|“||I am about to revolutionize the Scaring industry. And when I do, even the great James P. Sullivan is gonna be working for me!||„|
|~ Randall trapping Mike and explaining his plan.|
|“||That's the last time I lose to you, Sullivan!||„|
|~ Randall swearing revenge against Sulley for beating him in the Scare Games in Monsters University.|
Randall "Randy" Boggs is the central antagonist of Pixar's fourth full-length animated feature film Monsters Inc. and a major antagonist in its prequel film Monsters University. He is also the central antagonist of Pixar Remix's Monsters, Inc short.
He was voiced by Steve Buscemi, who also played Mr. Pink in Reservoir Dogs, Carl Showalter in Fargo, Garland Greene in Con Air, Nucky Thompson in Boardwalk Empire, Mr. Wesley in Home on the Range, Dwight Diddlehopper in The Simpsons and Francis E. Francis in The Boss Baby.
Additionally, he was voiced by Mads Mikkelsen in the Danish dubbed version of the film, who also played Le Chiffre in Casino Royale, Hannibal in NBC's Hannibal, Captain Rochefort in The Three Musketeers, Chick Hicks in the Danish version of Cars, Kaecilius in Doctor Strange, Gellert Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts, and David Prentiss in Chaos Walking.
In Monsters University, Randall is seen as a young and pimple-faced teenager. He sometimes wears his purple glasses.
In Monsters, Inc., Randall has a three-antennaed crest with pink tips on top of his head, purple skin, green eyes, four arms and legs, a sky blue tail, and has the ability to completely blend in with his surroundings, making him invisible (as well as being able to cling to walls). He can also camouflage like a chameleon.
In Monsters University, Randall was originally a kind, timid, helpful, friendly, and hospitable teenage monster who would hang out with Mike. However, after Randall abandons Mike to join RΩR, forcing him to befriend Sulley in order to join Oozma Kappa, he slowly turns on him by taking part in Johnny's mean prank to humiliate Oozma Kappa by having stuffed animals fall down on them, thus becoming his enemy.
In Monsters, Inc., Randall is very ruthless, short-tempered, manipulative, calculating, heartless, and overall evil in nature. He is also a cold, selfish, truculent, and argumentative jerk who doesn't care about a lot of people.
Judging by his intentions to capture children for their screams (and possibly never return them), he is probably willing to severely harm little children (or worse).
Randall was also shown to be murderous towards Sulley, as he once whacked him very hard with a scream canister during their fight in the secret compartment of the company while gloating that he had wanted to do that for a presumed long time beforehand. He then tried to strangle Sulley to death by wrapping himself around his neck, and would have succeeded had Mikey not accidentally hit Randall with his remaining snow cone.
While Waternoose is Randall's boss, he is more compassionate and well-mannered then Randall, and had more firm reasons for his actions as he was trying to save his company from bankruptcy and stop the energy crisis, while Randall was doing it purely for personal gain. He has no concept of forgiveness and compassion, stated by Sulley. Randall only cares about himself and winning, and doesn't care about anyone else, including Waternoose. In fact, it is indicated, when reminded by Waternoose that there can't be any witness to their plan, that he was planning to betray Waternoose once the plan succeeds.
In Other Media
Randall is included as a playable character in Disney INFINITY and its subsequent 2.0 and 3.0 editions, playable in the Monsters University playset and the Toy Box Mode of all games.
Kingdom Hearts III
Randall Boggs makes an appearance in Kingdom Hearts III. He is voiced by Yutaka Aoyama in the Japanese version and by J. P. Manoux in the English version.
After being banished by Mike and Sulley like in the film, Randall meets Vanitas and the pair form an alliance. Vanitas fixes the door which Randall uses to return to Monsters Inc. with a desire for ambition and revenge on his old enemies. Determined to prove that laughter is unsustainable to power Monstropolis, he uses the Unversed to acquire a means for negative emotional energy and managed to weaponize the machinery in the facility.
He then quietly monitored the heroes and follows them into the Door Vault. There he tricks them before revealing himself as the one that bought the Unversed to Monsters Inc. and throughout their efforts to stop him and the Unversed, he mocks them over the intercom. Things soon start to go bad for him when one of the weaponized machines becomes unresponsive. But with help from Vanitas, he then unleashes the Unversed machine Lump of Horror onto the heroes after Mike's ignorance gets the better of them.
But despite this, the heroes defeat the Lump of Horror much to Randall's annoyance. Sulley eventually captures Randall and subdues him before sending him back through the very same door he was banished in. Sora then uses his Keyblade to lock the door for good and the door then gets destroyed again.
- Originally, his names were Ned and Switt. He was named Ned in the early treatment and Switt in the original opening.
- The crest on Randall's head may have been inspired by the possible wings of Longisquama, an extinct lizard from the Triassic period.
- Randall is the second Pixar villain to be physically fought, the first being Stinky Pete.
- He is the first Pixar villain to appear in a Kingdom Hearts game albeit not fought as a boss, although the Toy Box world based on Toy Story is featured none of it's villains are featured and instead replaced with Young Xehanort.
- He is ranked #27 in the Top 30 Disney Villains.
- For some reason, Randall is the only scarer in the first film that is referred by his first name on the Scarers' Leaderboard rather than by his last name "Boggs". At one point, this implies that Randall was actually going to be his last name rather than his first name.
- In the Monsters Inc. comic book "Laugh Factory", Randall has found his way back into the monster world, and both he and Waternoose plotted revenge on Mike and Sulley with the help of Sid Phillips, the main antagonist of Pixar's first film Toy Story.
- Coincidentally, one of the backgrounds Randall disappeared into in Monsters, Inc. is Andy Davis' wallpaper in Toy Story.
- At one point, Randall threatens to put Fungus through the door shredder if he didn’t get him another door. This is a reference to Carl Showalter, Steve Buscemi's character from Fargo, who was killed by being shredded in a wood chipper.
- It is occasionally rumored that Randy is his middle name. However, it is actually his nickname in Monsters University.
- According to the creators, Randall wouldn’t be appearing in the series Monsters at Work due to the door being destroyed/sealed off.
- Randall can be assumed to be 28 years old in Monsters Inc, as he was 18 in Monsters University.
- Randall uses glasses in Monsters University, while in Monsters Inc he doesn't. This is because his glasses don't turn invisible like him, so he discards them. This also explains why Randall squints in Monsters Inc, since he doesn't see well without his glasses.
- Randall Boggs in Disney Wiki