Monsters, Inc.

2001, Animation/Fantasy, 1h 32m

198 Reviews 250,000+ Ratings

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Clever, funny, and delightful to look at, Monsters, Inc. delivers another resounding example of how Pixar elevated the bar for modern all-ages animation. Read critic reviews

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Monsters Incorporated is the largest scare factory in the monster world, and James P. Sullivan (John Goodman) is one of its top scarers. Sullivan is a huge, intimidating monster with blue fur, large purple spots and horns. His scare assistant, best friend and roommate is Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal), a green, opinionated, feisty little one-eyed monster. Visiting from the human world is Boo (Mary Gibbs), a tiny girl who goes where no human has ever gone before.

Cast & Crew

John Goodman
James P. Sullivan
Voice
Billy Crystal
Mike Wazowski
Voice
Mary Gibbs
Boo
Voice
Steve Buscemi
Randall
Voice
James Coburn
Henry J. Waternoose
Voice
Frank Oz
Fungus
Voice
Steve Susskind
Floor Manager
Voice
Bonnie Hunt
Ms. Flint
Voice
Jeff Pidgeon
Bile
Voice
Sam Black
George
Voice
Lee Unkrich
Co-Director
John Lasseter
Executive Producer
Andrew Stanton
Executive Producer
Kori Rae
Associate Producer
Andrew Stanton
Screenwriter
Daniel Gerson
Screenwriter
Randy Newman
Original Music
Harley Jessup
Production Designer
Bob Pauley
Production Designer
Tia W. Kratter
Art Direction
Dominique Louis
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Glenn McQueen
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  • Jun 19, 2016
    While it's concept is nothing new, Monsters, Inc. still manages to be a fun and very clever take on the concept of monsters - with a storyline that is both emotionally charged and incredibly funny at the same time.
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  • Mar 09, 2016
    One of the best of the Pixar line up! Monster's Inc is funny, smart, charming and a great film to pop in every once in a while!
    Mr N Super Reviewer
  • Dec 18, 2015
    Basically just a great kind of a world simulator only filled by friendly monsters scaring us to get to the box office.
    EpicLadySponge t Super Reviewer
  • Oct 19, 2013
    Pixar comes up short in Monsters, Inc., an imaginative but overly sanitized kid film. When a child accidentally crosses over to the monster world, best friends Sulley and Mike find her and attempt to return her back to the human world before a panic sweeps Monstropolis. Though the idea of a Monsters, Inc., a company that collects children's scares as a source of energy, is incredibly interesting, Pixar veers away from it and instead focuses on the shenanigans of chasing around a toddler. Additionally, the message of the film is extremely preachy and does so at the expense of the storytelling. Still, John Goodman and Billy Crystal deliver the comedy especially well and elevate the material. There's some fun and excitement to Monsters, Inc., but it's trying too hard to be cute and goofy.
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