Goofy

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Goofy

bumbling, awkward dog; originally named Dippy Dawg. [Comics: “Mickey Mouse” in Horn, 492]
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Which cartoon mutt was originally called Dippy Dawg?
Goofy first appeared in 1932 in the short Mickey's Revue under the name of Dippy Dawg. His name became Goofy in 1934 with the release of The Orphan's Benefit.
Then in the Mickey adventure Moose Hunt, in 1931, Pluto himself is introduced, and he became a regular fixture, with Goofy, originally called Dippy Dawg, appearing three years later.