A GOOFY MOVIE The quirky father-son tale may get overshadowed by the lions and beasts, but it’s a moving, joyous, small- scale gem. After a very dark and financially difficult period during the 1980s, Walt Disney Animations studios went through what we know now as ” The Disney Renaissance”, a decade full of critically and commercially successful animated films that changed our perceptions of not only what Disney films could do, but what animation itself could accomplish.
With powerhouse musical numbers, moving stories, and innovation in the medium, Disney pumped out unforgettable movies for most of the decade. While everyone remembers ‘ the Little Mermaid, the Lion King, and Aladdin – and if they forgot them, the life- actions remarks have surely jogged memories – there is one film that came out during this period that is as good as, if not better than, some of the big guns, but is seldom considered part of the Renaissance itself.
A GOOFY movie doesn’t have a villain with grand designs to rule pride rock/Agrabah/the ocean. Indeed, the films stay focused pretty much on goofy and his sin Max as they take a road trip just like they used to when Max was a kid.
But what makes A Goofy movie fella memorable of its time are the other two songs in the movie, the tunes that are used to show Max becoming his won man and which are entirely rooted in the mid-90s. Right after the high school musical meets grease number ” after today”, which gives a 90s rock musical feel to Disney’s usual ” “protagonist walks through town as everyone joins in song” number, comes the bombastic, moonwalk – dancing poop power anthem that is ” stand out”.