Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Director: Pete Docter, David Silverman, Lee Unkrich
Writers: Andrew Stanton, Daniel Gilson, Robert L. Baird, Rhett Reese, Jonathan Roberts, Peter Docter, Jeff Pidgeon, Jill Carlton, Ralph Eger Alston
Cast: John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Mary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, Jennifer Tilly, Bob Peterson, John Latzen Berg / Frank Oz / Daniel Gilson / Bonnie Hunt / Jack Angel / Samuel Lord Black / Steve Susskind
Genre: Comedy / Adventure / Children / Fantasy / Animation
Region: United States
Released: 2001-11-02 (USA) / 2012-12-19 (USA)
Length: 92 minutes
Also known as: Monsters, Inc. (Hong Kong) / Monsters, Inc.
Rating: IMDB 8.1 / Rotten Tomatoes 96%
We didn’t know that such a group of monsters lived in such a world. They look funny, but they have to pretend to be hideous. Because, in the middle of the night, they will quietly appear in the child’s closet to scare the baby who has just fallen asleep sweetly. All because they are employees of the Monster Power Company, and the screams of the children are all the power generated by the Monster Kingdom. Monsters are afraid of children, but they must make children scream. In the kingdom of monsters, they are all heroes for the benefit of the whole people.
Grotesque Sullivan (John Goodman) is the best employee of Monster Company, and his performance is always leading the way. He scares and cries countless children. He and his partner Mike the Big-Eyed Monster (Billy Crystal) are very popular with everyone. By chance, Maoguai accidentally brought a two-year-old girl Abu (Mary Gibbs) back to the monster world, which caused great panic. The naughty and lovely Abu turned the scary monsters on their backs. The police are after Abu, and badass Henry (James Cobb) plans to use Abu in his nefarious plan to reform the factory.
On the other hand, in the process of getting along with Abu, Mao Gui gradually developed inexplicable feelings for her, and was even exiled to the wild because of this. But nothing can stop Mao Monster’s belief in saving the girl. For Abu, Mao Monster embarks on a difficult journey…
“Monsters, Inc.” is an animated comedy film released in 2001, directed by Pete Docter and produced by Pixar Animation Studios. The film takes place in a world where monsters generate their energy by scaring children and follows the story of two monsters, Sulley (voiced by John Goodman) and his best friend Mike (voiced by Billy Crystal), who work at the titular Monsters, Inc. factory.
When a human child accidentally enters their world, Sulley and Mike must find a way to return her to the human world while avoiding detection from the authorities. Along the way, they form a bond with the child, whom they nickname Boo, and discover that the power of laughter is a more effective source of energy than fear.
With its clever premise, hilarious gags, and heartwarming message, “Monsters, Inc.” was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $577 million worldwide and winning the Academy Award for Best Original Song for “If I Didn’t Have You” by Randy Newman. The film’s stunning animation, memorable characters, and imaginative world-building have made it a beloved classic of the animation genre and a favorite among both children and adults.