I am going to have to admit this at some point so I might as well get it out of the way now; I am a massive fan of Disney. That’s right, films, theme parks, music, (old) TV Shows, there’s not much that this thirty year old man doesn’t love about it. I caught the Disney bug when I was a child (obviously), I have never found a cure and to be honest, have given up looking for one. I am a big kid at heart, my girlfriend has learnt to deal with it and so will our future children.
I have started and will complete my Disney DVD/Blu Ray collection (Pixar included) even if it kills me! I currently have about 15, so a long way to go but I will get there and hopefully Santa will help add to my collection on December 25th.
Which means occasionally you will get a Disney themed review so I thought I’d select a film that is often over looked but has, in my opinion, some of the best Disney songs.
My first obscure film is A Goofy Movie starring, you guessed it, Goofy! Now he is probably my least favourite of the Fab 5 but I really enjoyed this film. I was a mere 10 years old when I purchased this (on VHS!) with my birthday money and I’m fairly certain I wore the video out.
It’s your classic father-son road trip story. His son doesn’t want to go but Goofy insists after an incident at school gets Max in trouble with the school principle. And what ensues is a disaster filled adventure packed with songs, classic characters, life lessons and even Big Foot himself. It feels very much like watching a cartoon version of Clark Griswold and his son Rusty doing the same thing.
Max has promised his new love interest that his dad is taking him to a concert (which he isn’t) and that he’s going to be on stage with “PowerLine” as Goofy knows him (which he doesn’t). But after deceiving his father, Max sings a song which convinces his dad to go to the concert, break in and get on stage with the cartoon megastar! It makes me laugh when I think about it like that, but hey, it’s Disney and it was the 90’s so who cares! I didn’t turn out too bad because of it, well; at least I don’t think I did.
The best part of this film are the songs, they are so catchy and when I was a child I one day hoped to be able to pull off a dance routine as cool as PowerLine and the Goofs. Sadly it never happened but there’s still hope.
I definitely think it’s a film worth checking out, especially if you have kids. Although the storyline isn’t of great appeal to parents, the main message of wanting to bond with your child will always remain. And like I’ve mentioned before, you will enjoy the songs. I’ve attached one below for you to check out. This isn’t and never will be classed as one of the “Walt Disney Classics” but trust me, there are some in that list that could easily be replaced by this little gem.
Thanks for reading guys!
Until next time… 🙂