|“||SILENCE! I didn't recruit you for such entry-level wickedness. You have so much to learn.||„|
|~ Red to Carface.|
|“||Stupid dog. It was your soul!||„|
|~ Red's last words before dragging Carface with him into the netherworld.|
|“||A deal with me is binding||„|
Red is the primary antagonist of the 1996 animated Don Bluth film, All Dogs Go to Heaven 2.
Red is a demonic red cat, with red fur (hence his name), yellow eyes, long maroon fingernails, and wears a blue robe. In his dog disguise, he looks like a St. Bernard, and wears a red robe, scarf, fez, and a pair of slippers. As a monster, he is gigantic, muscular, and has glowing red eyes.
He was voiced by the legendary actor, George Hearn.
Role in the film
Red is a powerful demon from hell who recruited Carface in his plan to use the magical Horn Of Gabriel to pull all the dogs from Heaven into Hell. To this end, he tricked Carface's old nemesis Charlie into aiding him via creating magical collars and forcing him into a deal, under the disguise of an aged dog.
This climaxed in the demon managing to actually get the horn and he began to imprison the inhabitants of Heaven (including Annabelle) and growing into a dangerous monster of seemingly apocalyptic proportions, causing the sea itself to start to rise around the island in a massive whirlpool.
However, Charlie and his friends decide to fight back, resulting in a battle that ended with Charlie blowing the horn, reversing the evil spell. Red (who had already been weakened by the battle) was ultimately sucked back into Hell. Before vanishing, however, Red drags Carface down, as this was part of their deal.
Compared to Carface (who is money-hungry), Red is manipulative, power-hungry, arrogant, merciless, and psychopathic. He seems to be motivated by little else than his own desires to be as wicked as possible. Like all demonic entities, he prides pure evil, being evil and doesn't approve of any "entry level wickedness". In addition to being a malevolent and hellish feline, he also has the many characteristics of a cat, he eats rodents, he hates water (proven near the end of the film during the battle between him and Charlie), he thinks very low of dogs in general (especially his sidekick Carface), and he wants full control over them which plays a keen role in his goal to obtain the horn.
He is also very deceiving and persuasive, which is shown by repeatedly disguising himself as an elderly dog to manipulate his victims, and he is also very hotheaded, passionate, melodramatic, and sensational, acting hostile in a big way whenever his patience is tried such as when Red snapped at Carface over wanting to make money with the horn, but power seems to excite Red as well proven when Red gets Gabriel's horn, he takes no notice of anything going on around him and when Carface says that Charlie and his friends are getting away Red merely says "Let them".
- Red's pupils disappear occasionally during the film.
- In his disguise, Red is one of only two animal characters in the All Dogs Go to Heaven franchise to wear shoes. All the other animals are barefoot, with Chief in the TV series' episode "Charlie's Angle" as an exception.
- His red demon-like form is based off of Jafar's red genie form.
- Red is very similar to the following villains:
- Jafar from the Aladdin franchise. Both have magic powers, have the color red as a color motif, both disguise themselves as elderly characters as Jafar disguises himself as an old man and Red disguises himself as an elderly dog in order to trick the main protagonists, both have greedy henchmen (Jafar, Iago; Red, Carface), both are hegemonic and megalomaniacal and in the climax both turn into giant monsters (Jafar, a giant cobra, and a giant red genie, and Red, a huge demonic cat-like form).
- Hopper from Pixar's 1998 film, A Bug's Life. Both are cruel, manipulative, and selfish. Both have vicious henchmen (Carface and Thumper), and they felt annoyed about their own henchmen's stupidity. Both bullied a child (David and Dot). Their own goal is to rule which animals they hate (Red: dogs Hopper: ants). They both wanted to kill the main heroes (Charlie and Flik), but they both failed to kill, yet they started to fight the heroes during bad weather.
- Hades from the Hercules franchise. They are evil entities who enjoy making deals with people for their own benefit and they are also evocative of The Devil.
- Red, though standing in as the All Dogs' satanic equivalent, isn't Satan himself, as "his boss" is loosely referenced after his defeat, implying he may be a pet or otherwise a servant.
- He is the only All Dogs Go to Heaven villain to have a stereotypical villain personality. The other villains, Carface and Belladonna act either for revenge or their own personal gain. This makes Red the franchise's most dangerous villain as well.
- Red's design appears to be similar to the hellhound's design from the first All Dogs Go to Heaven film.
- At one point in the film, Red teases Carface with a straight razor, possibly a reference to Sweeney Todd, who George Hearn played on stage and television.
- Red bares a strong resemblance to Scar from Disney's The Lion King franchise.
|Don Bluth Villains|