Goofy is one of the classic Disney characters, along with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Donald Duck, and Daisy Duck. Goofy is very unique and is unlike his friends.
You’ve probably seen him a lot and know who he is, but how much do you really know about him? These fun facts about Goofy will teach you everything you want to know!
#1 Fact About Goofy – He Is A Dog
There has been some debate about what species Goofy is, but it has been confirmed that he is a dog with human qualities. There was once a rumor going around that he is a cow, but this is not true.
Some people have questioned why he and Pluto are both dogs, but Pluto is a pet and Goofy is not. This is because Pluto does not have the same human qualities as Goofy.
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2. His Original Name Was Dippy Dawg
Goofy has not always been named Goofy. When he made his debut in 1932 his name was Dippy Dawg and he was more of a redneck. In the 1950s his name was George Geef and he was an everyday man.
After that, he became the Goofy we currently know and love. The first film that he was Goofy in was Orphan’s Benefit.
3. He Has A Son
Goofy’s son’s name is Max Goof. You’ve most likely seen him on A Goofy Movie and An Extreme Goofy Movie, but Max’s first time on screen was in Goof Troop, a cartoon TV series in 1992.
Back in 1951 Goofy had a son, but his name was Goofy Jr, not Max. This was in the film Fathers Are People, which is one of the Disney shorts.
4. Goofy Has More Family
Goofy’s son Max is not his only family member. Very early on there was a Mrs. Goof, but she has not been mentioned since. He has a dad named Amos Goof, a mom named Mother Goofy, a grandma named Grandma Goofy, a cousin named Arizona Goof, and a nephew named Gilbert Goof.
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5. Goofy Is Big And Tall
Goofy’s shoe size is 18.5! People who dress up as Goofy in Disney parks must wear size 18.5 shoes and be at least 6′ tall. When you see Goofy on your next Disney vacation, make sure to look at how big his shoes are!
6. Goofy’s Birthday Is In May
His birthday is May 25, 1932. He debuted on that day in a short called Mickey’s Revue. He was Dippy Dawg in this film.
7. He Has Famous Sayings
Goofy’s most famous saying is Yaaaaaa-hoo-hoo-hoo-hooey! Others you’ll often hear from him are “ah-yhuck” and “gawrsh”.
8. Goofy Is Seen In Several Disney Films
You might think that he’s just in films about himself and Mickey, but I was surprised to learn that he’s in a lot of unrelated films too. He has quick appearances in Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Flubber, Saving Mr. Banks, The Lion King 1 1/2, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
9. Many People Have Voiced Goofy
The first person to do the voice of Goofy was Pinto Colvig. He has also voiced Pluto and Grumpy and Bashful in Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs.
Other people who have been a voice actor for Goofy are Hal Smith, Bob Farmer, Will Ryan, and Tony Pope. Bill Farmer still voices Goofy for Walt Disney Company right now and has for longer than anyone else.
10. He Was A Mascot
Goofy was the official mascot of the Disney water park River Country. This was the first water park at Walt Disney World. It opened in 1976 and closed in 2001.
11. Goofy Has A House
It’s Goofy’s Playhouse in Toontown in Disneyland in California.
12. There Are 2 Goofy Rides
There are 2 Goofy rides at Disney theme parks. One is Goofy’s Sky School which is located in Disney California Adventure. The second one is The Barnstormer at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World in Florida.
13. He’s Walt Disney’s Favorite
Goofy was Walt Disney’s favorite Disney character. Goofy is unusual, awkward, clumsy, and silly, but he’s also very funny and lovable!
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