List of Disney's Fantasia characters

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The following are fictional characters from Disney's 1940 film Fantasia, and its 1999 sequel Fantasia 2000. Characters in this list are sorted by the film and segment in which they appear. The names of some characters including the original ones are never mentioned in the programs.

Notable characters[edit]

Mickey Mouse[edit]

Main article: Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse is Yen Sid's apprentice in the The Sorcerer's Apprentice segment. Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer's Apprentice has become such an iconic role for the character that he is regularly depicted as such in the Disney parks. Mickey is seen wearing his famous red wizard's robe and blue sorcerer's hat in numerous parades as well as in the nighttime spectacular Fantasmic! at both Disneyland and Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World. The sorcerer's hat is also an official symbol of Disney's Hollywood Studios and also is involved heavily in the plot of Mickey's Philharmagic at The Magic Kingdom. A very large version of the hat is also seen at the entrance of the Disney Animation building at the Disney Studios in Burbank, California (and can be easily seen from both Riverside Drive and the 134 Freeway). Walt Disney Home Entertainment, Disney's home video sales division featured "Sorcerer Mickey" on its covers starting from its inception in 1980. The 1986-2000 Walt Disney Home Video logo and the 1988–1994 Walt Disney Classics logos also featured Sorcerer Mickey. Furthermore, Sorcerer Mickey serves as the logo for Walt Disney Imagineering, the subsidiary of the company responsible for designing the Disney parks and resorts.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice was the only sequence from the original film carried over into Fantasia 2000.

A comic adaptation of The Sorcerer's Apprentice was featured in Mickey Mouse Adventures #9, published by Disney Comics at the time of the film's 50th anniversary.

Yen Sid[edit]

Yen Sid
First appearance Fantasia (1940)
Created by Fred Moore
Voiced by Michael Rye (The Wonderful World of Disney

Yen Sid is the powerful sorcerer in Fantasia, appearing as an old man with a long beard and robes that extended to the floor. The nickname ("Disney" spelled backwards) was given by Disney animators, as the sorcerer in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment of Fantasia had no onscreen name, nor does the character in the original Goethe poem "Der Zauberlehrling", the inspiration for the music piece by Paul Dukas. Film historians believed Fred Moore added the same sized nose as Walt Disney's nose, and even added the same eyebrow length as Walt Disney's eyebrows.

Yen Sid serves as the sorcerer under whom Mickey Mouse is an apprentice. After executing a series of spells of summoning light out of a skull, changing its appearance as Mickey witnessed it while in the middle of his chores, Yen Sid decides to take a rest and he leaves his hat behind. From there, Mickey takes the hat and uses its magic to bring a broom to life to finish the chore of bringing water in from the well. However, Mickey does not know how to stop the magic now that it has been activated, and after he falls asleep, the entire basement is flooded. Thankfully, Yen Sid reappears, and uses his innate magical powers to recede the waters and undo the spell that caused the problem in the first place. From there, a disappointed (yet slightly amused) Yen Sid takes back his hat and broom and sends Mickey back to finish his chores after using the broom to send him off.

In the 1971 episode of the Wonderful World of Disney, known as Disney on Parade, Yen Sid (incorrectly referred to as Merlin), makes a breif appearance chastisizing Mickey being the host of the show and tests his abilities. This leads to a reprise of the sequence with Mickey performing even greater feats of magic bestowed upon him. In this appearance, Yen Sid was voiced by the late Michael Rye.

Yen Sid appears in the Disney/Square Enix video game series Kingdom Hearts, maintaining his role as Mickey's magical mentor with Donald Duck and Goofy showing him tremendous respect. The game series marked Yen Sid's first consistent speaking role in his appearances prior, being voiced by Corey Burton in English, and Takashi Inagaki in Japanese. Yen Sid first appears in Kingdom Hearts II, based at his tower near Twilight Town. He is targeted to be turned into a Heartless by Pete, but thanks to Sora's efforts the Heartless never even get near him. Yen Sid enables Sora to once more know of the existence of Organization XIII, directing him to Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather who provide him with new clothes, as well as a new method to travel to worlds through routes opened by the Keyblade. He also gives the characters their Gummi Ship, which they had been without since the events of the first Kingdom Hearts. He disappears afterwards and is not encountered for the rest of the game, seemingly abandoning his tower, which becomes overrun with Nobodies. It is revealed in the video game prequel, Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, that Yen Sid was once well versed in the Keyblade, and is familiar with Masters Xehanort and Eraqus. He alerts the latter to the threat of the Unversed, and provides counsel to Terra, Aqua, and Ventus throughout the game, and informs Aqua of Eraqus' demise at the hands of Xehanort and Terra. By the end of the game, he grants Mickey ownership of the Keyblade. In a secret ending exclusive to Re:coded, Yen Sid reveals that Master Xehanort will return thanks to the destruction of his Heartless and his Nobody, and "not a single one of him", and summons Riku and Sora to take a Mark of Mastery exam. During their exam in Dream Drop Distance, Yen Sid realizes he has underestimated Xehanort, as various incarnations of their enemy continuously confront the two boys. Yen Sid also arranges for Lea to undergo hastened training to become a Keyblade wielder with the help of Merlin and the Three Good Fairies. After Xehanort's return to life, Yen Sid only declares Riku as Keyblade Master, for awakening Sora. Yen Sid and Mickey plan to gather seven hearts of light to protect the Princesses of Heart from Xehanort's thirteen darknesses - it is implied that Kairi will undergo training with the Keyblade as well -acknowledging that avoiding another Keyblade War may be impossible.

Yen Sid also appears in the Epic Mickey games as both the narrator and as the creator of a pen-and-paper world for all of Disney's forgotten creations to reside in including Oswald the Lucky Rabbit before Mickey's unintentional actions turn it into the Wasteland. He will also appear in the upcoming Fantasia: Music Evolved where he will employ the player as his new apprentice.

Chernabog[edit]

Chernabog
First appearance Fantasia (1940)
Created by Walt Disney Pictures
Voiced by Corey Burton

Chernabog is the massive nocturnal devil in Night on Bald Mountain, who holds power over various restless souls. His name is taken from Chernobog, a deity of Slavic mythology; the name is Slavic for "black god". While officially a pagan god, it should also be noted that Chernabog might have originally been intended to be Satan: when "Night on Bald Mountain" appeared on the original Wonderful World of Disney, Walt Disney referred to Chernabog as "Satan himself." Deems Taylor also refers to Chernabog as "Satan" in the film.

Chernabog is first seen when he awakes on top of Bald Mountain, revealing himself to be the spire. It is Walpurgis Night and, using the powers of darkness, he raises ghosts, monsters, fire women, fleet of monstrous imps, blue satyrs, witches and demons from a nearby town with a cemetery. Ghosts of Criminals pass through the noose a second time, while others rise from a lake. He then also summons fire and makes the ghosts and the other creatures in his control dance and fly around, before he throws them into a volcanic pit and resurrects them as demons. He transforms the hellfire in his hand into various beings. Harpies fly around as the cavorting gets more chaotic, throwing unfortunate, deformed creatures into the multi-hued flames. Chernabog is at the height of his power, showing off in a display that sends a column of fire into the air, which returns to the chasm in a sheet of flame. An instant before continuing the demonic celebration, with the coming of the dawn Chernabog hears the tolling of the Angelus Bell; he is then forced to cover himself with his wings as the demons leap back down the pit, the ghosts return to their graves, and the dark ceremony ceases as morning arrives.

In Disney theme parks, he appears as one of the Disney Villains in both versions of the Fantasmic! nighttime spectacular at Disneyland in Anaheim, California and the Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida. Here he is summoned by the Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to fight Mickey Mouse. In both versions of Fantasmic! his role is similar to that in Fantasia, with him summoning ghosts. He has no spoken dialogue, but growls, cackles, and screams during his appearances in the show. In the end, Mickey defeats Chernabog along with the other villains with his imagination. He also appears in parade floats in Disney amusement parks.

Chernabog appeared in the Disney/Square Enix crossover game Kingdom Hearts as a surprise boss who rules over the "End of the World", serving as the fight before Ansem. Chernabog attacks by breathing fire, invoking an eruption from the mountain he stands in, summoning spirits to attack Sora, Donald and Goofy and flinging balls of fire. "Night on Bald Mountain" serves as the music during this boss battle in the North American, PAL and Final Mix version of the game, making him the only Disney villain in the game to have his own unique boss music. He returns in Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance as a boss fight in Riku's story in the Symphony of Sorcery world based upon Fantasia.

Chernabog is also seen as a guest in Disney's House of Mouse where he is voiced by Corey Burton. Here, we can see his legs. He is more than an actual villain. In one particular episode, he sheepishly admits to Clarabelle Cow that he is afraid of the dark and in another during a blackout, he admits that he is "kind of afraid of the dark". In one episode, he even reenacts a part of the Night on Bald Mountain segment before Pete tries to push him (and Bald Mountain) away with a bulldozer, which provokes the evil spirits that chase the selfish cat out of the club. In the Mickey's House of Villains direct-to-DVD film, he is shown to have some sort of relationship with Maleficent's dragon form, stating (during the song) that he loves her work. They are seen again together shortly before Mickey's fight with Jafar, during the sequence that parodies the The Rite of Spring segment.

Chernabog makes an appearance in Disney at Dawn, the second book of The Kingdom Keepers series. Though he is mentioned numerous times throughout, his major role is at the end of the book, where it is revealed that he has been trapped by Disney Imagineers in the form of the Yeti in the Disney's Animal Kingdom attraction Expedition Everest. He is freed by Maleficent, and flies out of the mountain, before escaping capture and escaping from the park. In a cliffhanger ending, it is reported he and Maleficent have most likely taken shelter in MGM Studios. In the fifth installment of the series.

A painting of Chernabog can be seen in the Lonesome Manor Foyer in Epic Mickey and he also appears in the film reel segments based upon his segment in Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two.

Other Fantasia characters[edit]

This section excludes Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, as no characters actually appear in that segment.

Nutcracker Suite[edit]

  • The Fairies are tiny creatures that have control over nature. There are different types of them to control over each season. They appear in the form of tiny women with a single color on them according to their abilities, with leathery wings. They are completely naked like the cupids in The Pastoral Symphony. They have different types. The first are the Dewdrop Fairies, who make dewdrops in flowers and webs and have different colors (pink, red, green, emerald with yellow, blue and orange) when they are dancing the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, the first dance of the segment. The other types of fairies are the Summer Fairies, who are green and change spring to summer. After they have woken up and gone away another type, the Autumn Fairies, who are orange and grey and change summer to autumn, make the leaves fall and change color. Next are the ice blue coloured Frost Fairies who wake up, turning autumn to winter, icing the lakes and rivers. The last are the Snowflake Fairies who have pale color skin and wear crowns. Around their bodies they wear a snowflake and fall to earth, making snow. The fairies of summer, autumn and winter dance the Waltz of the Flowers, which is the last dance of this segment.
  • Hop Low and the Dancing Mushrooms A charming dance sequence of six mushrooms plus an adorably tiny featured mushroom that is out of step with the rest of the group and steals the show. Although all characters in the Nutcracker Suite are nameless, this smallest mushroom has been referred to as Hop Low. They are dancing the Chinese Dance with Hop Low always doing the wrong moves. The Chinese Mushrooms make a cameo appearance in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Hop Low's name is never mentioned in the program but mentioned in the film's theatrical trailer and also gave to Hop Low the nickname Dopey of the mushrooms.
  • The Dancing Flowers (based on the blossoms) play a similar role to that of the Dancing Mushrooms, coming to life due to the fairies' magic. They are dancing the Dance of the Reed Flutes. These flowers dancing in a river leading by a white flower (the others are pink, orange, yellow and blue)and make a circle around it. Finally all fall from a water fall and make bubbles.
  • The Goldfish. They do not strictly dance, but swim around accompanied by the music. They are dancing the Arabian Dance. The goldfish in the beginning is alone but later many other different colored (pink, red and yellow with blue spots) and in the end all together finish with tail moves by making bubbles.
  • The Dancing Thistles and the Dancing Orchids perform the Russian Dance. The Dancing Thistles take the form of Cossacks and the Dancing Orchids take the form of peasant girls. In the beginning many thisles with different color series (white, pink, rose, red, orange and yellow) dancing and after dancing the orchids again with color series (white, pink, yellow, blue, violet and orange) and finally the thistles and the orchids dancing in couples and turn in their normal form. They are seen on the wallpaper of a Toontown hotel in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice[edit]

  • The Broomsticks appear because of Mickey's magic. When Mickey tries to do one of the wizard's spells by making a broomstick come to life and to get arms, the broomstick is supposed to do Mickey's job; however, Mickey's magic seems to get out of control. Mickey tries to stop it by smashing it with an axe. The remaining pieces of the broomstick all turn into additional broomsticks. They flood the house until the magic is stopped by Yen Sid. The Broomsticks also made cameo appearances in Disney's House of Mouse, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and the Kingdom Hearts video game series. They also appear followed by a gigantic one in Mickey's Philharmagic. A blotling version of them, known as Sweepers, appeared in Epic Mickey and the broomsticks themselves make cameos, both in the transition levels based on Fantasia and in the credits of the game. The broomsticks also appeared in Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two.

The Rite of Spring[edit]

Intermission/Meet the Soundtrack[edit]

  • Soundtrack is said to be the film's soundtrack. The Soundtrack takes the appearance of a white string instrument-like being. Apparently it can make any sound in the world, changing its appearance to match the sound it makes. The instruments are a harp, a violin, a flute, a trumpet, a bassoon, and percussion.

The Pastoral Symphony[edit]

  • Bacchus is the god of wine. The mythological creatures in this segment gather for a bacchanal to honor him. He is followed by the Zebra Centaurettes and Bacchus goes in his throne (which tumbles with him in it) and afterwards, starts to pine for the centaurettes. His celebrations stop when Zeus throws bolts at him and Jacchus but a bolt hits the wine tank and Bacchus happily starts to drink the wine.
  • Jacchus is Bacchus's unicorn donkey. He is Bacchus's pet and is with him everywhere. He was, like Bacchus, attacked by Zeus's thunderbolts.
  • The Centaurs are creatures half horse and half man. They are waiting for the Centaurettes and after they arrive, go out to find their fiancees
  • Brudus is a black-haired blue centaur with purple horse legs. His name is never mentioned in the program.
  • The Centaurettes are female centaurs created exclusively for the segment and the lovers of the centaurs. They appear to have characteristics of the Disney Princesses and (as Snow White was the only Princess around at the time) may even have inspired the designs of all the later Princesses.
  • Melinda is a blonde-haired blue centaurette with pigtails decorated in pink bows. She also wears colorful flowers around her breasts and waist. Her legs are darker than her skin and her tail is a little darker than her hair from her head. Lured by the three cupids who play the horns, she first sees Brudus and begins to fall in love with him. Her name is never mentioned in the program.
  • Sunflower and Otika are little black centaurette girls with black pony bodies. Their appearance resembles a European American in blackface with exaggerated facial features and a stereotyped black female hair style, a common comic caricature of the time. By contemporary standards such depictions are considered racist and they have been edited out of the film since the 1969 re-release.
  • The Zebra Centaurettes are centaurettes half zebra and half African Amazon. They are followers of Bacchus. Despite the editing out of Sunflower and Otika, these characters have remained in the film even after the 1969 re-release
  • The Cupids are winged baby-like creatures and followers of Aphrodite the goddess of love. They also assist the Centaurettes.
  • The Fauns are horned creatures half goat and half man and love to play flute.
  • Iris, Apollo, Morpheus and Diana are Olympian Gods. Iris is the goddess of the Rainbow, she has a cloak with the rainbow and covers the sky with it, Apollo is the god of the Sun and music, he carries the sun with his fiery sun chariot, Morpheus is the god of the Night and sleep who covers the sunset sky with his cloak of night, as Diana the goddess of the Moon and hunting uses the crescent of the new moon as a bow. And with her arrow of fire creates the stars all over the night sky.
  • Pegasus and family are winged horses like Pegasus and have a family, the members have different colors (the Father Pegasus is black, the Mother Pegasus is white and the Baby Pegasi are pink, blue, orange, yellow and black). Along with them appeared a lot of other pegasi. The black Baby Pegasus makes a cameo in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
  • Zeus is the king of all the gods. He is the controller of the weather and appears to throw thunderbolts at the bacchanal attendees just for fun, who eventually gets tired and bored near the end.
  • Vulcan, is the blacksmith of the gods and creates Zeus' thunderbolts.
  • The Unicorns are horse-like creatures with a horn on their head and are good friends with the fauns. One of the unicorns can be spotted during the final scene of Who Framed Roger Rabbit with the other Toontown inhabitants.

Dance of the Hours[edit]

  • Madame Upanova (sometimes known as Mademoiselle Upanova) is an anthropomorphic pink dressed Ostrich who is the leader of the Ostrich ballet dancing group and the first one to wake up. Her eyelids are purple in the animation and pink (just like her bow and ballerina slippers) in the clip art. According to the old poster, her bow is green and her ballet slippers are yellow. As she feeds some Ostriches some fruit, she tries to eat the grapes she holds in her beak. Her name is never mentioned in the program. Madame Upanova makes two cameo appearances in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. First she walks to the Maroon Cartoons Studio door, giving Eddie Valiant the cold shoulder as she passes him, and finally, her second one is being one of the group of toons in the final scene. She also is featured in Disney World and Disneyland. She appears in the TV show called House of Mouse where she is voiced by Tress MacNeille. In episode 11, she is seen ducking her head in the three-layered cake with a cherry on top of it she has ordered when Pumbaa is about to sneeze. Her name is a pun on the phrase "up and over". Although she is a female, she has the appearance of a male ostrich.
  • The Ostrich class wears blue bows that match their ballet slippers (Taylor described the ostriches as wearing "costumes to suggest the delicate light of dawn"). There are officially ten of them and they dance in the morning and then in the night. They appear in the beginning of Dance of the Hours and then in the climax. In the beginning they wake up in the morning warming up while one of them ties her ballet slippers and dance until they fight for a bunch of purple grapes that Madame Upanova chooses for herself. They all are then scared by the waking up of the Hippopotamus. In the climax they're found by the alligators and are forced to dance by allowing them to ride on their backs. They have the same appearance just like Madame Upanova does.
  • Hyacinth Hippo first appears coming out of a fountain and eats the grapes the Ostriches had been fighting over. She dries herself up by shaking. After she dances with her friends, she gets tired and falls asleep. She continues to sleep (oblivious to any and all floating bubbles and other large animals) until she is woken by Ben Ali Gator. At first she is scared and bashful, but over the course of a minute of dancing she falls in love with him. She is the only hippo to wear yellow with a brown complexion. Voiced by Tress MacNeille, Hyacinth Hippo makes two cameo appearances in Who Framed Roger Rabbit as one of the toons. She also makes a cameo appearance in "Disney's Bonkers" in Season 2; Episode 32, "Cartoon Cornered", having a small dance with Sergeant Grating followed by his enemy who tears her tutu off his waist. She is featured in Disney World and Disneyland as a pink hippo with a tutu, a pair of ballet slippers and a bow colored blue. Her name is never mentioned in the program but is said by Minnie Mouse in House of Mouse.
  • The Hippopotamus servants are Hyacinth Hippo's maids and all wear pink (Taylor described the hippos as being "dressed to represent the brilliant light of noon day"). They dance during the afternoon. After she wakes, they help her into her ballerina dress. When she falls asleep they help her get onto a bed, then they leave the stage. In the final scene they are found by the Alligators and forced to dance. The Hippopotami have a cameo appearance in Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas, in which they try to help Daisy Duck be the champion in ice skating. At the climax they ice skate with the Alligators.
  • Elephanchine is an anthropomorphic elephant. She looks just like the other elephants, so it is never known if it is Elephanchine doing something or it is just one of her elephants. An elephant, presumably Elephanchine, is once seen blowing a bubble with a fish inside, much to her own surprise. Similarly, another elephant gets a bubble stuck on her left foot. Her name is never mentioned in the program.
  • The Elephant partners wear pink Mary Jane ballet slippers (The elephants were described by Taylor as wearing "costumes that suggest the delicate tones of early evening"). They dance during the evening. They also play a similar role to that of the Ostriches, only that they dance making bubbles. They then get blown away by the wind—quite a feat for animals their size. They are later found by the Alligators. They have the ability to blow bubbles through their trunks.
  • Ben Ali Gator is the prince of the Alligators who wears a feather on his hat. He is first seen taking his cape off, jumping off a column and scaring away the Alligators. When he sees the sleeping Hippo he falls in love with her on the spot. They playfully begin a chase which escalates to the final dance. He makes a cameo appearance in Disney's Bonkers in the season 2 episode "Cartoon Cornered", in which he scares Sergeant Grating away. His name is never mentioned in the program.
  • The Alligator rivals, in the climax of Dance of the Hours, find all the other animals and force them to dance. When they appear for the first time during the night, they are seen with folded capes wrapped around them, similar to vampires (Taylor describes the alligators as being "all in black, the sombre hours of the night"). They keep themselves shrouded until Hyacinth tries to escape into the columns and they block her. They then partner up with the Hippopotami, Ostriches, and Elephants. Just like the Hippopotami, The Alligators have a cameo appearance in Disney's Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas. They try to help Minnie Mouse be the champion in ice skating. At the climax they ice skate with the Hippopotami.

Night on Bald Mountain/Ave Maria[edit]

  • The Monks are the small people with lighted torches who move in a procession while crossing the meadow, going over a bridge and through the woods until the crack of dawn arrives with a beautiful sunrise and the sun's rays appearing from behind a far away hill as the choir sings the last chords of the Ave Maria showing that good always conquers over evil.

Fantasia 2000 characters[edit]

This section excludes The Sorcerer's Apprentice as it was carried-over from the original film.

Symphony No. 5[edit]

  • The Butterflies and the Bats fly in a world half light and half darkness, until it is finally conquered by light. One of the butterflies had been bitten on the wing by a bat and is unable to fly faster, another is chased by the bats until he reunites with the butterflies. The butterflies themselves resemble various colorful triangles while the bats are shaped as re-entrant polygons.

Pines of Rome[edit]

  • The Humpback whale Calf is an excellent jumper. He is separated from his parents when he is trapped in an iceberg he dove into to get away from the angry flock of seagulls, later finding his way out with his mother's help. Just like his parents, the calf can fly. He is very scared of lightning.

Rhapsody in Blue[edit]

  • Duke the Builder, is one of the characters who wishes for a better life. He wishes to be a jazz drummer. His job was to drive rivets into girders. In the end, he quits and makes his wish comes true, while in the process inadvertently making the wishes of the other characters who wish for better lives come true, he is now a drummer in a jazz band.
  • Rachel the Little Girl, also wishes for a better life. She wishes to spend more time with her parents rather than going to her many lessons (ballet, choir, swimming, art, gymnastics, tennis, piano, and violin). In the end, when her ball falls onto the middle of a busy street and she tries to get it, Duke accidentally makes the ball get the attention of her parents; afraid that their daughter would get run over, they grab her just in time. After that, she gets her wish and gets to spend more time with her parents.
  • Alex the Red-Haired Man With Glasses, also wishes for a better life. He wishes to be free from his wife, who treats him as a servant. In the end, a hook controlled by Jobless Joe accidentally lifted up Alex's wife, and Alex gets his wish and is last seen enjoying himself at the jazz club where Duke works.
  • Old Jobless Joe the Poor Man, also wishes for a better life. He wishes to have a job. Despite being poor, he is shown to be honest. After he finished his coffee and found himself unable to pay for it, a nearby man dropped a coin from his jacket sleeve. Joe tried to get his attention, but failed and then left the coin as payment for his coffee. On another occasion he found an apple that fell off of its stand. He was about to put it back, but a police man, thinking he was trying to steal it, chased him off. Then the police man himself steals the apple. Suddenly, in the end Joe takes Duke's job when he catches Duke's jackhammer, causing the foreman to think Joe works the night shift and is now a construction worker.
  • Alex's Wife treats her husband as a servant and only seems to care about her puppy (for example, while at the pet store, she piled a lot of products on Alex and made him pay the bill), in the end she and her puppy are accidentally lifted up by a hook controlled by Jobless Joe.
  • The Nanny takes Rachel to her different lessons and goes after Rachel when she runs after her ball. When Rachel is saved by her parents from getting run over, the Nanny faints.
  • George Gershwin has a cameo as a pianist at the music building where Rachel takes lessons. This portrayal is based on the Al Hirschfeld caricature of Gershwin.

Piano Concerto No. 2, Allegro, Opus 102[edit]

  • The Tin Soldier is based on Hans Christian Andersen's Tin Soldier. He is shown to be uncomfortable that he has only one leg (half his left leg is missing) while the other four soldiers have two. He spots the Ballerina standing on one leg (though the leg that was raised was obscured by her skirt) and falls in love with her. He is then thrown out of the window and into a waste pipe by a jealous Jack in the Box. The waste pipe leads him into the sea, there he is swallowed by a fish. The fish is caught and coincidentally bought by the mother of the young boy. The soldier falls out of the fish's mouth in front of his owner, who brings him back to the toy room. The Soldier defeats the Jack in the Box, but before the soldier can kiss the Ballerina, morning comes and they become normal toys again.
  • The Ballerina is based on Hans Christian Andersen's character, but is made of porcelain instead of paper, and she has two legs. In the film a Jack in the Box falls in love with her but she rejects him, instead favoring the Tin Soldier who is also in love with her. After the Jack in the Box throws the Soldier out of the window, she gets angry at him and refuses to have anything at all to do with him. She is finally saved by the Tin Soldier.
  • The Jack in the Box is first seen waking up at midnight and falling in love with the Ballerina. When she rejects him, he becomes angry. Then the Tin Soldier comes, also in love, and the Ballerina accepts him. In a fit of rage, the Jack in the Box attacks and uses a large toy boat to knock the Soldier out the window. Then, he tries to woo the Ballerina but fails dramatically and comically. When the Soldier comes back, the Jack in the Box fights him with a sword, but ends up falling into the fireplace.

Carnival of the Animals, Finale[edit]

  • The Yo-Yo Flamingo, likes playing with a yo-yo, and knows a lot of tricks. This habit irritates the other flamingos who try to take away his yo-yo; they managed to do so, but the yo-yo flamingo kept spares. He is seen in the House of Mouse where he is accidentally tied up in his own yo-yo string on the table.
  • The Snooty Flamingos pride themselves on uniformity and grace, wishing their other member to join the ranks and act the same. They are so frustrated by the yo-yo that they pecked the flamingo to the ground, took the yo-yo away, and tied it to a tree branch. Unfortunately for them, their nonconformist companion ties them up with one of his extras.

Noah's Ark (Pomp and Circumstance – Marches 1, 2, 3 and 4)[edit]

  • Donald Duck is Noah's assistant, whose job is that he's supposed to get the animals on board the ark before the land gets flooded.
  • Daisy Duck is Donald's girlfriend and Noah's second assistant.
  • Noah is based on the Biblical figure who built the Ark. He is first seen calling all the animal couples in the world to enter the ark and he puts Donald in charge of the ark and the animals. Then he is seen patting Donald Duck's head in the climax of the segment.
  • The Legendary creatures have cameo appearances and they are laughing at the Ark, the animals and Donald and Daisy duck which they're refusing to board Noah's Ark. These creatures are a Dragon, a Griffin and a Unicorn.

Firebird Suite[edit]

  • The Spring Sprite is a green woman-like spirit that has control over growing things. Wherever she goes plants sprout... except the Firebird's mountain. When she curiously explores it, she angers the firebird who attacks her and burns the forest. She is then brought back to life by the elk, but she is weakened and weeps over the destruction of the forest. Soon she discovers that her tears bring the spark of life back to the forest and she restores life to the land, including the mountain. Her appearance varies according to her surroundings. In the pool she is clear as glass, then as she goes about making things grow she is green, then she becomes pale, when she wakes from the ashes she is the same dull gray color as them, and she at last becomes blue when she sends a healing rain all over the earth.
  • The Elk is first seen breathing into an icy pool where the Spring Sprite has weathered the winter. Then he finds her after the Firebird destroys the forest. But as the story goes on he befriends the spring sprite and saves her at the end after the Firebird attacks.
  • The Firebird is woken up by the Spring Sprite in a volcano. Angry for being disturbed, he tries to destroy her. During his climax he spreads his fiery wings and descends on her while the forest burns to cinders all around.


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