Lanky appears very briefly in Monsters, Inc. He was a good friend of Claws Ward. He was tenth of the Scarer's Leaderboard. He first appears as the scarers are walking out to their stations. Later, he is seen being interviewed by a news reporter about the incident at Harryhausen's, where he exaggerates the story by claiming Boo flew over him and blasted a car with "its laser vision." Lanky's last scene is in Mike's play Put That Thing Back Where It Came From Or So Help Me as a frightened customer at Harryhausen's.
Lanky has pink skin, with orange stripes on his legs. He is very tall, and has large hands, long arms and legs, a small head, and sharp teeth.
- Although all the cast from Mike's play appear onstage for the final musical number, Lanky is mysteriously missing.
- Lanky's surname, Schmidt, is a reference to Andrew Schmidt.
- "A Kid"
- "Well, a kid flew over me and blasted a car with its laser vision"