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Max (Cats Don't Dance)

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Yeeeessssss, Ms. Dimple?
~ Max

Max is the butler and the legal guardian of Darla Dimple and the secondary antagonist of the 1997 animated Warner Bros. film, Cats Don't Dance. He is Danny's arch-nemesis.

He was voiced by Mark Dindal (the film's director).


Max is a colossal manservant who provides the muscle that Darla lacks and is a force to be reckoned with, capable of inhuman strength: in fact for a large part of the movie Max was seen as almost invincible (due to a combination of his strength and his extremely gigantic size) - his arrival caused people to flee in terror and it was clear from his first appearance that he was the tool by which the bratty Darla maintained her power.

As well as providing Darla Dimple with an impressive enforcer, Max also served as her manservant - performing any task she asked of him, he showed surprising gentleness towards Darla and was very fond of her: this loyalty could arguably be a redeeming feature to the otherwise thuggish character but in the end he was still basically a bully. Darla didn't really appreciate Max at all and often treated him badly (though Darla treated everyone badly, unless doing so would endanger her status as a celebrity).

Max was defeated near the end of the film when he was tricked into climbing a giant balloon (shaped like Darla) during the opening of a stage show while trying to kill Danny - when Danny kills Max at the end of the movie by popping the balloon on a spike to send it and him flying into the distance, where the balloon will inevitably run out of air and send Max falling to his death.



  • In the movie, when Max says "Ms. Dimple", it sort of comes out as "Ms. Debull" due to his accent and his deep and slow voice.
  • Max was voiced by Mark Dindal who served as the director of the film, originally his voice was used as scratch dialogue but after the film began to run out of money another actor couldn't be hired.
  • Although he is the secondary antagonist, he turned out to be more dangerous than Darla.

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