DVD Movie Review: Monsters, Inc.
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.
Cast: Jennifer Tilly,
Director: Pete Docter
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Critic Quotes and Reviews:
- New York Times "...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 p.E17
- USA Today "...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 p.7E
- Entertainment Weekly "...MONSTERS, INC. has got that swing, that zippity, multilevel awareness of kids'-eye sensibilities and adult-pitched humor..." 11/09/2001 p.82
- Box Office "...Richly original....A story that blends humor, pathos and action into a backdrop as creative as any classic fairytale..." 01/01/2002 p.62
- Sight and Sound "...Beautifully rendered....The alternative universe it portrays has an insulated quality that gives the movie much of its escapist charm..." 02/01/2002 p.54
- Total Film "...Flawlessly animated, MONSTERS, INC. glows with loving care and attention....The humour works as part of a thumpingly good narrative..." 03/01/2002 p.96
- Chicago Sun-Times "...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 p.29
- Chicago Sun-Times 8 of 10 ...stars like Goodman, Crystal, Coburn, Buscemi and Bonnie Hunt bring a dimension to the film that both borrows from their screen personas and kids them. As for the invaluable Tilly, she has the only voice that has ever made me think simultaneously of Mae West and Slim Pickens... Monsters, Inc. is cheerful, high-energy fun... - Roger Ebert
Format: DVD, Widescreen and Fullscreen
Genre: Animation / Kids / Family
Runtime: 93 minutes
Screen Aspect: Widescreen and Fullscreen
Sound Quality: English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround EX and THX Certified
Media Quantity: - DVD
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Studio: Buena Vista (Disney)
Theatrical Release Date: 2001
DVD Release Date: 9/17/2002
- An Exclusive Sneak Peek of Disney/Pixar's Summer 2003 Feature Film -- Finding Nemo
- Best Animated Short Film Winner (2001 Academy AwardŽ) -- For the Birds
- From Story to Storyboard
- Format: Widescreen and Fullscreen Versions
- A Double-Disc Set!
- Explore Two Worlds in One Monster DVD:Enter the "Monster World" and Become an Employee at the Monsters, Inc. Factory
or Go Inside the "Human World" for a Fascinating Tour at Pixar Animation Studios and Meet the Filmmakers
- DVD-ROM & Game
- A New Disney/Pixar-Animated Short: Mike's New Car (Created Exclusively for the Video and DVD)
- Theatrical Trailers
- Music Featurette of Randy Newman's Oscar-Winning Song "If I Didn't Have You"
- Behind the Scenes: Outtakes, Company Play Program, On the Job
- Audio Commentary with the Filmmakers
- New Monster Adventures