Disneytoons Review: An Extremely Goofy Movie

Disneytoons' 13th film.
Disneytoons’ 13th film.

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My opinion right after watching movie

My opinion right after watching the film is that while I somewhat enjoyed it, there are a lot of cliches in the film, and the characters are extremely repetitive. There was definitely some effort put into it, but certain things are just too corny to ignore.

Production

There is no information on the production of this film.

Story

The film starts with Max (Jason Marsden) preparing to leave to go to college with his friends PJ (Rob Paulsen) and Bobby (Pauly Shore), wanting to join a skateboard club. Goofy (Bill Farmer) is saddened about all of this, while Pete (Jim Cummings) cannot wait to get rid of his son. After Max rushed out of the house, Goofy goes to his job at the factory, too distracted by his empty nest syndrome to perform well. He screws up profusely, ruins stuff in the factory, and is ultimately fired.

So Max and his crew are skateboarding all throughout the college, acting like they are a bunch of cool people. They are approached to join the Gamma fraternity, but upon closer examination, they only want Max, who refuses, since he is a package deal; the package being his friends.
So Max and his crew are skateboarding all throughout the college, acting like they are a bunch of cool people. They are approached to join the Gamma fraternity, but upon closer examination, the leader named Bradley (Jeff Bennett) only want Max, who refuses, since he is a package deal; the package being his friends.

This of course pisses off the Gamma, who storms out of the cafe that they are in, and causes them to prepare for the Skating Games. Goofy goes to an employment agency, and they tell him that the only way they can help him get a job is if he goes back to college.

Max is completely shocked when Goofy shows up into his class, especially with him wearing clothes from the 1970s. He is hugging up on Max and stuff, but it is embarrassing for him to wander with Goofy in campus, learning that he is there for a year, since he was fired and can’t get a job. We get a montage song of Nowhere to Run of Goofy embarrassing his son, and trying to spend as much time with him as possible.

Goofy is taken tot he libraty by Max (who later abandons him), but it does not matter, since he bonds with the librarian Sylvia (Bebe Neuwirth), and after they reminisce on nostalgia, they decide to go out on a date with one another. They go to a club, dress in 70's clothing, and they decide to boogie oogie. I forgot to mention that Goofy is a part of Bradley's Gamma group, which Max is happy, so his father will be out of his hair.
Goofy is taken to the library by Max (who later abandons him), but it does not matter, since he bonds with the librarian Sylvia (Bebe Neuwirth), and after they reminisce on nostalgia, they decide to go out on a date with one another. They go to a club, dress in 70’s clothing, and they decide to boogie oogie. I forgot to mention that Goofy is a part of Bradley’s Gamma group, which Max is happy, so his father will be out of his hair. Things get real groovy and romantic between Goofy and Sylvia.

So Goofy becomes a full fledged member of the sorority, and it is time for the first round of the Gamma Games. Bradley decides to cheat in the round, which helps Goofy do extremely well (though Goofy is really clumsy), and caused Max to screw up immensely. When everyone cheers Goofy on, Max snaps at him, and tells him to get his own life. This causes Goofy to screw up and fail his test (he did not write one thing), since he was having a nightmare about his strained relationship with Max.

Max’s dramatic ass wants to drop out of the school, and transferring, since he hates that he is not getting any attention. Max is not a good son, and has always been selfish, so this is nothing new. Sylvia is pissed off at Goofy, since she set up a congratulations dinner for him, and he did not show up at all. Goofy apologizes, saying that he failed his test, and was too focused on Max, telling her that she means a lot to him, which of course causes her to forgive him.

An Extremely Goofy Movie
Since the gamma games ruined his relationship with max, Goofy tells them that he gives up, and wants out of their sorority, but because Bradley’s ego is too huge, he kicks Goofy out after he already left. When Goofy enters the house again to give them back their pin, he overhears them discussing how they will cheat to win. When the tournament day arrives, he tries to tell Max this, but his son refuses to listen.

So we are at the climax, where the two teams face off. Bradley tells Max that his father was cut from the team. They start, and of course one of Max’s members are sabotaged, with their team facing possible disqualification. Max begs Goofy to be the final member of the team (how unexpected), and of course he joins. After some more attempted sabotage (like a fire), Max’s team wins. Goofy graduates, and jokes to Max about getting a job at the school, but he realizes that he needs his own life. Goofy drives off with his new girlfriend.

I do not treally have anything bad to say about this film, but it is nothing spectaular either. There are a to of cliches and stuff, but it is just a decent film. Nothing more and less.
I do not really have anything bad to say about this film, but it is nothing spectacular either. There are a to of cliches and stuff, but it is just a decent film. Nothing more and less.

Characters

The characters are really nothing special. The returning ones are the same old, same old, the minor characters are too unimportant for me to elaborate on in this section, and the new characters are decent enough….. Eh.

He was pretty much the exact same as he was in the previous film, but it was nice to see him have a love life and to learn to give his son independence.
He was pretty much the exact same as he was in the previous film, but it was nice to see him have a love life and to learn to give his son independence.
He is the exact same as he was in the last film, and is still ungrateful. I hate how teens are so stereotyped in films, and he does not help this.
He is the exact same as he was in the last film, and is still ungrateful. I hate how teens are so stereotyped in films, and he does not help this.
He is the leader of the most popular fraternity, and cheats so he can keep the reputation. I do not know how he got access to all of the stuff, and he was honestly just a bratty kid with an ego. Nothing special.
He is the leader of the most popular fraternity, and cheats so he can keep the reputation. I do not know how he got access to all of the stuff, and he was honestly just a bratty kid with an ego. Nothing special.
Sylvia is Goofy's love interest and the school librarian, who clearly has a lot of nostalgia and a bit of a wilder side. She has a bit more to her than the typical satellite interest.
Sylvia is Goofy’s love interest and the school librarian, who clearly has a lot of nostalgia and a bit of a wilder side. She has a bit more to her than the typical satellite interest.

Animation

The animation is actually pretty nice. While the style is nothing special, the characters, backgrounds, etc definitely have some detail and the right coloring and lining. A lot better than the others in this canon, but nothing special.

Music

When it comes to the music, it is the typical 80s and 90s music, and it was not really memorable when they sang. I guess it did its job fine, but I barely remember the score or the songs.

Reception at Release

So this film was released on February 29th, 2000, it was not as hated as the other sequels, though there are man that did not care for it. It did win the award for Best Animated Home Video Film at the Annie awards. It received mixed reviews when it came to the critical reception.

Reception Today

The reception this film has today is that absolutely no one talks about it, so…. it must not be good if no one is speaking about the film.

Final Score

Story: 7.5/10

Characters: 6.5/10

Animation: 7.5/10

Music: 6/10

27.5/40 = 69%

Next time…

Review: April 6th, 2015.
Review: April 6th, 2015.
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7 thoughts on “Disneytoons Review: An Extremely Goofy Movie

  1. It’s okay. Ugh, when are we going to get a great Disneytoons film? Certainly not next week with The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea.

  2. Out of the select few Disneytoons sequels I’ve seen, I’d have to say this one’s among the better ones. Pretty decent film, but I wouldn’t say it’s better than A Goofy Movie.

    1. I don’t even know if I can say this is one of the better or the worst ones, since the upcoming films could be so horrendous or average at best that this film can enter in either the “Best” or the “Worst” section.

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