Goofy's mother as she appeared in How to Be Groovy, Cool and Fly.

Goofy's mother is an obese, anthropomorphic dog, who made her first animated appearance in the Mickey Mouse Works cartoon How to Be Groovy, Cool and Fly. She's the mother of Goofy and the paternal grandmother of Max, and has a voice that is very similar to her son's, even sharing his iconic "Ah-hyuck!" catchphrase. She is a very doting mother, and is implied that she still picks out the clothes that Goofy wears. She has large feet with dark purple shoes and wears a light purple dress, a dark purple vest and a white apron.

In the Floyd Gottfredson's Island in the Sky, Goofy briefly mentions his parents when he waves goodbye to his loved ones, although both characters remained unseen.

She made her first printed appearance in the Disney's Wonderful World of Reading storybook The Princess Who Never Laughed.

In a 1970s-80s Disney comic book series in which Goofy played the role of some of the most famous historical characters (such as Christopher Columbus and Leonardo Da Vinci), Goofy's character was often accompanied by his parents, who disapproved his scientific ideas. In contrast to her animated version, Goofy's mother appeared to be long and slender in these comics. Her most notable appearance was in Goofy Franklin, in which she had the role of Abiah Folger, Benjamin Franklin's mother.

Max's grandma (most likely Goofy's mother) is mentioned by Goofy in the Goof Troop episode "Midnight Movie Madness". In this episode, Max wants to see the new Mutilator movie, but Goofy won't let him because he knows that scary movies don't agree with Max. When Max denies Goofy's claim that Max had been scared by the witch in the movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Goofy retorts with, "Max, you can't watch Grandma stuff a chicken without getting faint."



  • Goofy's mother was possibly mentioned in Fathers Are People. In the cartoon, Goofy's wife can be heard saying: "Today's the day baby visits grandma!", although it's uncertain whether she is talking about Goofy's mother or her own.
  • In the Mickey Mouse episode "Wonders of the Deep", when the gang sees a dogfish (resembling an actual dog) from their submarine, Goofy looks at it and says "Momma?".