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10 Favorite Disney Magic Users

Today, we're going to be talking about 10 of our favorite "magic users." These are the wizards, witches and sorcerers out there and not magical beings like Fairy Godmother or Genie.

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Ian Lightfoot

Ian Lightfoot is a young elf who, along with his brother Barley, was gifted a wizard's staff by their father. While Barley tries to use the staff, it is in vain. But, when Ian does, he is able to work the staff, even though his confidence is not great. Barley does everything to help Ian learn to wield the staff and call upon his heart's fire to cast the spell that will bring their father back.

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Merlin is one of the most powerful wizards of all time. But, in Sword In The Stone, he doesn't seem that way. He is an absent minded magic user who helps Arthur achieve the prophecy of being named King of England. He's a lovable old coot that, despite his higgilty-piggilty nature, still has a lot of magic within.

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Doctor Strange

Doctor Stephen Strange is the Sorcerer Supreme in the Marvel Universe. He gained his powers by studying magic from the Ancient One in the mystical city of Kamar-Taj after a car accident wounds his hands so much that he could no longer perform surgery. While Strange has a hard time believing at first, he soon surpasses his master in skill and she leaves him to become the Sorcerer Supreme.

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Magica De Spell

There are many different incarnations of the character created by Carl Barks, but all of them are in search of Scrooge McDuck's Number One Dime because they believe it to have great power. In the 2017 version of DuckTales, Magica and Scrooge were embroiled in a great battle that left Magica trapped in another dimension and she slowly tries to make her way back to extract her revenge on Scrooge.

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Alex Russo

Alexandra "Alex" Russo is the middle child in a family of wizards. She is headstrong, but she likes to do things the easy way much to the dismay of her family, particularly her hard studied elder brother. When it's time for the competition to decide who will remain a wizard in her family, she becomes a full wizard. But, she uses the Stone of Dreams to reverse time and become a student again.

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Madame Mim

The marvelous mad Madame Mim is the chief rival of Merlin. Unlike Merlin, she uses her power for bad. She captures young Arthur after he intrudes upon her house after being changed into a bird and chased by a hawk. It's up to Merlin to save him and Merlin and Mim engage in a Wizard's Duel to hilarious effect. Mim is a master at shape shifting, so you best watch your back around her.

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Zummi Gummi

Zummi Gummi is the benevolent leader of the Gummi Bears of Gummi Glen. Zummi possesses the Gummi Medallion which allows him to open the Great Book of Gummi. The book not only gives him all the knowledge of the Gummis, but allows him to perform magic. While he can be absent minded, he always has the Gummis' best interests at heart.

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Jafar was the Royal Vizier of Agrabah and sat at the right hand of the Sultan. While he had the Sultan's trust, Jafar wanted nothing but to defeat the Sultan and become ruler himself. He searches in vain for the genie's lamp that will make his dreams come true. Fortunately, those plans were thwarted by Aladdin. When Jafar wishes to become a genie, he is trapped in the genie's lamp and buried in the Cave of Wonders forever.

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Winifred Sanderson

Winifred "Winnie" Sanderson is the eldest sister and leader of the Sanderson Sisters, a coven of witches from Salem who stole the souls of children to become youthful. That is until a young man named Thackery Binx spoiled their plans. When the sisters return after a virgin lights the Black Light Candle, Winifred must lead her sisters back to glory. But, is it already too late?

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Mickey Mouse

Yes, Mickey Mouse is magical in the sense that it all started with him. But, in 1940's Fantasia, he was also a sorcerer's apprentice who tries to get away with doing a chore the easy way that goes awry. He ends up creating an armada of brooms that keep filling the well until the chamber is flooded and his master Yen Sid has to save him.

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