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EXTREMELY GOOFY MOVIE, AN

SYNOPSIS:
Goofy (voiced by Bill Farmer) returns to college, bringing with him his 70s time-warp ideas, much to his son Max's (Jason Marsden) dismay. He meets the school librarian Sylvia Marpole (Bebe Neuwirth), and finds they have much in common. But it's not all smooth sailing at college, and Goofy finds himself in direct competition with his son Max, jeopardising their relationship.

"Goofy might be more than sixty years old, but there's nothing out of date about An Extremely Goofy Movie, a delightful animated charmer filled with lovable Disney characters. Goofy is just so, well, goofy, that you can't help but warm to his gawky, well-meaning, child-like enthusiasm; besides the size of his feet are only matched by the size of his heart. In this new adventure, Goofy discovers that it's never too late to learn and we see his human side. In his role as a father, we understand his melancholy when his son Max goes to college, and smile at his attempts to be 'one of the crowd' when he too goes on campus. Good storytelling coupled with marvellous animation makes this tale into fun entertainment the whole family can share. We genuinely care for the characters, and get involved in everything from Goofy's budding relationship with Sylvia, the vivacious redhead librarian to the impending competitiveness of his relationship with his son Max. (Wait till you see Goofy in the Saturday Night Fever disco scene!) The story line is punctuated with humour and while the characters don't burst into song, the music marries Goofy's 70s style with Max's cool sound of today. An Extremely Goofy Movie is a story about identity, integrity, honesty and the importance of a father/son relationship. There's no schmaltz but just the right amount of sentimentality: I even found myself dabbing the corner of my eye a couple of times. You'll fall in love with Goofy, delight in the skateboarding scenes and the drama of the competitive challenge, and the impending foul play. Bright, colourful and overflowing with cool, An Extremely Goofy Movie is a delightful trip worth taking. The fact that the film was produced in its entirety at the Disney Animation Studio in Sydney is something of which we can feel justly proud."
Louise Keller



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EXTREMELY GOOFY MOVIE, AN (PG)
(US)

VOICES: Bill Farmer, Jason Marsden, Rob Paulsen, Pauly Shore, Jim Cummings, Brad Garrett, Jeff Bennett, Vicki Lewis, Bebe Neuwirth

PRODUCERS: Lynne Southerland

DIRECTOR: Douglas McCarthy

SCRIPT: Hillary Carlip, Scott Gorden

DIRECTOR OF ANIMATION: Ian harrowell

EDITOR: Nancy Frazen

MUSIC: Steve Bartek

ART DIRECTOR: James Gallego

RUNNING TIME: 76 minutes

AUSTRALIAN VIDEO DISTRIBUTOR: Buena Vista International

AUSTRALIAN VIDEO RELEASE: May 31, 2000

VIDEO DISTRIBUTOR: BVHE

VIDEO RELEASE (Sell-thru): August 21, 2002







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