Monsters Inc. has got to be one of my favourite animated kids movies of all time. Actually, no, I think it’s up there with my top films of any sort. It’s got everything you’d expect from a Disney Pixar movie – mind blowing animation, belly laughs, superb storytelling, unexpectedly poignant scenes, and all those over-childrens-heads jokes that make it well worth seeing even without the kids. The characters’ personalities are so big and unforgettable that even now, 12 years after it was first released, I can still do a passable Mike Wazowski impression. I try to remember not to do it on the train to work.
Anyway… I can’t wait to see it again on the big screen, and am pretty excited about seeing some of those scenes in 3D. I can’t yet decide whether the kids will be too scared. Would you take your kids? Leave a comment below!
In case somehow you missed it the first time round (how??), here’s a little synopsis for you…
The Academy Award®-winning animated comedy adventure “Monsters, Inc.” returns to the big screen—now in 3D—with lovable Sulley (voiced by John Goodman) and his wisecracking best friend Mike Wazowski (voiced by Billy Crystal) as they struggle to help a little girl named Boo (voiced by Mary Gibbs) find her way home from Monstropolis in the midst of a wild and mysterious cover-up.
“Monsters, Inc.,” one of Disney•Pixar’s most beloved and visually imaginative feature films ever, returns to the big screen to delight a whole new generation of audiences and fans alike, this time in stunning 3D.
The now-classic Academy Award®-winning animated comedy adventure “Monsters, Inc.” is set in Monstropolis, a thriving company town where monsters of all shapes and sizes reside. Lovable Sulley (voiced by John Goodman) and his wisecracking best friend Mike Wazowski (voiced by Billy Crystal) are the top scare team at Monsters, Inc., the largest scream-processing factory. The main power source in the monster world is the collected screams of human children—and at Monsters, Inc., an elite team of scarers is responsible for gathering those precious natural resources.
Believed by monsters to be toxic, children are strictly forbidden from entering Monstropolis. But when a little girl named Boo (voiced by Mary Gibbs) accidentally follows Sulley back into his world, he finds his career in jeopardy and his life in utter chaos. So pals Mike and Sulley plot to rectify the mistake and return Boo to her home. But when the trio encounters an unexpected series of complications, they become embroiled in a cover-up catapulting them into a mystery beyond their wildest dreams.
Directed by Oscar®-winner Pete Docter (“Up”) and produced by Oscar nominee Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”), “Monsters, Inc.” is in cinemas January 18th 2013 as you’ve never seen it before – in stunning Disney Digital 3D”.