Monsters, Inc. (film)

Monsters, Inc. (film) Monsters, Incorporated is the largest scare factory in the monster world, and James P. (Sulley) Sullivan is one of its top Scarers. Sullivan is a huge, intimidating monster with blue fur, large purple spots, and horns. His Scare Assistant, best friend, and roommate is Mike Wazowski, a green, opinionated, feisty, little one-eyed monster. Visiting from the human world is Boo, a tiny girl, who goes where no human has ever gone before. A Walt Disney Picture, from Pixar Animation Studios. Directed by Pete Docter. Released on Nov. 2, 2001. Voices include John Goodman (James P. (Sully) Sullivan), Billy Crystal (Mike Wazowski), James Coburn (Henry J. Waternoose), Jennifer Tilly (Celia), Steve Buscemi (Randall Boggs), Mary Gibbs (Boo), John Ratzenberger (Yeti), Bonnie Hunt (Ms. Flint). 92 min. A computer-animated production with a breakthrough achievement being the depiction of hair and fur, which has the shadowing, density, lighting, and movement consistent with the real thing. Music is by Randy Newman. Released with the Pixar animated short, For the Birds (2000), which won an Oscar for Best Animated Short. Monsters, Inc. won the Oscar for Best Song, “If I Didn’t Have You, ” written by Randy Newman, and was nominated for Original Score, Sound Effects Editing, and Animated Feature Film. Released on video in 2002, it became the top-selling title of the year.  A 3D version was released on Dec. 19, 2012.