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Monsters, Inc. is a 2001 American computer-animated monster comedy film produced by Pixar Animations Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. Featuring the voices of John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, and Jennifer Tilly. The film was also directed by Pete Doctor as well as released on October 28, 2001, in El Captain, Theatre which is before being released in the rest of the United States on November 2, 2001.

Why This Movie is Great?[]

  1. It had a unique premise of monsters scaring kids in order to generate power and how they work in an office environment.
  2. Great animation, especially the monster designs which are creative.
  3. Pixar got its first chance to animate fur in this film since they would later animated fur in later movies such as Ratatouille and Brave.
  4. Likeable characters such as Mike (who is really funny) and Sulley (the main protagonist of the film who is also kind-hearted and caring).
  5. While the movie was comedy, it had some heartwarming moments, such as Sulley's relationship with Boo and Mike helping Sulley reunite with Boo in the ending.
  6. Iconic opening sequences that is well animated and creative.
  7. Randall and Waternoose are both good villains. Randall is incredibly witty and has a strong threating presence and Waternoose is a best example of a twist villain in a Disney film.
  8. Amazing directing from Pete Doctor since it was the first film from Pete Doctor, he would later direct more movies that were much more emotional than this movie.
  9. Memorable lines such as:
  • "23-19! We have a 23-19".
  • "Put that thing back where it came from, OR SO HELP ME!
  • "Mama, 'nother gator got in the house." "Nother gator? Gimme that shovel!"
  • I'll kidnap a thousand children before I let this company die, and I'll silence ANYONE WHO GETS IN MY WAY!

10. There's a nice reference to A Bug's Life which was in the scene where Randall gets banished.

11. Great voice acting especially John Goodman and Billy Crystal.

12. Boo is a sweet and adorable character.

13. The scene where Sulley learns that scaring kids isn't nice after accidentally scared Boo is considered emotional and gives him some more character devolpment.

14. The plot twist is great and surprising, as it turns out that Waternoose was working for Randall who planned to kidnap children in order to save the comapny.

15. Great soundtrack from Randy Newman, especially the ending theme "If I Didn't Have You".

Bad Qualities[]

  1. Boo can get a bit annoying at times, like that one infamous scene where she cries really loudly due to Mike refusing to let her take the bear.
  2. The scene where Waternoose chases Sulley and Boo as well as hitting the door in order to get Boo can be scary for younger viewers.
  3. Unexplained Plot Hole: How did the lie of children being toxic got to all monsters in the movie.