Monsters Inc

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Must admit that between Monsters, Inc. and Shrek it was a close call which I liked better. I would say that Shrek was the right choice for the Oscar. Nevertheless, I loved this movie through and through. Have seen it twice and loved it more the second time. It is refreshing to see a movie that is clean and good fun and still enjoy. Too many movies seem to end in a disappointment but this one ended the way you wanted it to. It certainly is not on the same planet with a Steven Segal kick-butt type movie but this is for a different audience for sure - and I am not ashamed to say I liked every minute of it - so take that Rambo!

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This movie has often been compared to Shrek because of the Oscar race, but you couldn't compare the two otherwise. Monsters, Inc. is a wonderful, upbeat movie that children will love and parents will adore. This movie doesn't have to be edgy or gross to capture the attention of it's audience. Just being light hearted and funny keeps this movie entertaining throughout. I would recommend it to anyone!

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Great Fun!

on 4/16/2002

Must admit that between Monsters, Inc. and Shrek it was a close call which I liked better. I would say that Shrek was the right choice for the Oscar. Nevertheless, I loved this movie through and through. Have seen it twice and loved it more the second time. It is refreshing to see a movie that is clean and good fun and still enjoy. Too many movies seem to end in a disappointment but this one ended the way you wanted it to. It certainly is not on the same planet with a Steven Segal kick-butt type movie but this is for a different audience for sure - and I am not ashamed to say I liked every minute of it - so take that Rambo! Read More

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by CimbaCS on 5/30/2002

This movie has often been compared to Shrek because of the Oscar race, but you couldn't compare the two otherwise. Monsters, Inc. is a wonderful, upbeat movie that children will love and parents will adore. This movie doesn't have to be edgy or gross to capture the attention of it's audience. Just being light hearted and funny keeps this movie entertaining throughout. I would recommend it to anyone! Read More

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Product Overview

Since the very first bedtime, children around the world have known that once their parents tuck them into bed and shut off the light, monsters lie waiting behind closet doors, ready to emerge. But what they don't realize is that these monsters scare children because it's their job.

Monsters, Inc. is the largest scream processing factory in the monter world. The key to this operation is a group of elite Kid Scarers. One of the top Scarers is James E. Sullivan, AKA Sulley (John Goodman), a laid back monster with blue fur and purple spots. His Scare Assistant - also his best friend and roommate - is Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal), a green fiesty little one-eye monster.

Since children are considered a threat to monsters, it is absolutely forbidden for anything from the human world to cross into the monster world - even a stray sock alerts a task force. But one night after work, Sulley accidentally lets in a little human girl!

©Disney Enterprises, Inc./Pixar Enterprises inc.

Specifications

Studio Buena Vista Home Entertainment
SKU 40166961
UPC 786936164886
UPC 14 00786936164886
Format DVD
Rating Rating
Keywords
Computer Animation
Disney Film
Essential Cinema
Family (General)
Fantasy
Fantasy Worlds
Monsters
Recommended
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Intelligent, funny, adorable, and beautifully animated, MONSTERS, INC. will delight fans of SHREK and TOY STORY, while drawing a new audience of curious, kid-friendly viewers. Billy Crystal and John Goodman make a fiercely funny comedic team as job partners and best friends, Mike (Crystal)--a little green guy with one huge eyeball, and Sulley (Goodman)--a big purple and blue fuzzy guy with dinosaur spikes down his back. Mike and Sully work at MONSTERS, INC., a gigantic corporation that captures the screams of little children and turns them into energy. To make the children scream, the monsters must enter each child's bedroom through the closet door, then deliver a frightening affront. The only problem is, kids aren't scared anymore. And because of this problem, Monsters, Inc. is in a jam. But when one little girl, Boo (Mary Gibbs), follows Sully through her closet door and into the factory, she brings an even more dire issue to the fore: the monsters are actually terrified of children. From Pixar Animation Studios, MONSTERS, INC. is an exciting adventure with a sweet, happy ending.^Both the DVD and VHS releases include the animated short FOR THE BIRDS and a home video exclusive performance of "Put That Thing Back Where It Came From Or So Help Me" created by Mike Wazowski.
Reviews
New York Times "...There hasn't been a film in years to use creative energy as efficiently as MONSTERS, INC.; this is one clean-burning fuel engine that doesn't waste a joke or a thought..." 11/02/2001 p.E17
USA Today "...This is a standout pleasure trip for preschoolers up through the early grades....The movie is as visually inventive as its Pixar predecessors..." 11/02/2001 p.7E
Entertainment Weekly "...MONSTERS, INC. has got that swing, that zippity, multilevel awareness of kids'-eye sensibilities and adult-pitched humor..." 11/09/2001 p.82
Box Office "...Richly original....A story that blends humor, pathos and action into a backdrop as creative as any classic fairytale..." 01/01/2002 p.62
Sight and Sound "...Beautifully rendered....The alternative universe it portrays has an insulated quality that gives the movie much of its escapist charm..." 02/01/2002 p.54
Total Film "...Flawlessly animated, MONSTERS, INC. glows with loving care and attention....The humour works as part of a thumpingly good narrative..." 03/01/2002 p.96
Chicago Sun-Times "...MONSTERS, INC. is cheerful, high-energy fun, and like the other Pixar movies, has a running supply of gags and references aimed at grownups..." 11/02/2001 p.29
Directors
Peter Docter
Actors
Name Voice of Billy Crystal
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Name Voice of John Goodman
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Cast & Crew
Bonnie Hunt - Actor
John Ratzenberger - Actor
Steve Buscemi - Actor
Rhett Reese - Additional Screenplay Material
Robert L. Baird - Additional Screenplay Material
Jonathan Roberts - Additional Screenplay Material
Pete Docter - Director
Jim Stewart - Editor
Andrew Stanton - Executive Producer
John Lassiter - Executive Producer
Randy Newman - Musical Score
Darla K. Anderson - Producer
Harley Jessup - Production Designer
Dan Gerson - Screenplay
Andrew Stanton - Screenplay
Jeff Pidgeon - Story
Peter Docter - Story
Ralph Eggleston - Story
Jill Culton - Story
Jennifer Tilly - Voice Of
John Goodman - Voice Of
Billy Crystal - Voice Of
James Coburn - Voice Of
Bob Pauley - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2001
Catalog ID 2396803
UPC 00786936164886
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 93 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
1.33:1 [4:3]/1.85:1
Awards
Oscar (2002) Randy Newman, Winner, Best Music, Song ("If I Didn't Have You"),Gary Rydstrom, Michael Silvers, Nominee, Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing,Randy Newman, Nominee, Best Music, Original Score
Reviews
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review ...stars like Goodman, Crystal, Coburn, Buscemi and Bonnie Hunt bring a dimension to the film that both borrows from their screen personas and kids them. As for the invaluable Tilly, she has the only voice that has ever made me think simultaneously of Mae West and Slim Pickens... Monsters, Inc. is cheerful, high-energy fun...
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD, Aspect Ratio 1.33:1, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1)
Quotes
Neil Smith, BBCi ...a hugely creative, fast-paced romp...
Andrew Johnson, US Weekly ...offers the adults as much as it does the kids.
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone ...visual marvels that dazzle and delight.
Leah Rozen, People Funny, entertaining and visually inventive!
David Anson, Newsweek Smart, inventive and executed with state-of-the-art finesse.
Andrew Johnston, US Weekly A Breathlessly Entertaining Comedy That Offers Adults As Much As It Does Kids!
Elvis Mitchell, The New York Times How can you not fall in love with it!
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