Monsters generate their city's power by scaring children, but they are terribly afraid themselves of being contaminated by children, so when one enters Monstropolis, top scarer Sulley finds his world disrupted.
When Gru, the world's most super-bad turned super-dad has been recruited by a team of officials to stop lethal muscle and a host of Gru's own, He has to fight back with new gadgetry, cars, and more minion madness.
Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.
The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is.
Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn't always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn't stand each other. "Monsters University" unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends. Written by
The melody of the background music present when Mike first enters the university, particularly notable as he enters his first class, is the same as the Monty Python 'Every Sperm is Sacred' song from the film 'The Meaning of Life', composed by André Jacquemin and David Howman. Many of the Pixar team are huge fans of the Pythons, so it is unclear whether or not this was intentional. See more »
The textbook chapter on the Cobra Hiss explains the eyes need to be opened to 110% capacity, but the diagram wrongly depicts this as an angle with the eyes open at 110 degrees. See more »
Um, h... hello? Fella
[as he and Sully walk down the basement into a candlelit are, where O.K fraternity surround it, wearing black clocks]
Do you, pledge your souls to the Oozma Kappa brotherhood.
[Terri and Terry hit Mike with a cricket bat]
Do you swear to keep secret.
All that you learn
No matter, how horrifying.
[Squishy hit Sulley with cricket bat]
Will take the scared oath of the...
[initiation interrupted by someone, turning on the lights]
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Monsters, Inc. was the first Pixar movie where I saw their genius. Such an incredible mix of themes and emotions. From the basic premise of "humanizing" monsters to the tiny details in Boo's behavior that I did not notice until I had a daughter of my own, it was beautiful and original.
My top Pixar movies are (in no particular order) Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc., Wall-E and The Incredibles. These are movies that actually mean something to me.
Monsters University is definitely better than Cars 2 and Brave, but I did not find that "magic ingredient" in it. If anything, it was formulaic - the same old story retold for the millionth time.
It was certainly nice to see Sully and Mike again and see how they became friends, but the story was rather shallow with little character development (I would have loved to see Randall's evolution for example).
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