Evil Characters From Our Childhood
According to the mythology witches are women who possess specific magical powers and they did not go well in the history. They used their power for different purposes. Basically they are perceived as women, not so beautiful, flying on a broom. Their outfit was also quite original. They have a pointed hat on their head, long cloak on their backs and black boots or shoes. Of course an addition to the witch is a black cat. Witches were the inspiration of cartoon producers. Without them we couldn’t imagine our favorite cartoons. Today we look at them with sympathy because they are evil characters of our childhood. Let’s take a look at some of them.
1. Madam Mim
Madam Mim is a silly witch from the cartoon “The Sword in the Stone” from 1963. This witch which is almost cute has purple hair, green eyes, purple clothes and purple shoes. Madam Mim is remembered by the duel with the wizard Merlin who is more powerful than she is. Madam Mim is a boastful old woman who likes to prove her abilities. The character Madame Mim was created by Milt Kahl and Frank Thomas. Her voice was given by Martha Wentworth.
There is another version of the Witch Hazel. This witch didn’t strike a hassle on Bugs Bunny (like the one further down the list), but Donald the Duck. This Hazel was as ugly as the previous one. Although they differed in many things. This witch had reddish skin and a huge red nose. This Hazel appeared in Disney cartoon in the early fifties “Trick or treat”. A voice for this witch was lent by Ginny Tyler. Ginny is a famous American actress. She lent her voice for many cartoons like “The Sword of Stone”, “Bambi”, “Babes in Toyland”…
3. Magica De Spell
Magica De Spell is a witch from the Disney cartoon “Scrooge McDuck Universe”. Unlike previous witches who were ugly women, this witch is beautiful and attractive duck. She has a black straight hair, black dress and black shoes with high heels. Character was created by Carl Barks and the inspiration for this character to him were two famous Italian actress Gina Lollabrigida and Sophia Loren, although in later interviews he said that he was actually inspired by Morticcia from “Adams Family”. Her voice was given by June Foray.
Maleficent is a witch from Disney cartoon “Sleeping Beauty” from 1959. This witch is distinguished by her distinctive look and costume. She has a long black dress with a long purple collar, a purple robe with wide sleeves and on her head, as part of the completion and has elongated endings on her head resembling to dragon’s head. When you watch the end of this cartoon it is understandable why her costume resembles a dragon. In addition to her appearance she has a black raven on her shoulder and a cane with round ending in her hands. Her character’s creator was Marc Davis and her voice was given by Eleanor Audley.
Ursula is a witch from the cartoon “The Little Mermaid”. Ursula is an octopus who took voice of young Ariel in exchange for the legs. Ursula is a big witch with purple skin with six tentacles and short, wild whitish hair. Ursula was remembered by her harsh voice and the song “Poor Unfortunate Soles” and her specific performance of that song. Her companions were not ravens, eagles or even a black cat but two green eels. Ursula character was created by Hans Christian Andersen and her voice was lent by Pat Carroll.
6. Hazel (other version)
In cartoons we could see various witches from ugly, small and fat all the way to very beautiful and evil good looking girls. One of them is certainly a witch who made a mark on childhood of many kids, she has spread her evil in some of the episodes of Bugs Bunny. This witch, Hazel (Bewitched Bunny) is recognizable by her green skin and a very long nose. She had a blue dress and a black hat. What remains attached in the memory of most children was her chuckle while she taps shoes while she’s in the air and of course the way she pronounced the word “Mumyyyy”! She definitely dominates in the episode when Bugs is lost in a fairytale, “Hansel and Gretel”. The character of this witch was created by Chuck Jones and June Foray and Bea Benaderet lent her voice.
This character is from a cartoon “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” from 1937. A witch in this cartoon actually had a huge transformation. Witch actually was the Queen who was very beautiful but evil. To remove Snow White out of the picture, she had to be transformed into an ugly old and neglected woman. Thanks to magic, Queen’s hair has grizzled, face turned ugly and old. She is recognizable by her black coat with a hood and pointed nose. Her voice was lent by Lucille La Verne.
8. Sea Hug
Sea Hug is a well known witch from a cartoon “Popeye”. Unlike the others squat little witches this witch stands out by her figure, which was similar to the cartoon heroine Olive. This witch was very tall and gangly. She has a long black dress and blue bandanna tied on her head. Sea Hug, like the first witch Hazel, had green skin and an enormous nose. Unlike most witches whose faithful companions were black cats, a witch from “Popeye” had an vulture on her shoulder, which assisted her in her atrocities. The Sea Hug character was created by Crisler Segar Elzy and her voice was lent by Marilyn Schreffler who otherwise lent voice for Olive.