Monsters, Inc. is the energy-producing factory in the city of Monstropolis – a city full of monsters who gets its power supply from the screams of frightened children. The monsters who get the screams are called scarers. The top scarer is James P. “Sulley” Sullivan, a huge monster with shaggy blue hair with purple spots, along with his one-eyed ball-like best friend and sidekick, Mike Wazowski. One night, while trying to find Mike’s paperwork on the scare floor, Sulley came across an activated door to the human world – that’s when he found a little girl dubbed Boo. Panic soon ensues in the city as Mike and Sulley tries to protect Boo and bring her back safely to the human world.
The movie gives a whole new take on monsters – instead of the usual horrid and scary, they became cute and cuddly. It’s amusing and entertaining how they made monsters friendly and how they are more afraid of us than we are of them. In the beginning, they appear tough and all but it just comes with their work – even coming in contact with the items made them panic, believing that children and stuff from “our world” are toxic to them. This was emphasized on hilarious scenes were one of the scarers came back with a sock stuck in his back and also when people panicked and were screaming upon the sight of Boo in their world. Like who would be afraid of such a cute girl? She’s so aww-dorable! The bond between Sulley and her was very touching, especially at the end. The friendship of Sulley and Mike were also notable, they really had each other’s back. Boo, though there are almost no actual dialogue, is definitely one of the most memorable Disney character. Her innocence, behavior and cute voice makes her lovable – may also be a reason why Sulley and Mike became immediately attached to her. The movie also has a different plot from previous Disney animated films. Politics was involved and how one conniving character will do everything to remain on top. The portrayal of the monsters in the film made it easier for parents to tell their children not to be afraid of monsters especially during bedtime. There’s also a great lesson to teach to kids that even though someone may seem nice and innocent, they may hide dark and/or bad things.