History Headscratchers / MonstersInc

9th Jun '17 3:36:08 PM SMARTALIENQT
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[[WMG: Why is kidnapping children so bad?]]
* This is the one bit of the movie that doesn't make sense to me. Kidnapping kids is only bad if you care about the kids (as Mike and Sulley do). The rest of the monster world still thinks they're dangerous. So why is Waternoose's "I'll kidnap a thousand children before I let this company die!" so bad? Wouldn't the scariest part of that sentence (for a monster) be "and I'll silence anyone who gets in my way"?
1st Jun '17 1:56:25 PM ngh93
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1st Jun '17 1:56:24 PM ngh93
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What's the point of being banished from the monster world when you can easily return to it via the closet doors in children’s bedrooms?



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What's the point of being Being banished from the monster world means practically ''nothing'' when you can easily return to it via the closet doors in children’s bedrooms?


bedrooms? So what's the point of banishment?


13th Mar '17 7:07:52 PM Mystic_snowfang
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** It is not hard to make a small child laugh. You don't need to be a comedian. You just need to eat a lot of beans or get hit in the junk (or anywhere).
4th Mar '17 8:19:08 AM ngh93
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Let's see... Loch Ness Monster, Abominable Snowman, Bigfoot... ''Mike and Sully?'' Something seems off.
* But Mike and Sully were banished for trying to uncover Randall's (well, really Waternoose's, but they didn't know it at the time) conspiracy. And who knows why the others were banished. I mean, the Abominable Snowman is a pretty nice guy, we don't know why he got banished. For all we know, he stumbled upon the truth as well.
* Maybe those names were given by humans who spotted them. Mike and Sully had just been banished, so no one had time to name them. Although that doesn't explain how Mike knew those names.
** Those legends have existed for a very long time. Possibly they tried to get back. Nicknames possibly.
*** If we look at banished monsters in the same way that human society has notorious criminals, then it might be a nickname along the lines of Al "Scarface" Capone, George "Baby-Face" Nelson and the like; for all we know, it's actually George "Abominable Snowman" Taylor or something.

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Let's see... Loch Ness Monster, Abominable Snowman, Bigfoot... ''Mike and Sully?'' Something seems off.
* But Mike and Sully were
What's the point of being banished for trying to uncover Randall's (well, really Waternoose's, but they didn't know it at from the time) conspiracy. And who knows why monster world when you can easily return to it via the others were banished. I mean, the Abominable Snowman is a pretty nice guy, we don't know why he got banished. For all we know, he stumbled upon the truth as well.
* Maybe those names were given by humans who spotted them. Mike and Sully had just been banished, so no one had time to name them. Although that doesn't explain how Mike knew those names.
** Those legends have existed for a very long time. Possibly they tried to get back. Nicknames possibly.
*** If we look at banished monsters
closet doors in the same way that human society has notorious criminals, then it might be a nickname along the lines of Al "Scarface" Capone, George "Baby-Face" Nelson and the like; for all we know, it's actually George "Abominable Snowman" Taylor or something.
children’s bedrooms?


9th Feb '17 7:52:50 AM DoctorNemesis
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** To add to this, when does Sully put two and two together? When he and Mike are calmly walking away from the factory at the end of events. It's probably the first moment he's had all day to collect his thoughts without having to stress out about something.




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* To get to the kid's doors, they've got to get past all the humans. The humans who (a) they think are toxic and (b) even if they aren't probably aren't going to look very kindly on a big scary hairy monster entering their village demanding to enter their kid's closets, please.
16th Jan '17 3:11:47 PM StFan
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** MonstersUniversity shows that (at least some) new doors are created at Monsters University, tested, and then sent to Monsters, Inc.. Presumably doors are also created and shipped at Fear Tech.

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** MonstersUniversity ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'' shows that (at least some) new doors are created at Monsters University, tested, and then sent to Monsters, Inc..Inc. Presumably doors are also created and shipped at Fear Tech.



Surely they all were educated in the scaring business or something akin to it, as revealed in ''Film/MonstersUniversity''. So why is it that almost all the monsters who had their jobs as scarers, and the assistants, display a comical trait in the job they got later? Surely not all monsters who worked as former scarers and assistants have the comical talent which is required, unless this is an extremely rare case were all are funny people.

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Surely they all were educated in the scaring business or something akin to it, as revealed in ''Film/MonstersUniversity''.''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity''. So why is it that almost all the monsters who had their jobs as scarers, and the assistants, display a comical trait in the job they got later? Surely not all monsters who worked as former scarers and assistants have the comical talent which is required, unless this is an extremely rare case were all are funny people.
16th Jan '17 3:09:41 PM StFan
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** It appears that MonstersUniversity confirms this.

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** It appears that MonstersUniversity ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'' confirms this.
1st Oct '16 9:51:39 AM Kassiopeia
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We never really get an explanation on how Mike got home, so how did he get home so quickly?

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* We never really get an explanation on how Mike got home, so how did he get home so quickly?
** He may've just built another sled. Considering how much smaller he was, his wouldn't have needed to have been as large as Sulley's, so he could've built one using the materials that were left over after Sulley left. He had enough time to make it back while Sulley made his way to the secret lab, saved Boo, and initiated the fight with Randall.



They'd have to explain where the sudden surplus of scream energy is coming from somehow. The public (and the CDA, who was already leading a covert investigation) aren't going to believe that the scarers were able to increase their scream output tenfold and solve the energy crisis by themselves.

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* They'd have to explain where the sudden surplus of scream energy is coming from somehow. The public (and the CDA, who was already leading a covert investigation) aren't going to believe that the scarers were able to increase their scream output tenfold and solve the energy crisis by themselves.themselves.
** I don't think that they knew at the time that the CDA was investigating them, since [[spoiler: Roz specifically mentions she was working undercover.]] Looking past that, the commercial shown at the beginning mentions that the company was looking at alternative scare methods and scream technology - if their plan to extract the screams from Boo and other children were to go through, they could cover it up easily by claiming to have made a breakthrough with one of their other alternatives. (Which was probably the whole reason for the commercial.)
10th Sep '16 9:56:20 PM TheRarispy
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** Career-ending, if not potentially going to ''prison'' for it. On top of that, Sulley's chief concern from the beginning was to find a way to send her back home, and the CDA wouldn't have been able to do that at all (especially since Randall still had her file and the card to activate her door). If nothing else, they might have had no choice but to '''''euthanize''''' her.

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** Career-ending, if not potentially going to ''prison'' prison for it. On top of that, Sulley's chief concern from the beginning was to find a way to send her back home, and home. It's more likely that the CDA wouldn't have been able to do that at all (especially since Randall still had her file and the card to activate her door). If nothing else, they might have had no choice but '''''euthanized''''' her rather than attempting to '''''euthanize''''' her.
send her back.
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