Y : Yen Sid

Too bad we can’t end on because what better way to end this A to Z challenge than with a classic Disney character based on the master himself.
Let’s spend our second to last day with
Yen Sid
Yen Sid made his feature debut in the The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, one of eight musical segments which makes up the 1940 film Fantasia. He is the Sorcerer to Mickey’s Apprentice. This segment was actually based on a German poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, which was written in 1797. Mickey’s role as the apprentice is based on the apprentice from the source material. The Sorcerer’s role was very brief and thus Disney was able to create a new character and really elaborate from the text. Yen Sid is said to have been heavily based on Walt Disney himself. Clues include Yen Sid is Disney spelled backwards and a dead give away being his arched eyebrow. Animators state that look  was the same look Disney gave when he was displeased with their work.
9lmium8wFrom there Yen Sid made a few appearances in different comics starting in 1941, and a brief cameo in the Wonderful World of Disney, a 1971 episode called Disney on Parade where he was voice by Michael Rye, he was also misidentified as Merlin the Magnificent. He also made cameos in House of Mouse. Yen Sid was considered a rather obscure character that is until his inclusion into the Kingdom Hearts series in the 2005 sequel. It was then that he was finally given an official voice actor, Corey Burton. From there Yen Sid was given more air time, he continued to appear in Kingdom Hearts, the video game Epic Mickey and is even the host of the Disneland live action show Mickey and the Magical Map. Yen Sid is also considered to be the inspiration for Kida’s father, King Kashekim Nedakh in Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001).
528fd4ac67dcc1e6b73c36a3aa8a6b2fThank you for Reading.
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