Sunday, May 25, 2008

A "Goofy" Day

Today's a special day for Goofy: It's his birthday!
Ooh. Watch where you're skating, Goofy!

I'd thought I'd pay tribute by sharing some links that feature the Goof in all his glory. ...if you can call it that. (LOL)

Jeff Pepper's 2719 Hyperion has posts tagged to
Goofy's 75th birthday.

Acme Factory pays tribute to Goofy by year:

First, the introduction.
1932, his debut in "Mickey's Revue"
1933, he plays villain in "Ye Olden Days" (Luckily, it's the only time he plays villain)

1934, in an act with Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow in the original version of "Orphan's Benefit"
1935, his first team-up with Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck in "Mickey's Fire Brigade"
1936, he tries to show a piano who's boss in "Moving Day"
1937, he, Mickey, and Donald go ghostbusting in "The Lonesome Ghosts"
1938, he flirts with a mermaid figurehead in "Boat Builders"
1939, his first solo cartoon, "Goofy and Wilbur"
1940, the first "How To" cartoon, "Goofy's Glider"
1941, the debut of the "Goofy Holler", "The Art of Skiing"

1942, his first foray into sports, "How to Play Baseball"
1943, "El Gaucho Goofy", his segment in the movie "Saludos Amigos"
1944, Goofy the quarterback in "How to Play Football"
1945, ice day for a hockey game in "Hockey Homicide"
1946, two teams of really tall Goofys in "Double Dribble" (It's about basketball, not drooling. Duh!)

1947, he and Donald try to survive in the desert in "Crazy with the Heat"
1948, he tries to give a circus elephant, Dolores, a bath in, what else, "The Big Wash" (Get it?)
1949, he works out his home workout in "Goofy Gymnastics"
1950, he shows us how not to drive a car in "Motor Mania"
1951, it's hard to relax when a mountain lion comes to your home in "Lion Down"
1952, crime is "Goofy" in "How to Be a Detective"
1953, he tries to play housewife in "Father's Day Off"
1961, he has a wild waterski ride in "Aquamania"

1983, he plays the role of Jacob Marley in "Mickey's Christmas Carol"
1990, he and Mickey are paupers in "The Prince and the Pauper" (Mickey plays both title roles by the way.)
Last, but not least, the conclusion.

Blue Sky Disney has posts tagged with Goofy, including a post that wishes him happy birthday on the 12th instead of the 25th, which some believe is when he debuted.

Cartoon Brew pays tribute to Goofy's first voice actor, Pinto Colvig.

Michael J. Ruocco's For the Birds showcases cartoons and films featuring the "Goofy Holler". (I also pay homage to it in a previous post.)

Mouse Clubhouse has interviews with Goofy's current voice actor, Bill Farmer:

How he became Goofy
His various voice acting odd jobs

And as an added bonus, there's a greeting from Goofy himself!

flickr has an online photo group dedicated to Goofy!

Clear Black Lines has a mini tribute to "A Goofy Movie". Speaking of which, a previous post of mine celebrates the movie's 13th anniversary.

April Winchell and Mr. KABC interview Goofy during Disneyland's "Happiest Homecoming on Earth" celebration.

Finally, check out my previous posts on Goofy's musical talent and pairing him up with Giselle from "Enchanted".

So, happy 76th birthday, Goofy! Another year older, another year goofier. Ahyuck!

UPDATE 6/2/08: This post has been mentioned by Imaginerding as, in their words, "being a fairly comprehensive link collection about Goofy!" Now, if that's not "woot" worthy, I don't know what is. See the mention here.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

A "Mousey" Animator

It's not often I plug other blogs, but Mark Sonntag's TAGTOONZ has caught my interest. Mainly because he was an animator in "Mickey, Donald, and Goofy: The Three Musketeers". This particular post tells about his time on the Direct-to-DVD Movie. He even posts some 1930's Mickey Mouse Sunday comics. Go check him out, 'kay?

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Merchandise to the "Max"?

There's a thread over at the WDWMagic Board asking about merchandise featuring Goofy's son, Max. Max, of course, is one of my favorite Disney characters, second only to his dad, Goofy. However, from what I've read on the thread mentioned, there's no Max merchandise at the American Disney Parks. But you can get pins of him, but those are pretty rare. Oh, well. At least, I got his autograph at the Toontown Fair back in 2002 on my first ever visit to Walt Disney World. Maybe, when I go to Disneyland or WDW this Fall, I'll take photos of him. ...if I can find him.