Clarabelle is a supporting character in all forms of Disney media. She is usually portrayed as one of the closer friends of Minnie Mouse and the girlfriend of Horace Horsecollar. For a time she was portrayed as a girlfriend to Goofy, though the true nature of bovine-canine relations was never really explored (all other Disney characters date within their own species.) As Disney comics throughout their history have been primarily of a self contained version, there is generally very little character development beyond the character’s pre-defined traits, and as a supporting character Clarabelle has even less character defining moments. The exception to this exposure are comics featuring Disney characters printed in Italy where Clarabelle maintains a strong following and is usually featured as one of the main Disney characters.