Hyacinth Hippo

Hyacinth Hippo is a character from Disney's 1940 movie Fantasia. She is a hippopotamus who appears in the segment Dance of the Hours.



Hyacinth Hippo is the lead of the dancers of the daytime, and symbolizes Laura Adorno of the opera. This is deduced by the fact that she is wooed by Ben Ali Gator (who symbolizes Enzo Grimaldo) and by her deep sleep, as in the opera Laura also is sent into a deep sleep.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

She makes a couple of cameo appearances in the film. Her only line is "Oh, excuse me," when she passed Eddie Valiant. When she sat on a bench to have lunch, it broke due to her sheer mass, sending a person already sitting on it flying up into the atmosphere, but several people helped her up. She later has a cameo appearance during the final scene with other toons.


Hyacinth made a cameo in the episode "Cartoon Cornered".

House of Mouse

She makes cameo appearances in the series. She had a few appearances specifically in the episode "Ladies Night" where she acts as the club's temporary body guard and whenever Mortimer Mouse arrives, she jumps on him, Which is the Episode's Running Gag.

Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas

Hyacinth and her hippo friends were part of Daisy Duck's skating act in the segment "Bells on Ice".

The Lion King 1½

Hyacinth was seen sitting next to Lady and Tramp during the film's final scene as a silhouette in the theater.

Disney Parks

Hyacinth Hippo appears in various parades as a walkaround character. Statues of her also appear at the Disneyland Hotel's Fantasia Shop and at the Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf course at Walt Disney World. A topiary was also created for use during the Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot.

She made an appearance in the Christmas show Twas the Night Before Christmas which was located in the Magic Kingdom but has recently been retired.

Hyacinth can be seen in the Disney Magic cruise ship's Magical Porthole.

Hyacinth's biggest role in the parks would have to be in Disneyland Paris' Toon Circus where she performed trapeze acts she was certainly the biggest star.


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