Monsters, Inc. (2001) Poster


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Monsters, Inc. (2001) (Video Game)
Monsters, Inc. Scream Team (2001) (Video Game)
Serves as a tie-in prequel to Monsters, Inc.
Mike's New Car (2002) (Video)
Monsters, Inc. Scream Arena (2002) (Video Game)
Takes place where the movie ends.
Party Central (2014) (Short)
takes place after Monsters, Inc. and before Monsters University


Metropolis (1927)
The name of the city 'Monstropolis'
Feed the Kitty (1952) (Short)
Sulley's reactions on when he believes what is Boo getting crushed by the trash compactor.
The Twilight Zone (1959) (TV Series)
Psycho (1960)
The famous string score is heard when Sulley tries to evade Boo in the men's bathroom.
101 Dalmatians (1961)
The opening titles are similar in both films
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) (TV Movie)
The Prisoner (1967) (TV Series)
The Love Boat (1977) (TV Series)
Alien (1979)
Raging Bull (1980)
Tootsie (1982)
During the outtakes Rex (from Toy Story), auditioning for "Ted", quotes Dustin Hoffman's line "I can be taller"
The Right Stuff (1983)
The monsters are walking onto the scarefloor in slow-motion, as in this movie.
Brazil (1985)
Cat's Eye (1985)
Labyrinth (1986)
Sullivan's general stature and some movements closely resembles those of Ludo's.
Castle in the Sky (1986)
Boo knocks over a DVD case of this title.
Luxo Jr. (1986) (Short)
The ball is in Boo's room.
Red's Dream (1987) (Short)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Hot-Rodding Teenagers from Dimension X (1987) (TV Episode)
The chair Krang uses is seen being sat in by Mike Wazowski for the company play.
Monsters (1988) (TV Series)
Little Monsters (1989)
Child befriends a monster and discovers an underworld of monsters
Rugrats (1990) (TV Series)
Dinosaurs (1991) (TV Series)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
sign on Roz's window says "it's my way or the highway."
The Wrong Trousers (1993) (Short)
The Lion King (1994)
Randall positions Sulley to die in a way that closely resembles when Scar positions Simba to die.
True Lies (1994)
Bump in the Night (1994) (TV Series)
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (1994) (TV Series)
Mortal Kombat (1995)
Toy Story (1995)
There's a Pizza Planet truck parked to the left of the trailer where Randall ends up at. Plus Andy's wallpaper is used as one of Randall's backgrounds. Sid's Wraith Rock Monster poster is on the room of the kid that gets shredded near the start of the film. Toy clown is seen on the laugh floor at the end of the movie.
Fargo (1996)
Steve Buscemi's character threatens to put somebody into a wood chipper, which was the fate of his character in Fargo.
Cowboy Bebop (1998) (TV Series)
When Boo knocks over a stack of Mike and Sulley's DVDs at the apartment, a case of Volume 1 of Cowboy Bebop can be seen on the floor.
A Bug's Life (1998)
Randall ends up in the trailer first seen in this movie.
Analyze This (1999)
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Back in Boo's room, she shows off her Jesse doll. Also, Rex the dinosaur features in the end credits outtakes.
Metropolis (2001)
The name of the city 'Monstropolis'
Finding Nemo (2003)
Back in Boo's room, she shows off her Nemo doll. Also, there is a clown fish mounted on the wall the trailer that Randall ends up

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Gwyneth Paltrow/Ryan Adams (2001) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned at the end of Family Dinner Arguments II
Saturday Night Live: Billy Bob Thornton/Creed (2001) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Nick Burn's dad
Ice Age (2002)
Langt fra Las Vegas: Mek Pek (2002) (TV Episode)
Robert is getting a Monsters Inc themed Happy Meal from McDonalds
According to Jim: Cheryl's Day Off (2002) (TV Episode)
The title is mentioned on a cinema-billboard
Walt Disney World Resort: Behind the Scenes (2002) (TV Movie)
Turtle Talk with Crush is inspired by Disney Pixar's Monsters Inc.
Kourastika na skotono tous agapitikous sou (2002)
A poster can be seen.
Finding Nemo (2003)
Mike Wazowski is seen swimming with flippers at the end credits of Finding Nemo.
To psygeio (2004) (Short)
A James P. "Sulley" Sullivan doll is seen
The Incredibles (2004)
Violet in "The Incredibles" renders herself invisible in much the same manner as Randall Boggs.
According to Jim: A Crying Shame (2005) (TV Episode)
DVD on a shelf at the video store.
100 Greatest Cartoons (2005) (TV Special)
Talked about
Dinner for Five: Episode #4.5 (2005) (TV Episode)
Bonnie Hunt is attributed to working on this film.
The Daily Show: Bernard-Henri Lévy (2006) (TV Episode)
Referred to during a story on Pixar's sale to Disney.
Cars (2006)
A logo for the CDA can be seen on the race cars.
Film '72: Episode dated 27 March 2006 (2006) (TV Episode)
Pixar event, pictures seen, title spoken.
Aachi & Ssipak (2006)
When the cops enter the Hotel where Aachi and Ssipak are staying, The Lady behind the counter shows a striking resemblence to Roz, the Dispatch manager in Monsters, Inc..
Game K N B?: Episode dated 29 November 2006 (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as answer to a preliminary question about movies with monster in the title.
Elmo & Frogger: The Movie (2007)
Vhs tape seen
Vollidiot (2007)
Simon and friends are playing a name the movie by some quotes game.
Doctor Who Confidential: Monsters Inc. (2007) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Simpsons Movie (2007)
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sounds very similar to the Child Detection Agency (CDA).
Disneyland: Secrets, Stories, & Magic (2007) (Video)
Pete Docter wears a shirt with a "Monsters, Inc." design
The Girls Next Door: Everyday Is Wednesday (2008) (TV Episode)
a poster for the film can be seen on the wall at Le Paws
WALL·E (2008)
Sully's garbage cube in Wall-E's garbage; Mike Wazowski statue in other scene
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.18 (2008) (TV Episode)
Included in a $500 question
Tokyo Mater (2008) (Short)
Mike and Sulley, in their car forms, are seen briefly when Mater drifts through a Japanese restaurant, that is referring to Harryhausen's Sushi resturant
Nostalgia Critic: Nicktoons (2009) (TV Episode)
The Nostalgia Critic insinuates that "Monsters, Inc." is a rip-off of "Aaahh! Real Monsters".
Jeopardy!: Episode #25.169 (2009) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Movies in Minivans" category
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Up (2009) (TV Episode)
Poster shown when Hewy discusses Pixar movies
B.O.B.'s Big Break (2009) (Video)
A poster has the line 'I'm always watching you- always', a similar line to Roz from Monsters Inc.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.26 (2009) (TV Episode)
Reference in a $2,000 clue in the category "Stars by Movie Roles"
Tracy (2009)
Mike and Sulley toy seen in background
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 3 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $5,000 question
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 5 (2010) (TV Episode)
Reference in a $2,000 question
Brief Film Reviews: My DVD/Blu-Ray Collection (2010) (TV Episode)
DVD cover shown.
Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation Part 2 (2010) (TV Episode)
Shrek won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature beating this Pixar film.
Toy Story 3 (2010)
When the toddlers are entering the classroom, a quick glimpse of Mary (aka Boo), the only human character in Monsters Inc., can be seen.
Toy Story 3: The Video Game (2010) (Video Game)
You can dress up as Mike and Sully.
Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation Part 5 (2010) (TV Episode)
John Goodman, who played the opposite council in Bee Movie voice Sulley in this Pixar film.
The Simpsons: Loan-a Lisa (2010) (TV Episode)
Mike is seen in the cloud sightings
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Adventures of Mark Twain (2010) (TV Episode)
Jaimetud has a Monster, Inc. poster in the background
How It Should Have Ended: How Toy Story 3 Should Have Ended (2011) (TV Episode)
Sulley jumps out of Andy's closet
Phelous & the Movies: Phoogeywoogeyman (2011) (TV Episode)
Mike and Sully are visible on the title card
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Cars 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
Hewy: "While I'm excited to hear a prequel for Monsters Inc."
Ugly Americans: Wail Street (2011) (TV Episode)
Twayne buys a pink Sully doll.
Mad: Kitchen Nightmares Before Christmas/How I Met Your Mummy (2011) (TV Episode)
Mike & Sulley seen at the restaurant.
Disney Universe (2011) (Video Game)
Costumes of the characters of this movie.
Man Up: High Road Is the Guy Road (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue by Craig Griffith.
Hollywood's Top Ten: Movies to Warm Your Heart (2011) (TV Episode)
Lynda says it will be re-released in the 3D format in 2013
Brave (2012)
A relief carving of Sulley is visible in the Witch's cottage.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Brave (2012) (TV Episode)
Hewy discusses hair in Pixar movies.
Face Off: Monster Twist (2012) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
AniMat's Reviews: Hotel Transylvania (2012) (TV Episode)
Animat says the premise of Hotel Transylvania sounds like a ripoff of this film.
Nostalgia Critic: The Worst Movies Nostalgia Critic's Reviewed (2012) (TV Episode)
Doug gets angry when people say Monsters, Inc. stole the idea from Little Monsters when there were ideas like that before both.
Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
Ralph is sure Vanellope will be disappointed from her car, but she is very enthusiastic about it - much like Sullivan was afraid Mike will be disappointed to notice his picture in the news is all but covered.
On Cinema: 'Zero Dark Thirty' and 'Monsters, Inc. 3D' (2012) (TV Episode)
Tim and Gregg review this film
Sketchy: Disney/Star Wars Corporate Retreat (2013) (TV Episode)
Sully asks Luke Skywalker if he has seen Boo.
Animation Lookback: Pixar Animation Studios Part 3 (2013) (TV Episode)
AniMat mentions "Mike & Sully's Monster Shots" as a "rejected Pixar drink".
Disney Cruise Line: Behind the Magic (2013) (TV Movie)
Monsters Academy inspired by Monsters Inc.
Animation Lookback: Pixar Animation Studios Part 4 (2013) (TV Episode)
Pete Docter made this film after abandoning WALL·E's original idea, then titled "Trash Planet".
Monsters University (2013)
A poster with "Winds of Change" can be seen hanging up in Randall's room at the beginning of the film. This refers to the quote from the first movie when Randall says to Mike "Do you hear that? It's the winds of change".
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.92 (2013) (TV Episode)
Chelsea mentions the movie by name.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.165 (2013) (TV Episode)
Billy Crystal says he had to imitate Mike Wazowski for a year after showing his grandchildren the film
Adjust Your Tracking (2013)
Video case is shown.
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014) (TV Movie)
characters seen in attendance during award ceremony footage
The Big Bang Theory: The Champagne Reflection (2014) (TV Episode)
Dan mentions the movie by name.
NCIS: Los Angeles: Reign Fall (2014) (TV Episode)
At the end Sam confesses he played Sully from Monsters Inc.
NCIS: Los Angeles: Humbug (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue by Sam Hanna.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 24 December 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Adnan Virk says he liked this movie but not the sequel
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Appleoosa's Most Wanted (2015) (TV Episode)
The Cutie Mark Crusaders scream scaring somebody who than falls on a cactus. The same happened in this film (with knucklebones instead of a cactus).
Honest Trailers: Toy Story (Feat. Will Sasso) (2015) (TV Episode)
Title shown
Terminator Genisys (2015)
Kyle questions Sarah naming the terminator just like Mike questioned Sulley naming the human in Monsters Inc
I Hate Everything, the Search for the Worst: Baby Geniuses (2015) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown.
Honest Game Trailers: Disney Infinity (2015) (TV Episode)
Sully appears
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Creepy Kids Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
Flat Earth Conspiracy: Flat, Free and Awake 2 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Lawrence.
500 Questions: Episode #2.4 (2016) (TV Episode)
correct answer in "Animated Films" category
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Hometown Heroes Week 5 (2016) (TV Episode)
Included as a possible answer to question.
Nostalgia Critic: What Happened to Great Disney Villains? (2017) (TV Episode)
among Disney films that have surprise villains
The Boss Baby (2017)
Staci looks a lot like Boo.
Scared Sheetless (2017) (Short)
Sid references the characters.
Sean Bradley Reviews: Baby Driver (2017) (TV Episode)
Sean talks about a scene where Baby is watching this film on TV.
Cash Trapped: Episode #2.22 (2017) (TV Episode)
Question subject.


For the Birds (2000) (Short)

Featured in 

Troldspejlet: Troldspejlet Special: Monsters, Inc. (2002) (TV Episode)
reviewed + footage used
CinéMagique (2002) (Short)
Making 'Nemo' (2003) (Video)
The Ultimate Film (2004) (TV Movie)
number 53
100 Greatest Cartoons (2005) (TV Special)
Clips are shown
Pixar's 20th Anniversary Special (2006) (TV Movie)
featured in clips
The Pixar Story (2007)
clip shown
Great Movie Mistakes (2010) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
Nostalgia Critic: Little Monsters (2010) (TV Episode)
Talks about the movie and clips are shown
Great Movie Mistakes 2: The Sequel (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
Hollywood's Top Ten: Monster Movies (2011) (TV Episode)
Steve Jobs: iGenius (2012)
A clip is featured.
Animation Lookback: Pixar Animation Studios Part 1 (2012) (TV Episode)
Clip shown during introduction.
Inside Pixar (2013) (TV Movie)
Short clip shown
Animation Lookback: Pixar Animation Studios Part 2 (2013) (TV Episode)
Film is talked about, clips shown.
Count It Down: Greatest Animated Movie Characters (2013) (TV Movie)
Mike Wazowski is #19.
Animation Lookback: Pixar Animation Studios Part 6 (2013) (TV Episode)
Number 9 in the top 10 best Pixar movies.
AniMat's Reviews: Monsters University (2013) (TV Episode)
AniMat gives his opinion on the first film. Clips briefly shown.
Honest Game Trailers: Kingdom Hearts (2015) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
Disneyland 60th Anniversary TV Special (2016) (TV Movie)
The 88th Annual Academy Awards (2016) (TV Special)
Sulley seen during "In Memoriam" montage for Daniel Gerson
Honest Trailers: Finding Nemo (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
Pixar's Greatest Moments (2016)
Clips shown
Nostalgia Critic: Disney Sequels We Want (2016) (TV Episode)
Critic discusses how a sequel could go, never mind the unnecessary prequel
Baby Driver (2017)
Baby flips past this on TV, and is later caught quoting from it


Feed the Kitty (1952) (Short)
The Godfather (1972)
Gallagher: Totally New (1982) (TV Special)
Silkwood (1983)
Witness (1985)
Tremors (1990)
Apollo 13 (1995)
Men in Black (1997)
Boogie Nights (1997)
Starship Troopers (1997)
the ad in the beginning of Monsters Inc spoofs the ad at the end of Starship Troopers
Armageddon (1998)
In the outtakes, the scarers walking into the Scare Floor in the same manner as the drillers before falling all over themselves.
Office Space (1999)
X-Men (2000)
Hollow Man (2000)

Spoofed in 

Cars (2006)
John Ratzenberger talks about it as it is shown at the end (Monster Trucks, Inc.)
The Simpsons: Angry Dad: The Movie (2011) (TV Episode)
A "Monsters, Ltd." poster hangs at the Nickel 'n' Dime Animation Studio office.
Mad: Pokémonsters, Inc./Bane & Kate (2013) (TV Episode)
Pokémonsters, Inc. is a spoof of this movie.
Real Artists (2017) (Short)
Spoofed in the poster for "Behind the Closet Door"

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