It features the characters from The Disney Afternoon television series Goof Troop and is explicitly part of the show's canon. It can also be considered a road trip movie. The film's plot revolves around the father-son relationship between Goofy and Max heading for disaster as they struggle to find common ground despite Max's persistence in having his own life and winning the girl of his dreams.
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The film was also dedicated to Pat Buttram , who died during the film's production. Taking place a few years after the events of Goof Troop , A Goofy Movie follows Goofy and his son, Max , who is now in high school, and revolves around the father-son relationship between the two as Goofy embarks on a misguided mission to bond with his son by taking him on a cross-country fishing trip, impeding Max's social life by taking him away from his friends, in particular his high school crush Roxanne. Disney came up with the idea to make a theatrical animated film starring Goofy while considering ideas for a potential Goof Troop TV special. Lima wanted to expand out Goofy as a character and "give him an emotional side" that would resonate with audiences. Much of the cast from the show reprised their roles, including Farmer as Goofy, Paulsen as PJ , and Cummings as Pete , whereas Dana Hill was replaced by Marsden as Max's voice due to the character's age difference. It received mixed reviews, and because it was greenlit by the recently fired Jeffrey Katzenberg , the film's release was deemed by Disney to be merely a contractual obligation. A direct-to-video sequel to the film titled An Extremely Goofy Movie was released on February 29,
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