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Monsters, Inc. [2001] (2 discs)

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Director:David Silverman
Lee Unkrich
Pete Doctor
Writer:Andrew Stanton
Daniel Gerson
Composer:Randy Newman
Length:93 minutes
(1 hour 33 minutes)
MPAA Rating:G
Suggested Event Use:Halloween
Sorting Category:Family
IMDB Rating:7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:95%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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  • Comedy
  • Fantasy
  • Kids
  • Family
  • CG
  • Drama
  • Action
  • Mystery
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Synopsis: A blue collar monster gets caught up in something that may effect his entire world.


Reaction: Pixar at peak performance. This monster movie has humor and heart in the perfect proportions.


Personal Rating: 9/10

Select Cast and Crew
David Silverman => Director
Lee Unkrich => Director
Pete Doctor => Director
Andrew Stanton => Writer
Daniel Gerson => Writer
Randy Newman => Composer
Billy Crystal => Mike Wazowski
Bob Peterson => Roz
Bonnie Hunt => Flint
Frank Oz => Fungus
James Coburn => Henry J. Waternoose
Jennifer Tilly => Celia
Joe Ranft => Additional Voice
John Goodman => James P. "Sulley" Sullivan
John Ratzenberger => The Abominable Snowman
Mary Gibbs => Mary / Boo
Phil Proctor => Additional Voice
Rodger Bumpass => Additional Voice
Steve Buscemi => Randall Boggs
Steve Susskind => Floor Manager
Wallace Shawn => Rex the Green Dinosaur (outtakes)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Mary Gibbs was so young that it proved difficult to get her to stand in the recording studio and act her lines. Instead, they simply followed her around with a microphone and cut Boo's lines together from the things she said while she played.
  • The controls for the Monsters Inc. door mechanisms include a button that starts the process labeled 'FIZT' - Fiz-T is in reality the latest software developed by Pixar Animation Studios to realistically render complex physical models - notably in this film to model Sulley's fur and Boo's clothing.
  • Sulley's fur has over 2,320,413 hairs.
  • The Snowman describes the children in the Himalayan village as 'Tough kids, sissy kids, kids who climb on rocks', a line taken from an old jingle for Armour hot dogs.
  • The restaurant that Wazowski and Celia are at is called the Harryhausen. This is an homage to [?] Ray Harryhausen, the man who made the stop-motion animation monsters for films like Jason and the Argonauts.
  • Randall Boggs is last seen in a trailer home. There is a Pizza Planet truck from Toy Story and Toy Story 2 beside the trailer, and the trailer and Pizza Planet truck were also featured in A Bug's Life.
  • When Boo pulls on the stacked DVDs in Sullivan's apartment and they all come falling down, the DVD she's holding can be seen to be A Bug's Life.
  • At Harryhausen's Sushi Restaurant, employees shout, 'Get a paper bag!' whenever somebody walks through the door. In Japan, it is customary for employees of any store to shout 'irasshaimase!' (pronounced 'ee-rah-shai-mah-seh'). The monsters shouting, 'Get a paper bag!' is a phonetic reference to this fact.
  • In the simulated bedroom used for training the letters of the alphabet can be seen as a border at the top of the walls. For some reason the letter J is backwards.
  • It normally took 11 to 12 hours to render a single frame of Sulley because of his 2.3 million individually animated hair strands.