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by Erik Anderson

 

July 18, 2018

Yen Sid

Yen Sid is a very mysterious and extremely powerful sorcerer. He can be seen in 'Fantasia,' 'Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse,' 'Fantasia 2000,' and his famous sorcerer hat makes a cameo in Walt Disney's 2010 film 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice' after the credits. He can also be seen in the television show 'House of Mouse' and I also remember seeing in a few different Disney specials when I was a kid. He can be found in the 'Kingdom Hearts' series, and the wildly popular 2010 Disney game 'Epic Mickey.' He can also be found in merchandise such as his hat, books and pins.

He lives in a very large and strange tower near Twilight Town according to the Kingdom Hearts games. He has many allies at his disposal including Mickey Mouse and all the forces of good. His enemies included all the Disney villains and other dark forces that want destroy everyone and everything. He uses magic to control his magic brooms and Mickey finds out the hard way how hard it is to control them.

*FUN FACT* A lot of people know this already, but I really enjoy this little fun find: Yen Sid is Disney spelled backwards. This is the reason I love Disney so much. They put so many easter eggs in everything and there attention to detail is unbelievable.

Yen Sid is a very tall, skinny, and elderly man. He wears a blue robe, a blue pointy sorcerer's hat with moons and stars on it, and has a very long gray beard. You can see a very large replica of this hat at Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World. Yen Sid is very wise, and is extremely strict and stern.

He was created by the Disney Legend Fred Moore, and after Fred's untimely passing was animated by Vladimir Tytla, and voiced by Corey Burton. A lot of people believe that Balthazar Blake in The Sorcerer's Apprentice is Yen Sid in live action form. Yen Sid was definitely the inspiration for Balthazar.

You can only spot Yen Sid references in a few places in a Disney theme park, with most of the references having to do with his famous sorcerer's hat. His statue can be seen at Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf, a large replica hat can be found at Hollywood Studios, his hat can also be found at Disneyland Paris as part of the Art of Disney Animation building, and his hat can also be seen in Mickey's Philharmagic at Walt Disney World. I would love to see Yen Sid be included during a scene for World of Color at Disneyland in the future. I think it would really add to an already amazing night time show.

 

Past Who's Who Wednesdays

Animated Film
     - Abu
     - Aladdin
     - Alice
     - Anna
     - Ariel
     - Arthur

     - Aurora
     - Baloo
     - Bambi
     - Basil of Baker Street 
     - Baymax
     - Beast    

     - Belle
     - Bernard
     - Brer Bear
     - Brer Fox
     - Brer Rabbit
     - Buzz Lightyear
     - Captain Hook

     - Carl Fredricksen
     - Casey
     - Chef Louis
     - Chernabog
     - Cheshire Cat
     - Chip 'n' Dale

     - Cinderella
     - Clara Cluck
     - Clarabelle Cow
     - Clayton
     - Cruella DeVil

     - Daisy Duck
     - Doc Hudson
     - Doctor Facilier
     - Donald Duck
     - Dopey
     - Dug

     - Dumbo
     - Dusty Crophopper
     - Eeyore
     - Elsa
     - Eric, Prince

     - Esmeralda
     - Evil Queen (Snow White)
     - Fairy Godmother
     - Fidget
     - Fix-It Felix, Jr.
     - Flik

     - Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather
     - Flounder
     - Flynn Rider
     - Friar Tuck
     - Gaston
     - Genie

     - Geppetto
     - Goofy
     - Gopher
     - Grumpy
     - Guido

     - Gus
     - Hades
     - Hank
     - Happy
     - Hercules
     - Hiro Hamada

     - Horace Horsecollar
     - Horned King
     - Hubert, Hamish, and Harris
     - Huey, Dewey, and Louie
     - Humphrey the Bear
     - Jafar
     - James P. Sullivan
     - Jane Porter

     - Jasmine
     - Jiminy Cricket
     - John Smith
     - Jose Carioca
     - Joy
     - Judge Claude Frollo
     - Judy Hopps

     - Kaa
     - King Louie
     - King Triton
     - Kronk
     - Kuzco


     - Lady
     - Lady Tremaine
     - Lewis Robinson
     - Li Shang
     - Lightning McQueen

     - Lilo
     - Lonesome Ghosts
     - Lumiere
     - Mack
     - The Mad Doctor
     - Mad Hatter
     - Madam Mim

     - Magic Mirror
     - Maleficent
     - Mater
     - Maui
     - Max Goof
     - Megara

     - Merida
     - Merlin
     - Mickey Mouse
     - Mike Wazowski
     - Milo Thatch

     - Minnie Mouse
     - Moana
     - Mortimer Mouse
     - Mowgli
     - Mufasa
     - Mulan
     - Mushu

     - Nala
     - Nana
     - Nemo
     - Olaf
     - Oswald the Lucky Rabbit
     - Panchito Pistoles
     - Pete

     - Peter Pan
     - Philoctetes (Phil)
     - Pluto
     - Pocahontas
     - Pongo
     - Prince (Snow White)
     - Prince Charming

     - Prince Naveen
     - Prince Phillip
     - Professor Ludwig Von Drake
     - Pumbaa
     - Quasimodo

     - Queen of Hearts
     - Rafiki
     - Rajah
     - Randall Boggs (Monsters, Inc.)
     - Robin Hood
     - Rosetta

     - Russell
     - Scar
     - Scuttle
     - Sebastian
     - Shan Yu
     - Shere Khan
     - Simba
     - Sleepy

     - Mr. Smee
     - Snow White
     - Stitch
     - Stromboli
     - Taran
     - Tarzan

     - Terk
     - Tick-Tock
     - Tiger Lily
     - Tigger
     - Timon
     - Timothy Q. Mouse
     - Tinker Bell

     - Mr. Toad
     - Tramp
     - Ursula
     - Vanellope Von Schweetz
     - Wendy Darling

     - Willie the Giant
     - Winnie the Pooh
     - Woody
     - Wreck-It Ralph
     - Yensid
     - Zazu
     - Zurg

Live Action / Stop Motion Film
     - Angelica
     - Animal
     - Captain Jack Sparrow
     - Davy Jones
     - Mr. Dawes, Sr.
     - Dick Tracy
     - Elliot

     - Fozzie Bear
     - Giselle
     - Gonzo
     - Jack Kelly
     - Jack Skellington

     - Jessica Rabbit
     - Kermit the Frog
     - Mary Poppins
     - Miss Piggy
     - Oogie Boogie
     - Roger Rabbit

     - Sally Skellington
     - Sam the Eagle
     - Scott Calvin
     - Statler and Waldorf

Park Characters
     - Duffy
     - Figment
     - Hatbox Ghost
     - Orange Bird

Television Characters
     - Beagle Boys
     - Candace Flynn
     - Cory Matthews
     - Darkwing Duck / Drake Mallard
     - Doc McStuffins
     - Don Karnage
     - Dr. Drakken

     - Fat Cat
     - Fenton Crackshell / GizmoDuck
     - Ferb
     - Flintheart Glomgold
     - Gladstone Gander
     - Gosalyn Mallard
     - Gyro Gearloose

     - Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz
     - Jake
     - Kick Buttowski
     - Kim Possible
     - Kit Cloudkicker
     - Launchpad McQuack
     - Magica DeSpell
     - Monterey Jack

     - Negaduck
     - Perry the Platypus
     - Phineas
     - PJ
     - Princess Sofia the First
     - Ron Stoppable
     - Rufus
     - Scrooge McDuck
     - Topanga Matthews

Marvel
     - Baron Helmut Zemo
     - The Black Panther
     - Captain America
     - Doctor Strange
     - Falcon
     - Gamora
     - Groot
     - Hank Pym
     - Hawkeye
     - Howard the Duck
     - Hulk

     - Iron Man
     - Loki Laufeyson
     - Mandarin
     - Rocket Raccoon
     - Star-Lord
     - Thor
     - Ultron

Star Wars
     - Chewbacca
     - Darth Vadar 
     - Han Solo
     - Kylo Ren
     - Luke Skywalker

Indiana Jones
     - Indiana Jones

Books/Comics
     - Amanda Lockhart
     - Dell Philby
     - Finn Whitman
     - Phantom Blot

 

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