Theodore and Amos are major characters in The Apple Dumpling Gang and the main protagonists in The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again.

Role in the films

The Apple Dumpling Gang

Theodore and Amos used to be part of the Stillwell Gang but were kicked out because Amos accidentally shot the leader, Frank Stillwell, in the leg. They now call themselves the Halve Knives. They are a bumbling duo of robbers that Homer McCoy said, "They couldn't steal candy from a baby without coming out of the short end".

After Bobby, Clovis, and Celia Bradley find a gold nugget, Theodore and Amos try to steal it but get caught by Homer McCoy who sentences them to be hung. But they are getting their chance to it, for when John Whintle, the children's second uncle, is going to get them (for it's all he wants) away from Russell Donovan, he makes a deal with them to take it so the children can stay with Russell, and to make things calm.

He tells them, "It's not actually stealing, it's our gold we're giving it to you" But things weren't going well for Frank also knows about it and plans to steal it. But the town finds out and he and his gang escape with Celia. He tells Theodore and Amos they can have it, but they accidentally destroy it with a pack of dynamite. In the end, they decide to quit the robbing business and live with Russell and his new family.

The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again

Theodore and Amos returned in the sequel.

Disney Parks

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

A wanted poster for Theodore and Amos can be seen in the queue for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. It identifies them as having attempted to rob the T.W. Silver Mine in Virginia City, Nevada. They went about this by posing as, "metallurgists" in-order to take metal for claimed examination while in-reality stealing it.

T.W. Bullion sent the wanted poster to their relative, Barnabas T. Bullion, of the Big Thunder Mining Company, warning him of them. However, as it would turn out the pair only stole a few pieces of lead which they believed to be silver with him stating them as being completely incompetent and only having fouled up their operations.


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Bobby BradleyClovis BradleyCelia BradleyFrank StillwellTheodore and AmosRussell DonovanMagnolia Dusty ClydesdaleHomer McCoy
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Disney Parks
Big Thunder Mountain RailroadPhantom ManorMine Train Through Nature's WonderlandBig Thunder RanchLegends of Frontierland: Gold Rush!Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine CarsPecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & CafeThe Western River ExpeditionGolden Horseshoe Saloon
Big Thunder Mountain • Ravenswood Manor • Rainbow RidgeTumbleweedThunder MesaGrizzly Gulch • Big Grizzly Mountain • Stillwater Junction • ArizonaCalifornia
Barnabas T. BullionJason ChandlerHenry RavenswoodSpirit of Big ThunderBilly the Disney GoatGeorge WillikersCumulus IsobarTyrannosaurus rexMadame Zarkov • T.W. Bullion • The Halve Knives GangPecos BillBeacon Joe • Cousin Elrond • Rosita • Old Prospector

Characters from Spinoffs: Abigail Bullion • Onawa • Dolfo • Marybeth Bullion

Big Thunder Mining CompanyThe Ballad of Big Thunder MountainSociety of Explorers and Adventurers • Shoshone Tribe • Bandito Gang
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