Characters / Classic Disney Shorts

A list of major characters and tropes associated with Disney's Silly Symphonies and other classic characters, which has spawned numerous spinoffs and side games.

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    The Sensational Six 

Mickey Mouse
Debut: Plane Crazy [produced], Steamboat Willie [released], both 1928.
Voiced by: Walt Disney (1928-1947, The Mickey Mouse Club, and Get a Horse!); Carl Stalling (The Karnival Kid); Clarence Nash (The Dognapper); Joe Twerp (The Mickey Mouse Theater of the Air); Pete Renaday (Records); Jim MacDonald (1947-1977); Wayne Allwine (1977-2009); Bret Iwan (2009-present); Chris Diamontopoulos (Mickey Mouse)

The first (aside from Pete, see "Other Main and Major Characters"), and arguably, the most recognizable of the cast, often depicted as a good-natured, optimistic fellow - but also a determined and often feisty fighter.

  • Furry Confusion: Mickey is, well... pretty big for a mouse. And there's been at least a couple shorts where Mickey encounters an actual tiny mouse.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: His "classic" look (pictured). The rest of the time he's a...
  • He Who Must Not Be Seen: In his guest appearance on Bonkers and the first Kingdom Hearts.
  • Mascot: Arguably this has done more to hurt his image than help it. Modern productions often try to let up on the extreme squeaky-clean image for something a little feistier.
  • Mickey Mousing: The Trope Namer. Happened more in his early shorts.
  • Moral Dissonance: Engages in animal cruelty in his earliest shorts, usually by using live, conscious animals as musical instruments, and it's Played for Laughs
  • Nice Guy: In most shorts after the earliest ones.
  • Out of Focus: Later on Donald and Goofy became far more popular, being the characters who had an easier time adapting to the Screwy Squirrel and Iron Butt Monkey archetypes becoming more popular in animation in the 40's. Modern productions often try to reverse this.

Minnie Mouse
Debut: Plane Crazy
Voiced by: Walt Disney (1928-1929); Marjorie Elizabeth Norton Ralston (1929); Marcellite Garner (1930-1939); Thelma Boardman (1940-1942); Ruth Clifford (1944-1952); Russi Taylor (1986-present)

Mickey's love interest, who often took on the role of a Damsel in Distress.

  • Satellite Character: Doesn't have any personality outside of her interactions with Mickey and co in most incarnations.

Goofy Goof (a.k.a. George Geef and Dippy Dawg)
Debut: Mickey's Revue, 1932.
Voiced by: Pinto Colvig (1932–1938, 1943–1967); George Johnson (1939–1943); Hal Smith (Mickey's Christmas Carol); Tony Pope (Sport Goofy in Soccermania and Who Framed Roger Rabbit); Will Ryan (DTV Valentine and Down and Out with Donald Duck); Bill Farmer (1986–present)

An anthropomorphic dog (though his species has been debated), and the world's biggest klutz. He was originally called "Dippy Dawg", but they wisely changed his name.

  • Beware the Silly Ones: Goofy can be pretty tough when the need arises—in An Extremely Goofy Movie, he rushes into a burning building to rescue Max.
  • Bumbling Dad / Standard '50s Father: Fills both tropes nicely in his 1950s cartoons, in which he plays a family man named George Geef.
    • However, the latter trope is averted and the former played even straighter in Goof Troop and beyond.
  • Stock Audio Clip: Goofy barely spoke in his 40's shorts and when he did, most of the time his lines and yells were from previous Disney shorts.
  • Stock Scream: His famous scream.
    • He had two others during the 40's and 50's.

Donald Duck
Debut: The Wise Little Hen, 1934.
Voiced by: Clarence Nash (1934-1984); Tony Anselmo (1985-present)

The Ensemble Dark Horse, a hot-tempered waterfowl who often ended up being the Butt Monkey. However, he surpassed whatever fighting Mickey ever did to be the gang's designated The Berserker / Lightning Bruiser. Though Mickey remains the face of the company, Donald is arguably the true moneymaker as far as long-term commercial success (Walt even once called him "the Gable of our stable"), spawning his own little corner of the Disney Universe that expands towards comics, cartoons, and video games.

  • Badly Battered Babysitter: What happens to him when he has to babysit Shelby the Turtle, or his nephews.
  • The Berserker / Lightning Bruiser: He's usually the one to get into fights and often wins them.
  • Breakout Character: As mentioned in the book "Mickey and the Gang: Classic Stories in Verse", Walt intentionally planned Donald to be his next star character, even having press kits ready by the day "The Wise Little Hen" was released.
  • Chaste Toons: Other Disney characters may have nieces and nephews, but only Donald is with any kind of consistency depicted as taking care of his on a permanent basis.
  • Embarrassing Middle Name: Fauntleroy (for his sailor suit, after the Little Lord Fauntleroy series of children's books). It was first revealed on his draft notice in Donald Gets Drafted.
  • Glass Cannon: Donald can dish it out, but when met with adversity he goes down fast.
    • Sometimes this is subverted and he's more of a Lightning Bruiser, especially given how often he lasts in cartoons where he's the one taking the punishment. He usually doesn't give up until the end. And often...not even then.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: He talks like this when he's angry, but because of his speech problem it often sounds like he's using real cuss words anyway.
  • Iconic Outfit: His sailor's outfit is immediately to be recognized.
  • Jerkass: In the shorts where he's the one who starts trouble for either Chip and Dale or his nephews. And then of course there's the short Donald's Penguin where he almost ends up shooting his pet penguin with a shotgun for eating his pet fish.
    • One short features Donald making trouble for himself in the kitchen as he gets distracted while listening to a radio cooking show and accidentally adding rubber cement to his waffle batter. The short ends with him running off to beat up the show's host despite the fact that everything that happened to him was directly his own fault.
      • In the comics by Al Taliaferro, Donald was recurrently portrayed as nothing but a jerk (save for a several strips-long failed attempt at redeeming himself in 1937, where every attempt by Donald to do good just got him even deeper into trouble). As well as generally shown with interests in playing pranks, breaking windows, throwing stones at people and other such petty crimes as a source of fun, this also featured comics where Donald would do things like tie an anchor to Goofy's leg and throw him in the river. For accidentally smacking Donald in the back of the head with a fish and then laughing about it.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: A good few times he is shown to care about his nephews, and there is no doubt of his love for Daisy, perhaps the one person he doesn't lash out on (sadly the same can't be said for vise versa) A few Crowning Moments Of Awesome show him get over his rivalry with Mickey and stick up for him as well.
  • Kick the Dog: Sometimes has a very cruel sense of humor and likes to mess with smaller animals or his own nephews, which leads to his undoing by the end of the short.
  • Leitmotif: The sea chanty "The Sailor's Hornpipe", particularly moreso in his early days.

Daisy Duck
Debut: Don Donald, 1937, as "Donna Duck"; Mr. Duck Steps Out, 1940, as Daisy.
Voiced by: Clarence Nash (1937-1940); Gloria Blondell (1945-1950); Ruth Peterson (Donald's Dream Voice); Patricia Parris (Mickey's Christmas Carol); Tress MacNeille (1988-present); Kath Soucie (Quack Pack).

Donald's love interest, with a similar - but more controlled - temper.

  • Ascended Extra: Curiously, for a character considered a major Disney star, Daisy only appeared in 16 of the classic theatrical shorts. She had a much bigger role in comics, and eventually got bumped up to being a recurring star in modern shorts and features.
  • Depending on the Writer: Daisy's personality and voice have changed with nearly every new title released after the original shorts. The only real constant is that she's a bit of a Tsundere.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Though arguably, she has a few unique personality traits, and is more different from Donald than Minnie is from Mickey.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: While Donna Duck from "Don Donald" is considered to be the prototype of Daisy, one comic strip established that she and Daisy are two separate characters.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: A lot of her outfits.

Pluto the Pup
Debut: The Chain Gang, 1930.
Voiced by: Pinto Colvig (1930-1939, 1941-1967); Lee Millar, Sr. (1939-1941); Bill Farmer (1990-present).

Mickey's loyal pet dog.

  • Big, Friendly Dog: Most of the time. He has a temper and an occasional selfish streak, but is loyal to Mickey and has more limits in his Jerk Ass tendencies than, say, Donald.
  • Butt Monkey: On occasion, especially later on. Sometimes, like in Pluto's Judgement Day, it went too far.
  • Character Focus: After Mickey's Flanderization Pluto pretty much became the star of Mickey's cartoons.
  • Furry Confusion: An age old question which has plagued mankind since the 30's; how can Pluto and Goofy share the same universe, if Goofy is also (allegedly) a dog? Not just that, but how can a mouse own a dog?
  • The Speechless: Except for saying "Kiss me!" in The Moose Hunt.
    • Hilariously lampshaded in the 50's-era MAD spoof "Mickey Rodent" in which he laments being the only animal in the Disney universe who can't talk, by way of holding up signs.

    Other Main and Major Characters 

Debut: Alice Solves the Puzzle, 1925.
Voiced by: Walt Disney (1928); Billy Bletcher (1933-1960, Get a Horse); John MacLeash (Bell Boy Donald; Will Ryan (DuckTales, Mickey's Christmas Carol, Get a Horse!); Arthur Burghardt (The Prince and the Pauper); Jim Cummings (1991-present).

A large anthropomorphic cat who is constantly causing trouble for Mickey, Donald, and Goofy (all of whom, ironically, he predates).

  • Abusive Father: To an extent, he is more often just obnoxious and self centered than directly abusive to his children however.

Chip 'n Dale
Debut: Private Pluto, 1943.
Chip voiced by: Jim MacDonald (1943-1960); Tress MacNeille (1989-present)
Dale voiced by: Dessie Flynn (1943-1960); Corey Burton (1989-present)

A pair of chipmunks who frequently pester Donald and sometimes Pluto (and Goofy and Mickey on at least one occasion each) during their pursuit of storing food. See also Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers for tropes that refer to them specifically in said cartoon.

  • Cloudcuckoolander: Dale.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: In the earliest shorts, Chip and Dale were identical in looks and mannerisms. Eventually, Dale gained his red nose, buck teeth, and goofier personality to set him apart from Chip.
    • Modern art of them often gives Dale a lighter fur color than Chip.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: However, some comic stories indicate that they're brothers, sharing the same relatives.
  • Karmic Trickster: In the shorts where Donald is the one who starts trouble.
  • Loveable Rogue: More often just after food and shelter, they do have a mischievous side however.
  • Love Triangle: With Clarice in Two Chips and a Miss and Gadget in Rescue Rangers.

Clarabelle Cow

Debut: Plane Crazy, 1928
Voiced by: Marcellite Garner (1930); Elvia Allman (1930-1990); April Winchell (1990-present)

A cow who occasionally hangs out with Mickey and company. Clarabelle is good friends with Minnie and Daisy, and is sometimes played as either Goofy or Horace's love interest.

  • Distaff Counterpart: Occasionally she's written as the female version of Goofy (and sometimes dates him, as well).
  • Interspecies Romance: Sometimes with Goofy, sometimes with Horace.
  • Love Triangle: Implied between her, Goofy, and Horace.
  • Tomboy: Well, compared to Minnie and Daisy, anyway. In the newer cartoon shorts, Clarabelle is the only one of the three girls that is seen wearing pants.

Horace Horsecollar

Debut: The Plow Boy, 1929
Voiced by: Walt Disney (1930); Billy Bletcher (1933); Bill Farmer (1990-present); Hal Smith (Get a Horse!)

One of Mickey's friend, Horace is a cheerful know-it-all horse. He used to tag along on Mickey's adventures in early comic strips before Goofy took his place. Often paired with Clarabelle Cow.

  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Averted, though not as much as Clarabelle, he has shown up in recent years.
  • Foil: Essentially, to Goofy—instead of being a simpleton who is constantly breaking stuff he's a faux intellectual who is constantly fixing or building things.

Uncle Scrooge McDuck
Debut: The Spirit of '43 (makes a brief, unnamed appearance), Christmas on Bear Mountain (comic book), 1947
Voiced by: Clarence Nash (1943); Dal McKennon (1960); Bill Thompson (1966); Alan Young (1974-2016); Will Ryan (1986); Pat Fraley (Young); John Kassir (Duck the Halls); David Tennant (2017-present)

Donald's super-rich, adventurous uncle. Better known for his acclaimed comic book series and the animated series DuckTales.

  • Berserk Button: You do not want to be around him when someone insults his dead mother.
  • Canon Immigrant: The character was mostly seen only in comics until the 1980s.

Huey, Dewey & Louie

Debut: Donald's Nephews, 1937
Voiced by: Clarence Nash (1934-1984); Thurl Ravenscroft (1966); Russi Taylor (1985-present); Tony Anselmo (House of Mouse, Down and Out with Donald Duck); Hal Smith (DuckTales, adults); Jeanie Elias (Huey, Quack Pack); Pamela Aldon (Dewey, Quack Pack); Elizabeth Daily (Louie, Quack Pack); Danny Pudi (Huey, DuckTales Reboot), Ben Schwartz (Dewey, DuckTales Reboot), Bobby Moynihan (Louie, DuckTales Reboot)
Donald's mischievous nephews. Sometimes paired with Uncle Scrooge instead.

  • Canon Immigrants: The trio first appeared in a 1937 storyline in Donald's newspaper comic strip before appearing in animation in 1938.
  • Chaste Toons: One of the most famous examples (they're Donald's nephews, not his sons).
  • Color-Coded Characters: An easy way to remember which one is which is to remember that red is the brightest hue and blue is the color of dew, which leaves Louie as the green one (and leaves are green).
  • One Steve Limit: Averted with Louie Duck and Louie the Mountain Lion, even though they don't appear together in any cartoon aside from "Lion Around".
  • Parental Abandonment: Donald is canonically their legal guardian.
  • Scout Out: As part of the Junior Woodchucks.
  • Screwy Squirrel: In some shorts they are.

Ludwig Von Drake

Debut: "An Adventure in Color" (first episode of "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color"), 1961
Voiced by: Paul Frees (1961-1986); Corey Burton (1987-present)

Another of Donald's uncles. A scientist with countless expertise in numerous subjects.


Max Goof (and Goofy Jr.)

Debut: Fathers Are People, 1951 as Goofy Jr., and Goof Troop, 1992 as Max.
Voiced by: Bobby Driscoll (1951-1960); Dana Hill (Goof Troop); Pamela Aldon (The Spirit of Mickey); Jason Marsden (1995-Present)

Goofy's son, who originally appeared with red hair in the 1950s, but was later redesigned to better resemble his dad in the 1990s. Starred in Goof Troop and its big-screen sequel, A Goofy Movie.

For a comprehensive list of tropes applying to Max, see Goof Troop.


    Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Cartoon Characters 

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit
Debut: Trolley Troubles, 1927.
Voiced by: Bill Nolan (1929); Pinto Colvig (1929-1930); Mickey Rooney (1931-1932); June Foray (1943); Frank Welker (Epic Mickey series)

A rabbit Walt Disney created in 1927 as his first animated star, but ended up losing to Universal after a contract dispute. He has since been reacquired by the Disney company.

  • Anti-Villain: Part of his alternative character interpretation in Epic Mickey.
  • The Casanova: Another one of his distinguishing traits from Mickey, is that he's much more *ahem* romantically inclined. Such as his dozens of children in Poor Papa or interrupting a duel with a knight to make out with his girlfriend in Oh What a Knight! He's also had more of a revolving door of love interests than Mickey and Minnie's rather steady relationship.
  • Chaste Toons: Averted. He had two adopted sons under Universal, and he has a whole lot more kids in Epic Mickey (to his dismay, they look up to their "uncle" Mickey).
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: And attempted leadership in Wasteland ever since.
  • Crazy Survivalist: Part of his portrayal in Epic Mickey.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: The early notes on the Warren Spector interpretation of the character portrays him as more paranoid than Mickey, and the "Lucky" part of his name as intentionally ironic as he's The Woobie of western animation as a whole.
  • Interspecies Romance: One of his early girlfriends was sometimes named Kitty, and she was a... well, her name kinda gives it away, doesn't it?
    • She is featured in Epic Mickey as "Ortensia."
  • Ironic Nickname: It probably wasn't intentional at the time of his creation, but he's rather unlucky.

Francine "Fanny" Cottontail

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit's original Love Interest.



The orphan kitten who pesters Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.


Ortensia (a.k.a. Kitty, Marie, or Sadie)

Voiced by: Audrey Waselewski (Epic Mickey 2)

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit's Love Interest, after Fanny.


    Canon Immigrants From The Silly Symphonies and Movies 


Debut: Pinocchio, 1940

Mischevious pet kitten of Minnie Mouse. Originally a minor character in Disney Animated Canon feature film Pinocchio, Disney took note of the cat's popularity and placed him in three shorts of his own. Often acted as a rival of Pluto.


José Carioca:

Voiced by: José Oliveira (films); Stan Freberg (1954); Rob Paulsen (1999-present); Mark La Roya (Mickey Mouse (2013))



Voiced by: Joaquin Garay (film); Carlos Alazraqi (1999-present)

  • Guns Akimbo: Panchito loves to fire off those guns of his.
  • Hot-Blooded: Especially in his comic appearances, where the merest hint of adventure can send him a state like this.
  • National Stereotypes: Panchito is Mexican, loud, wears a sombrero and can bullfight.
  • Nice Hat: Panchito's Sombrero, from which he generates 2 more Sombreros for José and Donald.
  • No Name Given: Panchito's name is only given in the opening credits, and none of the official materials for the movie mention a last name. As a result, there have been various full names attributed to him. His first comic book appearance gave him the name El Gayo José Francisco Sandro de Lima y la Loma Pancho Allegre (Where "Panchito" is just a nickname), while modern comics (Such as the Don Rosa stories) went with Panchito Pistoles, while the House of Mouse goes with Panchito Romero Miguel Junipero Francisco Quintero González.
    • In strictest grammatical terms his given name is probably Pancho, if nothing else is certain ("ito" or "ita" is the diminutive form; the Spanish-language equivalent of calling someone "Jimmy" instead of "Jim" or "James").
      • Nope. Pancho isn't a name; it's a common nickname for the name "Francisco". So in strictest grammatical terms, his given name is probably Francisco.

Aracuan Bird
First appearance: The Three Caballeros, 1944
Voiced by: Pinto Colvig (1944-1948) , Frank Welker (1999-present)

A South American bird who doesn't speak and likes to pester Donald.

Willie The Giant:

Debut: Mickey and the Beanstalk, second segment of Fun and Fancy Free
Voiced by: Billie Gilbert (film); Walker Edminston (1974); Will Ryan (1983-present)


Jiminy Cricket

Debut: Pinocchio, 1940


Zeke Wolf (a.k.a. The Big Bad Wolf)

Debut:Three Little Pigs, 1933
Voiced by: Billy Bletcher (1933-1941); Sam Edwards (1958); Jack Wagner (Disneyland); Will Ryan (1981-1983); Tony Pope (Who Framed Roger Rabbit); Jim Cummings (1991-present)


Practical Pig

Debut:Three Little Pigs, 1933
Voiced by: Pinto Colvig (1933-1941); Tony Pope (Disneyland); Bill Farmer (1991-present)


Fiddler and Fifer Pig

Debut:Three Little Pigs, 1933
Fifer voiced by: Dorothy Compton (1933-1941); Jack Wagner (Disneyland); Cathy Cahn (2001–2009); Russi Taylor (2009–present)
Fiddler voiced by: 1933-1941); Mary Moder (Jack Wagner (Disneyland); Pat Musik (2001-present)


Max Hare note
First appearance: The Tortoise and the Hare, 1934
Voiced by: Ned Norton

A hare who was defeated in both a race and a boxing match by Toby.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: In The Tortoise and the Hare, Max is invited by four female bunnies to spend some time with them mid-race. Toby is invited too, but he politely declines. Max spends too much time showing off to catch up with Toby timely and loses as a result.

Toby Tortoise note
First appearance: The Tortoise and the Hare, 1934
Voiced by: Eddie Holden

A turtle who defeated Max in both a race and a boxing match.
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy: Followed by Distracted by the Sexy. In The Tortoise and the Hare, Toby is invited alongside Max by four female bunnies to spend some time with them mid-race. Max accepts, but Toby politely declines, which ultimately is the reason he wins. In Toby Tortoise Returns, however, Toby is distracted by Jenny Wren's when he's knocked in her lap during a boxing match. It at first reinvigorates him, but thereafter nearly costs him the match because he fantasizes about her rather than getting up.

    Pluto The Pup Cartoon Characters 

Ol' Benttail the Coyote:


Benttail, Jr.:


Ronnie the St. Bernard Puppy:

Debut: The Purloined Pup, 1946


Fifi The Peke:

Minnie's dog and Pluto's girlfriend.


Butch the Bulldog

Large bulldog and frequent antagonist of Pluto.


Dinah Dachshund

Female sausage dog and love interest for Pluto (replacing Fifi).


Salty The Seal

Debut: Mickey's Circus, 1936

  • Sweet Seal: A baby seal whose antics are always played for cuteness.

Pluto Junior:

Debut: Pluto's Quinpuplets, 1937

Pluto's son.


Milton The Siamese Cat:

Debut: Puss Cafe, June 9, 1950.

A red Siamese cat and Foil for Pluto the Pup who has a friend named Richard. He even shows up in Epic Mickey.



Debut:Pluto's Kid Brother, 1946



Debut:Pluto's Kid Brother, 1946

A lean, red alley cat who antagonized Pluto, KB, and Figaro. Not to be confused the mean, Fat Cat from Cinderella of the same name.


Pluto's conscience

    Donald Duck Cartoon Characters 

Donna Duck

Debut: Don Donald (1937)
Voiced by: Clarence Nash (1937)

An early prototype of Daisy, Donna was Donald's girlfiend of Spanish descent (considering she literally lives in the middle of a desert) and, surprisingly, has the same speech impediment Donald has, unlike Daisy. Interestingly, one comic strip (including in Mickey and the Gang: Classic Stories in Verse) had her return as a separate character from Daisy, but she had left Donald at this point for a human fiance.


Gus Goose

Donald Duck's cousin who is a goose.


Joey the Kangaroo

Debut: Daddy Duck


Humphrey The Bear

Debut: Hold that Pose
Voiced by: Jim MacDonald (1950-1956); Frank Welker (Goof Troop); Jim Cummings (House of Mouse)

A fat, freeloading bear always on the lookout for an easy meal. Humphrey tended to run afoul of Donald Duck and fussy ranger J. Audubon Woodlore.

  • Bears are Bad News: Well, sort of. Humphrey may make life harder for those around him, but he's a pest rather than an actual threat.
  • Big Eater: When he can get food, that is.
  • Catch Phrase: A very distinctive "heh".
  • Expy: Not Humphrey himself, but when Humphrey's creator Jack Hannah left Disney for Walter Lantz, he created a new character named Fatso Bear, who was more or less identical to Humphrey.
  • Papa Bear: Becomes this in Goof Troop, due to him having a son of his own. Do not try to take his son away from him or prepare to get mauled.
  • The Unintelligible: Humphrey's speech consists of grunts, mumbles, and whines.
    • In his sole appearance in Goof Troop, he was able to say complete sentences.

J. Audubon Woodlore

Debut: Grin and Bear It (1954)
Voiced by: Bill Thompson (1954-1986); Corey Burton (House of Mouse)

The park ranger of Brownstone National Park, a play on Yellowstone National Park.

  • Token Human: He is one of the extremely few recurring humans in the Duck-Mouse shorts and about the only one whose appearance isn't constantly partially hidden.

First appearance: The New Neighbor, 1953
Voiced by: Brad Garrett

Pete's dog.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: In "Pluto vs. the Watchdog", he played with Pluto in a sign of goodwill towards the dog he replaced as guard of the house. In truth, it was a way to trick and lock him outside the house.
  • Blinding Bangs: His eyes are perpetually covered by a tuft of red hair.
  • The Bus Came Back: There's 44 years between the Donald Duck short The New Neighbor and the House of Mouse short "Pluto vs. the Watchdog".
  • Honor Among Thieves: Muncey may be a pain to Donald, Pluto, and Mickey, but he's loyal to Pete and Pete clearly loves him.
  • Picky Eater: In The New Neighbor, Pete tricked Donald into sampling Muncey's lunch by presenting it as a meal he'd made for his new neighbor that had before graciously lent him some stuff. He did so to humiliate Donald, but also to show Muncey he had no reason to refuse his lunch.
  • Right-Hand Attack Dog: Muncey's not really used for combat, but rather for stealth tactics while Pete takes care of any violence to be committed. Still, Muncey does serve as backup would Pete need it.
  • Trojan Horse: In "Pluto vs. the Watchdog", Pete sells Mickey Muncey as "the best guard dog [he] ever trained". The definition of "best guard dog" used here refers to how efficiently the dog will help him rob the house he's entrusted to protect.

Spike The Bee:

A bee(!) who tends to run afoul of Donald and (on on occasions Pluto).


Ajax The Gorilla:

Debut: Pluto At The Zoo, 1942

One of Donald Duck's antagonists.


Jenny the Burro

Debut: Don Donald (1937)


Witch Hazel

Debut: Trick or Treat (1953)
Voiced by: June Forray (1953-present)

  • Wicked Witch: Averted. She is a nice witch, but she still uses black magic.

The Nazis

Debut: Der Fuehrer's Face (1943)


The Bootle Beetle

    Other Characters 

Julius the Cat (a.k.a. Mike)

Debut: Alice's Wonderland, 1923.

A cartoon cat, similar in appearance to Felix the Cat, who was the sidekick to Alice of the Alice Comedies.

  • Depending on the Artist: In some cartoons, he was drawn as black-furred with white paws and a white belly and muzzle. In others, he was all-black with only a white muzzle.
  • Expy: Julius is literally just Felix moonlighting in a Disney cartoon—Pat Sullivan apparently made Disney do this.
    • Actually, it was Charles Mintz. Sullivan was so pissed off by Julius that he cancelled Mintz' contract to distribute Felix cartoons and moved to another company.

Pete Junior (Junior and PJ Pete)

Debut: Bellboy Donald, December 18, 1942 as Junior. Goof Troop in 1992 as PJ.
Voiced by Clarence Nash (Bellboy Donald); Rob Paulsen (1992-present)

Pete's son. Originally appeared as a completely rotten little hellion named Junior who bedeviled Donald. Ironically, even though the two characters don't sound the same, both Donald and Junior are voiced by Clarence Nash. In Goof Troop, he is a normal, shy, kind teenager named P.J. and nicknamed "Peej" who turned out okay in spite of his father. P.J. is Max Goof's best friend.

Tropes that apply to Junior:

For a comprehensive list of tropes that apply to PJ, see Goof Troop.

Tropes that apply to both Junior and PJ:



Clara Cluck

Debut: Orphan's Benefit, 1934.
Voiced by: Florence Gill (Classic Shorts); Russi Taylor (House of Mouse)

A full-bosomed chicken who fancies herself a professional actress, opera singer, and cellist. Parody of famed English contralto Dame Clara Butt.

  • The Unintelligible: She communicates solely by clucking, even though other chickens (like Panchito the rooster) have no trouble speaking.

Morty & Ferdie Fieldmouse

Debut: Mickey's Nephews (comic strip), 1932

Mickey's nephews. They look almost exactly like their uncle save for their smaller size and trademark paper crowns.


Mortimer Mouse

Debut: Mr. Slicker and the Egg Robbers, 1930, as Mr. Slicker; Mickey's Rival, 1936, as Mortimer
Voiced by: Walt Disney (Mickey's Rival); Maurice LaMarche (House of Mouse); Corey Burton (Mickey Mouse)

A tall, smooth-talking mouse who is Mickey's antagonistic rival, usually for Minnie's affections.


The Phantom Blot

Voiced by: John O'Hurley (House of Mouse); Frank Welker (DuckTales, Epic Mickey)

A mysterious master criminal who desires to conquer the world. Floyd Gottfredson


The Mad Doctor (a.k.a. Dr. XXX)

Voiced by: Billy Bletcher (1933); Dave Wittenberg (Epic Mickey); Jim Meskimen (Epic Mickey 2)

Exactly What It Says on the Tin, this guy is a mad scientist who wanted to see what happens if you put a dogs head on a chicken's body, fortunately, he was just a dream Mickey had.


Louie The Mountain Lion

Debut: Lion Down

Occasional antagonist of Donald and Goofy (more so Goofy).

  • Butt Monkey: In "Father's Lion", the spends most of the short being manhandled by Goofy (with Goofy blissfully unaware he's even doing it.) Louie gets it even worse in "Hook, Lion and Sinker" where he winds up being a fall guy to perpetual fall guy Donald.

Wilbur the Grasshopper

Debut:Goofy and Wilbur, March 17, 1939

Goofy's pet grasshopper. According to the special On Vacation with Mickey Mouse and Friends, he is Jiminy Cricket's nephew.


Frankie the Canary

Debut: Figaro and Frankie (1947)


Dolores the Elephant

Debut: Tiger Trouble (1945)

  • Big Eater: Chip and Dale get into a feud with her for stealing her peanuts in "Working For Peanuts".
  • Hates Baths: As Goofy found out the hard way in "The Big Wash".
  • Leitmotif: Both Goofy and Donald sing a little tune about her in the shorts.
  • Pet the Dog: Inflicts one with Donald, being one of the few animals that isn't the bane of his life. She even helps him fend off Chip and Dale on two occasions.

The tiger

Debut: Tiger Trouble (1945)

The rhinoceros

Debut: My African Diary (1945)


Elmer Elephant

Tillie Tiger