ramapith at verizon.net
Sat Oct 1 01:49:43 CEST 2005
Indiana Pipps' English name is a matter of some debate. Egmont
hasn't actually used him in a story; the one where he is credited on
Inducks as appearing (D 2000-128) actually shows the regular Goofy
dressed in a similar outfit. Indiana Pipps isn't in the story.
Internally at Egmont, Pipps nevertheless does have some English
names. He has been called both Indiana Goof (a direct translation of
his Italian name) and Arizona Goof (his old American name, chosen
because Disney in the USA was not legally allowed to use the name
For whatever it's worth, the character's modern American name is
Arizona Dipp. I think it was either John Clark or Gary Leach who
renamed him— it happened before I joined the staff, so I don't have
the story behind it.
Frankly, I think Arizona is one of those characters who hasn't
quite been exploited right; in his first story, he was very funny
working along with his cousin, Goofy, but more recently he's appeared
almost exclusively with MIckey. I've even met people who thought
Arizona WAS Goofy, because "the two never appear in the same place at
the same time..." in truth an unintentional circumstance, I think.
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