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Characters in Fantasia. For the characters from 1999 version, see Fantasia 2000.

Hop Low

A small mushroom who appears in the "Nutcracker Suite" segment.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice
"Played" by: Mickey Mouse
Voiced by: Walt Disney (Fantasia), Wayne Allwine (Fantasia 2000)
Mickey Mouse appears as a curious apprentice of the sorcerer of Yen Sid who wants to weasel out of his chores by stealing his master's magic hat.

  • 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.
  • Breakout Character: Sorcerer's Appearance Mickey pretty much became the icon of Disney after the film's release and has made frequent appearances in shows such as Fantasmic!, especially next to the classic red shorts and yellow shoes Mickey.
  • 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).
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  • 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.
  • Mundane Utility: Using magic to fetch water from a well.
  • Power Incontinence: He was able to animate the broomsticks into doing his chores, but he could not get them to stop.
  • 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)
The eponymous sorcerer from "The Sorcerer's Apprentice".
  • Actually Pretty Funny: Pay attention to Yen Sid before he smacks Mickey with his broom. He betrays a smirk, implying that he was at least somewhat amused by Mickey's antics.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Parting the Sea: With a grand flourish, he was able to part the overflowing water and make it vanish.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Tends to be this in post-movie appearances.
  • 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.
  • Tranquil Fury: He gets furious at Mickey for making a mess with his magic but he is surprisingly calm and composed when he does it.
  • 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.

Magic Brooms

A broom that Mickey gives life and later multiplies after he tries to get rid of it.

Tyrannosaurus rex
A hungry predator menacing the other dinosaurs in the "Rite of Spring" short.
  • 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.
  • The Dreaded: All the dinosaurs run from it when they are in its presence.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: Inverted— it has three fingers instead of the actual dinosaur's two.
  • Informed Species: While it's officially a Tyrannosaurus rex, the fact that it has three fingers makes it look more like an Allosaurus. It's also shown battling a Stegosaurus, which would have been possible for Allosaurus but not for T. rex.
  • King of the Dinosaurs: It is portrayed as a fearsome predator that even the largest herbivores and smaller carnivores run from. It manages to withstand the strikes from a Stegosaurus's thagomizer without any major injuries and kill the herbivore. However, during the drought scene, it is shown dying of thirst, showing that even the mightiest dinosaur cannot avoid extinction.
  • 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.
  • Prehistoric Monster: The Tyrannosaurus looks less like an animal and more of demon reptile with red eyes and sharp teeth. It boldly enters into the scene, snapping its jaws at any prey close to its vicinity, and can endure several lethal blows from a Stegosaurus. The only comfort is that the Tyrannosaurus will calm down when it gets it prey.
  • 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.
  • Wham Shot: It succumbing during the drought is a sign that the age of the dinosaurs is truly over.
  • 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
A cute little Pegasus foal featured in the "Pastoral Symphony" segment.


The God of Wine, partying with the other mythical beings in "Pastoral Symphony".


A little donkey-unicorn who serves as the mount of Bacchus.


The Blacksmith God, Forger of Zeus' Lightning Bolts.
  • Cain and Abel: The Cain to Bacchus' Abel through the brief thunderstorm Zeus caused at the party.
  • The Dragon: Serves as one to Zeus during the latters' segment.
  • Half-Sibling Angst: Vulcan is the half-brother of Bacchus through their father Zeus.
  • Ultimate Blacksmith: The codifier himself, as he was seen forging Zeus' Lightning Bolts before tossing them up to his father.


The Ruler of Mount Olympus, God of Lightning.

  • Abusive Parents: Spends most of the time he is on-screen tossing Lightning Bolts down on Bacchus; one of his own sons.
  • Big Bad: Arguably the closest one could get in the "Pastoral Symphony" segment due to him purposefully crashing the party being held for Bacchus.
  • God of Thunder: He is Freaking ZEUS!
  • Jerkass Gods: purposefully crashes a party being held in honor of one of his sons, along with throwing down lightning bolts and creating a thunderstorm to distrupt the festivities even further.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Proven to be this as he tosses down around a dozen lightning bolts and unleashes a violent storm for a few minutes, then gives up and falls asleep, satisfied with the distruption he had caused.

Mademoiselle Upanova

A ballet-dancing ostrich appearing in "The Dance of the Hours", specifically the "morning" part.
  • 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)
A ballet-dancing hippopotamus appearing in the "day" and "night" parts of "The Dance of the Hours".


An elephant dancer appearing in the "afternoon" part of "The Dance of the Hours".
  • Flat Character: He and his troop serve the smallest role in the segment.

Ben Ali Gator

An alligator dancer appearing in the "night" part of "The Dance of the Hours".
  • Handsome Lech: He is a slender alligator who flirts with Hyacinth Hippo while also intending to eat her.
  • 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: It is implied that he and his fellow alligators intend to eat the other dancers.
  • Punny Name: His name is a pun on the word "alligator" and the Arabic name Ben Ali.

Voiced by: Corey Burton (All appearances outside of Fantasia and Kingdom Hearts)
A demonic being living on the eponymous mountain from "The Night on Bald Mountain". Heavily implied to be Satan himself.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Chernabog is the name of a Slavic God of Darkness, but Fantasia's version is a flat out Satan-esque demon lord weakened by sunlight and church bells and implied to be imprisoned within Bald Mountain. It's more likely than not given his trappings, the original piece's intent and the commentary of the creative team that he's simply called "Chernabog" instead of "Satan" to avoid setting off a moral panic due to appearing in a family film.
  • 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.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: He is a giant, so large he can lift up multiple minions in a single hand.
  • Bad Boss: He torments his underlings for his own sadistic amusement at worst or outright boredom at best.
  • Bait the Dog: After initially tossing his gathered minions into the pit for no reason than boredom, he then proceeds to create a trio of fiery feminine elementals in his palm as they, allowing them to dance on it, a surprising and unexpected act that contrasts with abusive and nightmarish acts he did before. He then immediately changes his mind to change the trio into increasingly horrific forms as a mockery, twisting his hand around as they desperately cling on for life and finally crush them in his palm as he reforms them into blue demons in his own nightmarish image. Establishing that he's not just a Jerkass who raises the dead and throwing his minions to their deaths just because he has nothing better to do; but a completely evil being who defiles and warps everything For the Evulz.
  • Big Red Devil: Black rather than red, but otherwise fits the trope as a muscular demon with horns and bat wings.
  • 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 Kingdom Hearts.
  • Dark Is Evil: A gigantic, black, devil-like figure with bat wings and horns who wakes up at night and fears the light.
  • 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.
  • 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 Is Hammy: He is the only character who can be identified as evil in the movie, and he's a Large Ham despite not actually saying anything. The exaggerated expressions on his face the gestures he makes do all the work.
  • 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 from tossing his minions to his deaths or forcing them into humiliating forms agains their will. Best established with his cruel Baleful Polymorph forced transformation onto his three fiery succubi into animals, imps and finally demons in that order out of his own amusement.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: With no pupils.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Arguably this to the Disney Animated Canon as a whole, being their Satan analogue. Of course given that he's trapped in Bald Mountain there's not much of a "Greater Scope" other than "He exists."
  • Halloween Episode: He apparently awakens every Walpurgis Night (the Russian equivalent of Halloween) to celebrate the Witches' Sabbath.
  • Horned Humanoid: A clue that he is Satan.
  • Humanoid Abomination: A human torso, human arms... less human in the head with horns, glowing Prophet Eyes bovine ears and, well, the wings.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Create a trio of beautiful creatures made of fire that dance for him, just to subject them to a Baleful Polymorph until their forms suit him.
  • Kick the Dog: Tossing his minions into a fiery pit out of boredom and transforming a trio of fiery succubi into increasingly horrific forms while sadistically twisting his palm as they cling on for dear life before crushing them anyway.
  • 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.
  • Playing with Fire: Chernabog is able to conjure flames of various color.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Notice how he giddly shows enjoyment as he manipulates the demons and the rest of the monsters by making them dance or making them float en masse. He almost looks like a child as he toys with his playthings.
  • Reality Warper: He raises the dead through his elongated shadow alone, summons demons from hell onto the earthly plane, and transforms minions into various forms.
  • Sadist: He shows diabolical pleasure in bringing his reign of terror on Earth. His almost constant maniacally smile should make it clear. Best demonstrated when he transforms his female succubi trio into increasingly degrading forms until he found ones in his own image for no other reason that his own amusement
  • 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: Bound immobile to a mountain for Walpuris Night every year, awakening to do evil acts until church bells drive him away.
  • Slasher Smile: When he really liked his final transformation of his transformed minions.
  • Suddenly Voiced: In House of Mouse he actually makes a few quips.
    Mickey: Why Chernabog threw a big party. You know it's easy to get to his house. Just make a right on Bald Mountain.
    Chernabog: (pounding table and laughing) It's funny 'cause it's true!
  • That's No Moon!: During the day, Bald Mountain looks like a regular mountain. At night, what appears to be the mountain's peak is revealed to be Chernabog himself, hiding under his wings.
  • The Unfought: Despite being mentioned in the manual for the game, Chernabog is never fought as the final boss. Rather his hands are the setting for the end of the game, with Mickey fending off demons, ghosts, and witches instead.
  • Villain by Default:
    • It's easy to forget, but he doesn't actually do anything outright villainous during the "Night on Bald Mountain" segment itself. He mostly just wakes up, acts intimidating, and then gets forced back into hiding again. His reputation as the Big Bad of the Disney Animated Canon largely stems from his appearances in other works.
    • 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 Claribel Cow that 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.

Church Bell

The church bell that puts and end to Chernabog’s ritual.———-

  • Badass Normal: It’s a normal Church bell, yet it is enough to harm Chernabog
  • Big Good: It’s ringing causes Chernabog and his servants to retreat into the shadows
  • Light Is Good

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