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BIG SCREENING: Monsters, Inc.

You Won't Believe Your Eye. 

Year: 2001 
Running Time:
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 (XWide) 
Certificate: BBFC U Cert – Universal 
Subtitles: This film is not expected to be subtitled, though this cannot be guaranteed. 
Directed by Pete Docter, David Silverman, Lee Unkrich 
Starring: John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Mary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi (voices)  
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Monsters, Inc. explores the world behind the closet door that all children fear whenever they have to go to bed.

The story revolves around the two main characters – Sulley (Goodman) and Mike (Crystal) - and their jobs at Monsters, Inc. They earn their living by going into children’s bedrooms at night, scaring them and collecting the energy from their screams, which is then used to power up their own city, Monstropolis.

Now, you probably won’t believe it, but these big, scary monsters that children are so afraid of, are actually afraid of…children! Which is why all hell breaks loose when Sulley unknowingly lets a little girl, Boo, into Monstropolis. The duo (or now trio) then embark on all sorts of funny adventures in trying to get Boo back into the real world, without letting anyone know that she was here at all. But is Boo’s arrival into the monsters’ world really just an accident, and are children really that scary?

Monsters, Inc. is a funny and touching movie, with an interesting and engaging plot. It also represents an advance in computer animation; in the making of this film, Pixar developed new software, which allowed them to separately draw and animate each single strand of hair (Sulley's fur has over 2,320,413 hairs!), thus making the characters seems more real than ever before. All in all, it promises to be a fun, relaxing film, that is perfect to enjoy outdoors!

Gaby Aptula

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Screenings of this film:

2021/2022 Autumn Term (digital)