Can We Just Appreciate Max Goof For a Second?
Yes. Max Goof, Goofy’s son, by Disney is one of the greatest characters that I know of because he’s one of the few to AGE as the years go by and we can watch his whole life story in order if we choose to.
In Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas he’s estimated to be 8 years old (As told by via Flashback Story)
In Goof Troop he was 11 1/2
In a Goofy Movie he was 14
In an Extremely Goofy Movie he was 18
In Mickey’s House of Mouse (That takes place after the events of An Extremely Goofy Movie) He’s estimated to be either still 18 or possibly 19.
In Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas he’s estimated to be 23 Years old.
So he’s one of the ONLY Disney characters that we see grow from childhood to adulthood. We’ve seen his WHOLE story and you know what? He has to be one of my favorite characters ever that Disney has made. Because he’s one of the most normal characters that I’ve seen that actually AGE on screen.
We can watch his entire life progress from the beginning to end and you know what? THAT is what makes a great character. We start from when he was young and we watch him grow into adulthood like any other Teenager. And in a way that makes him one of the most relatable Disney character EVER.
Because we can get where he’s coming from and also his relationship with his Dad is one of the most touching relationships that I’ve ever seen. Give Goofy the Best Dad award because he DESERVES it. Since his Wife died, he’s been able to raise Max as a single Dad. Meaning he was both Max’s Mother & Father while he was growing up. I give single parents SO MUCH CREDIT because it isn’t easy raising a family by yourself.
Max gets that his Dad is weird and quirky but even though he finds him strange, he still loves him. Sure he’ll argue with him, but most families DO argue with each other from time-to-time. His Dad has always been there for him and he appreciates him so much.
So besides being the only character to age on screen, have a healthy family relationship with his Dad, and have a normal love life. He’s gotta be my favorite character because he’s also voiced by Jason Marsden.
(Who has voiced: Haku in Spirited Away, Kovu in The Lion King 2, and also Chase from Xiaolin Showdown)
So I think Max Goof deserves WAY more love and attention in Disney because he’s one of the normalist characters that they’ve ever created that we can relate with. We can watch his whole life story practically in order and we can see ourselves in his shoes.