Monsters, Inc.

Monsters, Inc.

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Director: Pete Docter, David Silverman, Lee Unkrich

Cast: Pete Docter, David Silverman, Lee Unkrich, John Goodman


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Disney and Pixar have proven that they're a great team when it comes to putting out well-made intelligent animated films (that happen to be geared to kids), Monsters, Inc. is certainly no exception. This super-packed 2-disc set has hours of monster-loving extras for the munchkins and the film experts in your household. On disc one, Disney smartly offers both a…  See more details below


Disney and Pixar have proven that they're a great team when it comes to putting out well-made intelligent animated films (that happen to be geared to kids), Monsters, Inc. is certainly no exception. This super-packed 2-disc set has hours of monster-loving extras for the munchkins and the film experts in your household. On disc one, Disney smartly offers both a full screen version for the kids and a wide screen version in the original 1.85:1 theatrical aspect ratio for movie mavens that love to see everything the director intended. Additionally, audio aficionados have their choice of three sound options, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround EX, a Surround EX sound effects only track, or a THX with THX optimizer option. Also on disc one is a commentary track with director Pete Docter, co-director Lee Unkrich, executive producer John Lasseter and executive producer and screenwriter Andrew Stanton. The fun stuff is all on disc 2, which is cleverly divided so you can explore the monster's world or the human's world. The monster's world is where you become an employee of "Monster, Inc." Roz welcomes you as you take a look at the history of Monstropolis, you can page through the employee handbook to learn about everything from Sample Scare Reports to the top 10 ways to get fired or learn ways to gain 10,000 pounds and much more. You'll also see the Monster of the Month Awards and learn more about Monster World and it's citizens. Continuing on, you can go on the job with Monster, Inc.'s most loveable scare-meisters Mike and Sulley, see their screen-tests for the film, abandoned concepts for the plot, get a guide to the "inside jokes," see a brand new animated short created just for the DVD release called "Mike's New Car" and much more. Hang-on there's even more, as you explore the human world. You'll be taken on a tour of Pixar's state-of-the-art animation studio as you see how Monsters, Inc. goes from an idea to storyboards to understanding how to expand the story, to the finished product allowing you to compare the storyboards to the finished film. You'll be guided on an exploration of how Monstropolis was created, see the "monster files" and how to make a "great" monster. In fact, you'll see aspects of animation, production design, music and sound concepts and of course, the theatrical trailers, toys, posters and anything else you can imagine. Not only is this film a creative and technical work of art, but the DVD is a must-have for anyone who loves movies.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
The DVD edition of Monsters, Inc. -- the latest Disney-Pixar collaboration -- is really something to scream about. Its many supplemental features include the Academy Award-winning computer-animated short "For the Birds," as well as a new animated short created for the DVD, "Mike's New Car." There are also exclusive "outtakes" and, for animation buffs, a behind-the-scenes look at the artistic evolution of the film, from abandoned concepts to animation tests. But Monsters, Inc. -- an Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature and Oscar winner for Randy Newman's rollicking ode to friendship, "If I Didn't Have You" -- is itself a sheer joy to behold. While the Disney-Pixar Toy Story films and A Bug's Life revealed the secret lives of toys and insects, Monsters, Inc. confirms something that generations of children have always known: There really are monsters lurking in their bedroom closets! What they don't know is that these beasts are employees of the titular corporation, and their job is to scare children -- whose screams somehow fuel the power grid in Monstropolis (where monsters live). The real revelation here, though, is that monsters are deathly afraid of children. John Goodman is the voice of the bearlike Sully, Monsters, Inc.'s leading scream producer. His sidekick is Mike (Billy Crystal), a giant eyeball with a mouth, arms, and legs. Chaos ensues when a fearless little girl follows Sully through the closet door and into Monstropolis. Monsters, Inc. brims with visual invention (a climactic chase aboard an assembly line of closet doors is a particular tour de force), as well as in-jokes for keen-eyed viewers. Like the Toy Story films, it's a state-of-the-art crowd pleaser.
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Even with a pastel universe of computer tricks at their disposal, the story is what really pushes a Pixar movie over the top -- what made the Toy Story movies so grand, and what left A Bug's Life short of greatness. Monsters, Inc. may burst at the seams with visual stimulants, but it's the delightful premise, fleshed out through a superior script, that helped scare up one of the largest opening weekends ever, paving the way for a monster-sized hit. That creatures of all shapes and textures live harmoniously in a candy-colored neighboring dimension called Monstropolis, scaring children for a living to harness the vital energy in their screams, is the jumping off point for an odyssey of jokes, thrills, and sentiment. Of course the monsters look great -- mostly cuddly types, in keeping things appropriately Disney -- but it's the factory where they work that really tests the animators' boundaries. Reminiscent of the alien-run Men In Black headquarters, the airy building full of blinking contraptions really comes to life in the jaw-dropping finale, which features a chase conducted on an assembly line of whizzing closet doors. Even while dragging just a tad in the second act, Monsters, Inc. never stops delving deeper into the giddy logic of its world. The vocal talent is all good, but the infant chosen to voice Boo (Mary Gibbs), the toddler who crosses over, trumps them all, emitting such tickling gurgles that she's even cuter than the monsters. Monsters, Inc. boasts an unexpected fringe benefit to parents: Once their children come to consider those shapes lurking in the shadows as fuzzy and lovable, a lot more of them may sleep through the night.

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Product Details

Release Date:
Original Release:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
[THX-Supervised Mastering, Dolby Digital Surround EX]

Special Features

Closed Caption; All-new animated short film Mike's New Car (created exclusively for the video and DVD); Filmmakers' audio commentary; For the Birds - 2001 Academy Award winner for best animated short film; Finding Nemo - an exclusive sneak peek of Disney/Pixar's Summer 2003 feature film; Hilarious outtakes and the Monters, Inc. company play; Monster World: Enter the "Monster World" and become an employee at the Monsters, Inc. factory - Train for your first day at Monsters, Inc.; see the Monsters, Inc. employee handbook; learn the history of the Monster World; play Peek-a-Boo - Boo's door game; check out fun-filled facts and much more; Human World: go inside the "Human World" for a fascinating tour at Pixar Animation Studios and meet the filmmakers - never-before-seen deleted scenes; 3D location flyarounds; Monstropolis Art Gallery featuring hundreds of images; animation gags and guide to "in" jokes; behind the scenes of If I Didn't Have You - 2001 Academy Award winner for best original song; Choice of viewing presentations: fullscreen version of the film (1.33:1) - specially reframed for standard televisions; widescreen version of the film (1.85:1) - enhanced for 16x9 televisions; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround EX; DVD-ROM links and game; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround EX sound effects only track; THX-certified, including THX optimizer

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Goodman James P. Sullivan "Sully"
Billy Crystal Mike Wazowski
Mary Gibbs Boo
Steve Buscemi Randall Boggs
James Coburn Henry J. Waternoose
Jennifer Tilly Celia
Bob Peterson Roz
John Ratzenberger Yeti
Frank Oz Fungus
Daniel Gerson Needleman/Smitty
Steve Susskind Floor Manager
Bonnie Hunt Flint
Jeff Pidgeon Bile
Sam Black George
Kay Panabaker Additional Voice
Rodger Bumpass Additional Voice

Technical Credits
Pete Docter Director,Original Story
David Silverman Director
Lee Unkrich Director
Darla K. Anderson Producer
Matthew Jon Beck Casting
Jill Culton Original Story
Ralph Eggleston Original Story
Michael Fong Special Effects Supervisor
Daniel Gerson Screenwriter
Mary Hidalgo Casting
Harley Jessup Production Designer
Tia W. Kratter Art Director
Ruth Lambert Casting
John Lasseter Executive Producer
Dominique Louis Art Director
Randy Newman Score Composer
Bob Pauley Production Designer
Jeff Pidgeon Original Story
Gary Rydstrom Sound/Sound Designer
Andrew Stanton Executive Producer,Screenwriter
James A. Stewart Editor
Galyn Susman Special Effects Supervisor

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Scene Index

Disc #2 -- Monsters, Inc.
1. Main Title [1:32]
2. Monster in the Closet [1:34]
3. Mr. Waternoose [1:43]
4. Morning Workout [2:25]
5. Monstropolis [1:54]
6. Monsters, Inc. [1:32]
7. Randall [1:10]
8. The Scare Floor [5:31]
9. "23-19!" [2:40]
10. End of the Day [1:58]
11. Boo! [3:44]
12. Harryhausen's [2:46]
13. Back at the Apartment [2:31]
14. Bedtime [3:43]
15. Sneaking Boo to Work [2:05]
16. Potty Break [1:54]
17. Randall's Plot [1:37]
18. The Wrong Door [3:06]
19. Mike on the Run [1:55]
20. The Trash Compactor [2:37]
21. Mike Kidnapped [2:29]
22. The Scream Extractor [3:01]
23. Sulley Scares Boo [1:02]
24. Banished [2:48]
25. Sulley Rescues Boo [6:12]
26. "Schmoopsie Poo!" [2:42]
27. The Door Vault [1:01]
28. Tricking Waternoose [6:25]
29. Goodbye [3:57]
30. The Laught Floor [3:35]
31. Kitty! [2:42]
32. End Credits [1:02]


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Monsters, Inc. 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 107 reviews.
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Great animated story.
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I saw the movie four times and cried everytime! I thought it was very sweet how Sulley took care and got really attached to Boo!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was a GREAT movie and I would highly suggest it for anybody who has kids. I personally have no kids but laughed all the way through. Definitely recommend it for anybody.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this movie as much as my children. There needs to be more movies like Monster's Inc. out for the whole family to enjoy . No vilence, harsh language etc. that is REAL family T.V.
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Everyone should see this! It is so great and has a great storyline. John Goodman and Billy Crystal are awesome as Mike and Sully. A Must!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This one is definitely a ''must buy'' movie. Disney performs their magic once again, great annimation, full of laughs, and a fantastic storyline! One you will want to watch over and over again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
With all the hoopla surrounding Shrek's release on DVD, I think this one got lost in the shuffle. This is one I am definitely adding to my library!! The subtlety of the humor is great, especially for anyone who has ever raised children. Great for all audiences.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Incredibly inovative. Remarkably funny. Great movie!
Guest More than 1 year ago
No other movies can make my heart warmed than gMonsters, Inc.h This movie is made by Disney Company. Disney movies are always fantastic, but I thunk it is one of the most fantasic movies. When I saw a monster who is the hero of this movie save a human child from bad monsters, I felt the bonds of friendship. I was moved by this scene. However, I wasn't moved keenly, but brightly. This is because this movie is comedic. The fantasy and the imrpession were mixed and my heart was warmed by this mix.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought that this movie was absolutely WONDERFUL!!!! Monsters Inc. certainly didn't get the atention that it deserved while that not so great movie Shrek was out. I highly recamend this movie for anyone, any age.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is the best animation movie I have ever seen. After I saw this movie,I felt very happy,because I was moved by Mike's love and kindness for Boo. In addition, conversations between Sulley and Mike made me laugh very much. This movie contains emotions and laughter,moreover Sulley,Mike and Boo are so cute! I especially love Sulley!! This is the PERFECT movie!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Monsters Inc is a great Movie that shows the love between Mike and Sulley to the human-child Boo! I think everyone should see this is soo cute and it made me laugh through out the entire show!! See for yourself why I think this movie is the BEST ever!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was wonderful for audiences of all ages! I saw it with my boyfriend and we loved it so much we went back to see it the next night. The dialog was catchy, the characters were extremely real, the animation was excellent and we fell in love with Boo. It's a heartwarming story of love and adventure.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is totally the movie fer anyone!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a great film full of hilarious action and heart-warming characters!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this movie twice in theators and cried each time. I couldn't believe that they were afraid of human children. I mean we aren't that scary are we? This movie has everything! I recommend it for anyone.