Monsters, Inc.

Trivia: The voice behind Roz, the number 1 of the Child Detection Agency and the undercover secretary, is actually a man.

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Trivia: Boo's real name is Mary, the same as the young girl, Mary Gibbs, who voices Boo. This is only just visible on one of the drawings Boo makes in Mike and Sulley's apartment.


Trivia: Mike and Celia have dinner at Harryhausen's. This is a tip of the hat to Ray Harryhausen, the great stop-motion animator.

Trivia: Most of the monsters that work on the scare floor are named after the good people who contributed to the making of the film.

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Trivia: Near the end of the film when Mike and Sully throw Randall out of the door and into a trailer, you can see a Pizza Planet sign in the background. Pizza Planet was the pizza restaurant in both Toy Story films.

Trivia: When the monsters are on the scare floor to start scaring, they scare for a while, then it shows a blue monster quickly running out of the door saying that the kid almost touched him. When you see the monster running out. look closely because you can see the same poster that Sid has in his room in Toy Story.

Trivia: Towards the end, just after Mike yells "I'm on the cover of a magazine.", he waves the magazine around (it's "Business Shriek"). On the back cover of the magazine, there is an ad for a monster-styled Macintosh computer. The layout of the ad resembles the layout of Apple ads; the Apple logo, and a slogan "Scare Different" that resembles Apple's "Think Different", are blurred but still recognizable, at the bottom of the ad. This is visible for less than a second, and is best seen by single-stepping the frames on the DVD. Why Macintosh: Steven Jobs is the CEO of both Apple Computer and of Pixar, the company that animated Monsters Inc. (01:23:16)

Trivia: The makers of Monster's Inc. actually had many different ideas of what Sully and Mike would look like. Sully's first model had no hair and tentacles. Mike's first model had no feet and a moustache.

Trivia: Mary Gibbs lends voice and personality to the enchanting little Boo and is actually the then three year old daughter of Pixar story artist Rob Gibbs and his wife Sue.

Trivia: At the very end of the credits, there is a couple of lines that says "No Monsters were harmed in the production of this Motion Picture." Very cute.

Trivia: When Randell is thrown into the door leading to the trailer, the trailer is off of "A Bug's Life" and also the Pizza Planet delivery truck is beside the trailer.

Trivia: In the beginning, Mike and Sully are walking to work, and they pass the Hidden City Cafe and Pete's Barber Shop. These are both tip offs to the director. The Hidden City Cafe is his favourite restaurant, and the barber shop is named after him.

Trivia: When Fungus is pulling down wallpaper behind Randall, just as he is preparing to enter his first door of the day, the wallpaper with the blue sky and small clouds is the same wallpaper from Andy's room in Toy Story.

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Trivia: Also in the end when Boo is handing her toys to Sully, besides Jessie, and the ball she hands him a clown fish. The fish is called Nemo, and it is from a new Disney and Pixar movie called "Finding Nemo", it is to be released in the summer of 2003.

Trivia: In the scene where Randall is being thrown through the door leading to the trailer you can see Nemo from "Finding Nemo" on the wall. (01:12:25)

Trivia: When Sully goes into one of the rooms, I believe he is looking for Boo's room, there is a set of bunkbeds, and if you look, under the top bunk, is a poster for Monsters, Inc.

Trivia: The number "A113" has appeared in every Pixar film. In this film, it appears as a sign seen in the background when Sulley sees Smitty and Needleman loading the trash compactor.


Trivia: After the Harryhausen's scene the voice of the CDA agent that says "building clear, proceed with contamination" is voiced by the director Peter Docter.

Trivia: On the scare floor leader board, the name immediately below Sullivan and Randall is Ranft, a reference to longtime Pixar writer Joe Ranft.

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Trivia: Near the end of the film when Sullivan takes Boo back to her room and she is handing him her different toys, one of the toys she hands him is a Jessie doll. Jessie is the Cowgirl in Toy Story 2. If you look even closer you will notice that she also hands him the ball from "Luxo," one of Pixar's first animated shorts.

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Continuity mistake: When Sulley places the menu on the table he puts it face down (logo first), then when he lifts up the table, to quickly get Boo, the menu is face up. (00:26:05)


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Mike: I'm telling you, Big Daddy. You're gonna be seeing this face on TV more often.
Sulley: Yeah, like on "Monstropolis' Most Wanted"?
Mike: Ha, ha, ha. You've been jealous of my good looks since the fourth grade, pal.

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Question: Why does Sully get surprised at the end of the movie when he sees Boo?

Answer: He's not as much surprised as he is pleased to see her. She's going to be a little older than when he last saw her because it took Mike so long to rebuild the door. So if he's surprised, it may be at how much she's grown in that time period.


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