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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
Randall Steve Buscemi Shadow Trixie
Henry J. Waternoose James Coburn Dr. Eggman Discord
Celia Mae Jennifer Tilly Amy Rose Rarity
Roz Bob Peterson Rouge Applejack
Jeff Fungus Frank Oz Snively
Yeti John Ratzenberger Vector
George Sanderson Samuel Lord Black Fluttershy
Charlie Phil Proctor
Jerry Slugworth Steve Susskind
Smitty/Needleman Dan Gerson Snips and Snails
Ms. Flint Bonnie Hunt
Mr. Bile Jeff Pidgeon

In Other Languages

Language Title
Spanish Monstruos, Inc.
French Monstres, Inc.
Portuguese Monstros S.A.
Japanese モンスターズ・インク
Chinese 怪獸電力公司
Korean 몬스터 주식회사
Thai บริษัทรับจ้างหลอน (ไม่) จำกัด

Production timeline

  • 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.

Release timeline

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


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