Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Disney/Pixar Animated Short Reviews: #28 Dog Show 2013 6 out of 10

Dog Show  2013   6 out of 10

In the latest in the current series of Mickey Mouse Cartoons Mickey and Pluto are getting ready for the big dog show.  It was nice to see Pluto making an appearance, since I don't recall seeing him in the series so far.    Anyway Goofy shows up and throws a stick for Pluto that goes over a cliff leaving Pluto injured and unable to be in the dog show.   Mickey gets the idea to have Goofy take his place since the prize money was going to go to the Orphanage.  This brings up the old argument regarding  why is Mickey's best friend Goofy a dog that can talk ---while Pluto also a dog (that can't talk)  his pet???  It will remain one of the mysteries of the universe that I guess I will just have to accept.   Moving on....Goofy ends up not performing that well in the dog show leading a frustrated Mickey to perform all the tricks himself and accidentally winning the prize when he is mistaken for a dog.    It was a simple cartoon that was ok, but not great.

The Goofy problem is really starting to bug me.  Why do they insist on making him look like a dirty homeless dog with no pants.   Goofy is my favorite Disney character and his look in the current cartoon series is really unpleasant.  There wasn't much difference between the Zombie Goofy from last week and the bedraggled version in this weeks cartoon.

The cartoon can currently be found airing on the Disney Channel and Disney Online


  1. I don't think you should be bothered by Goofy's look in the new shorts--like Mickey, Minnie and the other main characters in these new shorts, he was designed to resemble how he looked in the early 1930's when he was called Dippy Dawg (back then, he did not wear pants and also had a tail).

    You'll see that for yourself if you watch his earliest appearances in Mickey's Revue, The Whoopee Party, Mickey's Mellerdrammer, Ye Olden Days, etc.,

  2. I am though. I'm well aware of Goofy's history. He is my favorite character of all time and I own the WALT Disney Treasures DVD's Goofy, Dondald and Mickey. I just happen to like the way he has looked for the past 70 plus years over the Dippy Dawg homeless look. I would rather see Goofy as he has been represented since his first solo effort in the late 1930's -- 2012. He has worn pants for over 70 years. Maybe he is so old now that he forgot to put his pants on. I like him not looking like he should be surrounded by flies. They made a stylistic choice with him that I just don't agree with.