The “Ogre“ is the ghost of an ogre.
A severe looking man with a large form and unruly hair, the Ogre is one of the "Happy Haunts" residing in the Haunted Mansion. His ghost dwells in one of the Sinister Eleven portraits. Like many of the ghosts of the Mansion, the Ogre's true backstory is unknown.
Behind the scenes Edit
The Ogre first appeared as a part of the Haunted Mansion attraction in Disneyland, which opened in 1969.
Marc Davis's original concept of the Ogre was that he was the ghost of Grigori Rasputin, and his concept art as such more closely resembled the mystic. However, Walt Disney vetoed the idea, fearing that Rasputin's still-living relatives might sue. The Rasputin portrait was also originally meant to be a changing portrait, which would show the Ogre's eyes slowly growing together until one hovering, hypnotizing eye dominated Rasputin's face. This idea was scrapped, however, and the portrait was recycled into a different character.