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Background information
Feature films
Television programs House of Mouse (cameo)
Video games
Park attractions Journey into Imagination
Journey Into Your Imagination
Journey Into Imagination With Figment
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Billy Barty (1982-1998)
Corey Burton (1999-2001)
Dave Goelz (2002-Present)
Performance model
Designer Tony Baxter, Steve Kirk
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name The Figment of Imagination
Other names
Personality Optimistic, childlike, Mischievous
Appearance Royal purple pigmented dragon with orange wings, eyes big and yellow and dons yellow sweater sometimes
Home The Dreamport
Allies Dreamfinder, Dr. Nigel Channing, Chimera, Fye, Mickey and Friends, Alice, Peter Pan
Likes Being crazy and random, solving problems with imagination, Dreamfinder, astronauts
Dislikes Limiting the usage of Imagination
Powers and abilities Teleportation, duplication, hovering, flight, hammerspace access, transformation
Weapons Imagination
Quote Imagination works the best when it's set free."

Figment is the beloved purple dragon that is featured in all the various versions of the Epcot attraction Journey Into Imagination. He also appeared in several of EPCOT Educational Films made for schools and has a 5 issue comic book series by Marvel Comics. Figments' description theme can considered in the song "One Little Spark".


In the original version of the ride, he acts as a young and curious student of the imagination to Dreamfinder. In the current version, he is well aware of what imagination is and is mostly a prankster, pulling tricks on Dr. Nigel Channing until he is willing to listen to him and his lesson that imagination works best when set free.


House of Mouse

Figment appears in the House of Mouse episode Pete's Christmas Caper, as a spectator in the club's audience.

Epcot Educational Films Appearances

  • Would You Eat a Blue Potato?
  • What Can You See By Looking?
  • Do Dragons Dream?
  • How Does it Feel to be an Elephant?
  • How Does it feel to Fly?
  • How Does Sound Sound?
  • What’s an Abra Without a Cadabra?
  • Reading Magic with Figment and Peter Pan
  • Reading Magic with Figment and Alice in Wonderland

Behind the Scenes

The Journey Into Imagination pavilion, was one of the last of the original Epcot pavilions to be designed. Looking for host characters, inspiration was taken from the mothballed Discovery Bay project for Disneyland. An attraction called "Professor Marvel's House of Illusions" was to have been hosted by the titular eccentric scientist, who among his other endeavors, bred dragons as a hobby.

The Professor and one of his smaller dragons would soon evolve into Dreamfinder and Figment. Figment was also inspired by a line in an episode of Magnum PI. In the episode, Higgins' garden was being destroyed by a goat Magnum hid in his backyard. When Magnum tells Higgins it's only a Figment of his Imagination, he replies that "Figments don't eat grass!".

Realizing that a Figment of the imagination had never really been visualized, the dragon was given his name. During most of the development, Figment was green rather than his familiar purple pigment. At the insistence of Kodak, who thought the green was too reminiscent of business rival FujiFilm, the color was changed to how he is seen today.


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