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- Disney Mouse and Duck Comics
- House of Mouse
- Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
The Sensational Six
Mickey Mouse note
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.
Donald Duck note
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.
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.
Minnie Mouse note
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.
Donald's love interest, with a similar - but more controlled - temper.
For a comprehensive list of tropes applying to Daisy, see the Daisy Duck page.
Pluto the Pup note
Mickey's loyal pet dog.
For a comprehensive list of tropes applying to Pluto, see the Pluto the Pup page.
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.
Huey, Dewey & Louie
- Brats with Slingshots: Prevalent in the earlier shorts
- Bratty Half-Pint: Not so much nowadays, but back then, this was one of their defining traits.
- 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.
- Riddle for the Ages: Their first appearance establishes them as the children of Donald's sister, Della "Dumbella" Duck, but in eighty years there has been no clue to the identity of their father.
- Scout-Out: As part of the Junior Woodchucks.
- Canon Immigrant: The character was mostly seen only in comics until the 1980s.
- Money Fetish: He swims in money.
- Mr. Vice Guy: The trope was, in fact, originally named "McDuck" (now a redirect to Disney Ducks Comic Universe.)
- My Greatest Failure: The one time in his life he made money dishonestly (driving natives from their village). This act earned him endless guilt, as well as a zombie stalker.
Ludwig Von Drake
Another of Donald's uncles. A scientist with countless expertise in numerous subjects.
- Absent-Minded Professor: This is how he was depicted in Wonderful World of Color. While he is considered a genius, he tends to stray off topic and forget what he's talking about, as evidenced by his constant use of the phrase "What am I saying?" This trait is mainly downplayed in his current incarnations, although "The Raiders of the Doomsday Vault!" from DuckTales (2017) gives a nod to this trait when he forgets where he put a paper. A lot of this was a case of ad-libbing from Frees.
- Herr Doktor: He is a scientist, professor, and doctor from Austria.
- Insufferable Genius: To Mickey on an episode of House of Mouse.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Walt had to introduce him in his debut appearance with a few note cards.
Max Goof (and Goofy Jr.)
For a comprehensive list of tropes applying to Max, see his entry on the Goof Troop character page.
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.
- Breakout Character: Enough for them to appear in a few shorts of their own and later their own animated series.
- Divergent Character Evolution: In the earliest shorts, Chip and Dale were identical in looks and mannerisms. Eventually, Dale gained his red nose, buck teeth, goofier personality, and eventually a completely different voice 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.
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.
- Anthropomorphic Shift: She was just a regular cow in the earliest Mickey Mouse cartoons. She became anthropomorphic in the 1930 short The Shindig.
- Ascended Extra: When more popular characters like Goofy and Donald started joining the supporting cast, Clarabelle started to fall more and more by the wayside. In recent years however, she's become a more recurring character in later works, sometimes acting as the Goofy to Minnie and Daisy's Mickey and Donald.
- Cute, but Cacophonic: She has a shrill singing voice.
- Distaff Counterpart: Occasionally she's written as the female version of Goofy (and sometimes dates him, as well).
- Gossipy Hens: On ''House of Mouse", she has a recurring segment called "Main Street Gossip."
- Interspecies Romance: With Horace Horsecollar, and sometimes Goofy.
- Love Triangle: Implied between her, Horace and Goofy.
- 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.
One of Mickey's friends, 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.
- Anthropomorphic Shift: He was just a regular horse in the earliest Mickey Mouse cartoons. Like Clarabelle, became anthropomorphic in the 1930 short, The Shindig.
- Ascended Extra: When more popular characters like Goofy and Donald started joining the supporting cast, Horace started to fall more and more by the wayside. In recent years however, he's become a more recurring character in later works, but not as much as Clarabelle.
- 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.
- Interspecies Romance: With Clarabelle Cow.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Averted, though not as much as Clarabelle and Horace, as she has shown up in recent years.
- The Unintelligible: She communicates solely by clucking, even though other chickens (like Panchito the rooster) have no trouble speaking.
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit characters
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.
- 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
- Art Evolution: She started out as Oswald in a dress, then morphed into a borderline Femme Fatale before vanishing.
- Brother Chuck: Even by the standards of Oswald's cast. Thus far all of the other handful of Oswald's pals have resurfaced except for her (even Toby freaking Bear and Ortensia's father have resurfaced).
- Distaff Counterpart: But became more different later.
- Divergent Character Evolution: She became less like Oswald as the series progressed.
- Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Though she got a top towards the end of her tenure.
- Hospital Hottie / Florence Nightingale Effect: In Great Guns.
- Playing Hard to Get: In her later appearances.
- Relationship Reset Button: In the early shorts, she and Oswald are married with a bazillion kids. Later he's just trying to get her attention and their kids vanish into thin air until Epic Mickey (where they're credited as being Ortensia's kids).
Ortensia Whiskers (a.k.a. Kitty, Marie, or Sadie)
- Damsel in Distress: In Oh, What a Knight!
- Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: She only wears a pink skirt and a hat.
- I Have Many Names: She's gone through at least three, possibly four.
- Inexplicably Tailless: Though averted in her very first appearances and in most fanart.
- Interspecies Romance: Ortensia is a cat and her boyfriend is a rabbit.
- Uptown Girl: Her father is a wealthy banker.
The orphan kitten who pesters Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.
- Bratty Half-Pint: He is a little kitten who pesters Oswald.
- Cute Kitten: Subverted in behavior as he pesters Oswald.
Silly Symphonies immigrants
The Big Bad Wolf)
- The Big Bad Wolf: The Trope Namer, in both the original short and its sequel.
- Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: He wears only one strap overalls and a hat.
- Named by the Adaptation: Is called "Ezekiel Midas Wolf" in Walt Disney's Comics and Stories. Usually this becomes a First-Name Basis with him referred to as Zeke.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Among the guises are a mermaid, a telegram delivery boy, Bo Peep, Red Riding Hood's grandma, a Fuller Brush man, and of course a Wolf in Sheep's Clothing.
- Running on All Fours: He runs on all fours when he is ousted from Practical Pigs brick house.
- Savage Wolves: In every short he's up to something sinister.
- Villainous Offspring: In the early shorts and newspaper strips, he was accompanied by the Three Little Wolves.
Fiddler and Fifer Pig
Max Hare note
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 note
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.
- 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 TigerFirst 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.
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.
- Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: He wears a red bow in Bath Day. In the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse episode "Minnie's Bowtique," he wears a pink bowtie.
- Bratty Half-Pint: Non-anthro example, being a rambunctious kitten.
- Breakout Character: A bit player in Pinocchio. Appeared as lead character in at least three Classic Disney Shorts.
- Canon Immigrant: From previous Disney Animated Canon feature film Pinocchio.
- Cats Are Mean: He sure looked that way in Figaro and Frankie, but to be fair, Frankie's singing irritated Figaro. But in the end, he saves Frankie.
- Cute Kitten: He's a kitten, and he's cute.
- Furry Confusion: So Minnie (a mouse) has a pet cat...
- Hates Baths/Cats Hate Water: In Bath Day.
- The Prankster: Acts as this at times around Pluto. The latter's own occasional Jerkass traits can lead to an Escalating War however.
- Ascended Extra: In the original Adventures Of Pinocchio, there was only a nameless cricket who got squashed by Pinocchio (but returned as a ghost).
- Mars Needs Women: Jiminy seems to have a preference for human(ish) women.
- Non-Human Sidekick: If he's not helping Pinocchio, then he is helping out contemporate children with learning about the five senses, Mickey with running the show, or Scrooge by showing him is past.
A Brazilian parrot.
- Barefoot Cartoon Animal: In his comic book series, he loses the gloves and gains a pair of blue pants that are slightly torn at the bottom in a way that makes it look like they just painted his lower body blue. This appears to have been done not because they find the idea of a pantsless character offensive, but so that his design implements all the colours of the Brazilian flag, not just the Green and Yellow.
- Genki Guy: Jose is a mix between suave and incredibly energetic, though a bit less so in modern times.
- Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: He only wears a hat, suit, and gloves (without pants) in The Three Caballeros and House of Mouse.
- Motor Mouth: A Running Gag in his first few appearances has him rapidly run through various phrases in Portuguese, before realizing the person he's talking to can't understand him and translating as something simple in English.
- Parasol Parachute: José uses his like one.
- Trash Can Band: He also uses his parasol as an all purpose instrument, though unlike most examples of this is really is somehow able to use it as a flute and a guitar.
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.
The Aracuan Bird
A South American bird who doesn't speak and likes to pester Donald.
Willie The Giant:
- Beware the Silly Ones: Upon first being seen, Willie comes off as a goofy shapeshifter with a fondness for pink bunnies and an inability to pronounce the word "pistachio." But as soon as something stirs his ire, he'll not hesitate to crush it to death with a two-story tall morning star.
- Carry a Big Stick: Willie has a morning star on hand in his introduction, though he magically turns it into a beach ball to play with. Once he sees Mickey and company escaping with the Harp, Willie tries to crush them to death with the morning star.
- Evil Sounds Deep: When being menacing, Willie's voice dips down into a low growl.
- "I Am Great!" Song: He arrives to his own castle singing a little ditty about how he's "a most amazing guy".
- Our Giants Are Bigger: And more powerful as well.
- Psychopathic Manchild: Willie is a ditzy, carefree sort who just does what he wants. He's also a violent thief that doomed Happy Valley to desolation because he wanted the Harp to sing him to sleep.
- Swallow the Key: Subverted. After locking Donald and Goofy in a chest, Willie is about to swallow his key, but decides to just put it in his right brest pocket instead.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: His magic can let him, in his own words, "change [himself] into the darnedest things." He can freely change his size and become various animals.
Mickey Mouse characters
Morty & Ferdie Fieldmouse
Mickey's nephews. They look almost exactly like their uncle save for their smaller size and trademark paper crowns.
- Canon Foreigner: The two have made very few appearances in animation (Mickey's Steamroller, Boat Builders, and Mickey's Christmas Carol).
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Happened to Ferdie in the early 1940s. Floyd Gottfredson planned to reintroduce him later as a way of differentiating the two, but he forgot.
- Rodents of Unusual Size: Like their uncle.
A tall, smooth-talking mouse who is Mickey's antagonistic rival, usually for Minnie's affections.
- Ascended Extra: He only appeared proper in "Mickey's Rival" during the classic theatrical run. The comics and revival cartoons took to using him as a recurring antagonist however.
- Canon Immigrant: Was inspired by an early antagonist attracted to Minnie in the comics. "Mr Slicker" was redesigned and dubbed "Mortimer" for the theatrical short "Mickey's Rival". He reappeared in his animated form in later comics.
- Catch Phrase: "Ha cha cha!"
- Dirty Coward: In Mickey's Rival, where he attempted to impress Minnie by fighting a bull - while it was behind a gate. The second it got loose, he got outta dodge and left Minnie to fend for herself against it.
- Early Installment Weirdness: In his "Mr Slicker" debut, he donned the same classic design as Mickey and Minnie. In "Mickey's Rival" he is given a skin tone and sclera, thus making him the first of the Disney rodents to be adapted into the contemporary design format. The 2013 shorts go back to his comic design but with his finalised attire and personality.
- I Have Many Names: He also went by the name Montmorency Rodent (pronounced "Rodawn") in 1941.
- The Heckler: Constantly shooting snide comments about the show in House of Mouse, even as a Running Gag in episodes not about him.
- It's All About Me: In one episode of House of Mouse, he writes a boastful song about himself for Minnie, Daisy, and Clarabelle to sing. They don't appreciate this.
- Jerkass: An arrogant guy who gives Mickey and friends crap whenever he shows up.
- Meaningful Name: Mortimer was a rejected name for Mickey himself.
- The Rival: To Mickey, of course.
- Rodents of Unusual Size: He's even more of an example of this than Mickey and Minnie.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Seems to be trying to compensate for his lack of popularity (and character qualities) relative to Mickey.
The Phantom Blot
A mysterious master criminal who desires to conquer the world. Floyd Gottfredson
- Bond Villain Stupidity: Actually Justified at the end of his first appearance. When Mickey Mouse asks why he didn't just shoot him instead of using elaborate Death Traps, Blot sadly explains he can't bear to see anything die because of his cursed soft heart.
- Card-Carrying Villain: At the end of his first appearance, Blot sadly laments now the chemical formula can only be used for good.
- Depending on the Writer: Is he a Large Ham? Is he a Card-Carrying Villain?
- Dog Face: When Unmasked.
- Evil Is Hammy: Sometimes (see "Depending On The Writer" above)
- Flanderization: Later appearances present his cloak as his actual body, DuckTales even had him with a mouth.
- Gentleman Thief: To some degree, though gentleman might be pushing it.
- The Unreveal: His face is never really seen. But Subverted in his first appearance, where he is unmasked, having a thin mustache and a gaunt face according to That Other Wiki, apparently, his appearance was also based on Walt Disney himself.
- A lot of other writers seem to have Retconned his true face as being unknown. In one story it is vaguely implied that his real identity is in fact Goofy.
- Wizards of Mickey inverts it, with the Blot never using the cloaked diguise until later though it's more him becoming an inky monster similar to the approach in Epic Mickey
- Villain Decay: In some of his later appearances Blot became rather goofy.
The Mad Doctor
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.
- Bad People Abuse Animals: Planned to attach Pluto's head to a chicken's body.
- Bald of Evil: He has hairy eyebrows, a mustache, and a long beard, but his scalp is completely bald.
- Beard of Evil: He has a long black beard, along with a long black mustache.
- Card-Carrying Villain: In the games, where he insists on being called Mad Doctor.
- Dastardly Whiplash: He has the stereotypical curly villainous mustache.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Since his original name would now be a case of Unfortunate Names, everyone just calls him the Doctor or the Mad Doctor.
- Evil Eyebrows: He has thick, large eyebrows.
- Evil Is Hammy: Almost every one of his lines are done like a musical number, even prompting Oswald to continue with one of his songs.
- 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.
- Faux Affably Evil: Present in the Epic Mickey series, although he wants to be forgiven for his past mistakes.
- For Science!: Wanted to attach Pluto's head to a chicken's body just to see what would hatch from the eggs.
- Four-Fingered Hands: Has them despite being a human.
- Herr Doktor: In the Epic Mickey games, he has an obvious, albeit nondescript, Eastern European accent.
- Lean and Mean: He's pretty thin.
- Mad Scientist: For someone who has the same name as a trope, he sure acts more like a scientist than doctor.
- Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: He's more a Mad Scientist than a Mad Doctor, having nothing medical about him at all. Still, he has a doctorate and is evil to the core.
- Obviously Evil: Skeleton thin, has Evil Eyebrows, a Beard of Evil, and an evil mustache. One look at him and you can tell he's bad news.
- Sadist: He clearly takes joy in his cruel experiments.
- Token Human: He's one of the exceptionally few humans that got to star alongside the Funny Animal cast in the early decades.
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 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".
- Family-Unfriendly Death: We get to to see his flesh dissolve into dust off his bones, mere seconds before they crumble apart. In a Disney cartoon.
- 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
Ronnie the St. Bernard Puppy
Fifi the Peke
Minnie's dog and Pluto's girlfriend.
- Distressed Damsel: In the 1939 cartoon, Society Dog Show.
Butch the BulldogLarge bulldog and frequent antagonist of Pluto.
- Angry Guard Dog: Pluto has to find some way to get around him whenever he appears.
- Depending on the Artist: In the Classic Disney Shorts, he's grey with a darker grey muzzle and white belly, but in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, he's brown with a tan colored muzzle and belly.
Dinah the DachshundFemale sausage dog and love interest for Pluto (replacing Fifi).
- Damsel in Distress: A non-anthro example in "Canine Casanova" and "Pluto's Heart Throb".
- Depending on the Artist: Sometimes, she's drawn with black and tan fur, but she's more commonly drawn with brown fur.
- Depending on the Writer: Downtrodden single mother, Tsundere or Satellite Love Interest? Her design also varies from short to short. Although she is primarily brown, she sometimes appears black with a brown underbelly.
- Satellite Love Interest: Doesn't have much going for her outside of her relationship with Pluto.
Salty the Seal
- Sweet Seal: A baby seal whose antics are always played for cuteness.
Milton The Siamese Cat
- Cats Are Mean: Kind of. He's more of a trickster than a bully
- Composite Character: According to the Bing Bong Book, his tail was used as inspiration for Bing Bong's
- Deranged Animation: "Plutopia", which was infamous enough to get a Homage in Epic Mickey.
- The Jeeves: Only in "Plutopia", due to it being All Just a Dream.
- Cats Are Mean: In comparison to Milton, he is outright malicious.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: In "Pluto's Kid Brother," hen he extends the claw on his middle finger, he looks like like he's flipping Pluto off.
- Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: When he mocks Figaro for his bow, he sprouts eyelashes to make himself look girly.
A female armadillo who Pluto meets in Pluto and the Armadillo.
- All Animals Are Dogs: After Pluto licks her face, she wags her tail excitedly before jumping up and turning into a ball.
- Animal Stereotypes: The narrator describes it as being a timid creature, and the short milks the "armadillo rolls itself up into a ball" stereotype for all it's worth.
- Be the Ball: She can turn herself into a ball - being an armadillo, after all - and does it a lot. It's what drives the plot of the short.
- Genki Girl: She's clearly having a lot of fun goofing around with Pluto.
- Interspecies Romance: There's strangely quite a lot of Ship Tease between her and Pluto.
- Leitmotif: A samba tune that plays multiple times in the short.
- Nearly Normal Animal: Specifically, she's a Mostly Normal Animal like Pluto.
- No Name Given: She doesn't get a name.
- Ship Tease: A lot of it between her and Pluto. She winks and bats her eyes at him multiple times, one scene has her licking him across the nose, when he sniffs her she sniffs him back, and then there's the scene near the end where Pluto and the armadillo BOTH roll up into balls and start rolling around... they bump into each other several times, and then, once they unfurl, they continue dancing and bump their rear ends together.
- Stock Animal Behavior: The whole "armadillo rolls up into a ball" thing. The whole short revolves around it.
- Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: She's got long eyelashes, which she bats at Pluto a few times.
- Tunnel Queen: She's very good at digging tunnels.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: The short ends with her on the plane with Mickey and Pluto as it takes off... despite this, she doesn't show up in any other shorts.
Donald Duck characters
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.
Donald's cousin who is a goose.
Joey the Kangaroo
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. That said, he does play this a bit straighter the few times he's been paired with Goofy.
- Beary Funny: The first instance of this was when he decided to head off Goofy by taking an elevator.
- Big Eater: When he can get food, that is.
- Butt-Monkey: He always ends up getting the short end of the stick. It gets to the point that he even makes Donald look like less of one.
- 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.
J. Audubon Woodlore
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.
- 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 BeeA bee who tends to run afoul of Donald, and, on occasions, Pluto.
- Animal Gender-Bender: He is a male bee who can sting. In Real Life, only female bees can sting.
- Bee Afraid: His trademark offence is stinging the characters, and he damn well loves it too.
Ajax the Gorilla:
One of Donald Duck's antagonists.
- Killer Gorilla: A vicious killer animal.
Jenny the Burro
- Debut: Don Donald (1937)
- Wicked Witch: Averted. She is a nice witch, but she still uses black magic.
The Bootle Beetle
Julius the Cat (a.k.a. Mike)
- 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'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 preteen/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:
- Cats Are Mean: Torturing Donald for fun, certainly.
- Comedic Spanking / Don't Make Me Take My Belt Off: Donald Duck spanked him at the end of "Bellboy Donald".
- Enfant Terrible: The level of abuse he puts Donald through is just plain ridiculous.
- Evil Sounds Deep: It's not often you find a six-year-old who sounds like a forty-year-old smoker. It's no surprise he's an Enfant Terrible.
- Overlord Jr.: Basically a carbon copy of his dad.
For a comprehensive list of tropes that apply to PJ, see Goof Troop.
Tropes that apply to both Junior and PJ:
- Ambiguous Looking Cat: Both Junior and PJ, but PJ more so.
- Art Evolution: Pete's son first appeared in Bellboy Donald in 1942. In that cartoon, his name is Junior, he is dressed like Little Lord Fauntleroy with blue Mickey Mouse-like shorts. He even looked a lot like Mickey Mouse, but with (decently proportionate) cat ears. In Goof Troop, A Goofy Movie, and An Extremely Goofy Movie, his name is P.J., he looks less like Mickey, is really overweight, and has small-ears like his dad, Pete.
- Cameo: Pete's (unnamed) son in "Father's Week End." In this cartoon, he is a Dogface rather than a cat and looks like a black haired, black-nosed Goofy jr. and has flesh-toned fur over the rest of his body just like he does.
- Characterization Marches On: In some cases, it marches such that a clone character turns into a diametric opposite.
- Informed Species: Both Junior and PJ are this, but PJ is this more so.
- Same Character, but Different: In Junior's limited screentime, it's still incredibly obvious he has nothing in common with PJ. (visual or otherwise). Several of the tropes Junior plays straight, PJ inverts.
- You Don't Look Like You: "PJ" looks much more like Pete than "Junior" does.
A female chipmunk from the 1952 Chip N Dale cartoon "Two Chips And A Miss''. She's a singer at a nightclub inside an oak tree.
- Flower in Her Hair: Clarice wears a large flower petal on her head.
- Humanoid Female Animal: She's a Funny Animal, while Chip 'n Dale are Civilized Animals.
- Love Triangle: With Chip 'n Dale in Two Chips and a Miss
- One-Shot Character: Though she has a bit of a fan following anyway, especially among Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers fans (despite having never appeared on the show).
- Sitting Sexy on a Piano: During her musical performance, she is seen sitting on a piano while flirting with Chip and Dale.
- The One Who Wears Shoes: Clarice is the only character in the Chip N Dale short that is wearing shoes.
Louie the Mountain Lion
- Agony of the Feet: On both ends of it in Tiger Trouble. He does it to Goofy by licking his bare soles, while Goofy sets his foot on fire with a match and cigarette lighter.
- 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
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.