Goofy and Max’s father-son duo first appeared in the TV series “Goof Troop”, although the series features a much younger Max. For his first film, the character’s age as a high school teenager is plagued by the embarrassment of having a characteristic goofy father figure a second time. Magon said Vanity Fair that change has a lot to do with Katzenberg, who, “like so many parents,” is having a hard time connecting with her teenage daughter: “He said, ‘I can’t find it. figure out a way to get over her. But We ended up taking a car trip together… Somewhere along the way, we bonded. I wanted a story like that.’ I said, “Okay.”
In the film, the trip exacerbates the various conflicts between the father and son. But it also gives Goofy and Max a chance to think about what they want and need from each other – without being distracted by other people’s opinions on the matter. Of course, all of that culminates in the movie when Max saves Goofy from falling off a waterfall using his father’s “Perfect cast” technique to capture him. The wordless reconciliation between the two when Max turns his back on his dad (damn physics!) has always been a huge emotional punch to me. And apparently, it’s also for Farmer’s son.
https://www.slashfilm.com/988842/a-goofy-movies-success-defied-all-of-disneys-expectations/ The success of a goofy movie defies all Disney expectations