Characters: Fantasia

For the characters from 1999 version, see Fantasia 2000.

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

  • 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.

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)

  • 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.