So what is Goofy?

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  1. banksy

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    So what is Goofy?
    It's taken 60 years for Disney's Mickey and Goofy to evolve from amoral barnyard anarchist and loveable Everygoof to Nineties moralists. Yup, they're back, with a new agenda. By Nick Haste

    Mickey's a mouse, says one of the kids in Stand By Me. Donald's a duck. Pluto's a dog. So what's Goofy? In a memo written in 1934, Disney animator Art Babbitt told all. "Think of the Goof as a composite of an everlasting optimist, a gullible Good Samaritan, a half-wit, a shiftless, good-natured colored boy and a hick," he told his staff. "His brain is rather vapoury. He laughs at his own jokes, because he can't understand any others. He is very courteous and apologetic and his faux pas embarrass him, but he tries to laugh off his errors. He talks to himself because it is easier for him to know what he is thinking if he hears it first." He was a holy fool, a sort of Thirties Gazza, though he was not to "drool or shriek". As to what he looked like, Babbitt admitted "a vague similarity" between "the Goof's head and Pluto's". But their animation was to be "entirely different". "One is dog. The other human."

    http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/so-what-is-goofy-1358726.html
     
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    Goofys a dog
     
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    I always thought he was a dog too.
     
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    As to what he looked like, Babbitt admitted "a vague similarity" between "the Goof's head and Pluto's". But their animation was tobe "entirely different". "One is dog. The other human."
     
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    Well Babbitt clearly enjoyed his reefer.
     
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    Whatever he is, he has a better job than Lever.
     
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    Dog
     
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    He's a dog you fucking idiot
     
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    Speaking of Goofy...
     
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    It's a dog which walks upright like a Human and talks. Like Bugs Bunny. Like Daffy Duck. Like Porky Pig.

    Pluto is a dog which acts and walks like a dog.

    /thread
     
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    although, if it looks like a duck, and it quacks like a duck, and it swims like a duck, it's a witch?

     
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    Hello Kitty is not a cat :grad:
     
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    It's great that you idiots know more about Goofy than the Disney animator that drew "the Goof" himself.
     
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    he knows what he is paid to know.
     
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    That quote is from 1934, bub

    I doubt he knows anything anymore
     
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    he probably doesn't remember drawing goofy anymore.