievement for Animation for Dominique Monféry
    • Nomination for Best Individual Achievement for Music in the Field of Animation for the songs i2i and Stand Out for Patrick DeRemer and Roy Freeland
    • Nomination for Best Individual Achievement for Production Design in the Field of Animation for Fred Warter
    • Nomination for Best Individual Achievement for Storyboarding in the Field of Animation for Brian Pimental


On March 18, 1995, the soundtrack for the film was released by Walt Disney Records .

No. song Interpreter length
01 I 2 I Tevin Campbell and Rosie Gaines 4:03
02 After Today Aaron Lohr 2:23
03 Stand out Tevin Campbell 3:02
04th On the open road Aaron Lohr and Bill Farmer 3:03
05 Lester's Possum Park Kevin Quinn 1:27
06th Nobody Else But You Aaron Lohr and BillFarmer 2:37
07th Opening Fanfare / Max's Dream Carter Burwell 1:51
08th Deep sludge Carter Burwell 2:05
09 Bigfoot Carter Burwell 2:16
010 Hi Dad Soup Carter Burwell 1:33
011 Runaway car Carter Burwell 2:19
012 Junction Carter Burwell 0:47
013 The Waterfall! / The Truth Carter Burwell 3:11


  • The film had its premiere with the US theatrical release on April 7, 1995. In France it was released on July 3, 1996, the German release took place on August 15, 1996.
  • Outside the United States, the Oscar- nominated short film Mickey Monster Mouse was opening act for the film.
  • The song i2i is also listed as 121 .
  • The singer Powerline is inspired by the musicians Michael Jackson , Prince and Bobby Brown .
  • During the big trip , a big white limousine drives past Goofy and Max. Someone wearing a glittering glove is waving from one of the windows. This is a reference to Michael Jackson .
  • Goofy's car is an AMC Pacer .
  • A Wilhelmsschrei can be heard as Goofy's car crashes into a scaffold with workers during the long journey .
  • A second Wilhelm scream can be heard when one of the security guards followed Max during the Powerline concert and finally slammed into one of the large monitors on the stage.
  • The Goofy scream occurs twice in the film: once at the very beginning of the film and later when Goofy's car explodes towards the end.
  • In Goofy - The Film there are numerous Disney references: Max has a Mickey Mouse phone, Donald Duck is referred to as Goofy's best friend, shortly after Max is exposed, a figure can be seen in the backdrop behind the stage who is clearly supposed to represent Arielle, Goofy has a key ring with the "Disney-D" , in a guessing game he guesses the name of Walt Disney , Micky and Donald are hitchhikers during the song Auf great Fahrt , Micky is also at the Powerline concert (shown briefly in the scene , in which the second Wilhelmsschrei can be heard) and Lasser's Possum Park is a clear allusion to the Country Bear Jamboree . Carlo's caravan, in which everything can be opened, and the scene in which Goofy and Max drive around on the railing are allusions to the famous Mickey cartoon Mickey's caravan .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b The Goofy Movie. German Film and Media Assessment (FBW) , accessed on October 7, 2012 .
  2. ^ A b Goofy - The film in the lexicon of international filmTemplate: LdiF / Maintenance / Access used

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