Monsters, Inc.: What do we do with the Baby?!?
|"Monsters, Inc." (2001).|
|Mike and Sulley.|
|Boo showing us what she sees.|
Anyone who can't spot the resemblance of the main characters to Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble must not be familiar with the classic Hanna Barbera "Fred Flintstone" animated television series, because the similarities are clear. That's not a bad thing, but it's fun to spot stuff like that.
John Goodman as Sulley (also in "Cars), Billy Crystal as Mike (ditto "Cars"), Frank Oz (Miss Piggy in "The Muppets"), et al. Some top talent that doesn't do a lot of voice work also participated: James Coburn as Mr. Waternoose, Jennifer Tilly, and Steve Buscemi.
Seriously, these animated films can get so incestuous with cross-over voice actors that you just imagine the producers sitting around a big table, shouting across at each other, "OK, I'll take one Steve Buscemi and raise you, James Coburn!" "Well, I'll take your Coburn and raise you, Dustin Hoffman!" Everything proceeds at a standard pace, this was put together by real pros who know what they are doing and pay a lot of attention to detail. The film is a bit dark in spots (at one point, a child is strapped into a machine that will make her scream), so it may not be suitable for the youngest children, but there haven't been a lot of complaints about it.
|Jennifer Tilly plays a comical receptionist.|
Nothing too scary for little kids, but they will probably notice it more than you do. Incidentally, "Finding Nemo" was in a sense spun off from this film, because if you look carefully, you will see Nemo's first appearance as a stuffed toy on Boo's couch.
|Mike's driving isn't the only thing annoying Sulley.|