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Jack-in-the-Box
Background information
Feature films Fantasia 2000
Television programs House of Mouse
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Animators
Voice John Lithgow
Performance model
Designer
Inspiration Jack-in-the-Boxes
The Jack in the Box from "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" by Hans Christian Andersen
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Cunning, lustful, evil, funny
Appearance Slender, haughty eyebrows, black and brown eyes, goatee beard
Birthday
Occupation Toy
Alignment Bad
Affiliations
Goal To win the Toy Ballerina's heart
Home The Toy Room
Relatives
Pets
Allies
Minions
Enemies Tin Soldier, Ballerina
Likes Toy Ballerina
Dislikes Tin Soldier for falling in love with the Toy Ballerina
Powers and abilities
Weapons Toy sword, anything he can throw
Fate Falls into a fireplace
Quote

The Jack-in-the-Box is the main villain in the Piano Concerto No. 2 segment of Fantasia 2000.

Background

The Jack-in-the-Box was one of many toys that came to life one night, specifically the second toy. The first toy to come to life, the Ballerina, caught the Jack-in-the-Box's interest, and he decides to have her for himself. However, his attempt to woo her failed miserably.

Things got more complicated for him when the Tin Soldier arrived, as his kind personality and his charm won the Ballerina over. Angered, the envious Jack-in-the-Box confronted the couple and he and the Tin Soldier briefly battled. It didn't take too long until the skirmish was over, though, as a few thrown blocks sent the Tin Soldier out a window and into the sewers, at which point the Ballerina was at the Jack-in-the-Box's mercy.

While the Tin Soldier was busy getting back home to rescue the Ballerina, the Jack-in-the-Box tried once again to win over his would-be girlfriend. Once again, the Jack-in-the-Box failed.

On the night that the Tin Soldier returned home, the Ballerina was forced to dance with the Jack-in-the-Box, who was far too rough with her and made her very uncomfortable. An angered Tin Soldier rushed to the Ballerina's side to protect her, and, upon the discovering that the Tin Soldier was the same one from before, the Jack-in-the-Box pulled out a sword, commencing one final battle between the two rivals. The two battled until the Tin Soldier had his back to an opened boiler, when the Jack-in-the-Box leaped toward the Tin Soldier to finish him off. However, the Tin Soldier was too strong, and the Jack-in-the-Box was sent falling into the fire below, ending not only his life, but also the reign of terror he had over the Ballerina.

Design

The Jack-in-the-Box is a large toy encased in a brown musicbox with pink diamond-shaped markings on it. When out of it, he resembles a jester with pointed edges. His head has brown hair and a beard, along with a purple-and-blue-hat with two points, each having a bell at the end. Underneath the hat, he is bald. His face has a long nose and pink cheeks. His head takes up the majority of his coily body, while his arms are smaller in comparison. He wears a blue collar with golden edges to complete his outfit. Due to the box acting as the lower portion of his body, he can only hop around as mobility.

Gallery

Trivia

  • In the original story, the Jack-in-the-Box was never present in it. Instead, a black goblin toy was the antagonist.



Fantasia
Fantasia2MovieCollectionDVD
Media: Fantasia | Fantasia 2000 | Who Framed Roger Rabbit | Video game | House of Mouse | Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance | Fantasia: Music Evolved

Shorts: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor | Nutcracker Suite | The Sorcerer's Apprentice | The Rite of Spring | The Pastoral Symphony | Dance of the Hours | Night on Bald Mountain/Ave Maria | Symphony No. 5 | Pines of Rome | Rhapsody in Blue | Piano Concerto No. 2 | The Carnival of the Animals | Pomp and Circumstance | The Firebird Suite

Shorts from the Unfinished Third Fantasia: Destino | The Little Matchgirl

Characters: Mickey Mouse | Donald Duck | Daisy Duck | Yen Sid | Chernabog | Chernabog's minions | Magic Brooms | Tyrannosaurus Rex | Stegosaurus | Triceratops | Pteranodon | Bacchus | Jacchus | Centaurs | Centaurettes | Melinda | Brudus | Iris | Zeus | Vulcan | Madame Upanova and her ostriches | Hyacinth Hippo and her hippos | Elephanchine and her elephants | Ben Ali Gator and his alligators | Colorful Triangles | Black Triangles | Humpback Whales | Duke | Rachel | Flying John | Killjoy Margaret | Jobless Joe | Tin Soldier | Ballerina | Jack-in-the-Box | Yo Yo Flamingo | Snooty Flamingos | Noah | Spring Sprite | The Elk | Firebird | Mother Pegasus | Sunflower | Boreas | Artemis | Nyx

Interstitial Hosts: Steve Martin | Bette Midler | James Earl Jones | Angela Lansbury

Locations: Yen Sid's tower | Bald Mountain | New York City

Songs: Ave Maria

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