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We've got to have... money!
~ Lickboot's famous quote.

Lickboot is the secondary antagonist of the 1992 animated film Tom and Jerry: The Movie.

He is Aunt Pristine Figg's lawyer and accomplice, and they both want to capture Robyn Starling so they can have her father's inheritance money. A running gag is when he has a money fit, and his annoyed boss puts a stop to it.

He was voiced by the late Tony Jay, who also played Judge Claude Frollo in Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Shere Khan in Disney's The Jungle Book 2 and Talespin, Monsieur D'Arque in Disney's Beauty and the Beast and Megabyte in ReBoot.

Biography

Lickboot appears when he drinks a cup of tea and Lickboot told Figg she will be able to live without Robyn in the first place. Because of this, Figg impolitely told Lickboot to shut up and called him a hoodoo. But Lickboot replies that it’s true and that her Starling trust fund money will go bye-bye, and she will be out in the cold, and Figg tells him to scheme and stop talking.

Then Lickboot and Figg sing a song about money. Then they talk about Robyn's father being alive still, that he survived the avalanche.

When Figg discovers Robyn has escaped again, she, Lickboot and Ferdinand try to search for Robyn under the bridge, but Tom, Jerry and Robyn got away on a raft in the river. Lickboot, Figg, and Ferdinand create a million dollar reward for Robyn on every milk carton. The three villains found out that Robyn is located at Captain Kiddie's carnival due to her separated from Tom and Jerry when their raft crashed into a ship, and drive there to fetch her right away.

Lickboot, Figg, and Ferdinand showed up at the carnival to fetch Robyn, but she, Tom and Jerry get away on a boat one more time. The three villains pursue the three heroes across the country.

Eventually, he, Ferdinand and Figg corner her in the cottage. Lickboot tries to sternly convince her to never run away again and grabs her wrist. But only Robyn attacks Lickboot by kicking him on his leg, causing him to release her and bounce in pain. Lickboot accidentally set the cottage ablaze in the process after bumping into Figg while she tried to catch Robyn. Lickboot tries to convince her to go safety in vain, but Robyn refuses, and he and Figg are forced to get away. Lickboot was getting the keys, but Figg knocks all the keys off the chain. Eventually, Lickboot found the right key to get away, but unfortunately, he and Figg are tripped by Ferdinand, and the three fall to the boat. The boat activates and goes haywire in the process, and sails away towards an unknown fate.

It's unknown what happened with Lickboot along with Figg and Ferdinand afterwards, but as there was no one to captain the steam boat, it’s likely that the boat eventually crashed or went over a waterfall (if there were any), taking them to their demises. Alternatively, they may have survived and were arrested for their crimes and for planting a $1,000,000 bounty reward on Robyn later on, which is cancelled afterwards by Robyn's father, who presumably gets Lickboot fired as his lawyer soon after (unless Lickboot did not survive).

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Trivia

  • Despite being a villain, Lickboot does not seem to be completely wicked as he seemed genuinely concerned about Robyn's safety, telling her she needed to get out of the cabin before it burned down, and while Figg wanted to leave Robyn to pass away, Lickboot was more reluctant.
  • Despite that Tom and Jerry: The Movie was harshly received by both critics and fans and has been disregarded from canon, Lickboot has received unanimous praise in recent years by most fans due to his iconic quote "We've got to have money.", which is now a YouTube meme after it was popularized by the Nostalgia Critic.

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