In this animated family film, the aptly named Goofy (Bill Farmer) is deeply proud of his college-bound son, Max (Jason Marsden). For his part, Max, who is more cool and collected than his frantic and clumsy father, is eager to take on some fresh experiences with his new independence. So hes understandably flustered when his dad crashes his college life to finish his own degree. Goofy repeatedly embarrasses Max, and their bond is tested as never before.
An Extremely Goofy Movie (also known as A Goofy Movie 2), is a 2000 American direct-to-video animated comedy film made by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Douglas McCarthy, it is the sequel to the 1995 film A Goofy Movie, featuring the return of characters from the television series Goof Troop. The story follows Maxs freshman year at college, which is compounded by his fathers presence when Goofy arrives at the same college to get a degree because of his failure to complete college.
It's a big time in Max's life. He's college bound with his friends and finally free of his embarrassing father as he strives to be a top contender for the X-Games. Unfortunately, Goofy loses his job and learns that he cannot get another job without a college degree. To his son's mortification, Goofy decides to join him in his campus to get that degree. Desperate to distract his father, Max talks him into joining the competing Gamma Fraternity team and introduces him to a wonderful librarian who shares his nostalgic love for 1970's pastimes. Unfortunately, things do not go according to plan as events put this father-son relationship to the test.
Max Goof, now nearly 18 years old, departs for college with his best friends P.J. and Bobby Zimeruski. He strives to work together with his friends to become the top team at the college X Games. Upon arriving, Max is met by the "Gamma Mu Mu" fraternity, who are the reigning X-Games champions, including their leader, Bradley Uppercrust III. Bradley invites only Max to join his fraternity, but Max refuses to leave his friends behind. A rivalry starts between Maxs team and Bradleys Gammas, and they bet whoever loses in the finals will be towel-boy to the other.
Meanwhile, Goofy doesnt take Maxs leaving very well and suffers from empty nest syndrome, his depression causes him to lose his job at a toy factory, and so he is required to finish his senior year of college to obtain a degree before he is allowed to get better employment. Goofy joins his son on campus to achieve the degree. Max talks his father to join the Gammas, to keep him out of his hair. Additionally, Goofy meets and befriends the college librarian, Sylvia Marpole, who shares his nostalgic love for the 1970s. Romance soon blossoms between Goofy and Sylvia, and they decide to go for a date that coming Saturday, which becomes a spectacular success with them dominating the dance floor.
Although Max is initially supportive of Goofys "distractions", tensions start to rise between them when Goofy beats Max in the first round during the X-Games qualifiers, though his success is due to cheating by Bradley, who placed a rocket booster on Goofys skateboard. Bradley also tries to distract Maxs own focus as he skates. Maxs team barely makes it into the semi-finals. After the qualifiers, Max and Goofy fall out, with Max selfishly disowning Goofy as his father and telling him to "leave [him] alone and get [his] own life!". Goofy then loses his focus, forgetting his date with Sylvia and failing his first midterm exam.
Goofy begins considering to drop out but, after inadvertently getting some advice from Peter Pete, he regains his focus and returns to college. Meanwhile, Max considers transferring, thinking he let his teammates down, but after some encouragement from PJ and Bobby, he re-considers and decides that they can still win. Goofy returns to campus and reconciles with Sylvia, who then helps him study for his makeup exams, which he passes with all As. Additionally, Goofy quits the Gammas, not wanting to compete against Max at all. The Gammas take this as an insult and literally throw him out. When Goofy re-enters the Gamma house to return his pledge pin, he overhears their plan to cheat in the final X-Games events, like they always have. Goofy unsuccessfully tries to warn Max about this.
At the X-Games semi-finals, Bradley and the Gammas repeatedly cheat in various ways unnoticed, eliminating all the teams while trying to eliminate Maxs, albeit unsuccessfully. Just before the final race is to begin, Bradley activates a rocket mechanism in P.J.s skates that blasts him away, leaving Maxs team with only two players: himself and Bobby. Without enough teammates, Max and Bobby face disqualification unless they can find a replacement player. Realising that Goofy was trying to warn him about The Gammas cheating, Max apologizes to Goofy on the Jumbotron and asks him to join his team; Goofy gladly accepts in the nick of time.
In the final race, Slouch, one of the Gammas, is disqualified when Goofy bangs into him, and Bobby is disqualified when one of the Gammas loosens the screw on the front wheel of his bike, due to the Gamma only having enough time to do one, but when Goofy is disqualified from skateboarding, he accidentally bangs into Bradley, angering him when he finds Tank, one of his minions, disobeying him when he tries to win the race, and one of Bradleys cheating maneuvers fail (due to Goofys interference which gives Bradley a black eye) when Tank, crashes (along with Max) into the X-Games logo; it falls on them and sets on fire. Ignoring the accident, Bradley races forward to win the race for himself, but Max and Goofy help Tank escape. Despite the setback, Max manages to catch up to Bradley and wins the race by a nose and receives the grand-prize trophy. Conceding defeat, Bradley shakes hands with Max showing good sportsmanship and will become his towel-boy, but Max calls off the bet because Bradley has to deal with Tank. Tank then turns on Bradley for betraying him and becomes the new leader of the Gammas and slingshots Bradley into the X-Games blimp flying overhead.
Once the term is over, Goofy receives his college degree and Max gives the trophy to him as an apology gift for his selfish disownment from before. Goofy then forgives his son and bids farewell to Max on his own at college and drives away with Sylvia.Bill Farmer as Goofy Goof. Andrew Collins served as the supervising animator for Goofy.Jason Marsden as Max Goof. Bob Baxter and Steven Trenbirth served as the supervising animators for Max.Jeff Bennett as Bradley Uppercrust III. Kevin Peaty served as the supervising animator for Bradley.Bennett also voices the unemployment lady, Chuck the Sportscaster, and the referee (but was never credited for the latter role).Jim Cummings as PeteCummings also voices the Toy Factory Boss (but was never credited for that role).Brad Garrett as TankVicki Lewis as the Beret Girl. Kevin Peaty served as the supervising animator for the Beret Girl.Bebe Neuwirth as Sylvia Marpole. Andrew Collins served as the supervising animator for Sylvia.Rob Paulsen as P.J.. Bob Baxter and Steven Trenbirth served as the supervising animators for P.J..Pauly Shore as Robert "Bobby" Zimmeruski. Bob Baxter and Steven Trenbirth served as the supervising animators for Bobby.Additional voices include Paddi Edwards as a receptionist and Kath Soucie, Jenna Von Oy and Cree Summer as college students.
Unlike its predecessor, this film is a "straight" picture with no musical sequences where the characters sing on-screen. However, a number of songs are used in the soundtrack and have been included in the official album release which is titled Disneys An Extremely Goofy Movie Dance Party!, released in February 2000 alongside the film itself.
- Futures So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades - Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo
- Right Back Where We Started From - Cleopatra
- Shake Your Groove Thing - Peaches & Herb
- ESPN X Games Theme 1 and Theme 2
- Knock on Wood - Carmen Carter
- Dont Give Up - John Avila, Terrence A. Carson, Carmen Carter and Carl Graves
- You Make Me Feel Like Dancing - Carmen Carter and Donnie McClurkin
- Nowhere to Run - John Avila
- "Pressure Drop" - The Specials
- ESPN X Games Theme 3
- Cmon Get Happy! - The Partridge Family
A number of McDonalds Happy Meal toys based on the film were produced.
An Extremely Goofy Movie and A Goofy Movie are part of the same movie series. Jim Cummings and Rob Paulsen appear in An Extremely Goofy Movie and Mickey - Donald - Goofy: The Three Musketeers. Jim Cummings and Jeff Bennett appear in An Extremely Goofy Movie and Mickeys Twice Upon a Christmas. Jim Cummings and Jeff Bennett appear in An Extremely Goofy Movie and Lady and the Tramp II: Scamps Adventure. Monsters University (2013).
An Extremely Goofy Movie won the award for "Best Animated Home Video Production" and Bill Farmer was nominated for "Best Voice Acting by a Male Performer" at the 28th Annie Awards in 2000. Rotten Tomatoes currently rates the film at 57%, slightly higher than its predecessor. It is the only Disney straight-to-DVD sequel to have earned better reception than the original film, until 2006 when Brother Bear 2 scored a 50%.
The movie was released on Leap Year Day 2000.