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||:||November 1, 2001|
|Genres||:||Fantasy, Animation, Family, Comedy|
|Production Company||:||Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Lee Unkrich, David Silverman, Pete Docter, Jessica Donohoe, Jeremy Lasky|
|Writers||:||Jill Culton, Jeff Pidgeon, Ralph Eggleston, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, Daniel "Dan" Gerson|
|Casts||:||John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Mary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, Jennifer Tilly, Bob Peterson, John Ratzenberger, Frank Oz, Steve Susskind, Bonnie Hunt, Jeff Pidgeon, Samuel Lord Black, Jack Angel, Bob Bergen, Rodger Bumpass, Gino Conforti, Jennifer Darling, Patti Deutsch, Pete Docter, Bobby Edner, Ashley Edner, Paul Eiding, Katie Scarlettr, Bill Farmer, Keegan Farrell, Pat Fraley, Teresa Ganzel, Taylor Gifaldi, Marc John Jefferies, Joe Lala, Noah Luke, Sherry Lynn, Danny Mann, Mona Marshall, Mickie McGowan, Laraine Newman, Kay Panabaker, Bret 'Brook' Parker, Phil Proctor, Josh Qualtieri, Guido Quaroni, Jan Rabson, Lisa Raggio, Joe Ranft, Katherine Ringgold, Sophia Ranft, Bob Scott, Jim Thornton, Lee Unkrich, Wallace Shawn, Daniel "Dan" Gerson, David Silverman|
|Plot Keywords||:||monster, infant, energy supply, company, rival, animation, hijinks, best friend, scream, conveyor belt, pixar, energy company, friend|
"Monsters Inc" came out on DVD this week, and now I have my own copy!! It is not very useful to try to evaluate this one against others since such an evaluation is so subjective. But I put it in the same superb category that such animated films as "Toy Story", "A Bug's Life", "Shrek", and "Disney's Tarzan" are in.
First, the quality of the animation and the picture quality. Unbelievably good. I can categorically say it is the best picture quality I have seen on DVD, and the movement and facial expressions of the animated characters makes it almost feel like they are real.
Second, the story. How inventive! The only thing separating the monster world from the real world are the doors. The company, Monsters Inc, must have millions of them in inventory, computerized for quick call-up to send in a monster to get screams and charge up their energy cells.
The main characters are voiced by John Goodman (big, blue, hairy "kitty" with purple spots) and Billy Crystal (short, green, one-eyed monster) and their acting add so much. Plus the great music provided by Randy Newman. Overall an hour and a half of pure edge of your seat entertainment. And that doesn't even include the 3+ hours of extras on the second disk.
You can select either standard or widescreen format, and I watched mine widescreen on a 16:9 HDTV with 5-channel surround system with powered subwoofer. Almost like being in a theater!!