Gandy Goose is a classic Terrytoons cartoon character. His first appearance was Gandy the Goose in 1938. He started to be frequently paired up with Sourpuss, a cat, beginning in the 1939 short Hook Line and Sinker. Voiced by composer and orchestral arranger Arthur Kay (1881-1969), Gandy's voice was an imitation of comedian Ed Wynn. Their surreal adventures often showcase extended dreams, bookended by coarse bedroom arguments.
Gandy Goose appeared in a total of 48 cartoons, the last being Barnyard Actor in 1955.
Gandy Goose makes a brief cameo in the final scene of Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) along with other famous toons. (Sourpuss does not appear, however.)
Gandy Goose and Sourpuss also appeared in comic books, beginning in 1942 and lasting until 1964. Starting out published by Timely Comics, Gandy Goose was a regular feature in such titles as Terry-Toons Comics and Might Mouse, as well as the superhero titles Young Allies and Captain America Comics. In 1947, St. John Publications took over the licensing of Terrytoons characters; Gandy Goose continued to appear in Terry-Toons Comics and Mighty Mouse as well as Dinky Duck, Heckle and Jeckle, and his own self-titled series, which ran four issues from Mar. 1953 to Nov. 1953. Gandy Goose appeared in issues of Dell Comics' New Terrytoonstitle in the early 1960s and then in Mighty Mouse when it was being published by Western Publishing.
His latest appearance was in Mighty Mouse The New Adventures. In the series, he was thawed out of ice after 43 years and had to adjust to living in the 1980s. He starts looking for Sourpuss and eventually reunites with him as orchestrated by Mighty Mouse. Gandy and Sourpuss are also implied to be in a romantic relationship.