When Monsters, Inc. originally came out in 2001, my oldest two children were only 4 and 6 years old. We spent countless hours watching “Boo” and “Kitty” and simply could not get enough. Now, I am excited to share the movie all over again with my youngest three children.
Monsters, Inc. 3D
This time around, movie-goers everywhere will be able to experience Monsters, Inc. in 3D. Big, cuddly Sulley (John Goodman) and the wisecracking, one-eyed Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) return to the big screen on Wednesday, December 19th. When it was originally released on November 2, 2001, it was the highest grossing animated film at the global box office that year. Now, Disney opens the vault to release Boo (Mary Gibbs) into the hands of a whole new generation so they, too, can fall in love with her.
Mike and Sulley make up the top scaring team at Monsters, Inc. in Montropolis. The company is responsible for gathering screams from children to harvest for the monster world’s main power source. Together, Mike and Sulley are elite scarers at the company and in direct competition with Randall Boggs. Believing that Randall is behaving a bit shady and, upon further investigation, Sulley accidently lets Boo into the monster world. Seen as a huge threat to the monsters, Sulley must now do everything he can to get Boo back to her door and home before anyone else discovers she is there. Watching it again this past September, I was transported back to 11 years ago and watching it with my children… who are now teenagers. And yet, Boo still captured my heart and captivated the screen. Her adorable character, sweet voice, and memorable pig tails jumped out at me from the 3D screen and came alive. Disney did an incredible job at retaining the true images from 2001 and adding just the right amount of depth to completely envelope the audience. I felt as though I was jumping through doors and scaring twins in a bunk bed right along with the monsters.
I cannot wait to take the girls to see Monsters, Inc. in 3D. They too can be transported into Montropolis and join in the adventures of returning Boo to her door. All three of the girls have watched the movie on DVD before so I know they all enjoy the movie. Even my 3 year old likes to talk to “Kitty” and Boo reminds me so much of her. Her sweet little voice, big brown eyes, and brown pigtails could describe any of my younger three. Although some children may be startled by the monsters as they learn to scare the children in the simulator, my girls did not bat an eye at it. Monsters, Inc. 3D is a great family movie and you will want to see it as a precursor into the next movie… Monsters University. Coming June 21, 2013, Monsters University will unlock the door to tell us all how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best friends they are today. I am so excited for this one too!
Did you get to see Monsters, Inc. on the big screen in 2001? Who is your favorite character?
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