In the 1950s, Goofy underwent even more changes to his character and appearance. He became a family man going through the trials of everyday life, such as dieting, giving up smoking, and raising a child. He was more intelligent, had smaller eyes with eyebrows, often his whole body was flesh tone instead of black, and sometimes had a normal voice. He even lacked his droopy ears, protruding teeth, and white gloves in some shorts.
During this time, Goofy was never referred to as “Goofy” in the actual cartoon. While every cartoon still started with the “Walt Disney presents Goofy" title card, he was usually called "George Geef" in the cartoons’ dialogue. When the stories featured Goofy as multiple characters, then he had numerous other names as well.
By his seventh appearance in Orphan’s Benefit on August 11, 1934, Dippy Dog had become the more familiar looking Goofy, and became a regular member of Mickey’s gang, along with Donald Duck and Clara Cluck.
Goofy made his first appearance in Mickey’s Revue on May 25, 1932, though not as we know him today. Dippy Dawg, as he was named by Disney artists, was a member of the revue’s audience who constantly irritated his fellow spectators by noisily crunching peanuts and laughing loudly, until two of those fellow spectators knock him out. This early version of Goofy was an old man with a white beard, a puffy tail and no trousers, shorts, or undergarments.
A considerably younger Dippy Dawg then appeared in The Whoopee Party on September 17, 1932, as a party guest and a friend of Mickey and his gang. Dippy Dawg made a total of four appearances in 1932 and two more in 1933, but most of them were mere cameos.
Originally, Rider Strong did not intend to reprise his role of Shawn Hunter for Girl Meets World. However, Strong did return for a holiday episode of the show, and to direct an episode. In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, he said,
They asked me to be a guest star on the show, which I did do. I think they know I wouldn’t be a regular. Everyone knows I’m moving away from acting. They know I’m more interested in coming back to direct an episode than play Shawn Hunter. […] I’ve already played Shawn on “Boys Meet World.” I want to do something I haven’t done before, as fun as it is to be on set.
On March 18, Girl/Boy Meets World star Danielle Fishel posted the above picture to her instagram account with the caption, “Happy to have these familiar faces on set with us this week! #GirlMeetsWorld”
The photo shows Betsy Randle and William Russ reprising their roles as Cory’s parents, Amy and Alan Matthews, as well as Rider Strong as Cory’s best friend Shawn Hunter.
Atlantis's visual style was strongly based upon the graphic, angular style of Mike Mignola, the comic book artist behind Hellboy. Mignola was one of four production designers on the film and provided style guides, preliminary character and background designs, and story ideas. In an interview with the New York Daily News, Mignola said,
I remember watching a rough cut of the film and these characters have these big, square, weird hands. I said to the guy next to me, “Those are cool hands.” And he says to me, “Yeah, they’re your hands. We had a whole meeting about how to do your hands.” It was so weird I couldn’t wrap my brain around it.
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