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The Sorcerer's Apprentice
"Played" by: Mickey Mouse
Voiced by: Walt Disney (Fantasia), Wayne Allwine (Fantasia 2000)

  • The Apprentice: Duh.
  • Author Avatar: To Walt Disney, Walt Disney Home Video, Walt Disney Classics, and Walt Disney Imagineering.
  • 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. It's also possible they're a holdover from when Dopey (who also has them) was slated to play the role (note also that Mickey's shoes look very much like those of the Dwarfs as well).
  • Magic Hat: He borrows his master's. Also a Hat of Power and Robe and Wizard Hat.
  • Mascot: Sorcerer Mickey Mouse is the mascot of Walt Disney Imagineering and was previously the mascot of Walt Disney Home Video and the "Black Diamond Classics" video line in the 80's and early 90's.
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  • Mundane Utility: Using magic to fetch water from a well.
  • Primary-Color Champion: A famous example. Mickey's wardrobe usually favors primary colors, but this version really plays it up, with flowing red robes and a big blue hat.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: It's Mickey, after all.

Yen Sid
Voiced by: Michael Rye (Disney on Parade [1971]) Corey Burton (all appearances starting with Disney Phonics Quest)

  • Death Glare: He gives an intimidating one to Mickey after he finds out he disobeyed him.
  • Magic Hat: One that apparently contains some of his power, given all that Mickey is able to do while wearing it.
  • Meaningful Name: Yen Sid is often portrayed as a mentor to Mickey Mouse, and his name is that of the man who created Mickey spelled backwards.
  • Mentor: To Mickey.
  • Merlin: 1971's Disney on Parade identified him as "Merlin the Magnificent"—presumably the makers of the special weren't aware that the character already had a name due to his obscurity.
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  • No Name Given: He goes unnamed in the actual film (technically, so does his apprentice, though subsequent Disney canon more or less states it actually is Mickey Mouse and not a character he is playing).
  • Sdrawkcab Name: His name is "Disney" spelled backwards and with a space added.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Should it be "Yen Sid" or "Yensid"? "Yensid" used to be the most common spelling, but "Yen Sid" caught on after Kingdom Hearts used it.note 
  • Stern Teacher: He comes across as one, albeit not to the point of being unreasonable.
  • Suddenly Voiced: Yen Sid never said a word until Disney on Parade in 1971. And he never spoke again until Disney Phonics Quest in 2001 (though his first mainstream voiced role wouldn't come until 2006's Kingdom Hearts II). Since then he's also spoken in Epic Mickey and at Disney Theme Parks.
  • When He Smiles: He's always seen in with a serious and gloomy look on his face. However if you pay attention, after sending Mickey to do his chores, he shows a weak smirk, like despite being angry at him, he was deep down amused by his antics.
  • Wide Eyes and Shrunken Irises: He is permanently drawn like this, albeit not as a sign of fear or anxiety. Perhaps a downplayed instance 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.

Tyrannosaurus rex
  • 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.
  • Artistic License – Biology: See Artistic License – Paleontology below.
  • Artistic License – Paleontology: This 'tyrannosaur' doesn't look very plausible these days. It has several anatomical inaccuracies: an upright posture, long arms with three fingers (Disney insisted on three claws), etc. And to judge by the fossil record, a Tyrannosaurus rex (extant from roughly 68 to 65 million years ago) could only battle a Stegosaurus (extant from roughly 155 to 150 million years ago) if it had access to a time machine. Amusingly enough, some of these inaccuracies would actually make it a reasonably accurate (for the time the film was made) Allosaurus.
  • 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, although if this happened in real life, such hits would have been enough to kill it.
  • Mighty Roar: It lets out one of these after killing the Stegosaurus. It's not heard though, as we only see his mouth's movement.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: It's predatory, but not malevolent.
  • Not So Invincible After All: Initially portrayed as an unstoppable force of nature, but eventually succumbs to dehydration.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Has menacing red eyes.
  • Super-Persistent Predator: Probably one of the earliest subversions in dinosaur media. It's plenty scary when it's on the assault to be sure, but it immediately stops menacing the other dinosaurs as soon as it manages to score a meal.
  • The Worf Effect: Once the drought hits, it becomes forced to walk alongside its prey in a search for water and eventually succumbs to the heat.

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)

  • Arch-Enemy: To Sorcerer Mickey, his friends and his mentor, Yen Sid.
  • As Long as There is Evil: Light and sacred bells can only force him and his minions back into hiding until night comes again.
  • Bad Boss: He torments his underlings for his own amusement.
  • Breakout Villain: Given how he appears in a movie where Mickey Mouse is one of the protagonists, his reign as Big Bad can extend into various crossovers in the parks, even appearing as the penultimate boss in the original Kingdom Hearts.
  • 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.
  • Evil Sorcerer: He can summon demons, ghosts, witches and other sorts of monsters and can manipulate fire at his own will.
  • 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.
  • Sadist: He shows diabolical pleasure in bringing his reign of terror on Earth. His almost constant maniacally smile should make it clear.
  • Satan: Despite being officially known as Chernabog, it's pretty clear that he's actually supposed to be Satan himself, as stated by Deems Taylor and Walt Disney.
  • Satanic Archetype: Very obvious, to the point where 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.
  • The Sociopath: He is basically the devil in a kid's movie.
  • Suddenly Voiced: In House of Mouse he actually makes a few quips.
  • 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 Decay: Like all the other villains in Disney Animated Canon, all his appearances in House of Mouse are Played for Laughs and have him humorously congregating with the other Disney characters. One gag involves him confiding to Goofy he's afraid of the dark for one.
  • 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 mountaintop.
  • 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.


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