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Madame Upanova is a character in the 1940 film Fantasia. She is an ostrich ballerina who represents the dawn.

Background

Physical appearance

Madame Upanova always loves pink as her favorite color. She wears a pink bow with matching ballet slippers and has a thin black ribbon around her neck.

Appearances

Fantasia

Madame Upanova is in a segment called "Dance of the Hours". She appears in the beginning with all her Ostrich students. She wakes herself and all of them up as the curtains open. Her pirouette is caused by their reach over her as it is thrusted up high with lots of feathers shed. As she feeds some Ostriches some fruit from the conch, she tries to eat the purple grapes she holds in her beak and get away from the squabbling of all her students. As the Ostriches pursue her, one of them makes her drop the grapes, resulting in them to drop into the water, and they all flee from the bubbles coming from the fountain.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Madame Upanova makes two cameo appearances in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. First, she walks to the Maroon Cartoons Studio door, giving Eddie Valiant the cold shoulder as she passes him. Her second appearance is among a group of toons in the finale.

Aladdin: The Animated Series

She appears in one of the episodes holding an egg.

House of Mouse

In the episode "Donald's Pumbaa Prank", she is seen ducking her head into a three-layered cake with a cherry on top of it when Pumbaa is about to stink up the club.

Princess Academy

Her role is unknown due to this program being cancelled.

Disney Parks

Ostrich WDW

Madame Upanova at Disney Parks

Ostriches resembling Madame Upanova (possibly her students in her colors) are walkaround characters that appears in parades. Upanova also appears in the Disneyland Hotel's Fantasia Store as a statue. A statue also appears outside the pool area at the Disneyland Hotel at Disneyland Paris.

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Trivia

  • Despite being referred to as female by the development staff, Madame Upanova's feather colors indicate she is male. Much like Peacocks where males are bright and colorful, and females are shades of brown and grey, only male ostrich's have black and white feathers, while females are varying shades of brown like female peacocks.


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Media
FantasiaFantasia 2000Video gameHouse of MouseKingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop DistanceDisney InfinityFantasia: Music EvolvedThe Sorcerer's ApprenticeNight on Bald MountainOnce Upon a TimeVideo
Disney Parks
Cinderella Castle Mystery TourDisney Animation BuildingFantasia CarouselFantasia Gardens Miniature GolfFantasy GardensPrimeval WorldLe Pays des Contes de FéesMickey's PhilharMagicSorcerers of the Magic KingdomThe Sorcerer's HatVoyage to the Crystal Grotto

Entertainment: Disney Classics: The Music & The MagicFantasmic!Le Livre Magique de MickeyMickey's Gift of DreamsMickey's Magical CelebrationMickey and the Magical MapVillains Tonight!
Restaurants: Fantasia Gelati
Parade: Festival of Fantasy ParadeJubilation!Parade of the StarsSpectroMagic
Firework: WishesWorld of Color
Halloween: Celebrate the MagicHappy HallowishesMickey and his Magic Halloween Night

Characters
Mickey MouseDonald DuckDaisy DuckYen SidChernabogChernabog's minionsMagic BroomsTyrannosaurus RexStegosaurusTriceratopsPteranodonGryposaurusCorythosaurusApatosaurusDiplodocusOrnithomimusBrachiosaurusCeratosaurusPsittacosaurusKannemeyeriaEdmontosaurusDimorphodonParasaurolophusDimetrodonPlacochelysTylosaurusPlateosaurusAnkylosaurusCompsognathusArchaeopteryxTroodonOviraptorBacchusJacchusCentaursCentaurettesMelindaBrudusIrisMorpheusDianaZeusApolloVulcanMadame Upanova and her ostrichesHyacinth Hippo and her hipposElephanchine and her elephantsBen Ali Gator and his alligatorsColorful TrianglesBlack TrianglesHumpback WhalesDukeRachelFlying JohnKilljoy MargaretJoeElizabethTin SoldierBallerinaJack-in-the-BoxYo Yo FlamingoSnooty FlamingosNoahSpring SpriteThe ElkFirebirdBoreasMother PegasusFather PegasusPegasi SiblingsYoung PegasusCherubsCentaursSatyrsUnicornsSugar Plum FairiesNutcracker Suite dancersSeagullsDancing Thistles
Segments
Toccata and Fugue in D MinorNutcracker SuiteThe Sorcerer's ApprenticeThe Rite of SpringThe Pastoral SymphonyDance of the HoursNight on Bald Mountain/Ave MariaSymphony No. 5Pines of RomeRhapsody in BluePiano Concerto No. 2The Carnival of the AnimalsPomp and CircumstanceThe Firebird Suite
Locations
Yen Sid's TowerBald MountainNew York CityPrehistory
Deleted and unused concepts
Unused Fantasia SegmentsClair de LuneSunflowerOtikaEgret CoupleNaiadsDestinoThe Little MatchgirlOne by OneLorenzo
See Also
Sorcerer Hat