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Oogie Boogie
Oogie Boogie KHII
Enemy Type Somebody
Role Antagonist
Game(s) Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts II
Origin The Nightmare Before Christmas
Home World Halloween Town
Katakana ウーギー・ブーギー
Romaji Ūgī Būgī
English Voice
Ken Page
Japanese Voice
Hiroshi Hatanaka
"Nobody disrespects me! NOBODY!"
—Oogie Boogie

Oogie Boogie is a villainous bag of bugs in the Kingdom Hearts series who is always trying to take over Halloween Town. He first appeared as the villain in Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. He appears in Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts II, and Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories.

Journal entriesEdit

Kingdom HeartsEdit

First entry

This evil bag of bugs wants Jack out of town so he can take over. To further his plot, he's after the heart Dr. Finkelstein created, and he's sent Lock, Shock and Barrel to steal it.

He came apart at the seams in "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas" (1993).

Second entry

The villain who tried to take over Halloween Town. The heart he stole from Dr. Finkelstein attracted the Heartless, and the result was his doom.

He came apart at the seams in "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas" (1993).

Kingdom Hearts: Chain of MemoriesEdit

Sora's Story

A villain who's always plotting against Jack.

Oogie Boogie stole Dr. Finkelstein's potion thinking it would make him stronger, but it drove him mad with fear instead.


A villain who's always causing trouble in Halloween Town.

Oogie Boogie appeared before Riku as a token of the indelible darkness in his heart.

Kingdom Hearts IIEdit

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

An evil bag of bugs who loves gambling with dice and dreams of causing trouble for Jack in Halloween Town. Sora and his friends defeated Oogie once before, but Maleficent brought him back as part of her evil plan.


Kingdom HeartsEdit

Under the instruction of Maleficent, Oogie steals the artificial heart from Doctor Finkelstein. He eats it, hoping to control the Heartless. However, they don't heed his call, and only a few actually appear due to the heart being a fake. Out of anger and revenge, Oogie Boogie attacks Sora, Donald, Goofy, and Jack.

Succumbing to the powers of darkness, Oogie Boogie takes control over his entire manor. Merging with it, he attacks Sora and his friends once more. Sora battles the manor, and destroys it along with Oogie Boogie by destroying all the orbs of darkness covering him.

Kingdom Hearts: Chain of MemoriesEdit

In Castle Oblivion, Oogie Boogie appears as a figment of Sora's memories. He, like when they first met, attempts to steal Jack's research project, which, in this case, is a Memory Potion. Eventually he succeeds in his plan, but fails again when he drank the potion and became terrified of what he remembered, though it is never quite explained what that was.

During Riku's travels through the Castle basements, he is encountered as one of Riku's dark memories.

Kingdom Hearts IIEdit

A year later, Maleficent revives Oogie Boogie upon the request of Lock, Shock, and Barrel. Unfortunately, Oogie Boogie suffers from anterograde amnesia and has difficulty remembering things since his resurrection. While he is capable of remembering Jack from before his defeat a year earlier, and Maleficent as well, he forgets Santa Claus's identity quickly, having just met him.

Under Maleficent's orders, Oogie Boogie captured Santa Claus in Christmas Town to turn him into a Heartless and converts the present making machine into a Heartless making machine. Just as Sora, Donald, and Goofy discovered Oogie's plans, Oogie abandoned Maleficent's plans, saying that she was just cramping his style. Angered, Maleficent leaves, and Oogie once again battles against the heroes, failing once again, coming apart at the seams just like last time. This time, Donald stomps on Oogie's brain bug to ensure he will never come back again.


Unlike the other residents of Halloween Town, who are innocent creatures whose job it is to scare, and are actually good creatures, Oogie Boogie is the only resident of Halloween Town who is truly evil. Oogie Boogie's most dominant emotion of his personality is obviously fear. Whether it's scaring the daylights out of others, or being terrified himself, Oogie is always involved with fear.

He also is shown to be considerably more dull than the other villains. Although he does seem to have his smart streak every now and then. Oogie also shows a love to gamble and to play games. With the dice that he always throws and the fact that his boss battles take place on game boards (more torture-like game boards) makes this obvious. Also, Oogie has been shown to annoy the other Disney villains in some cutscenes, seen when he tells Captain Hook that "you're no prize yourself," after which Hook angrily tells him to shut up. He is also the most sassy of the group.

Despite his menacing appearance, Oogie is in fact nothing more than a coward, who relies on fighting dirty, too afraid to take on enemies himself, rather sending his booby traps and strange gambling devices to fight for him.


Oogie Boogie first appeared as the villain in Tim Burton's classic The Nightmare Before Christmas. He ordered Lock, Shock, and Barrel to kidnap Santa Claus. He then spends basically the rest of the movie torturing "Sandy Claws", as he is known in Halloween Town, to his heart's content, and then plans to eat him. After Jack realizes what has happened, he shows up in Oogie's lair, and the two face off.

After Jack battles his way past Oogie's gambling devices, Oogie escapes, but with a loose thread dangling, and his plans come apart at the seams, literally. Jack pulls the thread, Oogie's sack rips off, his bugs fall into his batch of Snake and Spider Stew, and his 'brain bug' is stepped on by Santa. He is one of Disney's most popular villains, despite only 10 minutes screen time.


Oogie's outside appearance is very simple. He is covered from head to toe in a grey burlap sack, and an obvious seam is visible along the sides. Oogie is quite rotund, with stumpy legs and fingerless arms, a stark contrast to Jack Skellington's gaunt, tall physique. Like Jack, the "eyes" in Oogie's head are featureless black holes, as is the inside of his mouth. The tip of his head extends outward and flops down, vaguely resembling Jack's Santa hat. On the inside of the sack, Oogie is a huge mass of a variety of different colored bugs.

In the movie, Oogie also produces a snake from his mouth as a "tongue" to intimidate Santa Claus by hissing at him. The majority of Oogie's consciousness is held by one, green, earwig-like bug in his head, and it is only by squashing this one that Oogie can be killed.


Unlike the rest of the Disney villains, Oogie has little to no special powers to call his own. In both Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II he has low HP, about a bar and a half. This, however, doesn't make him an easy opponent. He traps his enemies in battles on twisted, game-like, battle grounds. With spinning razor wheels, exploding dice, gun-toting robots, and many more deadly objects, Oogie Boogie can prove himself to be a dangerous foe. Once you battle your way past his defense and booby traps, he is very vulnerable and is unable to attack.


  • Oogie Boogie is the only member of Maleficent's group from the first Kingdom Hearts to show any affiliation with her in Kingdom Hearts II and he is one of the four villains in Maleficent's council of villains to have fallen to darkness, the other three being Jafar, Ursula, and Maleficent herself.
  • When Oogie was defeated in Kingdom Hearts II, Donald stepped on what was apparently his "brain bug" just like what Santa did in the movie. However, as Oogie returned in the video game, Oogie's Revenge which was a sequel to the original film after his brain bug was squashed, his appearance in future installments is still possible.
  • In the Kingdom Hearts Manga, after Sora, Donald, and Goofy beat the Guard Armor and the villains are talking about what to do about them, Oogie is Heard uttering his insult to Captain Hook, But oddly neither he, nor his world have been featured at all as of yet.
  • Oddly the "Brain Bug" that appears in Kingdom Hearts seems to change type in Kingdom Hearts II, in the first game it isn't an earwig, but a blue beetle and isn't squashed. In the second game it is a green earwig that is crushed by Donald.

See alsoEdit

Party Members
Sora - Donald Duck - Goofy
Tarzan - Aladdin - Ariel - Jack Skellington - Peter Pan - Beast
Simba - Genie - Dumbo - Bambi - Tinker Bell - Mushu
Main Villains
Ansem - Maleficent - Riku - Hades - Jafar - Captain Hook - Oogie Boogie - Ursula - Clayton
Non-playable characters
99 Puppies - Abu - Aerith - Alice - Aurora - Bathtub - Belle - Brooms - Card Soldiers - Carpet - Cave of Wonders Guardian - Cerberus - Chernabog - Cheshire Cat - Chip and Dale - Cid - Cinderella - Cloud - Crocodile - Daisy Duck - Doorknob - Dr. Finkelstein - Eeyore - Fairy Godmother - Flotsam and Jetsam - Flounder - Geppetto - Glut - Hercules - Huey, Dewey, and Louie - Iago - Ice Titan - Jane - Jasmine - Jiminy Cricket - Kairi - Kairi's Grandma - Kala - Kerchak - King Triton - Leon - Lock, Shock, and Barrel - Merlin - Mickey Mouse - Minnie Mouse - Moogles - Owl - Perdita - Philoctetes - Piglet - Pinocchio - Pluto - Pongo - Queen of Hearts - Rabbit - Rock Titan - Roo - Roxas - Sabor - Sally - Sebastian - Selphie - Sephiroth - Smee - Snow White - Terk - The Mayor - The Peddler - Tidus - Tigger - Wakka - Wendy - White Rabbit - Winnie the Pooh - Yuffie - Xemnas - Zero
Destiny Islands - Disney Castle - Traverse Town - Wonderland - Olympus Coliseum - Deep Jungle - 100 Acre Wood - Agrabah - Monstro - Atlantica - Halloween Town - Neverland - Hollow Bastion - End of the World
Dive to the Heart - World Terminus - Kingdom Hearts
Ansem Report - Final Keyhole - Keyblade - Keyhole - Mickey's Letter - Postcard - Princesses of Heart - Trinity Mark - Door to Darkness- Dalmations
Kingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack - Kingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack Complete - Simple and Clean
Accessories - Artwork - Bosses - Items - Other Weapons
Party Members
Sora - Riku - Donald Duck - Goofy - Mickey Mouse
Aladdin - Ariel - Jack Skellington - Peter Pan - Beast
Simba - Genie - Cloud - Dumbo - Bambi - Tinker Bell - Mushu
Main Villains
Marluxia - Lexaeus - Larxene - Vexen - Zexion - Axel
Hades - Jafar - Ursula - Oogie Boogie - Captain Hook - Maleficent - Ansem - Riku Replica
Non-playable characters
Aerith - Alice - Belle - Card Soldiers - Cave of Wonders Guardian - Cheshire Cat - Cid - DiZ - Dr. Finkelstein - Eeyore - Flounder - Geppetto - Hercules - Iago - Jasmine - Jiminy Cricket - Kairi - Leon - Moogles - Naminé - Owl - Philoctetes - Piglet - Pinocchio - Pluto - Queen of Hearts - Rabbit - Roo - Sally - Sebastian - Selphie - Tidus - Tigger - Wakka - Wendy - White Rabbit - Winnie the Pooh - Yuffie
Traverse Town - Agrabah - Olympus Coliseum - Wonderland - Monstro - Halloween Town - Atlantica - Neverland - 100 Acre Wood - Hollow Bastion - Twilight Town - Destiny Islands - Castle Oblivion
Attack Cards - Card break - Cards - Enemy Cards - Friend Cards - Item Cards - Keyblade - Wayfinder - Magic Cards - Map Cards - Memory - Memory Pod - Premium Cards - Reload Card - Replica - Sleight - Summon Cards - World Cards
Kingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack Complete - Simple and Clean
Artwork - Bosses - Enemies
Party Members
Roxas - Sora - Donald Duck - Goofy
Mulan - Beast - Auron - Jack Sparrow - Aladdin - Jack Skellington - Simba - Tron - Riku
Chicken Little - Genie - Stitch - Peter Pan
Main Villains
Organization XIII
Xemnas - Xigbar - Xaldin - Saïx - Axel - Demyx - Luxord
Maleficent - Pete - Shan-Yu - Hades - Ursula - Captain Barbossa - Jafar - Oogie Boogie - Scar - MCP - Sark
Non-playable characters
Abu - Aerith - Ansem the Wise - Ariel - Auron - Axel - Bathtub - Belle - Brooms - Captain Barbossa - Captain Pete - Carpet - Cave of Wonders Guardian - Cerberus - Chien Po - Chip - Chip and Dale - Cid - Clara Cluck - Clarabelle Cow - Cloud - Cogsworth - Daisy Duck - Demyx - Diablo - Dr. Finkelstein - Eeyore - Elizabeth Swann - Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather - Flotsam and Jetsam - Flounder - Fuu - Gopher - Gullwings - Hayabusa - Hayner - Hercules - Horace Horsecollar - Hostile Program - Huey, Dewey, and Louie - Hydra - Iago - Jasmine - Jiminy Cricket - Kairi - Kanga - King Triton - Leon - Li Shang - Ling - Lock, Shock, and Barrel - Lumiere - Luxord - Megara - Merlin - Mickey Mouse - Mickey Mouse (Timeless River) - Minnie Mouse - Moogles - Mrs. Potts - Mufasa - Mushu - Nala - Naminé - Olette - Owl - Pain and Panic - Pegasus - Pence - Philoctetes - Piglet - Pluto - Prince Eric - Pumbaa - Rabbit - Rafiki - Rai - Reindeer - Roo - Saïx - Sally - Santa Claus - Sark - Scar - Scar's Ghost - Scrooge McDuck - Sebastian - Seifer - Selphie - Sephiroth - Setzer - Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed - Terra-Xehanort - The Emperor - The Experiment - The Mayor - The Peddler - The Wardrobe - Tifa - Tigger - Timon - Tinker Bell - Undead Pirates - Vivi - William Turner - Winnie the Pooh - Xaldin - Xigbar - Yao - Yen Sid - Yuffie - Zero
Twilight Town - Destiny Islands - Hollow Bastion/Radiant Garden - The Land of Dragons - Beast's Castle - 100 Acre Wood - Olympus Coliseum - Disney Castle - Timeless River - Atlantica - Port Royal - Agrabah - Halloween Town - Pride Lands - Space Paranoids - The World That Never Was
Dive to the Heart - Old Mansion - Betwixt and Between - Mysterious Tower - Underworld - Christmas Town - Castle That Never Was - Kingdom Hearts
Cornerstone of Light - Drive Form - Gate - Hollow Bastion Restoration Committee - Kairi's Letter - Keyblade - Kingdom Hearts Encoder - Organization XIII - Princesses of Heart - Reaction Command - Secret Ansem Report - Skateboard - Struggle
Kingdom Hearts II Original Soundtrack - Kingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack Complete - Sanctuary
Accessories - Artwork - Bosses - Enemies - Items - Other Weapons - Songs
Disney Villains
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts
Villains' Council: MaleficentHadesJafarOogie BoogieUrsulaCaptain Hook
Others: Queen of HeartsCard SoldiersCerberusRock TitanIce TitanClaytonSaborIagoMonstroLock, Shock, and BarrelFlotsam and JetsamGlutSmeeChernabogHoney Bees
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts II
Villains' Council: PeteCaptain BarbossaScar
Others: Shan-Yu/HayabusaUndead PiratesShenzi, Banzai, and EdHydraPain and PanicMCPSark
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep
The QueenMagic MirrorLady TremaineAnastasiaDrizellaLuciferMaleficent's goonsGantuExperiment 221
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
Claude FrolloCLURinzlerBlack GuardsBeagle BoysJulius
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts χ/Kingdom Hearts Union χ
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts III
Wind TitanLava TitanRandall BoggsMother GothelDavy Jones