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* Giddy was originally planned to appear alongside Foulfellow in the video game ''[[Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days]]''. For unknown reasons, Giddy was cut from the final game.
 
* Giddy was originally planned to appear alongside Foulfellow in the video game ''[[Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days]]''. For unknown reasons, Giddy was cut from the final game.
 
* Gideon is very similar to Dopey from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.  Both are mute, dumb and often do something stupid.  However unlike Dopey who is good Gideon though not as evil as Honest John is still considered a villian.
 
* Gideon is very similar to Dopey from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.  Both are mute, dumb and often do something stupid.  However unlike Dopey who is good Gideon though not as evil as Honest John is still considered a villian.
 
 
 
 
 
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This article is about the cat from Pinocchio. For the Gravity Falls character, see Li'l Gideon.

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Gideon
Background information
Feature films Pinocchio
Mickey's House of Villains
Television programs House of Mouse
Video games Pinocchio
Originally set to appear in Kingdom Hearts 258/2 Days (scraped)
Park attractions Pinocchio's Daring Journey
Walt Disney's Parade of Dreams
Celebrate a Dreams Come True Parade
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Animators Norman Ferguson
John Lounsbery
Hugh Fraser
Voice Mel Blanc
Frank Welker (current)
Performance model
Designer
Inspiration The Cat from the original story of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
Dopey
Harpo Marx
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names Giddy
Personality Stupid, greedy, clumsy, crafty, drunk, silly, giddy, bumbling, comic, unkempt, happy-go-lucky, a scoundrel, half-witted, a bit crude, and brutish
Appearance Short and slender cat, crimson fur, both tan face and neck, cream muzzle, green eyes, dirty yellow shirt, white opera gloves, purple pants, old gray top hat
Birthday
Occupation Honest John's sidekick
Alignment Bad/Neutral
Affiliations
Goal To become rich
Home The Village
Also may have stayed in The Red Lobster Inn
Relatives
Pets
Allies His boss J. Worthington Foulfellow, Stromboli, The Coachman
Minions
Enemies Pinocchio, Jiminy Cricket
Likes Beer, drinking, smoking
Dislikes Getting his head hit by his boss, the Coachman's wicked smile
Powers and abilities His strength
His speed
His hiccups
Weapons His mallet
Fate Gets arrested along with Honest John.
Quote Drunken hiccups

Gideon (or "Giddy") is the tertiary antagonist and the punch-drunk, dim-witted mute cat sidekick of J. Worthington "Honest John" Foulfellow the fox in Disney's 1940 film Pinocchio. He and Honest John are the first 2 antagonists featured in the film. He was going to be voiced by Mel Blanc, who voiced Dopey in the 1937 animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs but the company decided to delete all of his lines preferring a mute sidekick performance though he has 3 hiccups in the film, all voiced by Mel Blanc, for which he did receive payment. He is said to be inspired by Harpo Marx, the silent member of the Marx Brothers.

Personality

Unlike his buddy, Gideon is very dimwitted and foolish. Without his boss Honest John, Gideon would most likely be performing petty theft and pick-pocketing. Like Honest John, however, Gideon has followed the 'easy road', having barely attended school and thusly cannot read or write.

Gideon's wardrobe describes that he is dimwitted, compared to Foulfellow. Although the attire of both crooks are equally ragged and worn-out (patches on their pants and elbow sleeves, and tearings on their hats, gloves, and capes, etc.). Gideon wears long, baggy clothing while Foulfellow wears more proper and civilized clothing.

Appearances

Pinocchio

In the film, Gideon is walking along the crowded streets of the village. In the village the duo find out their old friend, Stromboli, is back in town. In the conversation, it is revealed that Gideon was passed off as a puppet to swindle Stromboli. After the duo spot Pinocchio, Honest John insists they use the live puppet to earn money. While Gideon believes they should knock out and kidnap the boy, Honest John decided that there were more cunning methods of abduction. While Honest John persuades Pinocchio to join the world of showbiz, Gideon attempts to steal out of Pinocchio's pocket. Gideon along with Honest John walk Pinocchio to Stromboli. When their plans are almost thwarted by Jiminy Cricket, Gideon attempts to squash him, but misses and hits Honest John on the head, causing his head to get stuck in his hat, which moves Gideon to hit him once more in the head in order to free him.

Gideon reappears later on in the Red Lobster Inn with Honest John, enjoying their pay from the scam, and helps Honest John kidnap Pinocchio (and many other boys) to take him to Pleasure Island.

Fun and Fancy Free

Gideon and Foulfellow were originally set to make an appearance in the Mickey and the Beanstalk segment of the film as con artist who sell Mickey the magic beans. However, since Walt Disney felt the scene was irrelevant, the scene was dropped.

House of Mouse

Giddy makes numerous cameo appearances in the animated series, House of Mouse, usually alongside Foulfellow. He was seen in Jiminy Cricket, sitting alongside Lampwick and Foulfellow as the former begins to transform into a donkey. He was also seen in one of the crowd shots in Mickey's House of Villains.

Kingdom Keepers

Gideon and Foulfellow make an appearance in the fifth installment of the series Shell Game. Here, Giddy and Foulfellow are part of the Disney Villains legion known as The Overtakers, and battle Finn in chapter six.

Once Upon a Time

In the ABC fantasy/drama, Gideon doesn't appear. However, the costume design for Myrna (portrayed by Carolyn Hennesy), a swindler and the mother of Jiminy before he was transformed into cricket, is reminiscent of Gideon.

Disney Parks

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Gideon at Tokyo Disneyland
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Gideon can be found at the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts as a meetable character. Some of the most usual places to find him would include Disneyland, Magic Kingdom and Epcot. He is always seen with Foulfellow. He also makes a few appearances at Disneyland Paris.

Pinocchio's Daring Journey

Gideon makes a cameo in the dark ride based on the original film as an audio animatronic.

Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade

In the Magic Kingdom parade, Gideon can be seen with Honest John and the donkey boys following behind Mickey Mouse's float and right before Pinocchio/Snow White's.

Epcot

In Epcot, Gideon can be found on occasion at the World Showcase pavilion with Honest John at the American Adventure pavilion

Tokyo Disney Resort

Gideon can also be found here for meet and greets at the World Bazaar and in Tokyo DisneySea at the Mediterranean Harbor.

Trivia

  • In Carlo Collodi's story, Gideon is an unnamed female cat and is also the sidekick of the sly Fox. She pretends to be blind, but later gets her comeuppance by going blind for real.
  • Giddy was originally planned to appear alongside Foulfellow in the video game Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. For unknown reasons, Giddy was cut from the final game.
  • Gideon is very similar to Dopey from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.  Both are mute, dumb and often do something stupid.  However unlike Dopey who is good Gideon though not as evil as Honest John is still considered a villian.

Gallery

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Pinocchio
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Media: Pinocchio | Who Framed Roger Rabbit | House of Mouse | A Poem Is...

Video games: Video game | Kingdom Hearts | Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories | Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance

Attractions: Pinocchio's Daring Journey | Storybook Land Canal Boats | Fantasmic!

Characters: Pinocchio | Jiminy Cricket | The Blue Fairy | Geppetto | Figaro | Cleo | Honest John and Gideon | Stromboli | The Coachman | The Coachman's Minions | Lampwick | The Stupid Little Boys | Alexander | Monstro

Objects: Stromboli's Puppets

Locations: Village | Geppetto's Workshop | Stromboli's Caravan | The Red Lobster | Pleasure Island | The Sea

Vehicles: The Coachman's Stagecoach | Geppetto's Boat

Songs: When You Wish Upon a Star | Little Wooden Head | Give a Little Whistle | Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee | I've Got No Strings



Kingdom Keepers
Kingdom Keepers I Disney After Dark
Books: Kingdom Keepers | Kingdom Keepers I: Disney After Dark | Kingdom Keepers II: Disney at Dawn | Kingdom Keepers III: Disney In Shadow | Kingdom Keepers IV: Power Play | Kingdom Keepers V: Shell Game | Kingdom Keepers VI: Dark Passage

Original Characters: Finn Whitman | Charlene Turner | Terrence Maybeck | Dell Philby | Isabella Angelo | Wayne Kresky | Amanda Lockhart | Jessica Lockhart | Mrs. Whitman | Wanda Alcott | Greg Luowski | Storey Ming | Bess Maybeck | Gladis Philby | Sally Ringwald | Dillard Cole | Hugo Montcliff | Mattie Weaver

Disney Characters: Mickey Mouse | Minnie Mouse | Pluto | Ariel | Mulan | King Triton | Megara | Goofy | Stitch | Lilo | Winnie the Pooh | Piglet | Tigger | Chip 'n' Dale

Overtakers: Maleficent | Chernabog | The Queen | Cruella De Vil | Claude Frollo | Ursula | Jafar | Shan Yu | Jack Sparrow | Tia Dalma | Gaston | Prince John | Horned King | Big Bad Wolf | J. Worthington Foulfellow | Gideon | Shenzi, Banzai and Ed | Diablo | Magic Brooms | Green Army Men | Blackbeard

Locations: Magic Kingdom | Epcot | Disney's Hollywood Studios | Disney's Animal Kingdom | Typhoon Lagoon | DisneyQuest | Cinderella Castle | Escher's Keep | It's a Small World | Splash Mountain | The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh | Big Thunder Mountain Railroad | Expedition Everest | Fantasmic! | Voyage of the Little Mermaid | Disney Dream | Walt Disney: One Man's Dream | Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge | Soarin' | Mission: SPACE | Test Track | Wonders of Life | Morocco Pavilion | China Pavilion | France Pavilion | Norway Pavilion | Mexico Pavilion | Disneyland | Jungle Cruise | Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye | Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters

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