An Extremely Goofy Movie

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An Extremely Goofy Movie
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Directed by Ian Harrowell
Douglas McCarthy
Produced by Lynne Southerland
Written by Scott Gorden
Based on Goof Troop 
by Peter Montgomery
Starring Jason Marsden
Bill Farmer
Rob Paulsen
Pauly Shore
Bebe Neuwirth
Jeff Bennett
Brad Garrett
Jim Cummings
Music by Steve Bartek
Production
company
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Release dates
  • February 29, 2000 (2000-02-29)
Running time
76 minutes
Country United States
Language English

An Extremely Goofy Movie (also known as A Goofy Movie 2), is a 2000 American direct-to-video animated comedy film made by Walt Disney Pictures, produced by Disney Television Animation, and directed by Ian Harrowell and Douglas McCarthy. It is the sequel to the 1995 film A Goofy Movie, featuring the return of characters from the film adaptations of based on the animated television series Goof Troop. 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. This is also the television's series finale of The Disney Afternoon television series of Goof Troop.

Plot[edit]

Max Goof, now nearly 18 years old, departs for college with his best friends P.J. Pete and Bobby Zimeruski. He strives to work together with his friends to become the top team at the college X Games. Upon arriving, Max is met by the "Gamma Mu Mu" fraternity, who are the reigning X-Games champions, including their leader, Bradley Uppercrust III. Bradley invites only Max to join his fraternity, but Max refuses to leave his friends behind. A rivalry starts between Max's team and Bradley's Gammas, and they bet whoever loses in the finals will be towel-boy to the other.

Meanwhile, Goofy doesn't take Max's leaving very well and suffers from empty nest syndrome, his depression causes him to lose his job at a toy factory by becoming sidetracked and through clumsiness causing a major disaster, and so he is required to finish his 4th and last year of college to obtain a degree before he is allowed to get better employment. Much to Max's horror at first, Goofy joins his son on campus to achieve the degree. Max talks his father into joining the Gammas, as an attempt to keep him out of his hair. Additionally, thanks to another one of Max's sly moves as another attempt to do so, Goofy meets and befriends the college librarian, Sylvia Marpole, who shares his nostalgic love for the 1970's. Romance soon blossoms between Goofy and Sylvia, and they decide to go for a date that coming Saturday, which becomes a spectacular success with them dominating the dance floor.

Although Max is initially supportive of Goofy's "distractions", tensions start to rise between them when Goofy beats Max in the first round during the X-Games qualifiers, though his success is due to cheating by Bradley, who placed a rocket booster on Goofy's skateboard. Bradley also tries to distract Max's own focus as he skates. Max's team barely makes it into the semi-finals. After the qualifiers, Max and Goofy fall out, with Max selfishly disowning Goofy as his father and telling him to "leave [him] alone and get [his] own life!". Goofy then loses his focus, forgetting his date with Sylvia and failing his first midterm exam.

Goofy begins considering to drop out but, after inadvertently getting some advice from Peter Pete, he regains his focus and returns to college. Meanwhile, Max considers transferring, thinking he let his teammates down, but after some encouragement from PJ and Bobby, he re-considers and decides that they can still win. Goofy returns to campus and reconciles with Sylvia, who then helps him study for his makeup exams, which he passes with all As. Additionally, Goofy quits the Gammas, not wanting to compete against Max at all. The Gammas take this as an insult and literally throw him out. When Goofy re-enters the Gamma house to return his pledge pin, he overhears the group plotting to cheat in the final X-Games events, like they always have. Arriving at the locker room, Goofy tries to warn Max along with Bobby and PJ about the Gammas' devious plan, but Max angrily refuses to believe him.

At the X-Games semi-finals, Bradley and the Gammas repeatedly cheat in various ways unnoticed, eliminating all the teams while trying to eliminate Max's, albeit unsuccessfully. Just before the final race is to begin, Bradley activates a rocket mechanism in P.J.'s skates that blasts him away, leaving Max's team with only two players: himself and Bobby. Without enough teammates, Max and Bobby will face disqualification unless they can find a replacement player. Realizing that Goofy was trying to warn him about The Gammas' cheating, Max apologizes to Goofy on the Jumbotron and asks him to join his team; Goofy gladly accepts in the nick of time.

In the final race, Slouch, one of the Gammas, is disqualified when Goofy bangs into him, and Bobby is disqualified when one of the Gammas loosens the screw on the front wheel of his bike, due to the Gamma only having enough time to do one, but when Goofy is disqualified from skateboarding, he accidentally bangs into Bradley, angering him when he finds Tank, one of his minions, disobeying him when he tries to win the race, and one of Bradley's cheating maneuvers fail (due to Goofy's interference which gives Bradley a black eye) when Tank, crashes (along with Max) into the X-Games logo; it falls on them and sets on fire. Ignoring the accident, Bradley races forward to win the race for himself, but Max and Goofy help Tank escape. Despite the setback, Max manages to catch up to Bradley and wins the race by a nose and receives the grand-prize trophy. Conceding defeat, Bradley shakes hands with Max showing good sportsmanship and will become his towel-boy, but Max calls off the bet because Bradley has to deal with Tank. Tank then turns on Bradley for betraying him and becomes the new leader of the Gammas and slingshots Bradley into the X-Games blimp flying overhead.

Once the term is over, Goofy receives his college degree and Max gives the trophy to him as an apology gift for his selfish disownment from before. Goofy then forgives his son and bids farewell to Max on his own at college and drives away with Sylvia.

Cast[edit]

  • Jason Marsden as Max, the main protagonist. Bob Baxter and Steven Trenbirth served as the supervising animators for Max.
  • Bill Farmer as Goofy Goof. Andrew Collins served as the supervising animator for Goofy.
  • Jeff Bennett as Bradley Uppercrust III, the head of the Gamma gang. 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
    • 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 stage performer in the college cafe called the "Bean Scene." Kevin Peaty served as the supervising animator for the Beret Girl.
  • Bebe Neuwirth as Sylvia Marpole, the college librarian who immediately becomes Goofy's lover. Andrew Collins served as the supervising animator for Sylvia.
  • Rob Paulsen as P.J. Pete. Bob Baxter and Steven Trenbirth served as the supervising animators for P.J..
  • Pauly Shore as Robert "Bobby" Zimmeruski. Bob Baxter and Steven Trenbirth served as the supervising animators for Bobby.
  • Brad Garrett as Tank, one of Bradley Uppercrust's Gamma gang members.
  • Additional voices include Paddi Edwards as a receptionist and Kath Soucie, Jenna Von Oy and Cree Summer as college students.

Soundtrack[edit]

Unlike its predecessor, this film is a "straight" picture with 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%, slightly higher than its predecessor.[2] It was the only Disney straight-to-DVD sequel to have earned better reception than the original film, until 2006 when Brother Bear 2 scored a 50%.

The movie was released on Leap Year Day 2000.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Legacy: 28th Annual Annie Award Nominees and Winners (2000)". Annie Awards. Archived from the original on 24 April 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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