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Clarabelle Cow
Background information
Feature films Who Framed Roger Rabbit (cameo)
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (cameo)
Mickey, Donald and Goofy: The Three Musketeers
Television programs Walt Disney anthology series
Mickey Mouse Club
Bonkers (cameo)
Mickey Mouse Works
House of Mouse
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Have a Laugh!
Mickey Mousekersize
Minnie's Bow-Toons
A Poem Is...
Mickey Mouse (cameo)
Video games Kingdom Hearts II
Disney TH!NK Fast
Epic Mickey series
Mickey's Racing Adventure
Park attractions Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween Parade
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade
A Christmas Fantasy Parade
Silly Symphony Swings
Fantasmic!
Light Magic
The World According to Goofy
Parade of the Stars
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Animators
Voice Marcellite Garner (1930)
Elvia Allman (1933 - 1990)
April Winchell (1996 - present)
Performance model
Designer
Inspiration
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names Captain Clarabelle
Personality Funny, gossipy, chatty, sociable, good-hearted, sometimes clumsy, self-righteous at times
Appearance Slender and beautiful black cow, green (later, yellow) bow on her head, both cream nose and muzzle, horns, red (later, yellow) shirt with a white blouse, green skirt (later, yellow pants), gold high-heels
Nationality
Species
Birthday
Occupation Actress
Local gossiper (House of Mouse)
Pete's ex-lieutenant (The Three Musketeers)
Owner of the Moo Mart
Alignment Good
Affiliations
Goal
Home Mouseton (comics)
Mickey's Toontown (modern animation, theme parks, and some video games)
OsTown, Wasteland (Epic Mickey)
Relatives
Pets Bella (dog)
Allies Horace Horsecollar, Goofy, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Clara Cluck, Pluto, Ludwig Von Drake, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Ortensia, Sora
Minions
Enemies Pete, Eli Squinch, Sylvester Shyster, Mortimer Mouse, The Mad Doctor, The Phantom Blot Shadow Blot, Professors Ecks, Doublex, and Triplex, Heartless
Likes Gossip, dancing, singing, playing music, baking, mooing, telling stories and nursery rhymes, reading romance novels, her puppy Bella
Dislikes When a piece of gossip turns out to be wrong, being insulted or rudely criticized
Powers and abilities
Weapons
Fate
Quote "Gossip is always true!"


Clarabelle Cow is a character created by Walt Disney in cooperation with Ub Iwerks. Clarabelle is a cow and was part of the Original Mickey Mouse cartoon cast. Her character is not to be confused with her non-anthropomorphic look-alike, Caroline Cow. She is the best friend to both Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck, as well as the girlfriend of Horace Horsecollar. She later began dating Goofy in the late 60's.

Background

Personality

Clarabelle loves to gossip and thoroughly enjoys doing activities such as shopping, attending special events and more. Although Clarabelle means well, she has a tendency to find herself in troublesome situations. In House of Mouse, Clarabelle gossips about private matters that usually upset Mickey and the other Disney characters. She also has the tendency to add a moo to a word--an example is "We better get moooving!" Though mostly portrayed as well mannered, Clarabelle has been shown to be rather clumsy and goofy at times. She can also be rather sarcastic and often speaks in a business woman-esque sort of speech. She has also shown to be somewhat self-righteous at times.

Relationships

Horace Horsecollar

Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle were featured as a couple in the early shorts and the Mickey Mouse comic strip. They would often tag along with Mickey and Minnie on double dates. In 1931, Clarabelle and Horace even got engaged in the storyline "Clarabelle's Boarding House", but this development was forgotten by the end of the following storyline, "The Great Orphanage Robbery". Today, their relationship is somewhat inconstant, but Horace remains Clarabelle's official boyfriend.

Goofy

In some of her more recent appearances, in addition to some comic books from the late 1960s, she's been portrayed as the girlfriend of Goofy. The two were shown as a couple in Mickey, Donald and Goofy: The Three Musketeers, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Mickey Mouse Works, House of Mouse and Minnie's Bow-Toons. They also appeared together along with many other Disney couples in the closing of the 1994 Walt Disney's World on Ice adaptation of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as well as some theme park entertainment. Goofy and Clarabelle's relationship is still somewhat strong (though just as inconsistent as her relationship with Horace), as on the official Mickey Mouse website, Goofy's Sweetheart section has him state "Gawrsh, Clarabelle's awful purdy." as well as a picture of Clarabelle in Goofy's home for the cartoon How to Hook Up Your Home Theater. They were seen flirting with each other in the early Mickey Mouse cartoon The Band Concert.

Relatives

In the comics, several of Clarabelle's family members have been introduced. Her little cousin Bertie made his first appearance in Horse Play', a 1940 one-pager. Clarabelle's rich aunt Miss Bovina visited Clarabelle in the 1939 comic 'Mickey Gets the Drift', while Clarabelle's unlucky cousin Boinifacio didn't appear in the comics until 1986, in the Brazillian story Boinifácio, Muito Praz(e/a)r!'.

Clarabelle's parents were introduced seperately; her father, mayor of Clarabelle's hometown could be seen living with young Clarabelle in the Goofy comic 'Two Gun Sheriff' (1953). Clarabelle's mother, a Dutch character called 'Moe Koe' (Dutch for 'Maw Cow'), has been used in Dutch one-pagers since 2007.

History

Clarabelle debuted in the cartoon Plane Crazy released May 15, 1928, but her character was not established until The Shindig in 1930. Her name was first given in the Mickey Mouse comic strip on April 2, 1930, as part of the storyline Mickey Mouse in Death Valley. Her last appearance in the original shorts was in Mickey's Birthday Party.

Clarabelle would not appear again until her cameos in the 1983 theatrical short, Mickey's Christmas Carol, and the 1990 short, The Prince and the Pauper. In later years, beginning in the 2000s, Clarabelle returned as a major character in the Mickey Mouse franchise, appearing in many films, television series, video games, and a continuing character in comic stories around the world. She also began to make regular appearances in the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts around the world, alongside Horace Horsecollar.

Clarabelle's first voice actress was Elvia Allman. Most of Clarabelle's roles prior to the 2000s, were non-speaking. When the character was given prominent roles once again, April Winchell was given the role.

Appearances

Mickey Mouse Works

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Clarabelle in Mickey Mouse Works.

Clarabelle appears as a recurring character in Mickey Mouse Works. Clarabelle is seen as a close friend to Minnie and Daisy and makes dozens of cameos.

In the Goofy cartoon How to Be a Spy, Goofy believes his neighbor, revealed at the end to be Clarabelle, is watching and decides to find out why, as a spy. In the end, it turns out Clarabelle tried to get Goofy's attention and the two fall in love.

In another short, Mickey's Big Break, Mickey and Donald disguise themselves as Minnie and Daisy. Clarabelle is the only character that noticed the disguises.

She also makes a cameo in the Goofy short "How to Haunt a House" as one of the contestants up to take on a Haunted Mansion.

House of Mouse

Clarabelle appears as a recurring member of the House of Mouse staff. Clarabelle provides the club with exciting gossip of many Disney characters, such as Chernabog or the White Rabbit. Clarabelle's gossip tends to get annoying. Clarabelle is shown to be the love interest of Goofy in the series as well. In the episode "Super Goof", Goofy transforms into Super Goof to impress Clarabelle, and succeeds. However, when he asks her out as Super Goof, she rejects the offer, stating "I have a date with Goofy." The episode "Thanks to Minnie" is probably the best example of how her gossip can cause trouble. Clarabelle mistakenly believes Mickey feels the show would run better without Minnie, having Minnie feel unimportant and prompted to quit. However, this is simply out of context.

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Clarabelle in House of Mouse.

Mickey, Donald and Goofy: The Three Musketeers

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Clarabelle in Mickey, Donald and Goofy: The Three Musketeers.

Clarabelle is the villainous assistant to the evil Captain Pete. He is secretly plotting against Princess Minnie to take over France. He recruits Mickey, Donald and Goofy as musketeer bodyguards believing they'll be terrible but soon prove themselves worthy. To make sure he wins, he kidnaps Mickey while the Beagle Boys kidnap Donald and Clarabelle kidnaps Goofy. Her mission was to throw him off a bridge into a river to his death, and judging by the number of human skeletons already in the river, one can tell that it's not her first time. Goofy falls in love and the two sing a ballet. Clarabelle tries to resist but eventually falls for him and warns him of Pete's plan. After the captain is defeated, She becomes royalty and she and Goofy proclaim their love.

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

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Clarabelle as she appears in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

Clarabelle is seen along with most Mickey and Friends characters in a recurring role in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Clarabelle owns her own shop called The Moo Mart and hosts many events. In the series, she is once again featured as Goofy's girlfriend, and has a puppy named Bella. In the episode "The Go-Getters", Clarabelle became the heroine Captain Clarabelle and joined forces with the already established Detective Minnie and Secret Spy Daisy. Clarabelle also appears in the spin-off series Mickey Mousekersize.

Minnie's Bow-Toons

In Clarabelle's most recent appearance she plays a supporting role and seen in the debut episode "Leaky Pipes" as an engineer for Minnie and Daisy's shop. Clarabelle was the focus of the episode "Dance Lessons" where Minnie, Daisy, Millie and Melody teach Clarabelle how to dance for an upcoming Christmas party.

Cameos

In The Mickey Mouse Club intro sequence, Clarabelle is featured in the opening theme song as a cheerleader.

About twenty years prior to The Three Musketeers, Clarabelle made her soft animation comeback in Mickey's Christmas Carol. Here, she makes a non-speaking cameo appearance as one of the guests at Mr. Fezziewig's Party. She is seen dancing with Horace Horsecollar.

In Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Clarabelle makes a cameo early on lining up for an audition at Maroon Cartoons, alongside other toon bovine. Later, she can be spotted with all the other toons during the final scene of the film. Despite her current appearance being fully realized in Mickey's Christmas Carol, Clarabelle retains her classic black and white look in the film.

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Clarabelle in The Prince and the Pauper.

Clarabelle makes another cameo appearance in The Prince and the Pauper. Clarabelle is a peasant and is being robbed by the guards by order of the captain, Pete. The prince, in disguise as a peasant named Mickey Mouse, battle off the guards and provides Clarabelle with the food she and the hungry folks deserves.

Along with Horace, Clarabelle makes a cameo appearance in the Bonkers episode "Casabonkers".

Clarabelle had a cameo in Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas in Mickey and Minnie's segment, Gift of the Magi. During Mickey's performance in the park, Clarabelle is seen in the crowd, next to Horace.

In the new Mickey Mouse short series, Clarabelle appears as one of the judges in the episode "Dog Show". She later appears in the background in her traditional 1920s/30s form in "Third Wheel" and also makes a cameo appearance in "The Adorable Couple" as part of a band conducted by Goofy.

Video games

Mickey's Racing Adventure

Clarabell serves as the ticket vendor for the Casey Junior train in the game. Pricing for each character is different.

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Kingdom Hearts II

Clarabelle Cow makes a minor appearance in Kingdom Hearts II, where she resides in the world of Timeless River, which is notably set in the past. She can be seen wandering around the hub of the world along with Horace and Clara Cluck, though she doesn't speak.

Disney Th!nk Fast

Clarabelle is a playable character in the game.

Epic Mickey

In Epic Mickey, Mickey meets Clarabelle in OsTown, where she is tending to her garden. Saddened at Mickey not recognizing her at first, Clarabelle eventually requests Mickey to help her with baking a present for Horace. If Mickey is able to get her some ice cream, she'll make an Ice Cream Cake, and if not, she will give you a pie to deliver to Horace instead, though she'd prefer to do something other than that for Horace's birthday. For a quest in Ventureland, she can be asked to assist Mickey with a bouquet of flowers to give to Damien Salt for his efforts to ask out Henrietta.

Online Games

Toontown Online

Toontasks(Toontorial)

This task takes place after meeting Flippy for the first time.

  1. Ride the Trolley
  2. Visit the Toon HQ
  3. Recover a Blackboard Eraser from the Cogs
  4. Return Blackboard Eraser to any Toon HQ
  5. Make a Friend(If you have not made a friend yet)
  6. Call Clarabelle from the Cattlelog in your Estate

Reward: +1 Laff Boost

Disney Parks

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Clarabelle posing for a photo at Disneyland.

From September 2006 to September 2008, Clarabelle Cow and Horace Horsecollar appeared together for meet-and-greets in Town Square at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. Also, they were in the Main Street Family Fun Day Parade. Since Family Fun Day's ending, the two haven't been easy to see outside "Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween Parade", "Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade" and the occasional special event. Currently, you will find them dancing in the Frontierland Hoedown in the Magic Kingdom.

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Clarabelle's mother, as she appears in the Dutch one-pagers.

Clarabelle also appears at Disneyland Park. She has also appeared in several Disneyland parades and shows over the years, including The World According to Goofy, Light Magic, Parade of the Stars, Fantasmic!, A Christmas Fantasy Parade and Celebrate! A Street Party. Clarabelle and Horace come out for meet-and-greets and appear in parades and shows on a regular basis at Tokyo Disneyland as well. In 2009, Clarabelle played a leading character in the New Year's Greeting at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea.

Clarabelle Cow was chosen to meet and greet for Character Fan Days at Disneyland. She was accompanied by Horace Horsecollar, making it his first public meet-and-greet appearances in Anaheim.

Filmography

Main article: Clarabelle Cow Filmography

Trivia

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Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers
The Three Musketeers
Media: Mickey, Donald and Goofy: The Three Musketeers | The Three Musketeers (Disney's Wonderful World of Reading) | Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance

Characters: Mickey Mouse | Donald Duck | Goofy | Minnie Mouse | Pete | Pluto | Beagle Boys | Daisy Duck | Clarabelle Cow | The Troubadour

Locations: Paris, France | Musketeer Building | Opera House | Mont St. Michel | The Palace

Songs: All for One and One for All | Love So Lovely | Musketeer Anthem | Petey's King of France | Sweet Wings of Love | Chains of Love | This Is The End | L'Opera | All for One and One for All (Reprise) | All for Love


House of Mouse
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Media: House of Mouse (Episode List) | Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse | Mickey's House of Villains

Main Characters: Mickey Mouse | Minnie Mouse | Donald Duck | Daisy Duck | Goofy | Pluto | Pete | Max Goof | Huey, Dewey and Louie | Clarabelle Cow | Horace Horsecollar | Gus Goose | Mortimer Mouse | Ludwig Von Drake | Mike the Microphone

Recurring Guests: Timon | Pumbaa | Jafar | Iago | Hades | Mushu | Cri-Kee | Ariel | Jiminy Cricket | Belle | Beast | Lumière | Gaston | Dumbo | Timothy Q. Mouse | Mad Hatter | Shere Khan | The Three Little Pigs | Cruella De Vil | Grumpy | Magic Mirror | Aladdin | Jasmine | Cinderella

Songs: Rockin' at the House of Mouse | Mortimer Mouse | Soup or Salad, Fries or Biscuits, Extra Olives, Donuts | Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo | Big Bad Wolf Daddy (song) | A Parrot's Life For Me | Let's Slay the Beast | The Ludwig Von Drake Song | It's Our House Now! | The Best Christmas of All | Grim Grinning Ghosts | Humphrey Hop | Everybody Wants to Be a Woof | I Wanna Be Like M-O-You | Pink Elephants on Parade | My Name is Panchito | Boom-Da-Boom | We Are The Three Caballeros | Me the Mouse (and I'm the Duck) | Me the Mouse (and I'm the Duck) (Reprise) | Daisy Crockett | The Daisy Duckie Room | Minnie Mouse (in the House)

Locations: House of Mouse (night club)

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