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Encyclopedia > Yen Sid
"Yen Sid" was animated by Fred Moore.
"Yen Sid" was animated by Fred Moore.

Yen Sid is the nickname of the fictional sorcerer in The Sorcerer's Apprentice, one of the segments from Disney's Fantasia. He is 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. Image File history File links Yensid. ... Image File history File links Yensid. ... For the childrens T.V series, see The Sorcerers Apprentice (TV series). ... Fantasia is a 1940 motion picture, produced by Walt Disney and first released on November 13, 1940 in the United States. ... Johann Wolfgang Goethe  , IPA: , later von Goethe, (28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German polymath: he was a poet, novelist, dramatist, humanist, scientist, theorist, painter, and for ten years chief minister of state for the duchy of Weimar. ... Paul Abraham Dukas (October 1, 1865-May 17, 1935) was a Parisian-born French composer and teacher of classical music. ...


In Kingdom Hearts II

Yen Sid appears in the Disney/Square Enix video game Kingdom Hearts II. He lives in the Tower near Twilight Town along with Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather from Sleeping Beauty who give Sora, the game's main protagonist, his new clothes. Yen Sid finally has a speaking role, provided by Corey Burton in English, and Takashi Inagaki in Japanese. He is a greatly revered sorcerer who instructed Mickey Mouse in the use of magic. He is almost worshipped by Donald Duck and is held in high regard by many prominent characters. 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, 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. Disney redirects here. ... SQUARE ENIX (Japanese: スクウェア・エニックス) is a Japanese producer of popular video games and manga. ... Kingdom Hearts II ) is an action role-playing game developed by Square Enix and published by Square Enix and Buena Vista Games (now Disney Interactive Studios) in 2005 for the Sony PlayStation 2 video game console. ... “Princess Aurora” redirects here. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... Corey Burton (born August 3, 1955), is an animation voice actor. ... Mickey Mouse is an Academy Award-winning comic animal cartoon character who has become an icon for The Walt Disney Company. ... Donald Duck is an animated cartoon and comic-book character from Walt Disney Productions. ... The symbol of the Heartless The Heartless ) are creatures of darkness who serve as the antagonists in the fictional universe of the Kingdom Hearts video game series. ... Black Pete (also known by countless other names, including Peg-Leg Pete and, simply, Pete) is a fictional character from the Walt Disney Company stables. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... The members of Organization XIII in the image are, from left to right, Xigbar, Demyx, Luxord, Saïx, Xaldin, Xemnas, Axel, Marluxia, Larxene, Lexaeus, Zexion, and Vexen. ... The Gummi Ship is the fictional vehicle used to travel to other worlds in the videogame Kingdom Hearts. ... This article contains information on the first Kingdom Hearts video game. ...


Live action

On February 12, 2007, Disney announced that actor Nicolas Cage would play the role of Yen Sid in a live-action version of The Sorcerer's Apprentice. [1] Nicolas Cage (born January 7, 1964) is an Academy Award-winning American actor and an exemplar of method acting. ... For the childrens T.V series, see The Sorcerers Apprentice (TV series). ...


References

  1. ^ Hollywood Reporter article from 2-12-2007 with Nicolas Cage information

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