Every day, two monsters named Sulley, blue and furry, and Mike, who's green and one-eyed, go to a worker's place called Monsters, Inc., where all monsters scare children worldwide. Suddenly, Sulley lets out a kid into the monster world, not knowing that children can spread deadly diseases, even with a single touch. But it's up to the CDA to stop the spreading of the germs. Meanwhile, Sulley and Mike do their best to take care of the kid, and realize that she's not toxic at all. Sulley names her "Boo". Now they are trying their best to send her back, but Randall is after them. When Henry J. Waternoose also finds this out, he banishes Sulley and Mike into the human world. But they still come back, and find Boo's door in the door vault (they also send Randall away as well). Sulley even tricks Waternoose in the simulator room. When he finally puts Boo back into her room, he is sad that he'll never get to see her again... until he plans to rebuild the factory, with the Scare Floor now called the Laugh Floor. Mike even fixes Boo's door for Sulley, so that he could visit her again.
|Character's name||Voiced by||Sonic counterpart||MLP counterpart|
|James P. Sullivan||John Goodman||Knuckles||Rainbow Dash|
|Mike Wasowski||Billy Crystal||Sonic||Pinkie Pie|
|Boo||Mary Gibbs||Cream||Sweetie Belle|
|Henry J. Waternoose||James Coburn||Dr. Eggman||Discord|
|Celia Mae||Jennifer Tilly||Amy Rose||Rarity|
|Jeff Fungus||Frank Oz||Snively|
|George Sanderson||Samuel Lord Black||Fluttershy|
|Jerry Slugworth||Steve Susskind|
|Smitty/Needleman||Dan Gerson||Snips and Snails|
|Ms. Flint||Bonnie Hunt|
|Mr. Bile||Jeff Pidgeon|
In Other Languages
|Thai||บริษัทรับจ้างหลอน (ไม่) จำกัด|
- April 15, 1998: Pixar announced one of their upcoming films with a working title of "Hidden City".
- May 4, 1999: Production began on this date.
- August 10, 2000: Voice actors for some of the characters have been confirmed.
|Format||Country of origin||Date|
|Teaser trailer||USA||October 6, 2000|
|Theatrical trailer||USA||June 8, 2001|
|Original theatrical||USA||November 2, 2001|
|Original theatrical (with outtakes)||USA||December 7, 2001|
|DVD/VHS||UK||September 7, 2002|
|DVD/VHS||South Korea||September 10, 2002|
|DVD/VHS||USA||September 17, 2002|
|DVD/VHS||France/Japan||September 20, 2002|
|Blu-ray Disc||UK||July 27, 2009|
|Blu-ray Disc||USA||November 10, 2009|
|3D re-release trailer||Worldwide||September 5, 2012|
|3D re-release||USA||December 19, 2012|
|3D Blu-ray Disc||USA||February 19, 2013|
|3D Blu-ray Disc||UK||February 25, 2013|
On October 17, 2000, the teaser trailer was attached to Toy Story 2 on home video. The first official trailer was first seen on Atlantis: The Lost Empire in theaters. Upon its theatrical release on November 2, 2001, Monsters, Inc. contained trailers for films like Fox's Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Ice Age, Columbia's Stuart Little 2, and Disney's Peter Pan: Return to Never Land.
On November 11, 2001, Monsters, Inc. reached $100 million at the domestic box office, the fastest of all animated films in history. It also became the largest three-day opening ever for an animated film, the largest three-day opening in November, and the sixth-largest opening in industry history.
Home video timeline
- Main article: Home video timeline for the Monsters, Inc. series
- http://disney.go.com/disneypictures/monstersinc (2000-2002)
- http://disney.go.com/disneyvideos/animatedfilms/monstersinc (2002-2009)
- http://www.pixar.com/featurefilms/inc/index.html (November 2001–June 2012)
- http://www.pixar.com/features_films/MONSTERS,-INC. (June 2012–March 2017)
- https://www.pixar.com/feature-films/monsters-inc (April 2017–present)
- http://www.apple.com/trailers/disney/monsters_inc (October 2000–June 2002)