King Gator is a giant alligator that lives in the sewers of New Orleans in All Dogs go to Heaven. He appears near the end of the film, where he tries to eat Charlie and Anne-Marie. When Charlie lets out a fearful howl in his mouth, King Gator perceived that he was singing and fell in love with his voice, thus deciding not to eat him and Anne Marie. Instead, he has Charlie in an Esther-Williams styled water duet called, "Let's Make Music Together".
All Dogs go to HeavenEdit
Charlie and Anne-Marie escape Carface murder and kidnap attempt and seek temporary shelter, but fall into the undercurrents of New Orleans and confined by rodent-like creatures. King Gator comes to the mini island to feast on Charlie and Anne-Marie. When he puts Charlie into his mouth to eat him, Charlie lets out a fearful, but unintentional "musical" howl, making the giant gator believe that he was singing, and decides not to eat them as he refuses to eat a "sumptuous voice". Instead, he forces Charlie to sing against his will in a musical duet called, "Let's Make Music Together". King Gator takes Charlie swimming in the pool, dances on a trapeze and then play with him like a small doll. Although Charlie was nervous about King Gator, they gain a fast relationship.
When Charlie came to save Anne-Marie, he was ambushed by Carface Caruthers's thugs. When one of the thugs bites Charlie's foot, Charlie lets out the "musical" howl once more which King Gator heard from a distance. King Gator invades the casino ship. Just as Carface and Killer were lowering Charlie into the water on the anchor, the place begins to rumble. King Gator breaks through. As Charlie is holding his breath underwater, King Gator bites the ropes releasing Charlie from nearly drowning. Carface looks down frustrated and angry of Charlie once more surviving. King Gator continues to help Charlie by crashing the casino ship head first. One crash releasing Anne-Marie from the confinement of the cage, and the second one in the mist of Charlie and Carface's confrontation. The second crash knocked carface into the water directly in front of King Gator. King Gator looks and says, "MMM... delicious..." Carface screams and tries to swim away to safety, but King Gator devours Carface in one gulp offscreen.
After Charlie drowns from the sinking Casino ship, He sees Carface once more in Heaven from being eaten by King Gator. He is shown in Heaven about to wind the clock back trying to exact revenge on King Gator from killing and devouring him; much like Charlie wanted revenge on him. It is unknown whether Carface seeks his revenge on him or not.
King Gator's PersonalityEdit
King Gator is a funny, carefree, flamboyant, bubbly, gigantic alligator that lives in the New Orleans sewers and rules over the native rat tribe. He loves beings with beautiful voices and loves to sing duets. He likes and adores anyone with the same gift and will refuse to eat them as he did with Charlie.
They are boyfriends after King Gator refuses to eat him due to his fearful, yet "musical" howling when almost eaten by him. King Gator plays a vital role in saving him and Anne-Marie and confronting Carface.
He served as King Gator's long desired meal. At the end of the original film, Carface is shown in Heaven about to wind the clock back trying to exact revenge on King Gator from killing and devouring him; much like Charlie wanted revenge on him. It is unknown whether Carface seeks his revenge on him or not.
- He was voiced by Ken Page.
- The Nostalgia Chick has named several pointless movie moments after this character called a "Big Lipped Alligator Moment": a scene that comes out of nowhere; has little to no bearing whatsoever on the plot; is WAY over the top in terms of ridiculousness, even within the context of the movie, and after it happens, no one ever speaks of it again.
- King Gator also shares similarities with the Dragon from the 2001 computer-animated film Shrek. Both at first try to eat the protagonist (King Gator with Charlie and Anne Marie and Dragon with Shrek and Donkey) but later become allies of the film's protagonists. King Gator befriends Charlie and Anne Marie after being amused by Charlie's howling and Dragon falls in love with Donkey when Donkey discovers that Dragon is a female and gives Shrek and Donkey a flight to Duloc. They also help the film's protagonist near the movie's end. King Gator breaks into the ship scaring away Carface's thugs and frees Charlie from the anchor, while Dragon helps Shrek and Donkey fight the guards and she also ends up eating the film's main antagonist. King Gator headbutts the wall, knocking Carface into the water and devours him offscreen. Dragon, after being signaled by Shrek, breaks into the window of the chapel, devours Lord Farquaad and belches out the crown. The difference is that Dragon appears in the whole Shrek franchise while King Gator appears only in the first film of All Dogs go to Heaven.