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Minimus is a flying pony, who appears in the Disney Junior animated series Sofia the First, voiced by Eric Stonestreet. He lives in the stables of Royal Prep, though he stayed in Enchancia for the holidays, and is ridden by Princess Sofia. By season three his new residence seems to be the Enchancia Castle's Royal Stables.

Background

Personality

Minimus, in every sense, is a worrywart and lacks confidence. He also has a few self-esteem issues. On countless occasions, he is doubting his capabilities. He tried convincing Sofia to choose another horse as her racing partner, but while Minimus doubts himself, the true talent within him overpowers the doubt.

While being Sofia's partner, Minimus is steadily growing bolder and gaining confidence in himself. However, like Sofia, he is still very withdrawn and avoids confrontation, but when it came to Hugo quitting on the Derby Team just hours before the championship race in "The Flying Crown", Minimus becomes enraged and wishes to speak human, so he would give him a talking-to.

Minimus is very loyal to Sofia. In fact, he loves her as much as Clover does. He's willing to do anything to make her happy. From saving Clover to trying out new Derby Team plays. 

Minimus has grown into a more confident horse after performing several brave deeds, such as helping his brother Mazzimo find Wildwing Valley and accompanying Sofia on her duties as Storykeeper. He even grew confident enough to stand up to his mother and do stunt flying.

Role in the Series

Minimus makes his debut appearance in "Just One of the Princes". Minimus first appears when Sofia goes to get her own horse after deciding to try out for the RPA Flying Derby team. According to Sir Gillium, nobody wanted him. Minimus is shocked to learn that Sofia can understand him and urges her to get another horse. Sofia tells him she thinks he's perfect just the way he is. After a fair few difficulties, Sofia and Minimus win the tryout race and make the team. They become great teammates.

Minimus's first major role is in "The Secret Library". Minimus is revealed to have an older brother named Mazzimo, who he has abandonment issues with. Sofia comes to him and tells him that his brother is in trouble and they fly off to rescue him. When they find Mazzimo, Minimus gets into an argument with him due to still being angry with him for leaving him and their parents. This attracts the attention of Prince Roderick. After Sofia and her Aunt Tilly free Mazzimo, they fly off. During the flight, Minimus gets into another argument that distracts him in a way that makes Sofia fall off him.  Soon after, the two brothers are captured by Roderick. While being tied up, Mazzimo tells him that leaving him and their parents were his greatest regret about leaving home and they reconcile.  After Sofia frees them, they fly to Wildwing Valley where they part on good terms. 

Minimus's biggest role is in "Best in Air Show." In the episode it is revealed that most of Minimus's earlier lack of self-esteem, when it came to his flying ability, was due to his parents' lack of faith in him: After Mazzimo left, his parents Gemina and Argus practiced Stunt Flying as a hobby. Their stable master Count Barnstorm was so impressed with their skills he started a flying stunt horse show with them as the stars. However, when he tried out for the show, Minimus crashed into a flag pole. This made Count Barnstorm decide he wasn't trick horse material and ordered him back to the stable. Gemina and Argus supported Barnstorm's decision telling him being a stable horse is safer for him. With help from Sofia and Mazzimo, he finally proves himself to his parents. 

Minimus's next big role is in "The Mystic Isles: The Mare of the Mist". He is seen flying with Sofia until something zooms right past them, the two land near the stables and see that it's Skye. Minimus meets Skye and the unicorn explains to Sofia that since she is incapable of unassisted flight the other Protectors have decided that she needs a Protector Steed and Skye has volunteered for the job to which Minimus volunteers for the job too. This causes numerous spats between the two that eventually leads to trouble that makes them reconcile. Sofia decides that Minimus will be her Protector Steed for the Ever realm and Skye will be her Protector Steed for the Mystic Isles.

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Trivia

  • Minimus' name is a combination of Mini and Pegasus, referring to him being a small winged horse.
    • Minimus is also Latin for "smallest".
  • Despite being called a horse, Minimus looks more like a pony. However, Hugo referred to Minimus as a pony when he mockingly said, "When you're done, James, can you help my sister get on her pony?".
  • He could be a reference to Tangled's Maximus since they are opposite names.
    • Though as mentioned before, it's likely just a size thing.
    • Minimus, however, has vocal talent and cowardice larger than him.
  • In the episode "The Flying Crown", he mentioned that he is rumored to be from a line of flying donkeys when he was trying to smooth-talk Hugo's horse, Electra. If Minimus is telling the truth, then at least one of his relatives is a mule.
  • In the episode "Carol of the Arrow", Minimus said that he pretended to be a unicorn and that left him with a "hoof-full of heartache".
  • In "The Secret Library", it is revealed that Minimus has a long lost brother named Mazzimo who he has abandonment issues with. Those issues were resolved and Mazzimo even supported his brother when he wanted to do stunt flying.


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Media
Shows: Sofia the FirstSofia the First: Once Upon a PrincessElena and the Secret of AvalorVideography

Music: Songs and StorySofia the First (Soundtrack)Sofia the First: Songs From EnchanciaDisney Junior DJ ShuffleDisney Junior DJ Shuffle 2
Books: Disney Junior Storybook CollectionDisney Junior Little Golden Book LibrarySofia the FirstThe Floating PalaceHoliday in EnchanciaPrincesses to the Rescue!The Curse of Princess IvyThe Secret LibraryElena and the Secret of AvalorThe Perfect Tea PartyBunny Magic!Sofia the SecondThe Royal Slumber PartyThe Halloween BallThe Amulet and the AnthemThe Royal GamesSofia's Magic LessonThe Enchanted Science FairA Magical MatchMe and Our MomMystic Isles

Characters
Princess SofiaQueen MirandaKing Roland IIPrince JamesPrincess AmberPrincess HildegardCedric the SorcererWormwoodBaileywickRobinMiaCloverWhatnaughtGoodwyn the GreatWinifred the WiseJadeRuby HanshawPrincess ClioPrincess MayaPrincess LakshmiPrince ZandarPrincess JunPrince HugoMinimusPrincess VivianCrackleQueen CecilyGnarlieTrollsTeenyGingerMrs. HigginsNigelLucindaPrincess LeenaPrince JinMagic CarpetJasperConstable MylesPrince KhalidMeg and PegBoswellMadam UbetchaPrince DesmondMiss NettleSir GilliumProfessor PopovHelen HanshawOonaQueen EmmalineCoraPlankAunt TillyWilbur the WombeastAdmiral HornpipeSvenFarleyLuluEmperor QuonEmpress Lin-LinRexRoseyPrince AxelKing GarrickElectraVaughan and VanceCrankle the OgreMarlaSir BartlebySir MaxwellSir FinneganQueen AnyaGwenChef AndreSofia the WorstLady JoyLord GilbertWu-ChangJade JaguarSir DaxBooPrincess LaniMamanuKamea and HaliaPralineFreedoPrincess ZooeyQueen AveryPrincess AstridSlickwellGreylock the GrandPrincess IvyDragons of EnchanciaWinterWhiskersGlacia the Ice WitchHexieDirector DoveElliot, Amy and KurtTizzyMaster ErwinBryce TwigleyButton, Benngee and BrodyMossyCarol of the ArrowJanePrincess KariMiss ElodieFlukeSlimShellyFlipMantacornOnyx and OpalWendell FidgetMrs. FidgetSaffronMuck, Gunk and GrimeSpruceBallerinaMazzimoPrince RoderickGavinKazeemSergeant FizzKing Habib and Queen FarnazChief GnucklesFlinchGrottaQueen TessaKing OberlynKing MarcusHerb the HedgehogDuncan and HerbElfonsoElfredMilo the SnakePrince DerekSir HenleyKing HenrikCordelia the ConjurorCalistaMorganaCrispyBarleySassofrasProfessor Zacharias FleeberGrand MumGemina and ArgusCount BarnstormRaja VijaySir OliverSir JaxonWillawingKing of BrazendellKaiPrincess CharlotteMorrisZinessaKing Philip and Queen EverlyLilyIndigoMarty and MapleMandyGrimtrixWriggley, Pumpkin and ChesterSkyePiccoloBaron Von RochaProfessor PecullianSea MonstersMalacite and FigOmarPrismaAzurineOrionVegaChrystaSizzleCinderThe DuchessSingeMare of the MistKing Roland IMs Candoo

Elena of Avalor: Princess ElenaPrincess IsabelFranciscoLuisaShurikiAlacazarZuzoMateoMigs, Luna and SkylarRafaChancellor EstebanNaomi TurnerArmandoKing Raul and Queen Lucia
Guest Characters: Flora, Fauna and MerryweatherCinderellaJasmineMagic CarpetBelleArielAuroraSnow WhiteMulanRapunzelTianaMeridaOlafMerlin

Episodes
Season One: "Just One of the Princes" • "The Big Sleepover" • "Let the Good Times Troll" • "Cedric's Apprentice" • "A Royal Mess" • "The Shy Princess" • "Blue Ribbon Bunny" • "The Princess Test" • "Baileywick's Day Off" • "Tri-Kingdom Picnic" • "The Little Witch" • "Two to Tangu" • "Finding Clover" • "The Amulet of Avalor" • "The Buttercups" • "Make Way for Miss Nettle" • "The Amulet and the Anthem " • "Tea for Too Many" • "Princess Butterfly" • "Great Aunt-Venture" • "The Baker King" • "The Floating Palace" • "Holiday in Enchancia" • "Four's a Crowd"

Season Two: "Two Princesses and a Baby" • "The Enchanted Feast" • "The Flying Crown" • "Mom's the Word" • "The Silent Knight" • "Enchanted Science Fair" • "King for a Day" • "When You Wish Upon a Well" • "Gizmo Gwen" • "Sofia the Second" • "Mystic Meadows" • "Princesses to the Rescue!" • "Ghostly Gala" • "The Emerald Key" • "Scrambled Pets" • "The Princess Stays in the Picture" • "Baileywhoops" • "The Curse of Princess Ivy" • "Winter's Gift" • "The Leafsong Festival" • "Substitute Cedric" • "Clover Time" • "In a Tizzy" • "A Tale of Two Teams" • "The Littlest Princess" • "Buttercup Amber" • "Carol of the Arrow" • "Sidekick Clio"
Season Three: "Cool Hand Fluke" • "Minimus is Missing" • "Cedric Be Good" • "Princess Adventure Club" • "Minding the Manor" • "The Secret Library" • "New Genie on the Block" • "The Fliegel Has Landed" • "The Princess Ballet" • "All the Sprite Moves" • "Sofia in Elvenmoor" • "Stormy Lani" • "Lord of the Rink" • "The Secret Library: Olaf and the Tale of Miss Nettle" • "Gone with the Wand" • "Bad Little Dragon" • "Bunny Swap" • "Her Royal Spyness" • "Best in Air Show" • "Dads and Daughters Day" • "The Tale of the Noble Knight" • "The Bamboo Kite" • "Beauty is the Beast" • "Cauldronation Day" • "Camp Wilderwood" • "Royal Vacation" • "Hexley Hall" • "The Princess Prodigy" • "One for the Books"
Season Four: "Day of the Sorcerers" • "The Secret Library: Tale of the Eternal Torch" • "The Crown of Blossoms" • "Pin the Blame on the Genie" • "The Mystic Isles" • "The Mystic Isles: The Princess and the Protector" • "The Royal Dragon" • "The Mystic Isles: The Mare of the Mist" • "Through the Looking Back Glass" • "Princess Jade" • "Ivy's True Colors" • "Too Cute to Spook" • "Pirated Away" • "The Mystic Isles: The Falcon's Eye" • "The Lost Pyramid" • "The Birthday Wish" • "The Great Pretender" • "A Hero for the Hoodwinks"

Songs
Theme SongI'm Not Ready to Be a PrincessRoyal PrepA Little Bit of FoodTrue SistersRise and ShinePrincess ThingsAnythingPerfect Slumber PartyMake Some NoiseCedric the GreatGoldenwing CircusAll You NeedBlue Ribbon BunnyI Belong(You Can Always) Count On BaileywickPicnic of the YearGood Little WitchThe Ride of Your LivesBring My Best Friend BackI'll Get My/That AmuletThe ButtercupsMake Way for Miss NettleEnchancia AnthemMake It RightBigger Is BetterWho's That?A Recipe for AdventureThe Simple LifeMerroway CoveThe Love We ShareWassailiaPeace and JoyRoyal FunSisters and BrothersTwo by TwoAll You DesireHuzzah! Huzzah!Me and My MomTilly, Oh TillyFriendship Is The FormulaBe Your Own KingMake Your Wishes WellBelieve in Your DreamKeeping Promises No Matter WhatMystic MeadowsStronger Than You KnowThe Ghostly GalaA Princess TrueIn Your PawsKnow It AllHelping HandA Kingdom of My OwnSmoke, Wings and FireDare to Risk it AllFrom the HeartI Feel So FreeNever Forget The Sorcerer's SecretHoppin' Out With YouMake Our Dreams Come TruePlay With UsIt's a Small New WorldImproviseAny Deed For Those In NeedMy First FlightWings of a DreamMoment to ShineWendell's WayA Better MeWhen It Comes To Making FriendsIt's Up To YouDo I DareGenie RulesThis Fliegel Has LandedGotta Reach a Higher HeightI Like You So MuchElvenmoorHappy ThoughtsTake A LeapMy Finest FlowerMagic Like MerlinYou're the Cutest ThingLiving It UpBe an Expert ExpertI'm A New Horse NowDads and Daughters SongA Knight Such As IThis Panda Just Wants to DanceMore to AdoreThe Broomstick DanceThe Summer Camp BluesWhat A VacationThe Great UnknownThe Spirit of AvalorMy TimeOur Wizards Are the BestThe Magic in the MusicLive It to Learn ItMy Evil DreamsThis Island Belongs To UsThe Right Wrong Thing To DoGive The Kid One More ChanceThe Magic of the Mystic IslesOur Royal PlanMy Power Will Be Crystal ClearThat's Not Who I AmTough EnoughAll Fired UpPick MeMagic TouchThe Dunwiddie Ditty
Locations
EnchanciaTrolls' GrottoRoyal Preparatory AcademyTanguMerroway CoveWei-LingMystic MeadowsWildwing ValleySecret LibraryElvenmoorHakaloFreezenburgEnchanted Animal Park‎‎AvalorDragon HoldMaruHexley HallMisty PalisadesMystic IslesEver Realm
Objects
Amulet of AvalorAunt Tilly's Carpet BagEnchanted MirrorFloating PalaceTridentMermaid Comb of Merroway CoveEnchanted Swing SetWishing WellEmerald KeyPin of KlutzenheimerFlying CrownFamily WandIce LiliesDazzleballSnowdropsDragonclaw WandKazeem's LampBehind the WallsShuriki's WandThe Eternal TorchThe Forever FountainCrown of the GnomesMedusa StonesEnchantlet
See Also
Elena of AvalorButtercupsSpells and MagicJaquinsMerpeopleChanul