|You Poor Unfortunate Soul, this "Henry J. Waternoose III,"|
has been found to need Ursula’s Touch.
IT MUST BE REWRITTEN OR ADDED, TOO!!
So says Ursula:
the true queen of Atlantica.
Henry J. Waternoose III, more commonly known as Mr. Waternoose or simply Waternoose, is the hidden secondary, but true, antagonist of Monsters, Inc. He is the former CEO of the company who worked with Randall and Fungus on the Scream Extractor to kidnap Boo and stop Sulley and Mike from interfering at all times, as Randall's servant.
Waternoose used to like Sulley and have him as his protégé, but after his plans failed, he revealed his true evil self.
In Monsters, Inc.Edit
Waternoose is one of three owners, all cast down from lineage. He inherited the factory from his father when he was 142 years old, and turned it into the modern energy factory that appears at the beginning at the movie. Sulley, being the company's biggest "producer" and Waternoose's protégé, is asked to come down to the scare training room and show the new employees how scaring should be done.
Waternoose is told by Mike about Randall's plot, and he pretends to offer help. Waternoose is really behind a plot to increase the dwindling scare production with Randall, the company's second-biggest producer and a less-than-savory fellow worker. Waternoose throws Sulley and Mike out into the door full of snow on purpose and shuts the door before Sulley can run back in.
When he finally figures out that Sulley and Mike have Boo, Mr. Waternoose is recorded and played back using the same system normally used to analyze trainees' performance after chasing his former friend into the simulation room. With this incriminating evidence, Mr. Waternoose is taken away by the Child Detection Agency (CDA), who have now turned on him after realizing his true colors. As he is being dragged away, Mr. Waternoose angrily blames Sulley for "destroying" the company, saying that the energy crisis will get worse because of that. However, this proves to be wrong as Sulley becomes the new CEO of Monsters, Inc., having all the monsters to make kids laugh (which, of course, generates more power than screams), thus ending the crisis for good.
In Monsters UniversityEdit
Waternoose will not return in Monsters University.
At the time, Waternoose used to be friendly when he helped Sulley do a scare contest. At the end, it is revealed that Waternoose is a child kidnapper who just wants the children's energy so he can be powerful and richer.
- Waternoose is constantly thought to be the first film's main antagonist.
- Waternoose was the last animated character voiced by James Coburn, and one of his last roles before his death in 2002.
- In Monsters University, Waternoose will be voiced by Kelsey Grammer since Coburn died. Grammer previously voiced another Pixar villain: Stinky Pete in Toy Story 2.
- He is similar to Miles Axlerod from Cars 2, pretending to be friendly at first, but then showing themselves to really be a selfish villain.
- As well, they are both believed to be the main antagonist.
- Waternoose is the first Pixar villain to be arrested.
- His father's real name is unclear.