The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Studio: Disney Release Date : November 13, 1940
Cumulative rating:
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An young apprentice puts on his master's magic hat and enchants a broomstick to make it to do his chores. Unfortunately, he doesn't know how to make it stop!


Mickey Mouse
(Voice: Walter Elias "Walt" Disney)
Yen Sid



Jim Algar


Leslie James "Les" Clark
Riley Thompson
Marvin Woodward
Preston Blair
Edward "Ed" Love
Ugo D'Orsi
George Rowley
Cornett Wood

Art Direction

Thomas H. "Tom" Codrick
Charles Philippi
Zachary "Zach" Schwartz

Animation Supervisor

Fred Moore
Vladimir "Bill" Tytla

Background Painting

Claude Coats
Stan Spohn
Al Dempster
Eric Hansen

Story Development

Perce Pearce
Carl Fallberg

Reused Animation Used in:

The New Spirit

Included in:

Fantasia 2000
All About Magic


  • As Mickey walks toward a wall as his master departs, his shadow should be getting smaller, not larger.


  • Originally planned as a special short subject, this ended up inspiring Walt Disney and Leopold Stokowski to create a "concert feature" built around classical music, with "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" as one of the segments featured.


United States

Mickey Mouse in Living Color - Volume 2

Technical Specifications

Animation Type: Combined Live-Action and Standard Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Color Type: Technicolor
Sound Type: Stereo - Fantasound
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Original Language: English
Original Country: United States

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