Max the butler

Max the Butler

Max the butler is Darla Dimple's personal valet/dragon, and is one of the main villains from Cats Don't Dance- he 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 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 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 - when the balloon popped Max was sent hurling across the skies and was last seen floating over Paris, presumably Max is still flying across the skies by the end of the movie and where he will land (if he ever does) is a mystery..