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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After exploring the worlds of toys and bugs in the two Toy Story films and A Bug's Life, the award-winning computer animation company Pixar delves into the realm of monsters with its fourth feature. Hulking, blue-furred behemoth James P. "Sully" Sullivan (John Goodman) and his one-eyed assistant Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) are employed by Monsters, IncSee more details below

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After exploring the worlds of toys and bugs in the two Toy Story films and A Bug's Life, the award-winning computer animation company Pixar delves into the realm of monsters with its fourth feature. Hulking, blue-furred behemoth James P. "Sully" Sullivan (John Goodman) and his one-eyed assistant Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) are employed by Monsters, Inc., a scream processing factory. It seems that the denizens of their realm thrive on the screams of kids spooked by monsters lurking under their beds and in their closets. It's the job of Sully, Mike, and their co-workers, including sarcastic Randall Boggs (Steve Buscemi), crab-like CEO Henry J. Waternoose (James Coburn), and lovely snake-headed receptionist Celia (Jennifer Tilly) to keep the frights flowing. When Sully and Mike are followed back into the monster world by a very unafraid little human girl named Boo (Mary Gibbs), they are exiled to her universe, where they discover that such a modern-day mythological specimen as the Abominable Snowman is a fellow refugee.

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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.
All Movie Guide
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:
05/07/2013
UPC:
0786936830149
Original Release:
2001
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:32:00
Sales rank:
6,331

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Audio commentary

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 #1 -- Monsters, Inc.
1. Main Titles [:11]
2. Monster In The Closet [:19]
3. Mr. Waternoose [1:02]
4. Morning Workout [1:02]
5. Monstropolis [1:34]
6. Monsters, Inc. [1:43]
7. Randall [1:39]
8. The Scare Floor [:30]
9. "23-19!" [:30]
10. End Of The Day [:16]
11. Boo! [:39]
12. Harryhausen's [:16]
13. Back To The Apartment [:16]
14. Bedtime [:10]
15. Sneaking Boo To Work [:47]
16. Potty Break [:47]
17. Randall's Plot [:16]
18. The Wrong Door [:27]
19. Mike On The Run [:27]
20. The Trash Compactor [:47]
21. Mike Kidnapped [1:10]
22. The Scream Extractor [1:17]
23. Sulley Scares Boo [:08]
24. Banished [:08]
25. Sulley Rescues Boo [:59]
26. "Schmoopsie Poo!" [:23]
27. The Door Vault [:23]
28. Tricking Waternoose [:17]
29. Goodbye [:07]
30. The Laugh Floor [:07]
31. Kitty! [:02]
32. End Credits [:08]
33. Chapter 33 [:08]
34. Chapter 34 [:07]
35. Chapter 35 [:03]
36. Chapter 36 [:03]
37. Chapter 37 [:11]
38. Chapter 38 [:11]
39. Chapter 39 [:11]
40. Chapter 40 [:21]
41. Chapter 41 [:15]
42. Chapter 42 [:15]
43. Chapter 43 [:17]
44. Chapter 44 [:04]
45. Chapter 45 [:04]
46. Chapter 46 [:12]
47. Chapter 47 [:03]
48. Chapter 48 [:03]
49. Chapter 49 [:19]
50. Chapter 50 [:19]
51. Chapter 51 [:08]
52. Chapter 52 [:08]
53. Chapter 53 [1:10]
54. Chapter 54 [:03]
55. Chapter 55 [:03]
56. Chapter 56 [:57]
57. Chapter 57 [:04]
58. Chapter 58 [:04]
59. Chapter 59 [:04]
60. Chapter 60 [1:49]
61. Chapter 61 [3:05]
62. Chapter 62 [:39]
63. Chapter 63 [:17]
64. Chapter 64 [:17]
65. Chapter 65 [1:30]
66. Chapter 66 [:27]
67. Chapter 67 [:27]
68. Chapter 68 [:13]
69. Chapter 69 [:03]
70. Chapter 70 [:03]
71. Chapter 71 [:13]
72. Chapter 72 [:33]
73. Chapter 73 [:33]
74. Chapter 74 [1:57]
75. Chapter 75 [2:33]
76. Chapter 76 [:06]
77. Chapter 77 [:06]
78. Chapter 78 [1:03]
79. Chapter 79 [2:05]
80. Chapter 80 [1:54]
81. Chapter 81 [:56]
82. Chapter 82 [:03]
83. Chapter 83 [:03]
84. Chapter 84 [:37]
85. Chapter 85 [2:58]
86. Chapter 86 [:03]
87. Chapter 87 [:03]
88. Chapter 88 [:04]
89. Chapter 89 [1:55]
90. Chapter 90 [1:55]
91. Chapter 91 [:42]
92. Chapter 92 [2:05]
93. Chapter 93 [:23]
94. Chapter 94 [3:01]
95. Chapter 95 [1:02]
96. Chapter 96 [:36]
97. Chapter 97 [2:11]
98. Chapter 98 [:16]
99. Chapter 99 [:55]
100. Chapter 100 [3:49]
101. Chapter 101 [1:10]
102. Chapter 102 [2:42]
103. Chapter 103 [1:01]
104. Chapter 104 [5:10]
105. Chapter 105 [1:15]
106. Chapter 106 [3:57]
107. Chapter 107 [:32]
108. Chapter 108 [2:21]
109. Chapter 109 [:41]
110. Chapter 110 [1:12]
111. Chapter 111 [:16]
112. Chapter 112 [:16]
113. Chapter 113 [:19]
114. Chapter 114 [:03]
115. Chapter 115 [:03]
116. Chapter 116 [:21]
117. Chapter 117 [:05]
118. Chapter 118 [:05]
119. Chapter 119 [:03]
120. Chapter 120 [:11]
121. Chapter 121 [:11]
122. Chapter 122 [:09]
123. Chapter 123 [:58]
124. Chapter 124 [:04]
125. Chapter 125 [:04]
126. Chapter 126 [1:26]
127. Chapter 127 [1:26]
128. Chapter 128 [5:06]
129. Chapter 129 [:07]
130. Chapter 130 [:16]
131. Chapter 131 [:00]

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