Disney’s Unusual World Would Make An Superb Double Characteristic With A Goofy Film

There are a lot of lessons from “Strange World” and “A Goofy Movie” that can be utilized in our day-to-day lives. For example, Dennis Quaid’s character Jaeger Clade serves as an example of how to embrace change in your older years from retirement and beyond in “Strange World.” As for “A Goofy Movie,” there’s also the evergreen reminder that while you may think that lying about yourself makes you look cool, it’s not great to build the foundation of your budding relationship on a lie. But the main conversation that these two movies are having is about how fathers and sons should communicate better.

For generations, it was taboo for men to express their feelings, and if they did, they weren’t “real men.” In reality, this mentality was creating a crop of emotionally stunted people living with pent-up aggression or resentment towards each other even though things could be worked out by simply communicating with each other. In both movies, Goofy and Searcher Clade as fathers recognize that they need to do something about this. For Goofy, he takes his son on a misguided cross-country road trip without consulting Max’s plans or desires. For Searcher, he falsely assumes that Ethan will unquestionably take after him as a farmer rather than after his own adventurer father because they’re more open with their relationship. And in Jaeger’s case, he does the exact same thing as Searcher, except when things come to a head with his son after constant passive aggression toward each other, he storms off and is presumed dead for 25 years. Though they both meant well and things ultimately worked out in the end, talking to their respective sons could have led to less strained experiences in the long run.

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