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An Extremely Goofy Movie is a 2000 American direct-to-video animated comedy film distributed 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 and also serves 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.

An Extremely Goofy Movie
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Directed byDouglas McCarthy
Produced byLynne Southerland
Screenplay byScott Gorden
Based onGoof Troop
by Robert Taylor and Michael Peraza Jr.[1][2]
Starring
Music bySteve Bartek
Production
company
Distributed byWalt Disney Home Video
Release date
  • February 29, 2000 (2000-02-29)
Running time
78 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

The film was released on Blu-ray as a Disney Movie Club exclusive alongside A Goofy Movie on April 23, 2019.[3]

PlotEdit

After Max Goof goes to college with his friends P.J. and Bobby, Goofy's empty nest syndrome causes him to falter at work, causing a massive explosion at the toy-assembly factory and resulting in him getting dismissed. At the unemployment office, Goofy is told that he needs a college degree to get another job. Max and his friends meet Bradley Uppercrust III, the leader of the Gamma Mu Mu fraternity and a veteran skateboarder. Bradley is impressed by Max's own skateboarding talent and invites him to join the Gamma team and take part in the college's X Games. Max declines the offer due to the condition that he cannot bring his friends along. Following a skirmish, the two parties place a bet in which the loser becomes the other group's towel boy. To Max's horror, Goofy begins attending the same college and interrupts the group's down-time with chores. Max decides to distract his father by introducing him to the college librarian Sylvia Marpole, with whom he has much in common. Goofy accidentally impresses Bradley with his clumsy attempt at skateboarding and is invited to join the Gamma team, which he accepts upon Max's encouragement.

During the first qualifiers for the X Games, Bradley discreetly blinds Max with a pocket mirror during his performance and installs a rocket booster on Goofy's skateboard. Goofy beats Max and Max's team barely makes the semi-finals. Max lashes out at Goofy and storms off in anger. A depressed Goofy ultimately fails his first round of midterm exams and he leaves for home after quarreling with Sylvia. Goofy is inadvertently advised by Pete and Goofy reconciles with Sylvia, who helps him ace the next terms. As Goofy decides to quit the Gamma team, 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 and the Gamma's are eliminated. Just before the final triathlon, Bradley eliminates P.J. from the games, leaving Max's team short one player and requiring Max to call for Goofy to join. Throughout the race, Bradley and his team attempt to hinder Max's team, but only manage to eliminate Bobby. Bradley's final trick results in Max and Gamma member Tank getting trapped underneath a flaming collapsed X logo. As Bradley passes them by, Max and Goofy rescue Tank, who assists Max in winning the race. Max calls off the bet, but allows a vengeful Tank to slingshot Bradley into the X Games blimp overhead. 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.

Voice castEdit

  • 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 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, Ken Clark (uncredited), a glasses-wearing short Gamma member (uncredited), and an X-Games referee (uncredited)
  • 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 Goofy's boss at Beekins Toy Company (uncredited), a sunglasses-wearing Gamma member (uncredited), and both a professor and a tour guide at the college (both uncredited)
  • 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 serves as a typical muscle man for the Gammas.
  • Additional voices include Paddi Edwards as a receptionist and Kath Soucie, Jenna von Oÿ (Stacey from the first film) and Cree Summer as college students.

SoundtrackEdit

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

PromotionEdit

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

ReceptionEdit

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.[4] Rotten Tomatoes currently rates the film at 63% based on 8 reviews, making it one of the few Disney sequels to be rated higher than its predecessor.[5] The movie was released on Leap Year Day 2000.

CensorshipEdit

A scene in the film's climax was removed entirely following the September 11 attacks. In the scene, Max and Tank were trapped inside the papier-mâché X-Games logo and Goofy helped save them. As they made their escape, a burning image of parallel tower models was seen. Even though the film came out well over a year before the terrorist attack, 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, online streams, and international broadcasts.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Peraza, Mike ""GOOFY TROOPERS" PART 1 by Mike Peraza", Ink ans Paint Club: Memories of the House of Mouse by Mike Peraza, September 21, 2010
  2. ^ Peraza, Mike ""GOOFY TROOPERS" PART 2 by Mike Peraza", Ink ans Paint Club: Memories of the House of Mouse by Mike Peraza, September 21, 2010
  3. ^ "An Extremely Goofy Movie Blu-ray". Retrieved June 6, 2019.
  4. ^ "Legacy: 28th Annual Annie Award Nominees and Winners (2000)". Annie Awards. Archived from the original on April 24, 2008. Retrieved 2007-09-09.
  5. ^ "An Extremely Goofy Movie (2005)". Rotten Tomatoes. Archived from the original on 28 August 2007. Retrieved 2016-03-01.

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