Roxanne is a student from Max's high school. She is apparently beautiful, very popular, and is best friends with Stacey, the student body president. The film shows that Max has had a crush on her for sometime, though he believes she doesn't notice him. She lives with her father, who is somewhat overprotective of her. She appears to be very kind and friendly, as well as forgiving, which is shown when she easily forgives Max for his lie to her.
Roxanne first appears in Max's dream at the beginning of the film. She calls to Max, and he finds her sitting atop a column. The two spend time together, but Roxanne is frightened off when Max unexpectedly transforms into Goofy, in a manner similar to Werewolf movies.
She is later seen in the audience at a school assembly. Like the other students, she grows bored while listening to Principal Mazur's speech. Another boy named Chad takes the opportunity to ask her to Stacy's end of school party, but she presumably refuses him. Suddenly Mazur disappears, and "Powerline", a famous rock star appears on stage. However, he is soon revealed to be Max in costume. Unknown to her, Max had staged the concert in an attempt to impress her.
Roxanne later sees Max sitting outside the principal's office. She talks to Max, and she agrees to go to the party with him. Later that afternoon, Max comes to Roxanne's house, to cancel their date. Apparently his earlier antics caused Goofy to fear the worst, and so take Max on an impromptu father-son trip. When Roxanne mentions that she can find another date, Max impulsively lies to her. He tells Roxanne that he and Goofy are going to see Powerline in concert, and that Goofy and Powerline knew each other. He also tells her that they will be on stage with Powerline during the final number. Roxanne is suitably impressed, and excitedly tells Max that she will see him on TV.
Near the end of the film, Roxanne is seen at Stacy's party, but is unhappy as, so far, Max has not appeared. Stacy reassures her, and indeed Max and Goofy soon appear on stage. Later, she is seen copying Max's dance, and getting sprayed with Cheddar Whiz by Bobby.
Later, Max goes back to Roxanne's house to tell her the truth. Roxanne is somewhat confused at first. When Max explains that his actions were meant to get Roxanne to like him, Roxanne reveals that she already had, since she heard his unique laugh. She forgives him, and offers to go out on a date that night. Max can't as he has plans with Goofy. Instead, he offers to go tomorrow, and Roxanne accepts. She and Max then notice Goofy, who is working on his car. The car explodes, causing Goofy to fall right through Roxanne's roof. Max then takes the opportunity to introduce Roxanne to Goofy.
Roxanne does not appear in the sequel, An Extremely Goofy Movie. It is not known what happened to her but it is assumed that either she and Max are not together anymore (as Max is seen flirting with a girl and attempted to offer a seat to another before Goofy took it), or are attending different colleges and are in a long-distance relationship.
Disney Adventures comics
After the release of A Goofy Movie, Roxanne appeared in two Goof Troop comic stories published in Disney Adventures. In the first story, "My Hero" (printed in the October 1995 issue), Max wants to be Roxanne's hero and, assisted by P.J. and Bobby, tries to set up perilous situations to save her from, but Max instead ends up saving Stacey and Bobby in his attempts to do so. Then, when Max tries to save Roxanne from a fake python, he gets frightened by a real python, but Roxanne saves him from it.
Roxanne's other appearance in the Disney Adventures comics was in what was notably the magazine's final Goof Troop comic, "Gorilla in Our Mist" (in the April 1997 issue). In the story, a gorilla named Mr. Kong moves next door to Goofy and Max. Max and P.J. think that Mr. Kong is a monster, and his constant snoring prevents Max from getting any rest. When Max shows up late for his movie date with Roxanne and explains his problem to her, Roxanne goes over to Mr. Kong's house and tells him that he needs to stop making the loud snoring noises. Upon hearing Roxanne telling him this, Mr. Kong politely apologizes for the inconvenience, thus revealing to Max that he's actually a nice guy.
Roxanne appears in the episode, "Max's Embarrassing Date", taking place a few years after A Goofy Movie. On Max's night off from work, he takes Roxanne on a date to the House of Mouse. The actions of Mickey and his friends serve to embarrass them both, until Goofy intervenes to let the couple have some privacy. At the end of their date, Roxanne said that despite all of the commotion and embarrassments she had the time of her life, and couldn't wait to come back again.
- In A Goofy Movie, Roxanne has four fingers like normal, but in House of Mouse, she has five.
- When Roxanne gets excited or nervous, she plays with her hair. Even when Max impersonates Powerline and when Max comes to her house for the first time.
- Although Roxanne's father looks like a bulldog, she does not resemble him in anyway, therefore she might resemble her mother.
- Some fans wonder if she will make another appearance in any future shows.
- If Roxanne and Max did break-up before An Extremely Goofy Movie, then they would be the second Disney animated couple to split, with the first being Pocahontas and John Smith.
- Roxanne is very similar in appearance to Ariel as both have red hair and are extremely beautiful as well the fact both at least Roxanne are not humans.