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Ben Ali Gator
Background information
Feature films Fantasia
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse
Mickey's House of Villains
Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas
Television programs House of Mouse
Video games
Park attractions Fantasmic!
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Animators John Lounsbery
Voice Jim Cummings
Performance model
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Dreamy, Smooth, Handsome
Appearance Slender Green American Alligator, a purple feather and a red cape (takes it off)
Occupation Dancer
Alignment Good
Goal To Woo Hyacinth Hippo
Allies Hyacinth Hippo, Madame Upanova, Elephanchine, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck
Minions Other alligators
Enemies His rival alligators
Likes Dancing, Hyacinth Hippo
Dislikes Hyacinth Hippo rejecting him
Powers and abilities
Weapons Teeth and tail
Fate Falls in love with Hyacinth Hippo
Quote "I really am attracted to Hyacinth Hippo even when I'm an alligator."

Ben Ali Gator is a character from the 1940 feature film Fantasia. He is an alligator who appears in the segment Dance of the Hours.



In the segment "Dance Of The Hours," Ben Ali Gator takes the role of Enzo Grimaldo, a Genoese prince. He is also the leader of the Dancers of the Night. This is deduced by the fact that he meets and falls in love with Hyacinth Hippo (who symbolizes Laura Adorno), and furthermore the flinging aside of his cape (symbolizing Enzo flinging aside his disguise upon discovery of Laura's body).

Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas

Ben Ali and his gator accomplices were part of Minnie Mouse's skating routine. They are later seen in traditional artwork during the end credits.

House of Mouse

Ben Ali made numerous minor cameos in the series often seen in crowd shots sitting with Hyacinth.

Disney Parks

Ben Ali can be found in several spots but not as a meetable character whatsoever. Some statues can be found at the Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf in Walt Disney World. Ben Ali and Hyacinth can be seen in the Main Street Electrical Parade and in Fantasmic!'s bubble sequence.


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