For the characters from 1999 version, see Fantasia 2000.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: All of them are adorable.
- The Runt at the End: Is smaller than the rest of the mushrooms, and always a step behind.
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
- The Apprentice: Duh.
- Author Avatar: To Walt Disney.
- Badass Adorable: Possibly one of Mickey's defining moments of badassery in his entire career.
- Gone Horribly Right: The animated broomsticks do exactly what he tells them to do... except stop.
- Hand-Hiding Sleeves: His oversized sleeves serve to emphasize his inexperience.
- Magic Hat: He borrows his master's. Also a Hat of Power and Robe and Wizard Hat.
- Mundane Utility: Using magic to fetch water from a well.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: It's Mickey, after all.
- Badass: He easily stops the brooms and clears the room of all water in a few moments after Mickey struggled most of the segment to accomplish that.
- Magic Hat: One that apparently contains some of his power, given all that Mickey is able to do while wearing it.
- Mentors: To Mickey.
- Stern Teacher: He comes across as one, albeit not to the point of being unreasonable.
- Sdrawkcab Name: His name is "Disney" spelled backwards and with a space added.
- Suddenly Voiced: Yen Sid never said a word until Disney on Parade in 1971. And he never spoke again until Kingdom Hearts II in 2006. Since then he's also spoken in Epic Mickey and at Disney Theme Parks.
- Wide Eyes and Shrunken Irises: He is permanently drawn like this, albeit not as a sign of fear or anxiety. Perhaps a mild version of Hellish Pupils, depending on how positively you think he comes across.
- Wizard Classic: Complete with long gray beard and a Robe and Wizard Hat.
- Artistic License – Biology: See Somewhere, a Paleontologist Is Crying below
- Anti-Villain: The Tyrannosaurus is not truly evil, it just wants to feed and survive, but its terrifying appearance and behavior make it an antagonist nonetheless.
- Badass: Strikes fear even in the largest sauropods and kills a Stegosaurus all by himself.
- Badass Decay: Once the drought hits, it becomes forced to walk alongside its prey in a search for water and eventually succumbs to the heat.
- Big Bad: Of the Rite of Spring segment.
- The Dreaded: All the dinosaurs run from it when they are in its presence.
- Made of Iron: Takes several hits by a Stegosaurus's thagomizer but always gets back up.
- Somewhere, a Paleontologist Is Crying: He has several anatomical inaccuracies, namely having an upright posture and long arms with three fingers. However, the posture is due to Science Marches On and Walt Disney insisted on giving it three fingers. Also, as far as we know a Tyrannosaurus rex could only kill a Stegosaurus if it had access to a time machine.
- The Runt at the End: He's the last of his clutch(?) to learn to fly.
- Big Fun: A given, seeing as he's the Greek god of wine.
- Huge Rider, Tiny Mount: Easily outweighs his mount Jackus.
- Huge Rider, Tiny Mount: The tiny mount to Bacchus.
- Mix-and-Match Critter: He's a donkey with a unicorn's horn.
- 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.
- Voiced by: Mary T. Radford (Who Framed Roger Rabbit)
- Acrofatic: Can leap hundreds of feet in the air!
- Big Beautiful Woman: Ben Ali certainly seems to think so.
- Suddenly Voiced: Has one line on her cameo in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. ("Oh, excuse me.")
- Tutu Fancy: Although it fits her a bit too tight.
Ben Ali Gator
- Informed Species: More closely resembles a crocodile than an alligator, except that he has an overbite just like a real alligator.
- Interspecies Romance: With Hyacinth Hippo.
- Never Smile at a Crocodile
- Voiced by: Corey Burton (All appearances outside of Fantasia and Kingdom Hearts)
- As Long as There Is Evil: Light and sacred bells don't defeat him completely.
- Badass: Seriously, he's a giant winged cross-armed necromantic devil who can only be driven back into his prison by church bells.
- Bad Boss: He torments his underlings for his own amusement.
- Big Bad: Of the last part, and - if you regard Fantasia as having a narrative - of the film as a whole.
- Dark Is Evil: So much.
- Eldritch Abomination: A Living Shadow in the form of Satan still partly encased in Bald Mountain. A Reality Warper whose feats include necromancy, pyromancy and forced transformations. Church bells, fortunately, pain and confine him.
- 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 Bigger: He's easily the tallest and the most wicked creature of the sequence. He could even be the biggest creature of the whole film.
- 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, destroying and torturing them For the Evulz.
- For the Evulz: Chernobog passes the time idly amusing himself. With terrible deeds.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: With no pupils
- Greater Scope Villain: Arguably this to the Disney Animated Canon as a whole, being Satan.
- Horned Humanoid: A clue that he is Satan
- Humanoid Abomination: A human torso, human arms... less human in the head and, well, the wings.
- Large Ham: Chernabog is a rare non-speaking example. He's rarely impassive - his face is usually contorted either in rage or in diabolical glee.
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Slavic for "black god" (read: devil).
- Our Gargoyles Rock: He awakens from stone and his form is essentially that of the classic gargoyle. But much, much bigger.
- Reality Warper: Well, he is an all powerful demon.
- Satanic Archetype: Very obvious, in fact they had to change the name in order to 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 a legion of demons, ghosts and otherworldly monsters so he can have a rave.
- It is implied by Walt and Deems that he has performed many crimes against God, so it is possible that he's imprisoned in the mountain for terrible crimes. And while demons and ghosts can't be expected to get much sympathy, it's possible that they are brought to him and forced to amuse him against their will.
- Villain Protagonist: Well, he's a villain, but also the central character in "Night on Bald Mountain".
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Although the rest is covered by the mountain peak.
- Weakened by the Light: When the sun rises, he winces and shields his own eyes.
- Winged Humanoid: The terrible batlike wings, when folded, give the illusion of an ordinary mountain top.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: He dumps his first set of minions into the lava, which make the fires glow in wilder colors and rage more violently.