An Extremely Goofy Movie

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An Extremely Goofy Movie
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Directed by Douglas McCarthy
Produced by Lynne Southerland
Screenplay by Scott Gorden
Based on Goof Troop
by Peter Montgomery
Starring
Music by Steve Bartek
Production
company
Distributed by Walt Disney Home Video
Release date
  • February 29, 2000 (2000-02-29)
Running time
78 minutes
Country United States
Language English

An Extremely Goofy Movie is a 2000 American direct-to-video animated coming-of-age comedy film made by Walt Disney Home Video, produced by Walt Disney Television Animation, and directed by Douglas McCarthy. It is the sequel to the 1995 film A Goofy Movie, which was based on the animated television series Goof Troop which is also served as the television series finale. The story follows Max's freshman year at college, which is compounded by his father's presence when Goofy arrives at the same college to get a degree because of his failure to complete college.

Plot[edit]

Max Goof, finally free of his father, strives to become the top at his college's X Games. After arriving, Max is met by the reigning champions. Their fraternity leader invites Max to join them but one condition he won't take in his friends since they only want Max and Max declined, but the two bet that whoever loses the finals becomes each other's group's towel boy. Meanwhile, Goofy's empty nest syndrome causes him to falter at work, causing a massive explosion inside at the assembly toy factory and getting him dismissed. The unemployment office reveals that he needs a college degree to get another job, and since Goofy dropped out of college after three years, he is forced to return to college to finish his fourth year, coming to Max's college with his 70's university clothes. Despite Max's grounding efforts, Goofy interrupts their down times with chores, making Max introduce him to the librarian, Sylvia Marpole. They date that coming Saturday, during which Max makes his father join the Gammas, whom he'd accidentally impressed during Max's practices.

Bradley installs a rocket booster on Goofy's skateboard, but Goofy beats Max in the first qualifiers and Max's team barely makes the semi-finals. Max lashes at Goofy to "leave him alone and get [his] own life" and storms off in anger. A depressed Goofy ultimately fails his first round of midterm exams. Back home however, Goofy is inadvertently advised by Pete and Goofy reconciles with Sylvia, who helps him ace the next terms, but when he quits the team, he is literally thrown out. While returning his pin there, he overhears the group plotting for the final, but Max, still angry with his father, does not listen to his warnings.

At the semi-finals, all teams but Max's are eliminated. Just before the final race, P.J. is blasted away, leaving Max and Bobby for disqualification against a replacement. Max calls for Goofy to join, while Bradley is eliminated, but Goofy and Bobby get eliminated as well after accidents. Tank tries winning in Bradley's place, which angers Bradley into making our trio crash into the inflatable X-games logo ship, though they escape the wreckage. And, Max wins by a nose. Goofy congratulates Max for winning the race, but so does Bradley whom Goofy glares his anger at. Max decides to cancel the bet, but he lets Tank slingshots Bradley into the X Games blimp overhead for double-crossing him. In the final scene, during graduation day, Max gives Goofy his grand-prize trophy, as an apology gift for his selfish disownment, and Goofy drives away with Sylvia for their next date.

Cast[edit]

  • Jason Marsden as Max. Now college-bound, his attempts to distance himself from Goofy and winds up making things worse for him. By finally accepting Goofy as a major part of his life, he was able to find the independence he long sought. Bob Baxter and Steven Trenbirth served as the supervising animators for Max.
  • Bill Farmer as Goofy. Goofy inconveniences the lives of those around him by comical accident, but always has the best intentions at heart. He spends most of the movie coming to terms with not being needed as a guardian for Max anymore. Andrew Collins served as the supervising animator for Goofy.
  • Jeff Bennett as Bradley Uppercrust III, the head of the Gamma Mu Mu gang. He is extremely arrogant and proud of his position as head of the fraternity and will do everything he can to keep it that way. Kevin Peaty served as the supervising animator for Bradley.
    • Bennett also voices the Unemployment Lady, Chuck the Sportscaster, the Referee and one of the Gammas (but was never credited for the latter role).
  • Jim Cummings as Pete, P.J.'s father. Unlike Goofy, Pete is looking forward to rid himself of P.J. According to P.J., Pete intends to turn the latter's room into a bowling alley once he leaves for college.
    • Cummings also voices the Toy Factory Boss, the College Professor, a Professor touring the college, and one of the Gammas (but was never credited for that role).
  • Vicki Lewis as the Beret Girl, a charismatic and suave stage performer in the college café called the "Bean Scene". She becomes P.J.'s love interest when the latter shows innate talent in poetry, and supports Max's group in general as they take on the Gammas. Kevin Peaty served as the supervising animator for the Beret Girl.
  • Bebe Neuwirth as Sylvia Marpole, the college librarian who immediately becomes Goofy's love interest. She shows an intense passion for the American 70s culture. Andrew Collins served as the supervising animator for Sylvia.
  • Rob Paulsen as P.J.. Max's best friend since childhood. Unlike Max, P.J. is somewhat woeful about how he never earned his dad's genuine respect, but finds confidence after meeting with Beret Girl. Bob Baxter and Steven Trenbirth served as the supervising animators for P.J..
  • Pauly Shore as Robert "Bobby" Zimuruski. Max's other best friend. Bobby mostly serves as comedic relief in this movie. Bob Baxter and Steven Trenbirth served as the supervising animators for Bobby.
  • Brad Garrett as Tank, the second-in-command (later replacing leader) of Uppercrust's Gamma frat gang. Tank is big in stature, towering over the other characters, and acts as a typical muscle man for the Gammas.
  • Additional voices include Paddi Edwards as a receptionist and Kath Soucie, Jenna von Oÿ and Cree Summer as college students.

Soundtrack[edit]

Unlike its predecessor, this film has no musical sequences where the characters sing on-screen. However, a number of songs are used in the soundtrack and have been included in the official album release which is titled Disney's An Extremely Goofy Movie Dance Party!, released in February 2000 alongside the film itself.

  1. "Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades" – Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo
  2. "Don't Give Up" – John Avila, Terrence A. Carson, Carmen Carter and Carl Graves
  3. "Nowhere to Run" – John Avila
  4. "Pressure Drop" – The Specials
  5. "Shake Your Groove Thing" – Peaches & Herb
  6. "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" – Carmen Carter and Donnie McClurkin
  7. ESPN X Games Theme 1 and Theme 2
  8. "C'mon Get Happy!" – The Partridge Family
  9. "Knock on Wood" – Carmen Carter
  10. ESPN X Games Theme 3
  11. "Right Back Where We Started From" – Cleopatra

Promotion[edit]

A number of McDonald's Happy Meal toys based on the film were produced.

Reception[edit]

An Extremely Goofy Movie won the award for "Best Animated Home Video Production" and Bill Farmer was nominated for "Best Voice Acting by a Male Performer" at the 28th Annie Awards in 2000.[1] Rotten Tomatoes currently rates the film at 57% based on 7 reviews, making it one of the few Disney sequels to be rated higher than its predecessor.[2] The movie was released on Leap Year Day 2000.

Censorship[edit]

A scene in the film's climax was entirely removed due to the September 11 attacks. In the scene, Goofy, Max, and Tank were trapped inside the paper-mache X-Games logo. As they make their escape, an image was shown of parallel towers of the model burning. Even though the film came out well over a year before that, the scene was considered inappropriate in retrospect. All subsequent television broadcasts edited out all scenes inside the logo, though it was kept on all home video releases and Netflix streaming.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Legacy: 28th Annual Annie Award Nominees and Winners (2000)". Annie Awards. Archived from the original on April 24, 2008. Retrieved 2007-09-09.
  2. ^ "An Extremely Goofy Movie (2005)". Rotten Tomatoes. Archived from the original on 28 August 2007. Retrieved 2016-03-01.

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