An Extremely Goofy Movie
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An Extremely Goofy Movie
|Produced by||Lynne Southerland|
|Written by||Scott Gorden|
by Peter Montgomery
|Music by||Steve Bartek|
|Distributed by||Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment|
An Extremely Goofy Movie (also known as A Goofy Movie 2 and A Goofy Movie 2: An Extremely Goofy Movie), is a 2000 American direct-to-video animated comedy film made by Walt Disney Pictures, produced by Walt Disney Television Animation, and directed by Ian Harrowell and Douglas McCarthy. It is the film is a sequel to the 1995 film A Goofy Movie, and the featuring the return of characters from the film adaptations, which was based on the animated television series Goof Troop. The story follows Max's freshman year at college, which is compounded by his father's presence when Goofy arrives at the same college to get a degree because of his failure to complete college. This is also serves as the television's series finale of The Disney Afternoon television series of Goof Troop.
Max Goof, now nearly 18 years old, departs for college with his best friends P.J. Pete and Bobby Zimeruski. He strives to work together with his friends to become the top team at the college X Games, excited to finally be free of his overbearing and embarrassing father. Upon arriving, Max is met by the rude and pompous "Gamma Mu Mu" fraternity, who are the reigning X-Games champions, including their leader, Bradley Uppercrust III. Bradley invites only Max to join his fraternity, but Max refuses to leave his friends behind. A rivalry starts between Max's team and Bradley's Gammas, and they arrange a bet that whoever loses in the finals will be towel-boy to the other.
Meanwhile, Goofy doesn't take Max's leaving very well and suffers from empty nest syndrome. His depression causes him become careless at his assembly line job, and eventually causing a massive explosion at the factory. Out of a job, Goofy is forced to finish his 4th and last year of college to obtain a degree before he is able to find new employment. Much to Max's horror, Goofy joins the same college as Max to complete his degree, all the while sporting clothing and behaviors from the 70s, when Goofy last attended college. Goofy frequently bothers the boys at the dorms, waking them up unnecessarily early, accompanying them everywhere, and forcing them to do chores. In order to give him and his team some breathing room, Max talks his father into joining the Gammas, whom Goofy had accidentally impressed by interrupting Max's practice. Additionally, at Max's urging to get a library card, Goofy meets and befriends the college librarian, Sylvia Marpole, who shares his nostalgic love for the 1970's. Romance soon blossoms between Goofy and Sylvia, and they decide to go for a date that coming Saturday, which becomes a spectacular success with them creating a throwback theme at the club and dominating the dance floor.
Although Max is initially supportive of Goofy's "distractions", tensions start to rise between them when Goofy beats Max in the first round during the X-Games qualifiers, effectively stealing Max's fanbase and limelight, though his success is due to cheating by Bradley, who placed a rocket booster on Goofy's skateboard. Bradley also distracts Max's own focus as he skates by blinding him with a mirror. Max's team barely makes it into the semi-finals. After the qualifiers, Max, frustrated at being unable to distance himself from Goofy, selfishly disowns Goofy as his father and telling him to "leave [him] alone and get [his] own life!". Goofy, even more depressed, loses his focus, forgets his date with Sylvia, and fails his first round of midterm exams.
Goofy returns home and begins to consider dropping out, but after inadvertently getting some advice from Peter Pete, he regains his focus and returns to college. Meanwhile, Max, upset that people now only recognize him through his dad, considers transferring, thinking he had let his teammates down, but after some encouragement from PJ and Bobby, he regains his determination. Goofy returns to campus and reconciles with Sylvia, who then helps him study for his next wave of exams, which he passes with all As. Additionally, Goofy quits the Gammas, not wanting to compete against Max at all. The Gammas take this as an insult and literally throw him out. When Goofy re-enters the Gamma house to return his pledge pin, he overhears the group plotting to cheat in the final X-Games events, like they always have. Arriving at the locker room, Goofy tries to warn Max along with Bobby and PJ about the Gammas' intentions, but Max angrily refuses to believe him.
At the X-Games semi-finals, Bradley and the Gammas repeatedly cheat in various ways unnoticed, eliminating all the teams while trying to eliminate Max's, albeit unsuccessfully. Just before the final race is to begin, Bradley activates a rocket mechanism in P.J.'s skates that blasts him away, leaving Max's team with only two players: himself and Bobby. Without enough teammates, Max and Bobby will face disqualification unless they can find a replacement player. Realizing that Goofy was right about the Gammas' cheating, Max calls for Goofy on the Jumbotron and asks him to join his team; Goofy crashes in in the nick of time.
In the final race, Slouch, one of the Gammas, is removed from the race when Goofy crashes into him, and Bobby is removed when one of the Gammas loosens the screw on the front wheel of his bike. Goofy is then removed when he accidentally crashes into Bradley. Bradley is angered when Tank, his right-hand man, ignores his orders to take out Max and instead tries to win the race in Bradley's place, and activates a rocket booster placed onto Max's skateboard. Goofy's attempt to stop Bradley fails, and Max, along with Tank, crashes into the inflatable X-games logo. It falls on them and goes ablaze. Ignoring the accident, Bradley skates forward to finish the race to have the race won for himself, but Max and Goofy help Tank escape the wreckage. Despite the setback, Max manages to catch up to Bradley and wins the race by a nose and receives the grand-prize trophy. Conceding defeat, Bradley shakes hands with Max showing good sportsmanship and will become his towel-boy as agreed, but Max calls off the bet because Bradley has to deal with Tank. Tank then turns on Bradley for betraying him and slingshots Bradley into the X-Games blimp flying overhead, effectively taking over the fraternity.
Once the term is over, Goofy graduates and Max gives the trophy to him as an apology gift for his disownment from before, assuring the former that he will always be his son. Goofy forgives Max, bids farewell to the group, and drives away with Sylvia into the sunset for their next date.
- Jason Marsden as Max, the college-age main protagonist. His attempts to distance himself from Goofy wind up making things worse for him. By finally accepting Goofy as a major part of his life, he was able to find the independence he long sought. Bob Baxter and Steven Trenbirth served as the supervising animators for Max.
- Bill Farmer as Goofy Goof. Goofy inconveniences the lives of those around him by comical accident, but always has the best intentions at heart. He spends the movie coming to terms with not being needed as a parent anymore. Andrew Collins served as the supervising animator for Goofy.
- Jeff Bennett as Bradley Uppercrust III, the head of the Gamma gang. He is extremely arrogant and proud of his position as head of the Gamma Mu Mu fraternity and will do everything he can to keep it that way. Kevin Peaty served as the supervising animator for Bradley.
- Bennett also voices the Unemployment Lady, Chuck the Sportscaster, the Referee and one of the Gammas (but was never credited for the latter role).
- Jim Cummings as Pete, P.J.'s father. Unlike Goofy, Pete is looking forward to rid himself of P.J., as he intends to turn the latter's room into a bowling alley once he leaves for college.
- Cummings also voices the Toy Factory Boss, the College Professor, a Professor touring the college, and one of the Gammas (but was never credited for that role).
- Vicki Lewis as the Beret Girl, a charismatic stage performer in the college cafe called the "Bean Scene." She becomes P.J.'s love interest when the latter shows innate talent in poetry. Kevin Peaty served as the supervising animator for the Beret Girl.
- Bebe Neuwirth as Sylvia Marpole, the college librarian who immediately becomes Goofy's love interest. She seems very young but shows an intense passion for the American 70s culture. Andrew Collins served as the supervising animator for Sylvia.
- Rob Paulsen as P.J. Pete. Unlike Max, Pete is somewhat woeful about how he never earned his dad's genuine respect, but finds confidence after meeting with Beret Girl. Bob Baxter and Steven Trenbirth served as the supervising animators for P.J..
- Pauly Shore as Robert "Bobby" Zimmeruski. Bobby mostly serves as comedic relief in this movie. Bob Baxter and Steven Trenbirth served as the supervising animators for Bobby.
- Brad Garrett as Tank, one of Bradley Uppercrust's Gamma gang members.
- Additional voices include Paddi Edwards as a receptionist and Kath Soucie, Jenna Von Oy and Cree Summer as college students.
Unlike its predecessor, this film is a "straight" picture with no musical sequences where the characters sing on-screen. However, a number of songs are used in the soundtrack and have been included in the official album release which is titled Disney's An Extremely Goofy Movie Dance Party!, released in February 2000 alongside the film itself.
- "Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades" – Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo
- "Don't Give Up" – John Avila, Terrence A. Carson, Carmen Carter and Carl Graves
- "Nowhere to Run" – John Avila
- "Pressure Drop" – The Specials
- "Shake Your Groove Thing" – Peaches & Herb
- "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" – Carmen Carter and Donnie McClurkin
- ESPN X Games Theme 1 and Theme 2
- "C'mon Get Happy!" – The Partridge Family
- "Knock on Wood" – Carmen Carter
- ESPN X Games Theme 3
- "Right Back Where We Started From" – Cleopatra
An Extremely Goofy Movie won the award for "Best Animated Home Video Production" and Bill Farmer was nominated for "Best Voice Acting by a Male Performer" at the 28th Annie Awards in 2000. Rotten Tomatoes currently rates the film at 58%, slightly higher than its predecessor. It was the only Disney straight-to-DVD sequel to have earned better reception than the original film, until 2006 when the second direct-to-video film Brother Bear 2 scored a 50%.
The movie was released on Leap Year Day 2000.
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