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.
2001 - Academy Awards - Best Original Song Winner
Andrew Stanton - Actor/writer/director, WALL-E, TOY STORY
Peter Docter - ANIMATOR/WRITER\"TOY STOR
Pete Docter - ANIMATOR/WRITER\"TOY STOR
Lee Unkrich - EDITOR\"TOY STORY"
John Goodman - American Film/TV Actor
Steve Buscemi - American Actor/Director/Screenwriter
Bonnie Hunt - American actress, BEETHOVEN
Jennifer Tilly - American actress
Jennifer E. Chan - American actress
The Unabomshell - American actress
James Coburn - American actor, THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN/AFFLICTION
John Lasseter - American director, TOY STORY
Billy Crystal - American actor/director, CITY SLICKERS (1991)
Randy Newman - American composer/singer/songwriter
David Silverman - Co-Director of MONSTERS, INC.
- Format: DVD
- Run Time: 91
- Color Format: Color
- UPC: 786936830149
- Genre: Family
- Rating: G (MPAA)
- Release Date: May 2013
Theatrical Release Date: NOVEMBER 2, 2001
"...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 New York Times, p.E17
"...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 USA Today, p.7E
"...MONSTERS, INC. has got that swing, that zippity, multilevel awareness of kids'-eye sensibilities and adult-pitched humor..." - 11/09/2001 Entertainment Weekly, p.82
"...Richly original....A story that blends humor, pathos and action into a backdrop as creative as any classic fairytale..." - 01/01/2002 Box Office, p.62
"...Beautifully rendered....The alternative universe it portrays has an insulated quality that gives the movie much of its escapist charm..." - 02/01/2002 Sight and Sound, p.54
"...Flawlessly animated, MONSTERS, INC. glows with loving care and attention....The humour works as part of a thumpingly good narrative..." - 03/01/2002 Total Film, p.96
"...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 Chicago Sun-Times, p.29