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 

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First appearance: 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)

Not the oldest Disney character but the one who made Disney characters a thing. Easily the most recognizable of the cast, often depicted as a good-natured, optimistic fellow, but also a determined and often feisty fighter.
For a comprehensive list of tropes applying to Mickey, see the Mickey Mouse page.

     Minnie Mouse 

Minnie Mouse note 

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First appearance: Plane Crazy [produced], Steamboat Willie [released], both 1928
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 in the early shorts. It's a characterization that still goes, but she gets her own hero'ing from time to time these days too. Her commonly heard name is short for "Minerva".
For a comprehensive list of tropes applying to Minnie, see the Minnie Mouse page.

     Goofy 

Goofy note 

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First appearance: 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)

Fully known as Goofy Goof and also known as George Geef, Dippy Dawg, and even Goofus D. Dawg. He is an anthropomorphic dog (though his species is debated), and the world's biggest klutz. He is Mickey's best friend and the father of Goofy Jr./Max Goof.
For a comprehensive list of tropes applying to Goofy, see the Goofy page.

     Donald Duck 

Donald Duck note 

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First appearance: 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. Although 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.
For a comprehensive list of tropes applying to Donald Duck, see the Donald Duck page.

     Daisy Duck 

Daisy Duck

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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.
  • Jerkass Ball: There are times in House of Mouse and Mickey Mouse Works when she is very inconsiderate. One cartoon has her inviting herself along on Mickey and Minnie's day out and causing nothing but trouble the entire way there.
  • Satellite Character: Even though she's more different from Donald than Minnie is from Mickey, she's rarely seen without him.

     Pluto the Pup 

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First appearance: 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.
For a comprehensive list of tropes applying to Pluto, see the Pluto the Pup page.

Major characters

     Pete 

Pete note 

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First appearance: 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).

On the crossroad of Disney's "oldest characters" and "popular character", Pete is the winner by far, predating Mickey by years while being a consistently active character from 1925 to today. He's a large anthropomorphic cat who causes trouble for whoever crosses his path (and vice versa).
For a comprehensive list of tropes applying to Pete, see the Pete page.

     Chip 'n Dale 

Chip 'n Dale

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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 

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 the love interest to either Horace Horsecollar or Goofy.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Occasionally she's written as the female version of Goofy (and sometimes dates him, as well).
  • Interspecies Romance: With Horace Horsecollar and sometimes Goofy.
  • 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 

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.

     Clara Cluck 

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.

     Scrooge McDuck 

Scrooge McDuck

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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 

Huey, Dewey & Louie

Debut: Donald's Nephews, 1937
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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 

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.) 

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 his entry on the Goof Troop character page.

Oswald The Lucky Rabbit characters

     Oswald the Lucky Rabbit 

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit

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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 

Francine "Fanny" Cottontail

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit's original Love Interest.

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Homer

The orphan kitten who pesters Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.

     Ortensia Whiskers 

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

Voiced by: Audrey Waselewski (Epic Mickey 2)

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

Silly Symphonies immigrants

     Zeke Wolf 

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 

Practical Pig

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

     Fiddler and Fifer Pig 

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 

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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.
  • Last Second Showoff: He tried this to still win the race in The Tortoise and the Hare. He actually came very close and could've won were it not for Toby's ability to stretch his neck.
  • The Rival: To Toby Tortoise in animation. In their one comic story, they're tough friends and coworkers.

     Toby Tortoise 

Toby Tortoise note 

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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.
  • The Rival: To Max Hare in animation. In their one comic story, they're tough friends and coworkers.

     Elmer Elephant 

Elmer Elephant

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First appearance: Elmer Elephant, 1936
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Tuffy Tiger doesn't take kindly to Elmer being Tillie's favorite, so the moment she's away, he gets the others kids to mock Elmer mercilessly for his nose and eventually remove him from the party.
  • Honorable Elephant: A youthful one, but non-violent even when violence is done to him and well-mannered. He even has a Genial Giraffe, Joe Giraffe, as Eccentric Mentor.
  • I Am What I Am: Elmer learns to accept his nose when it proves useful in taking down a fire and thereby save Tillie's life when even professional firefighters failed. To punctuate the point, he couldn't have done it without Joe Giraffe and three pelicans, who helped by using their own physiques that were target for ridicule.

     Tillie Tiger 

Tillie Tiger

First appearance: Elmer Elephant, 1936
  • Badass Pacifist: Technically a comic trait as it came up in "The Life and Adventures of Elmer Elephant", where Tillie's likeability gives her the authority to tell people off for fighting and bullying, but it fits her animated version flawlessly.
  • The Ingenue: She's a cute and popular girl who easily drifts to the most innocent boy among her friends and is oblivious of the ugliness her other friends display when she turns her back.

Movie immigrants

     Figaro 

Figaro:

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.

     Jiminy Cricket 

Jiminy Cricket

Debut: Pinocchio, 1940


     José Carioca 

José Carioca

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

A Brazilian parrot.

     Panchito 

Panchito

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

A Mexican rooster.
  • 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.

     The Aracuan Bird 

The Aracuan Bird

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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 

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)


Mickey Mouse characters

     Morty & Ferdie Fieldmouse 

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 

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 

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 

The Mad Doctor

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First appearance: The Mad Doctor, 1933
Voiced by: Billy Bletcher (1933); Dave Wittenberg (Epic Mickey); Jim Meskimen (Epic Mickey 2)

A mad scientist who wanted to see what happens if you put a dog's head on a chicken's body. Fortunately, he was just a dream Mickey had. The character was originally known as Doctor XXX, but for obvious reasons that name has been abandoned.
  • Adaptation Name Change: The name "Doctor XXX" precedes the meaning of XXX as a media classification. In modern times that's a definite case of Unfortunate Names, which is why Epic Mickey established him under the new name "The Mad Doctor".
  • All Just a Dream: As per his original short, but that hasn't stopped any later writers from writing him as if he's real anyway, his first reappearance being the Italian comic story "Topolino e i casi "X" "Y" "Z"". His reappearance in Epic Mickey is justified in that it's meta-fiction.
  • Expy: One of Disney's most successful characters in terms of other characters he inspired. In 1933, Decomposite Characters Professors Ecks, Doublex, and Triplex debuted in the Mickey Mouse newspaper serials. Of them, Professor Ecks kickstarted the creation of Doctor Frankenollie in 1995. Doctor Frankenollie in turn may have inspired Doctor Flor T. Winx in 2004. And then there's the possibility that the Mad Doctor's cloaked form in the short's first part, notably the one where he enters his castle with Pluto, are at the basis of the appearance given to the Phantom Blot in 1939.

     Doctor Frankenollie 

Doctor Frankenollie

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First appearance: Runaway Brain, 1996
Voiced by: Kelsey Grammer (Runaway Brain)

A mad scientist who picks Mickey for a brain swap with his homemade monster Julius.
  • Expy: A case of Decomposite Character to Composite Character. It starts with the 1933 short The Mad Doctor, starring the Mad Doctor as the villain. The 1933 comic story "Blaggard Castle" is based on the short and debuted Professors Ecks, Doublex, and Triplex, who in design and name are based on the Mad Doctor. Runaway Brain in turn featured Dr. Frankenollie as villain, who is similar to Ecks, Doublex, and Triplex because he is a monkey, a mad scientist, and a fan of trap doors. In fact, Frankenollie was originally intended to be Professor Ecks until Executive Meddling led to the creation of a new character. Frankenollie himself may have inspired Doctor Flor T. Winx from the comic story "The Stuff Of Dreams".
  • Idea Bulb: A literal one. It's screwed to his head and lights up when he becomes energetic.
  • Karmic Death: He got fried by his own equpment during the brain transplant. Possibly Karma Houdini if you take the Tronics Good versus Evil toyline as canon.
  • Loves the Sound of Screaming: "Ooh, I like it when they squeal!"
  • Mad Scientist: Making towering monsters isn't enough, nooooo! — he has to also do a brain transplant with an involuntary donor.
  • The Maker: To Julius.
  • Maniac Monkeys: He's a maniac and he's a monkey.
  • Shout-Out: To Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, two of Disney's most important animators that always worked together.
  • Sissy Villain: He's very touchy-feely and uses words like "baby" and "daddy" when talking to Julius.

Pluto the Pup characters

    Ol' Benttail the Coyote 

Ol' Benttail the Coyote

Tropes:

     Benttail, Jr. 

Benttail, Jr.

Tropes:

     Ronnie the St. Bernard Puppy 

Ronnie the St. Bernard Puppy

Debut: The Purloined Pup, 1946

Tropes:

     Fifi the Peke 

Fifi the Peke

Minnie's dog and Pluto's girlfriend.

Tropes:

     Butch the Bulldog 

Butch the Bulldog

Large bulldog and frequent antagonist of Pluto.

     Dinah the Dachshund 

Dinah the Dachshund

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

     Salty the Seal 

Salty the Seal

Debut: Mickey's Circus, 1936

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

     Pluto Junior 

Pluto Junior:

Debut: Pluto's Quinpuplets, 1937

Pluto's son.

     Milton the Siamese Cat 

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.

     K.B. 

K.B.

Debut:Pluto's Kid Brother, 1946

Tropes:

     Lucifer 

Lucifer

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.

Donald Duck characters

     Donna Duck 

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 

Gus Goose

Donald's cousin who is a goose.

    Joey the Kangaroo 

Joey the Kangaroo

Debut: Daddy Duck

     Humphrey the Bear 

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 

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.

     Muncey 

Muncey

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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 

Spike the Bee

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

     Ajax the Gorilla 

Ajax the Gorilla:

Debut: Pluto At The Zoo, 1942

One of Donald Duck's antagonists.

     Jenny the Burro 

Jenny the Burro

Debut: Don Donald (1937)


     Witch Hazel 

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 Bootle Beetle 

The Bootle Beetle


Other characters

     Julius the Cat 

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 

Pete Junior

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:

     Clarice 

Clarice


     Louie the Mountain Lion 

Louie the Mountain Lion

Debut: Lion Down

Occasional antagonist of Donald and 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 

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 

Frankie the Canary

Debut: Figaro and Frankie (1947)


     Dolores the Elephant 

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.

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