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Flying John is a character from Disney's 1999 short Rhapsody in Blue, segment of the 1999 film Fantasia 2000. He tires of his wife Killjoy Margaret's bossiness and over-pampering of her dog Foo-Foo and he just wants to have fun with his life. He is inspired by and named for John Culhane, the same as Mr. Snoops from The Rescuers.


Unlike his wife Margaret who is overbearing, John is very fun-loving, vivacious, and childish, playing with a road-side monkey and imagining himself having all sorts of fun. But due to his marriage to Margaret, he is quite miserable as he never gets to enjoy what he wants to do and instead has to give into her commands. At the end of the segment, he is overjoyed and ecstatic, so he dances with some showgirls during Duke's Jazz debut.


Fantasia 2000[]

John first appears leaving an upper-class apartment building with his wife, Killjoy Margaret, and their dog, Foo-Foo. He starts playing on a hopscotch board that two kids have drawn on the sidewalk, but stops when his wife glares at him.

Later, they pass an organ grinder with a monkey. John stops to play with the monkey, copying his movements and dancing with him. Margaret angrily pulls him away and he reluctantly follows her into the pet shop, Le Pampered Pooch. Inside, John balances a toy bone on his nose but soon finds himself laden down with all of the items that his wife picks out for Foo-Foo as she tosses them to him. Putting them aside, John goes over to the window and watches the skaters at Rockefeller Center while fantasizing about what it would be like if he were free to do whatever he wanted. He is soon pulled out of his happy daydream by the pet store employee who gives him the bill which is several pages long, much to his annoyance.

Towards the end of the segment, John is forced to carry all of Margaret's purchases as they walk home. As they pass by the construction yard, Margaret is accidentally snagged on a hook by Joe and lifted into the air. John briefly wonders where she went before spotting a poster promoting a talent night at a jazz club.

At the end of the segment, John is shown happily dancing with some girls in the the club's chorus line.


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