Friday, July 30, 2010
The Goof Troop Always Sticks Together
As Disney Animation fans know, the idea of Goofy with a son was not new. Goofy had a red-headed son named Junior in quite a few cartoons in the 1950s, like the 1951 short, "Fathers Are People." Pete had a son in the 1942 Donald Duck cartoon, "Bellboy Donald." The kids in those shorts were brats, so luckily they were revamped for "Goof Troop."
Goofy and some of the "Goof Troop" cast later starred in "A Goofy Movie" and other projects.
Merchandise for "Goof Troop" was kind of rare. These Gibson Greetings stickers are from 1992, but I think I got them in 1994. I like the character designs used here, which are a little different from the TV show.
These days, you can find CGI versions of Goofy and Pete (now called Pete the Cat) on the Disney Channel's "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse." Bill Farmer is still the voice of Goofy and Jim Cummings is still the voice of Pete. On this series, vintage Disney character Clarabelle Cow is voiced by April Winchell.