Chernabog is the name of the fierce demon from the "Night On Bald Mountain" sequence in Disney's masterpiece "Fantasia" (1940). As Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas relate in their 1993 book, "The Disney Villain," the creature was created by Disney Animator Vladmir "Bill" Tytla. The winged devil was based on the Black God of Slavonic mythology (which some references say may have originally been spelled 'Chernobog' before Disney settled on the name which is displayed on all current merchandise). Tytla was Ukranian and based the demon on a creature from Ukranian mythology -- a mythology based upon The Black Art (i.e. Black Magic) known as "Chorni-bok." As told in the Fall 1998 issue of The Disney Magazine, actor Bela Lugosi, Hollywood's most famous Count Dracula, was paid $150 back in 1939 to be the live model on which Chernabog was based.
Below are various pictures of the demon I have collected over time. Until the debut of Fantasmic at WDW, there was almost no exclusive Chernabog merchandise but that has certainly changed in recent years. I hardly claim this to be the most thorough Chernabog site in the world as many new ones have popped up over the years, but this one is the oldest. I do keep adding new pics as time allows so you never know what you will find here. Thanks for visiting!
There are MANY pics so this page may take a while to download. Enjoy...
This is a print of the same $3000 cel.
to people what they meant so they are long gone.
A PVC Cherney, A Tiny Kingdom Cherney and a limited-edition pewter Cherney.
All part of my collection of the demon.
were taken from Gareee's Desktop Wallpaper.
The image of the great demon Chernabog IS property of The Walt Disney Company and no ownership is implied. I may be a shareholder, but Bob Iger owns the rights.