Monsters, Inc.,” one of Disney•Pixar’s most beloved and visually imaginative feature films, returns to the big screen to delight a whole new generation of audiences and fans alike, this time in stunning 3D.
The film brings to life the nighttime fears that haunt most every kid—including Oscar®-winning director Pete Docter (Up), whose own childhood memories sparked the story for Monsters, Inc. “One thing I knew was that monsters existed and they were in the closet, especially at night,” he says. “My clothes would turn into different things—tentacles, claws and eyes. We began thinking that there must be some reason why monsters scare kids and started playing with that notion.”
Monsters, Inc., originally released on Nov. 2, 2001, was the highest grossing animated film at the global box office in 2001. The film and director Pete Docter were nominated for the Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature in the first year that category was established.
The now-classic Academy Award®-winning animated comedy adventure Monsters, Inc. is set in Monstropolis, a thriving company town where monsters of all shapes and sizes reside. Lovable James P. Sullivan (Sulley) (voiced by John Goodman) and his wise-cracking best friend Mike Wazowski (voiced by Billy Crystal) are the top scare team at Monsters, Inc., the largest scream-processing factory. The main power source in the monster world is the collected screams of human children—and at Monsters, Inc., an elite team of scarers is responsible for gathering those precious natural resources. Believed by monsters to be toxic, children are strictly forbidden from entering Monstropolis, so when a little girl named Boo (voiced by Mary Gibbs) accidentally follows Sulley back into his world, he finds his career in jeopardy and his life in utter chaos. Together, Mike and Sulley plot to rectify the mistake and return Boo to her home, but when the trio encounters an unexpected series of complications, they become embroiled in a coverup, catapulting them into a mystery beyond their wildest dreams.