Goofy vs Pluto Explained



hey brother and you know something that used to always bother me if Goofy and Pluto are both dogs then why is one of them Mickey's friend and the other one his pet classic case of all animals being equal but some animals being more equal than others have right there say my right I'm not quite sure I give you my quote right ah the sensational six if you don't know that is the name given to Disney's most core original elite and famous characters Mickey Minnie Donald Daisy Goofy and Pluto or goofy though I mean the group is made up of two mice two ducks and two dogs but not all the pair's match up so well Mickey and Donald both get girlfriends while Goofy on the other hand is a widower and the other dog Pluto can't walk or talk and isn't even his pet although I guess maybe that would be weird for dog to have another dog as a pet actually fund the story about my experience with the sensational six when Ben and I were kids we got to go to Disney World once and one of the things I've loved was getting autographs from all the different characters and my goal by the end of the week was to meet and get autographs from Mickey Minnie Donald Daisy Goofy and Pluto and we got into the end of the week and we still hadn't met goofy and we were like exiting the park and I remember just lamenting to our dad how huh I guess we're not gonna meet goofy and then like magic my dad just goes yes we are look and he had like spotted him 50 yards away I was like ahhh it was so cool like as we were leaving the park for the final day and we got to meet him loved it great way to end the trip that being said for years I wasn't even sure what goofy was supposed to be I assumed Dawg that's what he most resembled but then there was Pluto and Pluto was definitely a dog and Goofy and Pluto were definitely very different from each other so what was goofy well he is a dog but the reason the two are so different and yet still part of the same group really just stems from how each character got their start with in the early days of Disney Animation there are basically two kinds of characters either animals or funny animals and yes that is the actual term funny animals and funny animals are still around today it's basically just any animal that lives and acts like a human typically they are bipedal they wear clothes they can't they can have jobs maybe drive cars and they might retain some aspects of the species they represent but for all intents and purposes should just be considered human the other characters the regular animals are just that regular animals and should be thought of as such so for example Pluto's first ever appearance was in a short cartoon called chain-gang in which Mickey Mouse is a convict and escapes from prison and I'm sorry are we talking about the right character after a Mickey escapes the guards tried to track him down using bloodhounds and thus Pluto's first appearance is made but of course in that situation he's just a dog that can rot even sure he had a name at that point and the next time we see him is as the pet of Minnie who brings him along on a picnic date with Mickey but at that point even called Pluto yet they were calling him Rover I figure I should point out that he was subject to some very questionable pet ownership I remember that time when Mickey dragged Pluto behind his car by his leash I'm serious are we talking about the right character so imagine if you will if we the super Carlin brothers existed back in the 1930s I'm sure we at that point would have considered Pluto's appearance in that cartoon as something of an easter egg like oh my god did you notice that they used the same model from that bloodhound thing when Mickey was the convict and then they put him in this one with Minnie the reason animators would do something like that is because rather than having to recreate a brand new character it's easier to just use existing models in your new cartoons especially when they're not already a developed character it's just we needed a dog so hey we've already got a dog it wasn't until his next appearance in 1931 in moose hunt with Mickey where he finally became Mickey's pet and donned the name Pluto and it's been that way ever since and naturally as the pet of Disney's most famous character he rose in popularity as well but as you can see right out of the gate he was never really anything more than just Mickey's pet and that brings us to goofy goofy made his first appearance in 1932 in Mickey's review as depite dog and while Goofy's overall appearance would change and become more polished over time that first short was responsible for introducing his signature laugh which is still around today if you ask me it's like the only funny part of that cartoon at all and probably why the character stuck around so good job credit for the voice and laugh of you see actually goes to a guy named Pinto Colvig who actually had a big falling-out with Disney in 1939 but at that point the character was so popular that Disney couldn't just drop him instead they created this whole new how-to series where goofy would sort of fumble through different everyday activities like baseball or golf or swimming and there was a humorous narrator but goofy himself didn't have to do any talking and I only bring up that little series because it started in 1939 and it's actually still around today the last one did come out in 2007 but I remember seeing it in theaters weirdly before national treasure – for some reason I don't know but it was how to hook up a home entertainment system and it is hilarious I totally recommend you look that up after you watch this video but anyway much like Pluto dippy dog eventually got the name changed to goofy but when that happened is a little less clear goofy started appearing in trio cartoons with Mickey and Donald in 1935 but then there's this book called dippy the goof that came out in 1938 so not quite sure when he officially became goofy either way though the important takeaway is that there was never really any grand plan by Disney for the sensational six to be the sensational six Disney had a lot of different characters and all of them were introduced at different times and their popularity sort of dictated whether or not they stuck around and it just so happened that they ended up with two dogs one anthropomorphic and one not it makes sense in its own kind of way but it does still make me wonder why if they wanted to have regular animals why didn't they just have humans instead of funny animals the answer to that question is racy ah wait hold on the joke doesn't make sense yet wait for it so when you're working with just black and white cartoons and only have the two colors to work with typically the eyes of your characters are light which means in order to cause contrast so you can see the eyes the rest of the face would need to be black but if you do that with the human character you end up with blacks face see Tracy told you it makes sense hilarious right and predictably blackface not super is socially acceptable but if you make the characters animals then you can do that because it's not black skin it's just like black fur or hair plus an addition is not representing any specific race or ethnicity having animals instead of people is just more kid friendly which makes them more marketable in the long run although on that note nippy dog was originally described by his creator as a gullible Good Samaritan a half-wit a shiftless good-natured colored boy and a hick so you can interpret that however you want to but anyway that is why Mickey has both a dog friend and a dog pet then my question for you and everyone else is who is your favorite member of the sensational six personally I would probably have to say mine is goofy solely because of the goofy movie and the much underrated extremely goofy movie let me know your thoughts in the Tao section down below these socks are amazing guys thanks for watching as always please 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34 thoughts on “Goofy vs Pluto Explained

  1. I know you're wondering how Goofy's name officially changed to that but I believe the name 'Goofy' is actually just his nickname. I mean, who would name their child Goofy?

  2. That’s not why goofy s mickys friend and Pluto’s his pet goofy isn’t a dog he was actually a cow but everyone fought he looked like a dog so there the real anser

  3. Abusing animals? Deserves to be in jail… that actually sounds quite a bit like Mickey… Emperor Mickey is one of the evilest conquerors alive… but he is far far too powerful to stop…

  4. To be fair, the way people define "animal" depends on what context. The word "animal" could refer to creatures that are not human (in fact, that is the real definition that was used longest). But Mickey and Goofy are technically a type of people… they are humanized animals rather than actual animals.

  5. You know if you search up “what animal is goofy” it tells a little bit about goofy and above that are some pictures, and one of the pictures is the thumbnail picture???

  6. Pluto bc he is the only one without an annoying voice (sorry if this comment sounds allittle rude he did say to "leave our thoughts")and bc plutos a dog,like woof woof dog.XD

  7. Ight I’m not watching this whole thing I’m bored shitless can someone just tell me if Goofy’s a dog or cow???

  8. Goofy is me. Goofy is you. Goofy is all of us..Yeah.[.drop the mic and slowly walk away.] Triumphantly arm and fist pump..

  9. I dont think goofy is a cow…disney distinguished between the cow and dog. Look at the nose…i dunno why ppl think hes a cow

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