Monsters Inc (2001)
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|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!
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"...offers the adults as much as it does the kids. Andrew Johnson, US Weekly
"...visual marvels that dazzle and delight. Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Funny, entertaining and visually inventive! Leah Rozen, People
"Smart, inventive and executed with state-of-the-art finesse. David Anson, Newsweek
"A Breathlessly Entertaining Comedy That Offers Adults As Much As It Does Kids! Andrew Johnston, US Weekly
"How can you not fall in love with it! Elvis Mitchell, The New York Times
Editor's NoteIntelligent, 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.
Monsters, Inc. - DVD Review
By: Christopher Null filmcritic.com DVD Reviews
Published on: 10/30/2009 11:42 PM
|The Pixar boys were at again with Monsters, Inc. taking their computer-animation talents from toys and insects to the magical world of monsters. Magical indeed -- the way it works is that all those monsters that hide in the closet and scare little kids only do so because they have to -- they use the screams as energy to power Monstropolis, which exists just on the other side of every kid's bedroom closet door in the world. And wouldn't you know it if Monstropolis wasn't having a power shortage because kids these days just don't scare as easily....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|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|
|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|
Customer Reviews of Monsters Inc
Right up there with the other Pixar classics.2/15/2013
I had never seen Monsters, Inc. before and many of my friends kept saying how good it was; lo and behold, it was right up there with Toy Story 1 & 2 and The Incredibles as my favorite Pixar movies.
my grandson loves it
Great movie overall8/22/2012
WE love this movie. The plot keeps you interested and our two year old will sit and watch it. It is witty and upbeat to keep you smiling all through out the movie. I would recommend it to anyone of any age. It definitely keeps us laughing even though we have watched it several times. Great movie!
just a fun movie5/7/2012
I really do love this movie, great concept and just a fun flick to watch and my 4 year old little girl loves it too
Monsters are Fun10/28/2008
Hooray for Monsters. In these awful times, when my stocks are falling over the cliff, I need something to make me laugh and this is it! I'm 72 years old, and first saw this with my grandchildren. I bought this for myself, and have a collection of movies like this to make me smile when I'm down!
My 2 year old son loves this movie! We were worried that it would scare him, but he wants to watch it every day. I think he's even learning that monsters aren't scary! Much better than Shrek!
Its as good as you've heard10/9/2002
So many people have said "You have to see Monsters, Inc. It's so good and its not just for kids!" I didn't think I would get into it, but the plot, the the humor and the graphics made me glad I not only rented this movie - I bought it. Please don't dismiss this as a "children's movie" because adults will love it too.
Great movie all around5/30/2002
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!
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!