Monsters, Inc

Monsters, Inc

Pete Docter (2001)

U Certificate


Our Score
Computer animation pioneers Pixar (Toy Story, A Bug's Life) continued their exploration of magical worlds that keep themselves hidden from human eyes with this frantic, funny and very furry animated feature. This time the focus is on the creatures that lurk inside the bedroom closets of children and who venture out to terrify their human prey when the lights are off. Creatures such as towering fluffball Sulley (voiced by John Goodman) and malevolent chameleon Randall (Steve Buscemi) are employees of Monsters Inc, a power provider for the city of Monstropolis, which is fuelled by the screams of human children. But Monstropolis is facing an energy crisis. Youngsters are getting harder to scare and, to make matters worse, Sulley accidentally lets a little girl into a realm where kids are believed to be highly toxic. Packed with the sort of artistry and storytelling panache we've come to expect from Pixar, the film creates a believable monsters' universe full of colour, energy and amusing beings - especially the two horned, one-eyed joker known as Mike (voiced by Billy Crystal at his wisecracking best). The attention to detail is as staggering as ever, right down to the subtle movements of Sulley's rippling blue fur. A genuine monster smash.


Two monsters work for an energy firm that employs scary creatures to sneak into children's bedrooms and convert their screams into power. However, when a little girl accidentally wanders into the pair's domain, they have to race against time to return her safely home before anyone finds out. Pixar animated comedy, with the voices of John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi and James Coburn.

Cast & Crew

James P "Sulley" Sullivan John Goodman
Michael "Mike" Wazowski Billy Crystal
Boo Mary Gibbs
Randall Boggs Steve Buscemi
Henry J Waternoose James Coburn
Celia Jennifer Tilly
Roz Bob Peterson
Yeti John Ratzenberger
Fungus Frank Oz
Needleman / Smitty Daniel Gerson
Director Pete Docter
Co-Director David Silverman
Co-Director Lee Unkrich
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Walt DisneyAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 18 Jan 2013
Comedy Drama Children's