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Monsters Inc. (2001)."How about wet dog?"

This week don't look in your closet there might be a Steve Buscemi in a lizard suit in there.  This week we touch on all kinds of things (just not children because they're toxic).  From the amazing world of monstropolis to the height of Drew Carey's powers in the late 90s this is Monster's Inc. from 2001. 


Storyline :A city of monsters with no humans called Monstropolis centers around the city's power company, Monsters, Inc. The lovable, confident, tough, furry blue behemoth-like giant monster named James P. Sullivan (better known as Sulley) and his wisecracking best friend, short, green cyclops monster Mike Wazowski, discover what happens when the real world interacts with theirs in the form of a 2-year-old baby girl dubbed "Boo," who accidentally sneaks into the monster world with Sulley one night. And now it's up to Sulley and Mike to send Boo back in her door before anybody finds out, especially two evil villains such as Sulley's main rival as a scarer, chameleon-like Randall (a monster that Boo is very afraid of), who possesses the ability to change the color of his skin, and Mike and Sulley's boss Mr. Waternoose, the chairman and chief executive officer of Monsters, Inc.

Directors: Pete Docter, David Silverman and Lee Unkrich

Writers: Pete Docter, Jill Culton, Jeff Pidgeon, Ralph Eggleston, Andrew Stanton and Daniel Gerson

Stars: John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Mary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi and James Coburn

Awards: 15 Wins & 38 Nominations

Film Budget: $115,000,000

Gross Worldwide: $579,707,738


Pixar films are never really known for their banger soundtracks but the one song the movie does have doesn't have us upset. It's not incredible but its perfect for the tone of the film.


We scare because we care.

  1. Mary Gibbs was so young that it proved difficult to get her to stand in the recording studio and act her lines. Instead, they simply followed her around with a microphone and cut Boo's lines together from the things she said while she played.

  2. John Goodman pushed for Steve Buscemi to voice Randall.

  3. John Goodman and Billy Crystal sometimes recorded their lines in the same room together, an unusual move for animated films, where actors more often work alone. Steve Buscemi and Frank Oz (Randall and his assistant Fungus) also recorded their lines together for the bathroom scene.

  4. Bob Peterson, the movie's story supervisor, provided the temporary voice of Roz, the green secretary, during production. The nasal, sing-song voice proved to be such a success that they kept it in the final film.

  5. Billy Crystal was originally offered the role of Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story (1995) and he declined, which he later regretted after seeing the film itself, as it would've been a great opportunity for him. They would later promise Crystal a future role in a Pixar film that they would tailor to his talents. Crystal told them to "do what's best for your movie and don't forget me when something good comes around". Later in the late 1990s/early 2000s, Crystal's wife received a phone call from John Lasseter, who told him "Mr. Lasseter would like to speak to you", allowing him to voice Mike in Monsters, Inc. (2001).


What would Disney+ be without Monster's Inc? Not complete that's what. We will definitely be visiting this one again and again. And you can too right at the link below.

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