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The following are fictional characters from Disney's 1940 film Fantasia. The list excludes Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, as no characters actually appear in that and The Pastoral Simphony since all the characters there have individual articles. Characters in this list are sorted by the segment in which they appear.

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The Fairies

The Fairies are tiny creatures that seem to have control over nature. There are different types of them to control over each season (i.e. spring, bright colors; summer, green; autumn, orange; winter, white). They appear in the form of tiny women with a single color on them according to their abilities, with leathery wings. They seem to be completely naked.

The Dancing Mushrooms

The Dancing Mushrooms appear when some of the fairies crash into each other, causing some magic dust to fall on the mushrooms, causing them to come to life. They do a little dance until the magic dust ends and they become normal mushrooms once again. Their appearance resembles traditional Chinese farmers. They also appear in some Disneyland shows.

The Dancing Flowers

The Dancing Flowers play a similar role to that of the Dancing Mushrooms, coming to life due to the fairies' magic. They dance until they become normal flowers again. The males are roses while the females are tulips.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse is the name of Yen Sid's apprentice.

Yen Sid

Yen Sid
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First appearance Fantasia
Created by Fred Moore.

Yen Sid is the powerful sorcerer in The Sorcerer's Apprentice, 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 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.

Yen Sid serves as the sorcerer under whom Mickey Mouse is an apprentice. After execute 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 as he leaves his hat behind. From there, Mickey takes the hat and uses its magic to bring a broom to life to finish chore of bringing water in from the well. However, Mickey does not know how to control the powers, and the entire tower is flooded. At the end of the segment, 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 Yen Sid takes back his hat and sends Mickey back to his chores after using the broom to send him off.

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 after marked Yen Sid's first speaking role in his appearances prior, being voiced for the 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. Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather, the three good fairies from Sleeping Beauty, also disappear after seeing Maleficent return to power. Yen Sid appears in the prequel to the game series, Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep.

According to a recent issue of Game Informer, Yen Sid appears in the upcoming video game Epic Mickey as the creator of a pen-and-paper world for all of Disney's forgotten creations to reside in, including Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.[1]

The Broomsticks

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 was 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 a million 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. They also make a cameo appearience as one of the toons, in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.They make a cameo in Kingdom Hearts II as servents in Disney Caslte

The Rite of Spring

The Tyrannosaurus Rex

The Tyranosauros Rex is the antagonist of The Rite of Spring. His appearance consists of chasing the dinosaurs, trying to catch one. He succeeds and catches a stegosaurus.

The Stegosaurus

The Stegosaurus is the Tyrannosaurus Rex's prey. After a brief fight, the Stegosaurus gets caught by the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Intermission/Meet the Soundtrack

The Soundtrack

The 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.

Dance of the Hours

Madame Upanova

Madame Upanova is a fictional character, who appeared for the first in Disney's (1940) film Fantasia. She's an anthropomorphic pink dressed Ostrich who is the leader of the Ostrich ballet dancing group and the first one to wake up. As she feeds some Ostriches some fruit, she tries to eat the grapes.

Madame Upanova makes a cameo appearance in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. She also is featured in Disneyworld and Disneyland. The girl named Kimberly (whose middle name is April and last name is Jordan) chooses this character to be part of a Chloë Agnew fan fiction which is titled "Chloë Agnew's Trip" and she will be voiced by Russi Taylor according to one of her posts.

The Ostriches

The Ostriches wear blue bows that match their ballet slippers. 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 and dance until they fight for a grape. They are then scared by the waking up of the Hippopotamus. In the climax they're found by the aligators and are forced to dance.

Hyacinth Hippo

Hyacinth Hippo is the main protagonist, along with Ben Ali Gator, in Dance of the Hours. She first appears coming out of a fountain, and eating the grape the Ostriches had been fighting before. After she dances with her friends, she gets tired and falls asleep. She sleeps until she gets woken up by Ben Ali Gator. She gets scared by him in the beginning, but eventually she falls in love with him. She is the only hippo to wear yellow.

Hyacinth Hippo makes a cameo appearance in Who Framed Roger Rabbit as one of the toons. As she sits on the bench, it literally breaks.

The Hippopotamuses

The Hippopotamuses are Hyacinth Hippo's servants. After Hyacinth Hippo awakes, they help her get dressed in her ballerina dress. When Hyacinth Hippo falls asleep they help her get into a bed, then they leave the stage. They then are found by the Aligators and are forced to dance.

The Hippopotamuses have a cameo appearance in Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas, in which they're trying to help Daisy be the champion in ice skating. At the climax they ice skate with the aligators.

Elephanchine

Elephanchine is a fictional character in Disney's Fantasia. She's an anthropomorphic elephant. She looks just like the other elephants, so you never actually know if it's Elephanchine doing something or it's just one of her elephants. An elephant presumbly Elephanchine, is once seen blowing a bubble with a fish inside, much to her surprise.

The Elephants

The Elephants play a similar role to that of the Ostriches, only that they dance making bubbles. They then get blown away by the wind. They are later on found by the aligators. They have the ability to blow bubbles through their trunks.

Ben Ali Gator

Ben Ali Gator is the main protagonist, along with Hyacinth Hippo and the prince of the aligators, in Dance of the Hours. He is in love with Hyacinth Hippo.

He is first seen jumping down a column and scaring away the aligators. When he sees Hyacinth Hippo he falls in love with her. But she instead is afraid of him and runs away, it is then seen he's chasing Hyacinth Hippo, trying to conquer her love. She finally as well falls in love with him, the two then join the others in dancing.

He seems to be very strong, since he can lift Hyacinth Hippo with two arms.

The Aligators

The Aligators are presumably Ben Ali Gator's helpers. In the climax of Dance of the Hours, they find all the other animals, and force them to dance. When they appear for the first time, they are seen with a folded cape around them, similar to vampires. They seem to keep their cape until Ben Ali Gator falls on the fountain. They then partner up with the Hippopotamuses, Ostriches and Elephants.

Just like the Hippopotamuses, The Aligators 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 then ice skate with the Hippopotamuses.

Night on Bald Mountain/Ave Maria

Chernabog

Chernabog
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Chernabog atop Bald Mountain
First appearance Fantasia (1940)
Created by Walt Disney Pictures

Chernabog is a massive nocturnal demon who holds power over various restless souls. He serves as the main antagonist of this segment. 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.

Chernabog is first seen when he awakes on top of Bald Mountain. It is Walpurgis Night and, using the powers of darkness, he raises ghosts and monsters from a nearby town with a cemetery. 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. Chernabog is at the height of his power until he hears the tolling of the Angelus Bell; he is then forced to return to Hell 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 appears as the Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, evokes to fight Mickey Mouse. In both versions, his role in Fantasmic! is similar to his role in Fantasia, with him summoning ghosts. In the end, Mickey defeats Chernabog along with the other villains with his imagination. As in Fantasia, he still has no speaking dialogue, but growls, cackles, and screams during his appearances in the show. 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, and flinging balls of fire. "Night on Bald Mountain" serves as the music during this boss battle in the North American and Final Mix version of the game, making him the only Disney villain in the game to have his own unique boss music.

Chernabog is also seen as a guest in Disney's House of Mouse where he is voiced by Corey Burton. Here, he is more comic relief than an actual villain. In one particular episode, he sheepishly admits to Clarabelle Cow that he's afraid of the dark. However this conflicts with another episode, in which, during a blackout, he admits that he's "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, and he is likely to return in the third installment of the series.

The spirits and demons

The spirits and demons wake up every night at Bald Mountain by Chernabog's shadow.

Fantasia 2000 characters

The following are fictional characters from Disney's 1999 sequel Fantasia 2000. This list excludes characters from segments of the original film.

Symphony No. 5

The Butterflies and The Bats

The Butterflies and The Bats fly in a world half light and half darkness, until it's finally conquered by light.

Pines of Rome

The Whale Calf

The Whale Calf is separated from his parents when he's trapped in an iceberg, later finding his way out with his mother's help. Just like his parents, the calf can fly.

The Hunchback Whales

The Hunchback Whales look like normal whales in the beginning, but then they are able to fly due to a supernova.

Rhapsody in Blue

The Bilder

The Bilder is one of the characters who wishes for a better life. He wishes to be a Jazz music player.

The Little Girl

The Little Girl also wishes for a better life. She wishes to be more time with her parents.

The Red-Haired Man

The Red-Haired Man also wishes for a better life. He wishes to be free from his wife, who treets him as a servant.

The Poor Man

The Poor Man also wishes for a better life. He wishes to have more money.

The Red-Haired Man's Wife

The Red-Haired Man's Wife treats her husband as a servant, in the end she gets accidentally lifted up a hook by the Poor Man.

Piano Concerto No. 2, Allegro, Opus 102

The Tin Soldier

The Tin Soldier is based on Hans Christian Andersen's Tin Soldier. In the film he falls in love with the ballerina. 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. Eventually some fishermen fished the fish which swallowed the tin soldier. Occasionally the fish is bought by the mother of the owner of the tin soldier. The soldier falls out of the fish's mouth and in front of his owner who brings him back to his room. The Soldier saves the ballerina from the Jack in the Box. But before the soldier could kiss the ballerina midnight is over and they become normall toys again.

The Ballerina

The Ballerina is based on Hans Christian Andersen's character. In the film a Jack in the Box falls in love with her but she rejects him, but appreciates the Tin Soldier who's also in love with her. After the Jack in the box throws the soldier out of the window, she gets angry at him and rejects him even more. She's then saved by the tin soldier.

The Jack In The Box

The Jack In The Box is the main antagonist of the segment. In the film, he is first seen waking up at midnight and falling in love with the ballerina. When she rejects him, but accepts instead the tin soldier who's also in love with her, Jack in the Box gets mad. In a rage of madness he throws the soldier out of the window. Then he tries to convince the ballerina to fall in love with him, but fails dramatically. When the soldier came back, and tried to save the ballerina, Jack In The Box tried to kill the tin soldier in a sword fight, but ended up falling into the burning chimney to his death.

Carnival of the Animals, Finale

The Yo-Yo Flamingo

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, though he keeps a set of spares.

The Flamingos

The Flamingos try to take away a lazy member of their group's yo-yo. They manage to reach their goal but the flamingo ties them up in the string of another yo-yo.

Noah's Ark (Pomp and Circumstance - Marches 1, 2, 3 and 4)

Donald Duck

Donald Duck is Noah's assistant, and the protagonist of this segment.

Daisy Duck

Daisy Duck is Donald's girlfriend.

Noah

Noah is based on the Biblical figure. He is first seen calling all the animal couples in the world to enter the ark. Then his seen patting Donald Duck's head in the climax of the segment.

The Animal Couples

The Animal Couples are called by Noah to enter the ark before the land gets flooded.

Firebird Suite

The Spring goddess

The Spring goddess is a green woman-like sprite that has control over nature. Wherever she goes, life grows around her except the firebird's mountain. When she explores the mountain, she angers the firebird, who destroys 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 regains her power and restores life to the land, including the mountain.

The Elk

The Elk is first seen breathing into an ice block which melts and turns into the Spring goddess. Then he brings her back to life after the firebird destroyed her.

The Firebird

The Firebird is the main antagonist in that sequence. He's first woken up by The Spring goddess in a volcano. Angry for being woken by the Spring goddess, he tries to destroy her. He succeeds in his task but not before he completely destroyed the forest.

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Template:DisneyChar Chernabog is a fictional character who appears in the Night on Bald Mountain segment of Walt Disney's Fantasia (1940). He is a massive nocturnal demon who holds power over various restless souls. He is considered among the most visually impressive characters appearing in Disney's films along with the most malevolent of all Disney Villains, and has made appearances in several Disney-related media. Despite the fact that his segment of the movie didn't last very long, Chernabog was a horrifying character, especially among younger audiences. His name is taken from Chernobog, an evil 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."

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Fantasia

Chernabog is first seen when he awakes on top of Bald Mountain. It is Walpurgis Night and, using the powers of darkness, he raises ghosts and monsters from a nearby town with a cemetery. He then also summons fire and makes the ghosts and the other creatures in his control, dance and fly around, much to his delight before he throws them into the volcanic pit and resurrects them as demons. Chernabog is at the height of his power but he is crippled when he hears the tolling of the Angelus Bell. He is then forced to cower when the morning arrives; it leads into a musical rendition of the Ave Maria, symbolizing the triumph of life over death.

Theme park appearances

Fantasmic!

In Disney theme parks, he appears as one of the 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 appears as one of the villains the Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, evokes to fight Mickey Mouse. In both versions, his role in Fantasmic! is similar to his role in Fantasia, with him summoning ghosts. In the end, Mickey defeats the villains with his imagination, and Chernabog is destroyed along with the other villains. As in Fantasia, he still has no speaking dialogue, but growls, cackles, and screams during his appearances in the show.

SpectroMagic

He also appears as a parade float in SpectroMagic at the Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida. His float is a volcano, which unfolds to reveal Chernabog.

Once Upon a Dream Parade

Chernabog appears on the fifth parade float of Once Upon a Dream Parade in Disneyland Park in Disneyland Resort Paris. He sits on top of his mountain, surrounded by other villains such as Maleficent, Hades and Scar.

Other appearances

Kingdom Hearts

Chernabog appeared in the Disney/Square Enix crossover game Kingdom Hearts as a powerful surprise boss who ruled over the "End Of The World", serving as the fight before Ansem. His role and motivations are unknown; he receives no dialogue, and is neglected to be given an entry in the game's journal. Chernabog attacks by breathing fire, invoking an eruption from the mountain he stands in, summoning spirits to attack Sora, and flinging balls of fire. "Night on Bald Mountain" serves as the music during this boss battle in the North American version of the game, making him the only Disney villain in the game to have his own unique boss music. It should also be noted that Chernabog's legs are shown in this game to be partially buried in the mountain. The fire in the mountain goes all the way up to his upper legs, though he can cause it to surround him in a huge eruption.

Chernabog remains one of only three characters in Kingdom Hearts that does not appear as a journal entry, alongside Anti-Sora (KH only) and Cleo from Pinocchio.

Disney's House of Mouse

Chernabog is also seen as a guest in Disney's House of Mouse where he is voiced by Corey Burton. Here, he is more of a provider of comic relief than an actual villain, often making statements unexpected of such an intimidating creature. In one particular episode, he sheepishly admits to Clarabelle Cow that he's afraid of the dark. However this conflicts with another episode, in which, during a blackout, he admits that he "kind of likes the dark". In the Mickey's House of Villains direct-to-DVD movie, 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 Rite of Spring segment from Fantasia. 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.

The Kingdom Keepers: Disney at Dawn

Chernabog makes an appearance in the second book of The Kingdom Keepers series, Disney at Dawn. 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 the evil fairy, Maleficent, and flies out of the man made 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, and he is likely to return in the third installment of the series.

Vault Disney Intro

During the intro to the now-defunct Vault Disney time slot, Chernabog could be seen coming out of Bald Mountain and spreading his wings.

Disney's Halloween Treat

Chernabog appears in a shortened version of the Night on Bald Mountain sequence from Fantasia in Disney's Halloween Treat.

Effects on modern culture

Because of his domineering place among Disney villains, Chernabog has received reference in pop culture, including:

  • In the Nostalgia Critic's Top 11 Disney Villains list, Chernabog is the Number 1 Greatest Disney villain of all time due to being, according to the critic, The Devil himself.
  • Chernabog's impressive appearance has inspired many villains, such as Lucifer from Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne or Black Doom's final form, Devil Doom, in Shadow the Hedgehog.
  • In the Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Mandy has a dream (after eating spoiled pizza) where she is Chernabog.
  • In the Rocko's Modern Life episode "Sugar Frosted Frights", Filburt turns into a crazed parody of Chernabog after consuming copious amounts of candy after a life of never eating candy.
  • In the video game Chromehounds, there is a decal for the hound that bears a striking resembelance to the Chernabog

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