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(1995)

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The character of Powerline is a mixture of Prince and Michael Jackson.
Although Jason Marsden is a talented singer, he did not perform the musical numbers in the film. It was out of Disney's concern that a Broadway-style musical actor should provide Max's singing voice instead. That actor was Aaron Lohr.
P.J.'s intials stand for "Pete Junior".
Goofy's car is an AMC Pacer.
The traveling pair who sing about the "week of rest and relaxation" during the song "On the Open Road" She is the Powerline singer Goofy bursts in on during "I2I" at the end of the movie, and if you pay attention, you will see the driver of her car's picture on her mirror. The driver is also seen unloading Max and Goofy in the instrument cases at the Powerline concert.
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The original USA VHS release had Parachute Express's music video "Dr. Looney's Remedy".
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When Max is singing in the school auditorium, Roxanne's position changes from close to the stage to the back of the room. The reason the filmmakers did this was to give the illusion that all Max cares about is Roxanne and no one else.
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There are several references to Disney characters, including Max saying Goofy's 'best buddy' is Donald Duck, and a cardboard prop with Ariel from The Little Mermaid (1989) after Max gets "busted".
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Throughout the film, Goofy is only referred to by his real name once - by Pete, when they meet at the latter's trailer. Otherwise, he's referred to as "Dad" (by Max), "Mr. Goof" (by Max's Principal), or just "Goof" (by Pete).
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During the song "On The Open Road" Goofy's keychain has the famous Walt Disney's logo "D" on it.
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This film was originally made around late 1993, and was supposed to be released in theaters during the holiday season of 1994. However, some production problems in France caused the film's release to be pushed back to 1995, while The Lion King (1994) was reissued to fill in for the film's absence.
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This film marks the only time that Star Trek (1966) has ever been directly referenced in a Disney film.
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During the song "On the Open Road' a limousine drives by and a character wearing a sequined white glove (supposedly Michael Jackson) is seen waving from the sunroof.
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HIDDEN MICKEY: In the second scene before Goofy walks in, Max has a Mickey Mouse phone on his dresser.
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HIDDEN MICKEY: During the Powerline Concert, Mickey Mouse can be spotted in the crowd in the lower left portion of the crowd shot immediately after the Stage manager is thrown into the DiamondVision screen. Also, Mickey Mouse can be spotted during the show in the auditorium, when Max flies towards Roxanne, in the left bottom corner, right after the camera focuses the whole room.
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The costume worn by Powerline is a parody of the yellow HazMat costumes worn by Devo, circa 1977/78.
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When Goofy and Max are in the bat caves taking a photo of themselves with flash (which causes the bats to fly out at them), you can see that the sign above the caves as they're running out reads: "Carl's Butt Caves".
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At one point in early production Steve Martin was considered for the voice of Goofy.
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Burger King released five toys featuring Goofy and Max to promote the film in the USA in 1995. They were of:
  • Goofy and Max on a Raft.


  • Goofy and Max on Water Skis.


  • Goofy on a Bucking Bronco.


  • Goofy and Max in a Fishing Boat.


  • Goofy and Max in the Runaway Car. (This toy came in two versions: a version with a red and black car and a version with a yellow and blue car.)


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WILHELM SCREAM: Twice. First, during the "On the Open Road" song, Goofy's car crashes into a construction scaffolding and the famous scream can be heard. The second time, it can be heard again during the Powerline concert when the stage manager chasing Max is thrown into the Diamond Vision screen.
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In the United Kingdom, the film aired with the Mickey Mouse cartoon Runaway Brain (1995).
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During the song "On the Open Road", Goofy and Max pass by a familiar pair of hitchhikers, Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.
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GOOFY HOLLER: The cartoon equivalent of the famous "Wilhelm Scream" can be heard as the movie opens and the title is shown on screen. Again at the end of the movie after Goofy's car explodes and he's sent flying upwards, then plummets back to the ground. The scream is heard one more time after the credits roll.
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When released in theaters in the USA in 1995, double sided movie posters were given out which had the original movie poster on one side with a blue background and a flipped image on the back with a purple/pink background. The poster measured 40 x 27 inches.
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The 'Lester's Possum Pals' show that Goofy drags Max to is a pardoy of Disney's own Country Bear Jamboree attraction at various Disney theme parks.
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Pat Buttram's final film.
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A standee was released by Walt Disney Pictures to promote the original VHS release. It measured 48" tall.
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Was released in it's original 1.85 : 1 widescreen presentation on Laserdisc in the USA, France and Japan. It is also in it's original 1.85 : 1 ratio on the Region 4 DVD.
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The inspiration for the film came from Jeffrey Katzenberg (the CEO of The Walt Disney Company at the time) who was feeling distant from his daughter. He decided to go on a road trip with her that brought the two closer together.
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The title of the movie refers to both the main character, Goofy, and the kind of antics he gets into.
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HIDDEN MICKEY: The image of Mickey Mouse's face can be seen on the back highchair in the scene in which a baby is about to stick a fork in a socket.
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There was a scene in an early draft that led up to Lester's Possum Park. There were signs for Paco's Water Park posted every 100 hundred miles. The last sign said to turn right, and Goofy says to Max, "You're going to love this!" He then turns left into Lester's Possum Park.
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The writer, _Jymn Magon_, watched a lot of road trip movies to get an idea of different tropes of vacation movies to draw from including National Lampoon's Vacation series.
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One of Powerline's original names was Deep Freeze.
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Early drafts of the script had different destinations for Goofy and Max to drive cross-country to including getting to Hawaii and getting on a game show called America's Funniest Gladiators.
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Pete's role was originally written to be larger. He was a trucker who was taunting Goofy the whole road trip similar to the trucker in _Duel (1971)_.
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Bill Farmer (voice of Goofy) says he recorded for the movie, off and on, for close to two years.
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The first scene that Jason Marsden (Max) and Bill Farmer (Goofy) recorded together was the argument during the runaway car near the end of the movie.
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An excised subplot included the big woman and nebbish man from the "On the Open Road" song. One scene had Goofy accidentally getting hooked onto their car and dragged through a bridge and other things.
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Donald Duck originally had a larger role where he played a travel agent. Goofy asks "What do you think I should do?" Donald responds incoherently. Goofy responds, "What did you say? Is there someone else I can talk to?"
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A series of 12 German lobby cards were released in 1995 to promote the film in Germany. Each of the cards measured 11.75" x 8.5".
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A series of 12 Spanish lobby cards were released in 1995 to promote the film in Spain. Each of the cards measured 9.4 x 13.4 inches (24x34 cm).
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A vinyl banner was released in 1995 to promote the movie that measured 4 x 10 feet. It had a purple background.
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Jenna von Oÿ and Joseph Lawrence previously worked together in the hit sitcom Blossom (1990).
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Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

In the scene after Big Foot attacks Max and Goofy, Max kicks the glove box and the map falls out. Max, then, looks at it. The starting location is around the area of Columbus, Ohio, answering a question that's been around for ages: "Where does Goofy live?"

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Goofs | Crazy Credits | Quotes | Alternate Versions | Connections | Soundtracks

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