Brave Little Tailor 2
Background Info
tv shows
Video games
Animators Bill Tytla
Voice actor/actress Eddie Holden
Personal info
Full name Gustav the Giant
physical Appearance over-weight, giant, with black beard
Species giant human
Enemies Mickey Mouse
the kingdom

Gustav the Giant is the main antagonist of the 1938 Mickey Mouse animated short Brave Little Tailor.

Brave Little Tailor Edit

Gustav constantly terrorized a kingdom, unopposed. When Mickey Mouse, the tailor of the film's title, was ordered to slay him by the King (Minnie Mouse's father), who mistakenly thought he killed seven giants in one blow, Mickey used his tailoring skills to defeat Gustav. He was last seen sleeping, his breath powering the merry-go-round, which Mickey and Minnie were riding.

Originally unnamed in both the short and its comic adaptation in the Mickey Mouse newspaper comic strip, Gustav was given that name in the comic book story "Thumper Meets the Seven Dwarfs", originally printed as Four Color Comic #19. In the comic, when Doc is reading the story of "The Giant and the Tailor" to Thumper, he suddenly shows up outside the cottage and abducts Thumper. He takes him to his castle, where he and his wife decide to keep him for a pet. He places him in his pet canary Klaus' birdcage as a new playmate for him. Fortunately, Doc and Dopey suddenly show up to save him and help him escape.

Gustav later appeared in one of the Walt Disney Fun-to-Read Library books, Mickey Meets the Giant. He was attacking the village of Cedar Grove and Mickey has to use his wits to take him out like in the film. In the book, Mickey manages to defeat him by, in a test of strength, crushing a rock and have water come out of it (it was actually a mealsponge), causing the giant to flee in terror.

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Mickey Mouse Villains: Pete, Mortimer Mouse, The Phantom Blot, Willie the Giant, Trudy Van Tubb, Sylvester Shyster, Dr. XXX, Gustav the Giant, Prince Penguin, Lonesome Ghosts (characters), Julius, Dangerous Dan and Idgit the Midget, Yeti, Bitter Flower, The Phantom Blot's nephews, Big Bad Wolf, Kat Nipp, Professors Ecks, Doublex, and Triplex
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Donald Duck • Scrooge McDuck • DuckTales Villains: Flintheart Glomgold, Magica De Spell, The Beagle Boys, Grandpa Beagle, Ma Beagle, Granny Beagle, Emil Eagle, Argus McSwine, Cinnamon Teal, Lawyer Sharky, Azure Blue, Ben Buzzard, Paddy the Cop, John D. Rockerduck, Spectrus, Merlock, Ottoperotto, The Beagle Babes, Beagle Brats, Volcano's Head, Mark Beaks, Bernadette The Chicken, Lord Felldrake Sheldgoose, Baron Von Sheldgoose, Leopold the Horrible

Pluto Villains: Butch the Bulldog, Lucifer the Tough Cat, Pluto's Devil, Bent-Tail the Coyote

Goofy • Goof Troop Villains: Bradley Uppercrust III, Tank, Keelhaul Pete, Duke, Giblet the Clown

Darkwing Duck Villains: Negaduck, Bushroot, The Liquidator, Quackerjack, Megavolt, Tuskernini, Steelbeak