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7,737 Ratings

Monsters, Inc.

United States, 2001
Animation, Comedy, Fantasy


A little girl unwittingly enters Monstropolis, an underground world populated by monsters who rely on the fear of children to generate power for their city.

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Monsters, Inc. Directed by Pete Docter, Lee Unkrich, David Silverman

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2002 | Winner: Best Music, Original Song

2002 | 3 nominations including: Best Animated Feature

BAFTA Awards

2002 | Winner: Best Feature Film

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

2001 | 3rd place: Best Animated Film

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

2001 | 2nd place: Best Animation

Critics reviews

At a time when the income stratification of the increasingly-inaccessible Bay Area is again a hot topic, it is worth examining that regional technology industry’s sole unconscious autobiography (dating from the last dot-com boom), an elaborate cinematic allegory which codes the Emeryville computer animation firm Pixar as a gleaming “scare factory” which provides an abundance of power to an alternate-universe metropolis…
April 25, 2014
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Monsters, Inc. perfectly juggles Pixar’s cornerstone touches (anthropomorphized characters, elaborate make-belief worlds, silly yet sophisticated humor) within the rubric of a scrupulously refined narrative arc.
February 11, 2013
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