Clarabelle Cow is a character in the Disney franchise and is the on-off love interest of Goofy, though she's paired usually with Horace Horsecollar. She is a humanoid cow who usually wears a bow, a red shirt and green skirt, but sometimes wears a purple gown and white pearls and white gloves. In the MCF series, she is a gossip reporter for Catoon Town News. She is voiced by April Winchell.
Clarabelle first appeared as a farm cow in the cartoon Plane Crazy in 1928. She appeared frequently from 1930 to 1932 and less frequently afterward, making her final classic-era bow in Symphony Hour (1942). As with most Disney characters, she was given small cameos in the featurettes Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983) and The Prince and the Pauper (1990), and the 1988 feature Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
Clarabelle mostly played bit-part characters in the approximately 30 cartoon shorts in which she appeared, and her character was never as fully developed as Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald Duck or Pluto. She and Horace Horsecollar changed from normal farmyard animals into anthropomorphic beings as necessary.
In modern animation, Clarabelle has returned to active use, appearing first in a few segments of Mickey Mouse Works and in a brief scene inMickey's Once Upon a Christmas. In Disney's House of Mouse she regularly turned up as a gossip columnist, with the tagline "Gossip is Always True". Recently, Clarabelle has also made appearances in the preschool series Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and is featured as Goofy's girlfriend (in which she owns a puppy named Bella) and in the direct-to-video movie, Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers as Pete's lieutenant and Goofy's love interest.
MCF Stories Edit
She is a gossip reporter at Cartoon Town News Staff. She makes a cameo in "MCF and the Rumor Weed" gossping on the phone which causes the Rumor Weed to grow after Jessy knocked over a weed off the plant.
- MCF and the Rumor Weeddebut; cameo)
- Clarabelle makes a cameo appearance in the Roger Rabbit cartoon Roller Coaster Rabbit.
- Concept art for Clarabelle's appearance in Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas is seen on the film's DVD bonus features, but Clarabelle never appeared in the final film.