Sulley and Mike are the number one ‘scare team’ at Monsters, Inc. — they jump out of closets to frighten kids and collect the scare energy which powers Monstropolis. However, when a (highly toxic) little girl gets trapped on the wrong side of the closet door, things go very wrong.
Brighter and more exuberant than Shrek, this would be a worthy winner of the first animation Oscar. However, minus John Lasseter’s distinctive sensibility, Monsters, Inc. skews slightly younger than the Toy Story movies. Adults may find the script two or three jokes short of classic status.
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