Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Director: Pete Docter
Cast: John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi, Mary Gibbs
Synopsis: Sulley (John Goodman) is the top scarer for Monsters, Inc. he along with his partner and best friend Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal). He and other monsters scare children while they sleep because their screams provide energy for their city the irony is that they are actually afraid of children and need to be quarantined if they touch one accidentally. There has been a recent energy shortage and when Sulley puts something back to his desk he accidentally lets a child (Mary Gibbs) into Monster City. Now both he and Mike must put the girl back in her room before rival Randall (Steve Buscemi) finds out. While trying to send her back Sulley becomes very found of Boo and they also discover immense corruption.
Trivia: Billy Crystal was originally offered the role of Woody in Toy Story and he accepted. After Tom Hanks expressed a desire to voice the role, they offered Crystal a future role in a Pixar film that they would tailor to his talents. Crystal told them to “do what’s best for your movie and don’t forget me when something good comes around.” They didn’t and offered him the role in this film.
Why I think you should see this: I don’t feel as though I need to really push to hard for Pixar movies because most people know they are the highest quality animated films these days. The relationship between Sulley and Boo is very sweet and it adds a lot of depth to the story. Billy Crystal is hysterical as Mike Wazowski and Steve Buscemi makes for a very good villain. Looking forward to the prequel Monsters University.