Here's Phido!
~ Phido's catchphrase.

Phido (also called Phido the Vulture) is a vulture who is the pet of the evil wizard named Zigzag, and a (former) supporting antagonist of the 1993 animated fantasy film, The Thief and the Cobbler.

In the Miramax's Arabian Knight, he was voiced by Eric Bogosian. But in the original version and Fred Calvert's The Princess and the Cobbler, he was voiced by the late legendary actor, Donald Pleasence, who also portrayed Dr. Samuel Loomis in all the Halloween movies and Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the James Bond films.

Throughout the film, Phido is abused and neglected by Zigzag, barely being fed by the sorcerer. In the end, Phido is able to grasp his freedom by joining a bunch of crocodiles in a pit to get back at his former master Zigzag who he once considered to be his best friend before being eaten alive. He then eats his master's head off.


Phido is a big black vulture with yellow eyes, a white beak with a red tip, gold feet, a gray belly, lavender eyelids, and a small red hat.



  • He was voiced by the late legendary actor Donald Pleasence, in both the original and Allied Filmmakers versions of the film, and also by Eric Bogosian in the Miramax version of the film. Donald Pleasence's voice was originally squawks and Eric Bogosian speaks full words.
  • Not surprisingly, Phido is similar to Iago: They serve as the pet sidekicks to their masters, but eventually turn on them.