Goof Troop
Also known asDisney's Goof Troop
GenreAnimated sitcom
Created byRobert Taylor (uncredited)
Michael Peraza Jr.[1][2]
Based on
Goofy
by
Voices of
Theme music composer
  • Randy Petersen
  • Kevin Quinn
  • Robert Irving
Opening theme"Goof Troop" performed by Phil Perry
ComposerMark Watters
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes78 (list of episodes)
Production
Producers
  • Robert Taylor (also supervising producer)
  • Roy Wilson
  • Hank Tucker
  • Ken Kessel
Running time22 minutes
Production companiesWalt Disney Television Animation[a]
Walt Disney Television
DistributorBuena Vista Television
Release
Original network
Original releaseSeptember 5 (1992-09-05) –
December 5, 1992 (1992-12-05)
Chronology
Followed byA Goofy Movie
An Extremely Goofy Movie

Goof Troop is an American animated sitcom television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. The series focuses on the relationship between single father Goofy and his son, Max, as well as their neighbors Pete and his family. Created by Robert Taylor and Michael Peraza Jr.,[1][2] the main series of 65 episodes aired in first-run syndication from 1992 to 1993 on The Disney Afternoon programming block, while an additional thirteen episodes aired on Saturday mornings on ABC.[3] A Christmas special was also produced, which aired in syndication in late 1992.[4]

Walt Disney Pictures released two films that served as follow ups to the television series: the theatrical A Goofy Movie, released on April 7, 1995, as well as the direct-to-video sequel An Extremely Goofy Movie, released on February 29, 2000, as the series finale.

Premise

Goof Troop bears similarity to several early-1950s Goofy cartoon shorts which depicted Goofy as a father to a mischievous red-haired son. It was the creation of Michael Peraza Jr.,[1][2] and pitched to Disney management as a last minute idea to fit the title.

Goofy, a single father, moves back to his hometown of Spoonerville with his son, Max. As it happens, Goofy and Max end up moving in next door to Goofy's high school friend: Pete, a used car salesman and owner of Honest Pete's Used Cars; Pete's wife Peg, a real estate agent; and their two children, son P.J. (Pete Jr.) and younger daughter Pistol. Max and P.J. become best friends and do practically everything together. A large portion of the show's humor comes from Max's relatively normal personality sharply contrasting with his father.

Broadcast history and feature films

Goof Troop was originally previewed on The Disney Channel from April 20, 1992, into July 12 of that year.[5][6] Like its predecessors DuckTales, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, TaleSpin and Darkwing Duck and its successor Bonkers, Goof Troop was previewed in syndication (on September 5, 1992) with a pilot television film, which later aired as a multi-part serial during the regular run. The series aired on The Disney Afternoon block of syndicated animated series during the 1992/1993 broadcast season; concurrent with the Disney Afternoon shows, another 13 episodes aired on Saturday mornings on ABC in 1992. Reruns of the series later aired on The Disney Channel (starting on September 3, 1996),[7] and later on sister cable channel Toon Disney. Reruns were shown on Toon Disney until January 2005. The program made a return from September 2006 until August 2008, and the Christmas special aired on Christmas in the United States.

Goof Troop was adapted into the feature film A Goofy Movie (1995), which received mixed reviews but was a box office success. The film was followed by a direct-to-video sequel, An Extremely Goofy Movie (2000) and served as the finale to Goof Troop. The two films featured Bill Farmer, Rob Paulsen and Jim Cummings reprising their character roles from Goof Troop in these two films, with Jason Marsden providing the voice of an older Max. Dana Hill, who voiced Max in the series, commercials, promos, miscellaneous and other Disney projects, died on July 15, 1996, at the age of 32, after suffering a massive stroke related to her diabetes.

The Goof Troop premise was also incorporated into 1999's Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas and its 2004 sequel, Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas, the former depicting Max at a much younger age preceding Goof Troop, while the latter continues Max's age progression to a young adult age.

Character and place titles

Pete's wife Peg is a play on "Peg Leg Pete," one of Pete's names in the Disney shorts. Likewise, his daughter Pistol is a play on another such name, "Pistol Pete."

The town of Spoonerville is named after layout artist J. Michael Spooner, who designed many of the background layouts for the series.

In "Axed by Addition," Max uses the "Doctor Howard, Doctor Fine, Doctor Howard" line to distract the doctors from performing surgery on PJ. This line was from the Three Stooges short, Men in Black.

Characters

Main cast

Goof Family

Pete Family

Other characters

Goof History cast

The "Goof History" episodes saw Goofy relating stories to Max from the family photo album about their various ancestors and family members, and also featured historical counterparts to several of the show's present-day main characters and supporting characters.

Goof family members

Goof History supporting cast

Additional voice cast

Episodes

Main article: List of Goof Troop episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
165September 5, 1992 (1992-09-05)December 4, 1992 (1992-12-04)Syndication
213September 12, 1992 (1992-09-12)December 5, 1992 (1992-12-05)ABC
SpecialNovember-December 1992 (November-December 1992) (airdate varied by market)Syndication
Films2April 7, 1995 (1995-04-07)February 29, 2000 (2000-02-29)N/A

Accolades

Year Award Category Recipients and nominees Result Ref.
1993 Annie Awards Voice Acting in the Field of Animation Jim Cummings
  • For the voice of Pete
Won [19]
1993 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program Karl Geurs

Bruce Talkington

Nominated [20]
1993 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Film Sound Mixing Timothy J. Borquez

Timothy J. Garrity

Nominated [20]

Cameos/Other appearances

Home media

VHS releases

On February 26, 1993, Disney released three VHS cassettes of the series in the United States, titled "Banding Together",[22] "Goin' Fishin'",[23] and "The Race is on!".[24] They included the episodes "Shake, Rattle & Goof", "Close Encounters of the Weird Mime", "Slightly Dinghy", "Wrecks, Lies & Videotape", "Meanwhile, Back at the Ramp", and "Tub Be or Not Tub Be".[22][23][24] The videotapes included a Goof Troop music video which played at the end of each tape.

VHS name Episode titles Release date Stock number
Banding Together "Shake, Rattle & Goof" & "Close Encounters of the Weird Mime" February 26, 1993 1695
Goin' Fishin' "Slightly Dinghy" & "Wrecks, Lies & Videotape" February 26, 1993 1694
The Race is On! "Meanwhile, Back at the Ramp" & "Tub Be or Not Tub Be" February 26, 1993 1682

Additionally, on September 28, 1993, the Goof Troop episode "Have Yourself a Goofy Little Christmas" was released together with the Darkwing Duck episode "It's a Wonderful Leaf" on one VHS cassette as a special release called Happy Holidays with Darkwing Duck and Goofy![25][26] On October 5, 1993, the Goof Troop episode "Hallow-Weenies" was released together with the Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers episode "Ghost of a Chance" on one VHS cassette as a special release called Boo-Busters.[27][28] The episode "FrankenGoof" was released with the DuckTales episode "Ducky Horror Picture Show" on another special VHS release titled Monster Bash.

UK, Australia and New Zealand releases

On November 26, 1993, three VHS cassettes containing 6 episodes of the series were released in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.

VHS name Episode titles Release date
Goof Troop (Volume 1): Goin' Fishin' "Slightly Dinghy" & "Wrecks, Lies & Videotape" November 26, 1993
Goof Troop (Volume 2): Banding Together "Shake, Rattle & Goof" & "Close Encounters of the Weird Mime" November 26, 1993
Goof Troop (Volume 3): The Race is On! "Tub Be or Not Tub Be" & "Meanwhile, Back at the Ramp" November 26, 1993

DVD releases

On February 14, 2006, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment released Goof Troop: Volume 1 on DVD in Region 1.[29] This one-disc release features three episodes, including "Slightly Dinghy", "Wrecks, Lies & Videotape", and "Shake, Rattle & Goof", with no bonus material. Many fans did not buy Goof Troop Volume 1 because it has only three episodes and additional episodes were only available on VHS. At the time, many fans were still waiting for Disney to put out Goof Troop Volume 1 again with more episodes.[30] The DVD release of A Goofy Movie features one episode titled "Calling All Goofs", but the intro is removed. A Disney Movie Club exclusive DVD titled "Have Yourself A Goofy Little Christmas" contains the holiday special of the same name.

In 2013, Disney Movie Club released two new volumes of Goof Troop on DVD.[31] Each volume released from the Disney Movie Club includes 27 episodes of the show for a total of 54 episodes released, leaving 25 unreleased episodes to go.[32]

Goof Troop Volumes 1 and 2, in addition to "Have Yourself a Goofy Little Christmas", had a wider retail DVD release in January 2015[33][34] and were Wal-Mart Exclusives in Canada ahead of that wider release date.[35]

DVD name Ep # Release date
Goof Troop 3 February 14, 2006
Goof Troop Volume 1 27 April 30, 2013
Goof Troop Volume 2 27 April 30, 2013

Video on demand

The entire series (barring the curious absence of the episode "Counterfeit Goof") is currently available in HD for purchase on Amazon Prime Video,[36] Google TV[37] and the iTunes Store[38] with the episodes being split into five volumes/seasons.

The series has been available to stream on Disney+ since its launch on November 12, 2019,[39] with the exception of the stand-alone holiday special "Have Yourself a Goofy Little Christmas".

It was also previously available on the DisneyLife streaming service in the UK, including the episode "Counterfeit Goof" which is missing on other streaming platforms.[40] DisneyLife has since been rebranded into Disney+, upon on the latter service's launch in that region on March 24, 2020.

Books

Legacy

Goof Troop has had a lasting impact on Goofy and Pete’s careers, as their later appearances throughout the 90s to the mid-2000s were built on the show's status quo. These include A Goofy Movie, Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas, An Extremely Goofy Movie, Mickey Mouse Works, House of Mouse and Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas, all of which feature Goofy and Pete's respective families as major characters. Goofy and Pete also appeared on Bonkers and Raw Toonage in their Goof Troop designs.

In the DuckTales reboot series' premiere episode, Spoonerville is mentioned amongst a number of locations that Scrooge McDuck's company, McDuck Enterprises, conducts business in. In the season three episode "Quack Pack!", Goofy in his Goof Troop design appears as a guest character as part of a 1990s sitcom the Duck Family had become trapped in. Max and P.J. also make non-physical appearances via Goofy's family pictures.[41]

Adaptations

A video game based on the series was released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1993.

Two films based on Goof Troop were made years after the show's end. The first film, A Goofy Movie, was released in Spring 1995 to mixed reviews and as a modest hit. The second film, An Extremely Goofy Movie, was released on video in February 2000 which met with mixed reviews.

In other languages

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