Rachel is a character from Fantasia 2000. She appears in the "Rhapsody in Blue" sequence.

Background

Development

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Rachel was created by Eric Goldberg, in which was inspired by his youngest daughter. Rachel's real-life sister Jenny was the model for a character in Rachel's scenes, the girl with blue hair that can perform all the actions that Rachel can not. At the time the segment was being produced, the real Jenny had blue hair.[1]

Appearances

Fantasia 2000

Rachel first appears walking out of an upper class apartment building with her parents and Nasty Nanny. Her parents leave for work and Rachel, albeit reluctantly, goes off to her various classes with her nanny.

In these various classes (which include ballet, art, band, voice, swimming, tennis and piano), Rachel seems to not excel in any of them, much to the annoyance of her teachers. During her violin lesson, Rachel sadly stares out the window holding her toy ball and wishes that she could be with her parents.

Towards the end of the segment, Nasty Nanny gets Rachel back into her coat and hat to go off to her next class. Rachel struggles, refusing to go, and accidentally drops her ball out of the window. As she rushes outside to grab it, her parents look out of the windows of the buildings they work in and panic when they see their daughter about to run into moving traffic. The parents save Rachel just as she gets the ball back.

At the end of the segment, Rachel is shown happily spending time with her parents and getting a piggyback ride from her dad.

House of Mouse

She also makes a cameo appearance in the House of Mouse episode "Goofy's Menu Magic".

Trivia

  • While not explicitly stated in the film, it's highly likely that Rachel and her parents are wealthy: aside that her parents seem to have stable jobs during the Great Depression, Rachel is able to attend many classes (which they would likely not spend money for if they were financially struggling) and their first scene depicts them leaving an upper class apartment building, which may be their home.

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References

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Media
Films: Fantasia (Video) (Soundtrack) • Fantasia 2000 (Video) (Soundtrack) • The Sorcerer's ApprenticeNight on Bald Mountain

Video Games: FantasiaKingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop DistanceDisney InfinityFantasia: Music EvolvedDisney Emoji BlitzDisney Sorcerer's Arena

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! • Mickey's Magical Book • Mickey's Gift of DreamsMickey's Magical CelebrationMickey and the Magical MapRivers of Light: We are OneOnce Upon a MouseVillains Tonight!
Restaurants: Fantasia Gelati
Parades: Disney's FantillusionDisney's Party ExpressDreaming Up!Festival of Fantasy ParadeJubilation!Magic HappensParade of the StarsSpectroMagic
Fireworks: Celebrate! Tokyo DisneylandWe Love Mickey!WishesWonderful World of AnimationWorld of Color
Halloween: Celebrate the MagicHappy Hallowishes

Characters
Fantasia: Sorcerer MickeySugar Plum FairiesNutcracker Suite DancersYen SidMagic BroomsTyrannosaurus RexStegosaurusTriceratopsPteranodonCorythosaurusApatosaurusDiplodocusOrnithomimusBrachiosaurusCeratosaurusKannemeyeriaEdmontosaurusParasaurolophusDimetrodonTylosaurusPlateosaurusAnkylosaurusCompsognathusArchaeopteryxTroodonOviraptorBacchusJacchusCentaursCentaurettesMelindaBrudusIrisMorpheusDianaZeusApolloVulcanBoreasMother PegasusFather PegasusPegasi SiblingsPeter PegasusCherubsSatyrsUnicornsMadame UpanovaOstrichesHyacinth HippoHipposElephanchineBen Ali GatorAlligatorsChernabogChernabog's Minions

Fantasia 2000: Donald DuckDaisy DuckColorful TrianglesBlack TrianglesHumpback WhalesDukeFlying JohnKilljoy MargaretFoo-FooJoeRachelNasty NannyTin SoldierBallerinaJack-in-the-BoxYo Yo FlamingoSnooty FlamingosNoahSpring SpriteThe ElkThe Firebird
The Sorcerer's Apprentice: Balthazar BlakeDavid "Dave" StutlerMaxim HorvathRebecca "Becky" BarnesDrake StoneVeronica GorloisenMorgana le FayMerlinAbigail WilliamsSun Lok
Deleted/Unused: OtikaSunflowerNutcracker SentriesDahliaChronosLorenzoMolly

Segments
Fantasia: Toccata and Fugue in D MinorNutcracker SuiteThe Sorcerer's ApprenticeThe Rite of SpringThe Pastoral SymphonyDance of the HoursNight on Bald Mountain/Ave Maria

Fantasia 2000: Symphony 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
Objects
Sorcerer HatGrimholdMerlin's RingEncantus
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