Boingo is the main antagonist of the Hoodwinked franchise and the tertiary antagonist of Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil. He is Red's arch-nemesis and the Evil Ski Team's leader and boss.
He was voiced by Andy Dick.
Not much is known about Boingo. However, the reason for his evil nature is due to him no longer wanting to answer to everyone else as the lowest, hardworking animal in the Big Bad Forest.
Boingo is first seen hitching a ride with Red on her bicycle. She asks Boingo if he is still working for the Muffin Man, but he explains that since someone took the recipes last night, the Muffin Man closed his shop and Boingo is now out of a job. Red apologizes and asks Boingo if he is still running the cable car. Boingo says he is, but is not too satisfied as he says it is nothing compared to eating goodies everyday. Red gives him a carrot crumpet to cheer him up and he becomes jubilant and thanks her. Then he happily hops away into the forest with his snack and waves goodbye to Red.
Later, Red hitches a ride in Boingo's cable car, with him saying how it isn't so bad to run it since it is better to see the forest without worrying about the wild animals (mostly wolves). He talks about how forests can be dangerous for him and asks Red if she delivers up this far. Red says she usually doesn't, then tells Boingo that she was thinking about what he said earlier about the Muffin Man because she has to protect Granny's recipes from the Goody Bandit as the Big Bad Forest will be shut down if they aren't careful. Suddenly, the doors fly open and a startled Red begins to lose her footing. Boingo goes to grab Red's basket to save her, only for her to fall and land in the Big Bad Forest before encountering Wolf.
Throughout the film, Boingo interacts with Granny, Wolf, Kirk, and Twitchy and warns some of them about the Goody Bandit, a mysterious bandit that steals all kinds of goodies.
During the investigation, Nicky Flippers told Granny, Wolf, Kirk, and Twitchy that the bandit was with Red when she fell from the cable car, knew a shortcut to Granny's cottage, asked Granny for her signature at the Xtreme Dream Snowsports Competition, and when Kirk's schnitzel truck's tires were stolen (and later turned into a bulldozer). The Goody Bandit is revealed to be Boingo.
In Boingo's cave lair, Dolph is worried the police may find them, but the rabbit rolls his eyes and tells him to forget about them because they have everything they need in the lair. Dolph also fears that Granny (whom he refers to as the "old lady") is alive and will be back. Annoyed, Boingo reveals the reason why he is evil by saying he is done serving and answering to the Muffin Man and Granny and feeling like an outcast, saying they can both take a hike. Red, who is secretly hanging onto Boingo's cable car, overhears Boingo and Dolph's conversation and realizes that Boingo was the Goody Bandit the whole time, devastating her. Boingo makes it clear to his henchman that he will never answer to anyone again and disturbingly bursts out wailing, laughing evilly, and then crying and stretching his face. Calming down in mere seconds, Boingo says he loves his job and explains to Dolph how it works, such as prioritizing, setting your goals, and writing a mission statement. When he gets to asking where to see yourself in 5 years, Red comes out of hiding and answers, "How about behind bars?". Shocked by her sudden presence, Boingo freezes and pretends to act innocent, nervously greeting Red and telling her she "spoiled the surprise". Red tells him that he is the bandit and Boingo replies after a pause and glance at the ski team, "Surprise!" and fake smiles.
When Red says she is going to retrieve the recipes, Boingo challenges her to a fight. After Red calls him a bad bunny, Boingo reveals his true colors by saying she is finally catching up, asking if she thought he followed her on her deliveries because he liked her. Furious, Red desperately tries to defeat Boingo in battle, but both are evenly matched. Boingo gains the upper hand and defeats Red because of his long ears (which he has the ability to use as hands or block an attack). After teasingly telling Red to go home and cry to her grandmother, Boingo orders Dolph to tie Red up, Lesa to hold the recipe book, and Vincent to get the schnitzel truck (not counting Keith, who is told by Boingo to change his name to Boris instead as his name doesn't sound scary). Red tells Boingo he is crazy, to which he sinisterly replies, "Maybe so. But I'm top of the woods now, baby!". He then starts singing "Top of the Woods" and concludes the big finish with, "You've been hoodwinked, baby!". Under Boingo's orders, Dolph gags Red and throws her in Boingo's cable car filled with dynamite (which Boingo calls the "Dino-Mite Express Home").
Meanwhile, Granny, Wolf, and Kirk see everything and sneak in to save Red and capture Boingo and his henchmen (after taking on Dolph, whose clothes are taken off by the gang). However, after Wolf poses as a building inspector and has Boingo walk with him and discuss building new weapons in his lair, he is defeated (but not Granny and the Woodsman). Boingo then sets the rope on fire with his ear and tells Granny that Red is "going for a ride" and that there are no brakes on the cable car. He sets the cable car off on the zip lines and cackles evilly.
Immediately, Granny gets on a bike, defeats the Evil Ski Team, and runs over Boingo's head. Granny proceeds to let go of the bike and jump onto the cable car, and saves Red (who has freed herself) by having her climb up on her red hood. They then jump onto one of the zip lines and the cable car falls off when Granny pulls the "Emergency" lever, and the cable car falls into the river and explodes. However, Boingo and the Evil Ski Team are right on their tail and Boingo shouts out to them, "End of the line, ladies!" and laughs evilly. Thinking quickly, Red and Granny both use their hoods as parachutes to lift themselves high in the air to avoid Boingo and the Evil Ski Team.
Suddenly, Boingo spots the police and he and his henchmen are sent zooming into their van. Then Chief Grizzly closes the doors and tells the officers to take them to prison. Before the van drives off, Twitchy tells Boingo to "say 'Parcheesi!'" and takes his picture, stunning him with the camera flash. As the van drives off, Boingo bangs on the doors, screaming, "Not prison! NOT FOR A CUTE LITTLE BUNNY RABBIT!!!".
As Red and Granny parachute down to safety, they are congratulated for catching the Goody Bandit and are rewarded by Nicky Flippers offering to have them work for him as HEA agents.
In Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil
Boingo is currently locked up in London Bridge Asylum in his very own cell.
Red, Wolf, and Twitchy interrogate Boingo and he says in a creepy voice, "Hello, Clarice." When Red asks him who Clarice is, Boingo sees someone walking by and makes up a lie, saying that she is and greets her. After she leaves the asylum, the gang asks Boingo who the witch is, but he doesn't answer most of their questions. Having had enough of Boingo messing with them, Red tugs on Boingo's right ear, hurting him. In response, Boingo asks her if she is still mad about him trying to kill her a long time ago. Thanks to Twitchy, they find a clue in his cell. Boingo ominously tells the gang that the witch just left a few minutes ago.
It is unknown what happened to Boingo and the Evil Ski Team after that event since his henchmen weren't seen (though they could have been in their own cell).
Boingo is very greedy, self-centered, arrogant, and knowledgeable and is an evil, ruthless, sadistic genius (though he said in the first film that he doubts being called a genius since he was asked to join Mensa).
Throughout the first film, Boingo feigned innocence, convinced the others that he is a nice, harmless animal, and did not reveal that he was the Goody Bandit and secretly hired the Evil Ski Team until near the end.
He lives in his own cave lair and used to travel in his cable car (which got blown up in the first film). Boingo has a pet peeve for Keith's name because it doesn't sound threatening.
Boingo has a passion for carrot crumpets, which are his favorite food.
Boingo has tan fur with beige eyebrows, muzzle, and feet. He has a red underbelly and long ears that he can use as weapons.
- Boingo's introduction in the second film is similar to Hannibal Lecter.
- When he hops, his feet make chattering noises.