A teenager's review...
Julie, 14 | USA | 01/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I watched "A Goofy Movie" tonight when I was babysitting. The kids loved it and I enjoyed it too. This movie contains enough of the little things to be appealing to children of all ages...including teens...like me. I don't think I've seen a better Disney movie. This one has to be my faveorite. The music was good for people of all ages and I have been searching the internet for the soundtrack. It's not every day that you see a teenager rave about PG movie. Excellent Job Disney!"
A Sustained Work of Goofy-Dom ...
Santeria | Tallahassee | 03/28/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The trick in most Goofy titles, is that the schtick needs to be paced. The cartoons allowed for a frenetic pace which was often offset by another characters style. Well, this movie succeeds in sustaining the style of Goofy, with a story that has a cast of many other funny characters.
For a Franco-American co-production, it does ( for me ) come as a surprise that this has been achieved. However, the answer lies in the traditional animation style, and a strong script.
Bill Farmer's voice work is totally awesome in this film, as in the Casper series, and he captures the reinvented Goofy that came to screens with the series developed around or after the success of DUCK TALES.
Stylistically, the Characters were re-done for the "modern" audience, and unfortunately were part of the Disney downgrade of the style of drawing that has led to the cessation of traditional animation methods. The problem I have with this is not the shift to a totally computer generated form, but that the style as evinced by people like the Masterful Carl Barks, but that for all the high tech gadgets that Disney has its command, it cannot do the simple thing of copy the classic style.
Fortunately, A GOOFY MOVIE maintains the high visual standards, but is one of a limited number of films that led up to dross like TWICE UPON A CHRISTMAS.
The gags in this film are brilliant; case in point, Big Foots Dance sequence as the backdrop to a moving scene with Max and Goofy... its clearly a reference for Adults, since the music and the Dance sequence is so 70's. And the entire movie combines classic Goofy material together with contemporary references, in such a manner that the style of the Saturday Cartoon series that featured Goofy, Max , Pete, and etc, is emulated very well.
Totally worth it for the fan of Goofy and the cartoon series of the 90s."
The best Disney movie ever made!
Santeria | 04/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well, I don't like the original Disney movies because I outgrew them. I use to watch this movie a lot when I was in middle school and now I'm 23 and I still enjoy it. I think it's so funny. I enjoy some Disney movies like Aladdin, The Lion King, and Pinocchio but this one is far the best a lot better than the Goofy cartoons. I use to watch the Goof cartoons a lot everyday after school when I was very lil and when I heard that they made a movie out of it I was happy to hear that and it was the movie was awesome. I watched the sequel to A Goofy Movie and it was okay but the first one is really the best. You will enjoy it if your a Goofy fan."
A Great Disney Movie!!!
Santeria | 07/23/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
""A Goofy Movie" is one of my very favorite Disney movies, if not my very favorite. I watched it for the first time on video when I was a 4th grader, and loved it. Then I forgot about it for awhile, until I found it on the shelf at the Library last year (I'm now 15) and loved it just as much (or more!) as the first time I viewed it!! I can not get enough of it! My older brother, who will be going to a prestegious University in the Fall also loves it as well. Do not listen to the so-called "professionals" when they say it is a "lesser disney movie" and only for the young - because my older brother, my mom and I like it more than even my 6 year old brother!! Max (voiced by Jason Marsden) is an uncool teenager who despertly wants the attention of his crush, Roxanne, but seems to mess us when he tries to talk to her. So, on the last day of school with the help of his 2 buddies, he pulls a ABSOLUTLY hillarious and awesome stunt to impress her in front of the whole school -(this is one of my favorite scenes!!)-, but he gets caught by the Principle who exagerates what Max did to Max's dad. Even though he thinks he messed it up by getting caught, he goes from a nobody, to popular because he made the last day of school assembly awesome. Roxanne comes up to him, and they make plans for a upcoming party. He feels ontop of the world but comes home to devasting news - his dad (Goofy voiced by Bill Farmer) who is well-meaning but very goofy feels that taking Max on a LONG road trip to a lake with him will shape him up by having them bond more. Max, extremely upset, has to change his plans with Roxanne. But he lies to her telling her he will appear at the Powerline Concert dancing on stage and will wave to her while she watches it at the party. (Powerline is like what Justin Timberlake is today) Max and Goofy set off on the trip with hillarious adventours and mishaps along the way. The end is spitacluar, (something any teen would want to do) hillarious, absoutly GREAT! (I consider the ending scene also one of the best parts!!) Everything in the movie fits very well together, guarenteed to make you laugh ATLEAST once ~ many more for me that is for sure! The songs are very catchy and one of the best assests to the movie! I tried to get the orginial soundtrack but I can't find it anywhere. The sequel is funny, but is NOTHING compared to the first. I rank "A Goofy Movie" right up there with Disney's Robin Hood and all the other classics! A must see for EVERYONE kids, teens and adults!!"