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The Phantom Five (also known as "The Singing Busts") are characters from the Disney theme park attractions The Haunted Mansion and Phantom Manor and the 2003 feature film The Haunted Mansion. They sing the iconic song "Grim Grinning Ghosts".

They are played by Jay Meyer, Thurl Ravenscroft, Verne Rowe, Bob Ebright, and Chuck Schroeder. Originally the busts were to be portrayed by five actors, but the decision was made to use the singers after they showed a good deal of emotion during the recording session. They sing the majority of the song and, like many of the ghosts, each bust has an official character name. They are Ned Nub (Meyer), Uncle Theodore (Ravenscroft), Rollo Rumkin (Rowe), Phineas Pock (Ebright), and Cousin Al (Schroeder). Ravenscroft's bust is often misidentified as being Walt Disney himself.

Trivia

  • An homage to the Phantom Five appears in Hercules. During the song "I Won't Say (I'm in Love)", the five Muses appear as the busts.
  • In the film version, the number of busts has been reduced to a quartet.

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Disney Parks
Haunted Mansion HolidayMemento MoriMystic ManorPhantom ManorThe Haunted Mansion (Disneyland)The Haunted Mansion (Magic Kingdom and Tokyo Disneyland)
Media
Films: The Haunted Mansion (2003 film)The Haunted Mansion (live-action film remake)The Haunted Mansion (Animated Special)

Books: Tales from the Haunted MansionHaunted Mansion (comic book)Disney Kingdoms: The Haunted MansionKingdom Keepers
Video games: The Haunted Mansion (video game)Walt Disney World ExplorerKinect: Disneyland AdventuresDisney INFINITY: 2.0 EditionDisney Crossy RoadDisney Emoji BlitzThe Haunted Mansion: The Black Widow Bride

Characters
Ghost HostMadame LeotaThe Phantom FiveCaretakerHatbox GhostHitchhiking GhostsGeorge HightowerConstance HatchawayRavenZombiesEdward Gracey • Elizabeth Henshaw • RamsleyEmmaEzraJim EversSara EversMegan EversMichael EversZeke Holloway • Friendly Ghosts • Atticus Thorn
Miscellaneous
Grim Grinning Ghosts • Gracey Manor • Tarot CardsIocane PowderBeacon of Souls • Bravery Tonic • Soul Gem • Order of Shadows

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