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This early Pixar film, released here in early 2002, is set in Monstropolis where a collection of comic and not so comic monsters out of Maurice Sendak, Sesame Street and Star Wars are trained to steal screams from little children that are then processed into the fuel that keeps the city working. It's the stuff of nightmares, handled lightly and inventively, but altogether less warm and humane than the Toy Story trilogy, Up, Wall-e or other Pixar classics. The addition of 3D is no significant improvement.

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