MONSTERS, INC.

BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELL
MARCH 9, 2013

With an original cast of characters, a unique plot, and spot-on animation, “Monsters, Inc.” continues Pixar’s solid run of computer-animated feature films with yet another classic adventure that is perfect for all ages. Children love this film for the bumbling hairy monsters and constant physical humor. Adults love the movie for Billy Crystal’s distinct brand of comedic performance, the picturesque settings, and the camaraderie between Sully and Mike. At the same time, they try to get the little girl back through her closet door before any other monsters find out. Very few films will ever live up to “Toy Story,” but Pixar proves they are the best in the business, not just with animation but with storytelling and character development.

RELEASE DATE
November 2, 2001

DIRECTOR
Pete Docter

WRITTEN BY
Andrew Stanton
Daniel Gerson
Pete Docter (story by)
Jill Culton (story by)
Jeff Pidgeon (story by)
Ralph Eggleston (story by)

STUDIO
Walt Disney Pictures
Pixar Animation

G

ANIMATION
ADVENTURE
COMEDY
FAMILY
FANTASY

92 minutes

COMPOSER
Randy Newman

EDITOR
Robert Grahamjones
Jim Stewart

CAST
John Goodman
Billy Crystal
Steve Buscemi
James Coburn
Jennifer Tilly
Mary Gibbs
Bonnie Hunt
Frank Oz

PRODUCED BY
Darla K. Anderson

BUDGET
$115 million

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