Monsters, Inc.

Synopsis: A city of monsters with no humans called Monstropolis centers around the city's power company, Monsters, Inc. The lovable, confident, tough, furry blue behemoth-like giant monster named James P. Sullivan (better known as Sulley) and his wisecracking best friend, short, green cyclops monster Mike Wazowski, discover what happens when the real world interacts with theirs in the form of a 2-year-old baby girl dubbed "Boo," who accidentally sneaks into the monster world with Sulley one night. And now it's up to Sulley and Mike to send Boo back in her door before anybody finds out, especially two evil villains such as Sulley's main rival as a scarer, chameleon-like Randall (a monster that Boo is very afraid of), who possesses the ability to change the color of his skin, and Mike and Sulley's boss Mr. Waternoose, the chairman and chief executive officer of Monsters, Inc.
Director(s): Pete Docter, David Silverman (co-director), Lee Unkrich (co-director)
Production: Buena Vista Distribution Compa
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 13 wins & 38 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
92 min

( upbeat jazz playing )

( roars )

( woman shrieks )

( squeaking )

( music ending )

( crickets chirping )


Good night, sweetheart.


Good night, Mom.


Sleep tight, kiddo.

( light switch clicks )

( door closes )

( owl hooting )

( owl hooting )

( ticking )

( wind blowing gently )

( door creaking open )

( gasps softly )

( wind blowing )

( gasps )

( wind whistling )

( gurgling snarl )

( screaming )

( screaming louder )


( shrieking )

( screaming )

Oh! Aye! Oh! Oh!

( shrieking )

( alarm blaring )

( yelps )


Simulation terminated.

Simulation terminated.

Simulation terminated.

Simulation terminated.

Simulation terminated.

All right,

Mr Bile, is it?

Uh... my friends

call me Phlegm.


Mr Bile, can you tell me

what you did wrong?

I fell down?

No, no, before that.

Can anyone tell me

Mr Bile's big mistake?


( coughs )

( groans )

Let's take a look

at the tape.

Here we go.

Uh, right...


Ah! There, see?

The door.

You left it wide open.

( whimpers )

( all murmuring )

And leaving the door open

is the worst mistake

any employee

can make because...?

Um... it could let in a draft?

It could let in

a child!

Oh! Mr Waternoose!

There is nothing more toxic

or deadly than a human child.

A single touch could kill you!

Leave a door open

and a child could walk

right into this factory!

Right into the monster world!

I won't go in a kid's room!

You can't make me!

You're going in there

because we need this.

( children screaming )

( whimpering )

( static and feedback )

( screaming stops )

Our city is counting on you

to collect those children's screams.

Without scream, we have no power.

Yes, it's dangerous work

and that's why I need

you to be at your best.

I need scarers

who are confident, tenacious

tough, intimidating.

I need scarers like... like...

James P. Sullivan.

( snoring )

Hey! Good morning,


It's now five after

the hour of 6:
00 a.m.

in the big monster city.

Temperature's a

balmy 65 degrees--

which is good news

for you reptiles--

and it looks like it's

going to be a perfect day

to maybe, hey,

just lie in bed, sleep in

or simply... work out that flab

that's hanging over the bed!

Get up, Sulley!

- ( honking )

- ( screaming )

I don't believe I ordered

a wake-up call, Mikey.

Hey! Less talk, more pain,

marshmallow boy!

- ( growling )

- Feel the burn!

You call yourself

a monster?

( growling )

Scary feet, scary feet,

scary feet!

Oop! The kid's awake!

Okay, scary feet, scary feet,

scary feet, scary feet--

Kid's asleep!

( roaring )

Twins! In a bunk bed!

( growling )

Ooh! I thought I had you there.

Okay, Sulley, here we go.

You ready? Follow it.

Oh! It's over here!

Oh, look over there!

Don't let the kid

touch you!

Don't let it touch you!

I don't know,

but it's been said

I love scaring kids in bed!

Come on, fight that plaque!

Fight that plaque!

Scary monsters

don't have plaque!

Do I see 120?

Oh, I don't believe it!

I'm not even

breaking a sweat.

Not you!

Look! The new

commercial's on!

( yells )


The future is bright

at Monsters, Incorporated.

I'm in this one!

I'm in this one!


We're part of your life.

We power your car.

We warm your home.

We light your city.

I'm Monsters, Incorporated.

Hey, look! Betty!


Carefully matching every child

to their ideal monster...

-( roars )

-( screams )

to produce superior scream

refined into clean,

dependable energy.

Every time

you turn something on

Monsters, Incorporated

is there.

I'm Monsters, Incorporated!


We know the challenge--

the window of innocence

is shrinking.

Human kids are harder to scare.

Of course, M.I. is prepared

for the future

with the top scarers...

( child screaming )

the best refineries

and research

into new energy techniques.

-( yelling )

-( shrieking )

Okay, here I come.

We're working

for a better tomorrow... today!


We're Monsters, Incorporated!


We're M.I.

Monsters, Incorporated.

We scare because we care.

I can't believe it.

Oh, Mike...

I was on TV!

Did you see me?

I'm a natural!

( phone rings )


I know!

Hey, wasn't I great?

Did the whole

family see it?

It's your mom.

What can I say?

The camera loves me.

( bicycle bell rings )

I'm telling you, big daddy

you're going to be seeing

this face on TV a lot more often.

~Yeah? Like, on

Monstropolis's Most Wanted?

( mocking laughter )

You've been jealous

of my good looks

since the

fourth grade, pal.

Have a good day, sweetie.

You, too, hon.


Okay, Sulley, hop on in.

Nope. Uh-uh. Uh-uh.

Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey!

Where you going?

What are you doing?

Mikey, there's a scream shortage.

We're walking.

Walking?! Yep.

No, no, no, my baby.

Come on. Come on.

Look, she needs

to be driven.

Bye, baby.

I... I'll call you!


Hey, genius,

you want to know why

I bought the car? Huh?

Not really.

To drive it!

You know, like,

on the street?

With the honk-honk

and the vroom-vroom

and no walking involved.

( mock whining )

Give it a rest,

will you, butterball?

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Pete Docter

Peter Hans "Pete" Docter (born October 9, 1968) is an American film director, animator, screenwriter, producer and voice actor from Bloomington, Minnesota. more…

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