Goofy is a funny-animal cartoon character created in 1932 at Walt Disney Productions. Goofy is a tall, anthropomorphic dog with a Southern drawl, and typically wears a turtle neck and vest, with pants, shoes, white gloves, and a tall hat originally designed as a rumpled fedora. Goofy is a close friend of Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck and is one of Disney's most recognizable characters. He is normally characterized as extremely clumsy and dimwitted, yet this interpretation is not always definitive; occasionally Goofy is shown as intuitive, and clever, albeit in his own unique, eccentric way.
History with the Macy's Parade
In 1992, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade debuted the Santa Goofy balloon. The design featured Goofy in a Santa costume tangled up in Christmas lights. Although he was only seen in the 1992 Parade, it wasn't the last time he was seen, as he also appeared at Macy's New York Christmas at Disney's MGM Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Here, he was perched atop the former Streets of America buildings alongside Betty Boop, Snuggle, Kermit the Frog, Humpty Dumpty and many assorted novelty balloons. After this event. he was retired and shipped back to the Macy's Parade Studio, where he still resides today.