Background information
Feature films Pinocchio

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (deleted)
Monsters, Inc. (cameo)

Television programs The Little Mermaid Series [Cameo]

Bonkers [Cameo] House of Mouse
Once Upon a Time

Video games Kingdom Hearts series, Basil video games
Park attractions Pinocchio's Daring Journey , Fantasmic!
Animators Wolfgang Reitherman
Voice Thurl Ravenscroft
Performance model
Inspiration Moby Dick
Character information
Other names Monstro the Whale
Personality Fierce, vicious, savage, predatory, intimidating, cruel, vengeful, aggressive, monstrous, mighty, powerful, hot-tempered, dangerous, ruthless, strong, cunning, destructive, forceful
Appearance Huge and slender dark blue, with green eyes and strong teeth
Occupation Predator
Alignment Bad
Goal To eat anything and everything in sight

Kill Pinocchio and Geppetto as revenge, because they nearly choked him with smoke (failed)

Home Sea
Friends Chernabog, Hades
Enemies Pinocchio, Jiminy Cricket, Gepetto, Figaro, Cleo, Sora, Donald Duck, Goofy, Lobster Mobster & Da Shrimp
Likes Eating and Sleeping
Dislikes Sneezing, prey that escapes
Powers and abilities Brute strength
Fate Smashes into a cliff presumably killing himself
Typical Saying Deafening roar
Monstro is one of the antagonists of Pinocchio.

He is much like Moby Dick from Herman Melville's book.


  • In the original Italian story of Pinocchio, instead of a whale it was a giant shark ("il pesce cane"), which the author had drawn from folklore concerning a terrible phantom shark which mothers warned their children would swim up and swallow them if they swam too far out to sea without supervision. Why Disney chose a whale instead of a giant shark is still uncertain.
  • Although Monstro is considered a villain, he could also be considered a threat to The Coachman as Monstro is big enough to eat the coachman's steamboat whole if Monstro was awake during one of the coachman's trips to and/or from Pleasure Island.