G | | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
In order to power the city, monsters have to scare children so that they scream. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, 2 monsters realize things may not be what they think.
The idea for the film was first conceived over a lunch between John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton and Joe Ranft in 1994 during the production of Toy Story (1995).
All right, Mr. Bile, is it?
Bile: Uh, my friends call me Phlem.
Flint: Uh-huh, Mr. Bile, can you tell me what you did wrong?
Bile: I fell down?
Flint: No, No, before that.
Flint: Can anyone tell me Mr. Bile's big mistake? Anyone?
Flint: Alright let's check footage, right there. The Door! ...
When Mike is about to put his contact lens in, the lens does not reflect in his locker mirror. His hand reflects as if it is holding nothing. This is most noticeable in the Blu-ray version.
During the opening credits we see sketches of monsters with large jaws and teeth and long arms with claws hiding in and popping out of closets.
In the International version, the slogan 'We Scare Because We Care' doesn't appear on the TV set. However, Waternoose still says the slogan. Also, many other picture inscriptions (like the title of Waternoose as chairman of Monsters, Inc.) are omitted from the TV advertising and from other ad posters seen later during the film.
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