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Characters: Fantasia

Fantasia 1940

Hop Low

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

"Played" by: Mickey Mouse
Voiced by: Walt Disney (Fantasia), Wayne Allwine (Fantasia 2000)

Yen Sid

Voiced by: Michael Rye (Disney on Parade (1971)) Corey Burton (all appearances starting with Kingdom Hearts)

Tyrannosaurus rex

Peter Pegasus



Mademoiselle Upanova

  • Big Eater: As befitting her species.
  • The Klutz: Easily the least graceful of the dancers in "The Dance of the Hours"; and considering what the other dancers are, that's saying something.
  • Punny Name: A play on the phrase "up and over", and on the name of the dancer who served as reference, Irina Baronova.

Hyacinth Hippo

Voiced by: Mary T. Radford (Who Framed Roger Rabbit)

Ben Ali Gator


Voiced by: Corey Burton (All appearances outside of Fantasia and Kingdom Hearts)

  • Badass: Seriously, he's a giant winged cross-armed necromantic devil who can only be defeated by church bells. It's just temporary.
  • Big Bad: Of the last part, and arguably the whole film.
  • Bigger Bad: Arguably this to the Disney Animated Canon as a whole, being pretty much Satan.
  • Eldritch Abomination: A Living Shadow in the form of Satan with a lower torso of a mountain, who's also a major Reality Warper, whose feats include necromancy, pyromancy and forced transformations, and the only way to ward him off is church bells temporally. Definitely qualifies
  • Everybody Hates Hades: Chernabog was a black god, but wasn't evil as a pre-Christian Slavic deity. Subverted as Walt said he was meant to be Satan anyway, and in the roadshow version, Deems Taylor identifies him as such.
  • Evil Is Burning Hot: Chernabog covers himself in fire near the end of Night on Bald Mountain.
  • Evil Overlord: To the undead and demonic followers of the night, sacrificing and contorting them For the Evulz
  • For the Evulz: All things Chernabog does is because he purely has fun in it.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: With no pupils
  • Horned Humanoid: A clue that he is Satan
  • Large Ham: Chernabog is a rare non-speaking example.
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Slavic for "black god" (read: devil).
  • Our Gargoyles Rock: Just look at him and try to tell us he wouldn't blend in on a church roof.
  • Reality Warper: Well, he is an all powerful demon.
  • Satanic Archetype: Very obvious, in fact they had to change the name in order to not get copyrighted, despite the narrator describing it as such.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: A timed can, but a can nonetheless.
  • Slasher Smile: When he really liked his final transformation of his transformed minions.
  • Villain by Default: Did Chernabog actually do anything inherently wrong? The answer - no, he did not, because he left no lasting damage and disappeared without having harmed anyone - apart from some demons perhaps. He summons an entire legion of demons, ghosts and otherworldly monsters so he can basically have a rave.
    • It is implied by Walt and Deems that he has done many crimes against God, so it is possible that he has harmed millions of lives before being sealed in the mountain. It's also possible he's enslaving and torturing the demons and ghosts he summoned.
  • Villain Protagonist: Of the Night On Bald Mountain.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Although the rest is cover by the mountain peak.
  • Winged Humanoid: With two very large wings.

Fantasia 2000

Donald Duck

Voiced by: Tony Anselmo

Daisy Duck

Voiced by: Russi Taylor

Spring Sprite

The Stag

A male deer that acts somewhat as the deuteragonist of The Firebird Suite
  • Badass Adorable: Quite adorable and was capable of surviving both the volcanic eruption and the firebird's rampage.
  • The Lancer: For the Spring Sprite, helping her back onto her feet and assisting the renewal of life after the eruption.

The Firebird

  • Adaptational Villainy: The Firebird of the original ballet the song originated from was actually a helpful creature that aided a prince to defeat an evil wizard. This Firebird on the other hand is a creature of pure destruction.
  • Avian Abomination: It's really just a mass of lava that is usually shaped like a bird.
  • Big Bad: Of, you guessed it, The Firebird Suite.
  • Blob Monster: The Firebird is an amorphous mass of lava, a trait which it uses to its advantage. For example, it tries to devour the nature spirit first from ground level and then ambushes her from the top of a cliff a couple of seconds later, manifesting its head both times.
  • Breath Weapon: Breathes lava blasts upon being awakened.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Where as Chernabog has at least some identifiable motive and has a generally defined form, the Firebird is little more than a chaotic force of nature appearing as a jumble of flame and lava in the loose form of a bird.
  • Elemental Embodiment: Of fire.
  • Enemy Rising Behind: Does this to the Nature Sprite.
  • Evil Counterpart: To the Nature Sprite; she embodies life and nurturing of the world, while the Firebird brings only destruction and death. The commentary prior to his segment acknowledges this by calling it "a tale of life, death, and renewal," with the sprite representing life and the Firebird representing death.
  • Evil Is Burning Hot
  • Eye Awaken: Combines with a Scare Chord.
  • Giant Flyer: Subverted. You'd expect it to be one, but it mostly just slithers along the ground in magma form rather than flying after the Sprite.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom
  • Hot Wings
  • Kill It with Fire: Duh.
  • Lava Adds Awesome: As mentioned below, the Firebird's rampage was based on the eruption of Mt. Saint Helens, which was an explosive eruption.
  • Light Is Not Good
  • Magma Bird
  • Ripped from the Headlines: He's based around the eruption of Mt. Saint Helens.
  • Scenery Gorn: The end result of its rampage.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Well, a sleeping evil.
  • Super-Persistent Predator: Relentlessly chases down the Nature Sprite.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: For the most par he succeeded in his purpose to destroy the forest, and even the sprite. Of course, his work is undone by the Sprite in the end.
  • World-Wrecking Wave: In a living form, no less.
  • Wreathed in Flames:
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