Monsters, Inc. 2001

We Scare Because We Care.

7.8 / 10   14067 vote(s)
Animation Comedy Family

James Sullivan and Mike Wazowski are monsters, they earn their living scaring children and are the best in the business... even though they're more afraid of the children than they are of them. When a child accidentally enters their world, James and Mike suddenly find that kids are not to be afraid of and they uncover a conspiracy that could threaten all children across the world.

Release Date 2001-11-01
Runtime 1h 32m
Directors Thomas Porter, Doug Sweetland, Scott Clark, Pete Docter, Patrick Guenette
Producers Andrew Stanton, John Lasseter, Darla K. Anderson, Kori Rae, Randy Newman, Karen Dufilho-Rosen
Writers Andrew Stanton, Jill Culton, Jeff Pidgeon, Ralph Eggleston, Daniel Gerson, Marcia Gwendolyn Jones, Pete Docter, Steven Clay Hunter, Maxwell Brace IV, Will Csaklos

Always a pleasure to revisit this. 'Monsters, Inc.' is one of my favourite Disney animated films.

The cast and characters are what sets this above the majority of the studio's other work, with so many memorable ones involved. John Goodman (Sully) and Billy Crystal (Mike) make for an outstanding duo in the lead roles, they are truly perfect for their respective roles.

Elsewhere, you have the excellent Steve Buscemi portraying Randall to terrific effect. There are also memorable roles for James Coburn (Waternoose), Jennifer Tilly (Celia) and Bob Peterson (Roz). You, of course, also have Boo (Mary Gibbs) who is simply adorable.

Everything else from the plot to the animation is fantastic, too - I have no faults with this film. Funny, wholesome, entertaining and touching. I see they're creating a television series, 'Monsters at Work', which could be good given it will have the same cast.

A must-watch!