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Monster’s Inc. (2001)

Monster’s Inc. (2001)


Starring the Voice of
John Goodman (Sulley)
Billy Crystal (Mike Wazowski)
Mary Gibbs (Boo)

Directed by Pete Docter

Nothing warms me more for laughs than anytime I get to sit down and watch Monster’s Inc. This is one Pixar animation that I hold dear to heart, I loved it so much that I didn’t desire for them to make a sequel, because I felt they will wreck what is already a masterpiece. This is the best voice casting I have seen in any animation, the story of Monster’s Inc. is just warm to the heart, as we follow the adventures of a little girl in the monster world. You just can’t forget the voices of the top scarer James P. Sullivan aka Sulley (voiced by John Goodman) and his one-eyed assistant, Mike Wazowski (voiced by Billy Crystal).

The idea for the Monster's Inc. story was born during a lunch in 1994 between Pixars production team of John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton and Joe Ranft during the production of Toy Story (1995). Pete Docter thought it up, and after they were done working on Toy Story, he stepped aside to build the story, while others were working on other Disney/Pixar animations. When he was done with the first draft (which was far different from the final film) the name Monster's Inc was pitched in by longtime Disney animator Joe Grant (who worked on the 1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs).

The movie plot underwent numerous changes over its writing and production years between 1996 and 2000. Its final story is about how monsters scare human kids to get their screams. The screams are then stored, refined and used as power, power in the sense of electrical power and fuel power. The flip side of this is that monsters are afraid of human kids, because they are believed to be toxic and one touch from a human child can kill them. There is a company in charge of this scream collection and refinement in Monstroplolis, that company is Monster's Inc. There in Monster's Inc our lead Characters are Sulley and Mike, Sulley is the top sacrer and Mike is his assistant.

One faithful working day, the lives of both Sulley and Mike would change and the faith of the monster world also, as Sulley meet a human child (Boo) in their scare floor in the Monster's Inc factory, panic broke loose and Sulley not knowing what to do and how to contain the problem allowed it to escalate to the point that all Monstroplois is aware of the existence of a human child in the monster world and the whole monster world is in a state of panic.

Monsters, Inc. won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, and it lost the Best animated feature award to Dreamworks Shrek. It was a financial success, and it received high positive reviews, and it is a must-watch.

A sequel to this wonderful movie is set to be released 12 years after the first, in 2013, and it will be a prequel to the original plot.


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