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FILM DETAILS
Certificate U
Cast
John Goodman
Billy Crystal
Steve Buscemi
James Coburn
Mary Gibbs
Directors
Peter Docter
David Silverman
Lee Unkrich
Screenwriters
Dan Gerson
Andrew Stanton
Running Time
92 minutes

Monsters, Inc.


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Plot
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.


Verdict
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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