Home CELEBS Is Goofy a dog or a cow? What the official voice actor...

Is Goofy a dog or a cow? What the official voice actor says.

- Advertisement -


Disney has created dozens of recognizable characters since its founding in 1923, including princesses like Cinderella or Jasmine, as well as others such as Mickey Mouse and Lightning McQueen.

While most of these characters are obvious in what animal or object they portray, Goofy can be difficult to decipher. Some believe him to be a cow, specifically an Aberdeen Angus cow, due to his relationship with Clarabelle Cow in the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Others consider him to be a dog, closer in relation to Pluto.

With this in mind, what exactly is Goofy?

Steps in the right direction:Goofy voice actor says new animation is ‘more inclusive’

Is Goofy a dog or a cow?

Bill Farmer, Goofy’s voice actor since 1987, told Yahoo that Goofy is “not a dog.” Pluto, Farmer explained, is a dog. Goofy, on the other hand, “seems to be in the canine family” without explicitly being labeled as a dog. Farmer says “Canis Goofus” is the Latin term to describe Goofy, meaning that Goofy is not simply a dog or a cow. He’s just Goofy.

The acclaimed voice actor stars in Disney’s It’s A Dog’s Life, the ongoing Disney+ show, launched in 2020, revolving around dogs across the United States and their important jobs. IMDb says the show also educates the audience on pet care and the accompanying responsibilities.

Don’t forget your vacation necessity:Do not go to Disneyland or Disney World without doing this one thing

Everyone’s favorite bear gone bad:New ‘Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey’ images released

When was Goofy’s first appearance?

Goofy first appeared in May 1932 in the animated short “Mickey’s Revue” where he plays a minor audience member role, says DisneyParks Blog. He appeared in a newspaper comic strip under the name “Dippy Dawg,” but in 1939’s film “Goofy & Wilbur officially gave the character his signature name.

Since then, Goofy appeared in releases such as 1995’s A Goofy Movie2000’s An Extremely Goofy Movie and the children’s show, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. “How to Stay at Home from 2021 features Goofy teaching the audience how to complete important tasks at home while managing life in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Solo traveling tips:Party of one: Is it worth it to go to Walt Disney World by yourself?

Just curious?:We’re here to help answer life’s everyday questions

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
Must Read

Larry Ellison lists Florida estate for $145M

Larry Ellison could score big after listing his Palm Beach, Florida, mansion for a whopping $145 million — though not as big as...
- Advertisement -

Alleged serial Florida luggage thief arrested due to Apple Airtag

NEWYou can now listen to Acesparks articles! Florida authorities have arrested a suspected serial luggage thief thanks to an Apple AirTag —...

Actress Laura McCulloch arrested for allegedly throwing drink at restaurant patron and toddler, biting officer

NEWYou can now listen to Acesparks articles! California authorities have arrested Laura McCulloch, a Los Angeles-based Australian actress, after her family reported...

Surge in Cuban border-crossers tops number from 1980’s Mariel boatlift

Immigration officials stopped more than 175,000 Cuban migrants who entered the US since October — easily eclipsing the number who arrived during the...
Related News

Larry Ellison lists Florida estate for $145M

Larry Ellison could score big after listing his Palm Beach, Florida, mansion for a whopping $145 million — though not as big as...

Alleged serial Florida luggage thief arrested due to Apple Airtag

NEWYou can now listen to Acesparks articles! Florida authorities have arrested a suspected serial luggage thief thanks to an Apple AirTag —...

Actress Laura McCulloch arrested for allegedly throwing drink at restaurant patron and toddler, biting officer

NEWYou can now listen to Acesparks articles! California authorities have arrested Laura McCulloch, a Los Angeles-based Australian actress, after her family reported...

Surge in Cuban border-crossers tops number from 1980’s Mariel boatlift

Immigration officials stopped more than 175,000 Cuban migrants who entered the US since October — easily eclipsing the number who arrived during the...

Tommy Dorfman talks impact of ’13 Reasons Why’ on gender transition

"13 Reasons Why" star Tommy Dorfman is opening up about how starring on the teen drama impacted her transition as a transgender woman.During...
- Advertisement -