Monday, May 14, 2007

It's Been a Goofy 75 Years

It appears that another
major milestone of the Disney Company is going unrecognized and uncelebrated. Seventy-five years ago this month, Goofy appeared for the first time, albeit in the form of Dippy Dawg, in the 1932 Mickey Mouse cartoon Mickey’s Revue.

Goofy is especially unique among his famous costars in that his performances were not limited to the intellectually-challenged but always good natured personality he came to embody . His range extended to his now famous Sport Goofy and “How To” roles, and then ultimately to the post-war character of Mr. Geef, who was essentially a cartoon counterpart to the likes of television icons Ozzie Nelson and Ward Cleaver.

From the black and white shaggy persona of Dippy Dawg to his upcoming and hopeful return to glory later this year in How to Hook Up Your Home Theater, it is time to celebrate 75 years of Goofy-ness. That’s exactly what we plan on doing here over the next few weeks. There’s a lot of potential ground to cover so stay tuned.


Anonymous said...

Goofy's my fave Disney character of the "fantastic five"; thanks for making a point of celebrating this important milestone.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Jeff for making a point of celebrating Goofy's 75th Anniversary. I wish Disney would celebrate another Donald milestone, since they haven't done diddly since 1984.

BJ said...

Hi Jeff I bought a Goofy postcard recently that actually mentions Goofy's 75th anniversary it's in the postcard section in the show notes of my latest episode of the podcast.