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'A Goofy Movie' Fan Theories That Just Might Be True

Updated July 19, 2019 2.5k votes 452 voters 20.9k views11 items

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A Goofy Movie is a bonafide cult classic, especially for the millenials who grew up with it. Goofy's first movie showed the world a different side of this beloved goofball, focusing on his role as a father to his son Max. The film gets pretty emotional at times as we watch Goofy struggle with the concept of his son growing up and developing a life of his own, but it's still a hilariously good time that's as fun as you'd expect from a character like Goofy.

Fans of the film have a lot to say about it, even going as far as crafting elaborate theories. Everything from Goofy's absent wife to his love of gloves is addressed in these theories, but not all of them seem particularly plausible. Which theories make the movie better, and which ones are just plain goofy?

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    Roxanne Grows Up To Be An Accountant

    Redditor /u/NotMeanttoKnow believes they've figured out what happens to Max's love interest, Roxanne, years after the events of the movie. There is a scene in the Ducktales reboot that shows Donald Duck applying for an accountant job.

    Directly next to him is a woman who looks a lot like Roxanne, just slight older. This would make sense since the new Ducktales came out way after A Goofy Movie, so it's possible that Roxanne got the job and is now an accountant.

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    Goofy And Max Wear Gloves To Distinguish Themselves From Non-Sapient Dogs

    This straighforward theory from Redditor /u/patriots1222 explains why Goofy and the other dog characters in the film wear gloves. We know that both sapient and non-sapient dogs exist in this universe - just look at the difference between Goofy and Pluto.

    The sapient dogs in this world wear gloves to let others know that they are intelligent and to distinguish them from other, less intelligent dogs.

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    Max Likes Roxanne Because She Reminds Him Of His Mom

    DeviantArt user VexenRandomDrawerGuy believes that Max likes Roxanne because she reminds him of his late mother. They point out that we get a brief glimpse of Goofy's wife in one of the cartoons and, while we don't see her face, we learn that she has red hair.

    Roxanne also has red hair, so it's possible that he sees a bit of his mom in Roxanne.

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    The Movie Takes Place After A Mass Human Extinction

    This theory from Redditor /u/GorgeFromTehJangle is seriously out there, but they are attempting to explain the lack of humans in A Goofy Movie. The theory states that the film takes place hundreds if not thousands of years after a mass extinction event wiped out humanity, and that the characters in the film are actually human-animal hybrids created by humanity before their doom.

    Over the centuries, these animals developed a society that is remarkably similar to our own.

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