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Henry J. Waternoose III
Henry J. Waternoose III
Background information
Movies Monsters, Inc.

Monsters University (cameo; in a picture)

Short Films Unknown
Television Programs Unknown


Video Games Unknown
Voice James Coburn
Portrayed by Unknown
Character information
Other names Mr. Waternoose


Personality (Previously) Kind, fatherly, impatient, stubborn

(Later) Evil, pragmatic, determined, unscrupulous, ruthless, manipulative

Goal Unknown
Allies Randall Boggs, Fungus (formerly)
Enemies Sulley, Mike, Boo, Celia Mae, Roz, the CDA, Bile, scare recruits, Yeti
Likes Scream power, listening to Randall's orders, Sulley's roar
Dislikes Energy being in short supply, kids not fearing monsters, Sulley interfering with his plans, humans, Randall not respecting his requests.
Quotes "There is nothing more toxic or deadly than a human child! A single touch could kill you!"

"I'll kidnap a thousand children before I let this company die!" "But-but-but how-how did.... how did-?" "What are you doing? Take your hands off me. You can't arrest me. I hope you're happy, Sullivan, you've destroyed this company; Monsters Incorporated is dead! Where will everyone get their screams now? The energy crisis will only get worse because of YOU!!!!" (his last words)


Henry J. Waternoose (a.k.a "Mr. Waternoose" and simply "Waternoose") is the hidden true main antagonist in Disney/Pixar's 2001 film, Monsters, Inc. He is the CEO of the company Monsters, Inc.. He was voiced by the late James Coburn.

Background Edit

Physical Description Edit

Waternoose is a large gray monster, completely bald, with 5 eyes, and walks around on a set of six crab-like legs, he is always seen wearing a black tuxedo jacket over a white shirt, a red vest, and a black bow tie. When he was younger, he had an Afro-style hair and a chinless beard. A producer described him as a "cross between a spider and a crab."

Personality Edit

Although Waternoose is an antagonist in this movie, he has a gentle, fatherly facade and is only driven to villainy out of desperation to keep Monsters, Inc. afloat in the midst of the energy crisis. He becomes more villainous as this drive and desperation strips away his morals and he is determined to not let anything stop what he thinks will be the best way for the company to keep going, never taking into account looking for other energy resources.

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