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Chernabog

Chernabog

Chernabog is a giant demon who appears as the only main antagonistic character in the "Night on Bald Mountain/Ave Maria" segment of the 1940 Disney animated feature film Fantasia.

Appearance in Film

Chernabog gargoyle

Chernabog as seen in The Sorcerer's Apprentice

He made a cameo appearance in The Sorcerer's Apprentice film as a gargoyle in one of the building that Balthazar Blake passed when he discovered the changes on his Arcana Cabana shop.

Film's Original Script

In the original script of the film, however, Chernabog is featured as a demon similar to his Fantasia incarnation with his sized reduced to 15-foot tall, but still larger than an ordinary man. He serves as a necromancer general that masters the power to summon an army of wraiths to do his bidding. He was sealed inside the Grimhold until freed by Maxim Horvath, and he later assisted Abigail Williams in kidnapping Becky Barnes.

He then proceeded to summon hundreds of wraiths and rallied them as an army to destroy the city of Manhatten, and during the final battle, he was knocked down by the combined forces of Dave Stutler and Balthazar. In the end, he was sealed back inside the Grimhold.

Reasons why he was cut from the film's conclusion in the final script was because the director decided it would be better to save him for a sequel should they ever get the chance, as a villain of his magnitude deserves a stronger part.

In Sorcerer's Apprentice: Fiery Frenzy

The Chernabog Drill Automaton

Chernabog as a gargoyle-like Drill Automaton in Sorcerer's Apprentice: Fiery Frenzy.

Chernabog's gargoyle appears as one of the Drill Automatons which Balthazar has animated as part of Dave's training under the name of "Gargoyle". But unlike Chernabog that appeared in Night on Bald Mountain or in the Once Upon a Time TV series, the Gargoyle is animated as a quadrupedal creature.

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