Trivia / Monsters, Inc.

  • Actor Allusion: Randall threatens his assistant with, "If I don't see a door in my station in 5 seconds, I will personally put you through the shredder!"
    • In a teaser trailer, Mike and Sulley play Charades, one of Mike's guesses is "When Harry Met Sulley" Here's the trailer
    • Mike imitates an umpire when he and Sully dispose of Randal, alluding to Billy Crystal's well-known love of baseball.
  • All-Star Cast: And unlike most Pixar films, one where the two leads were given a generous amount of mention in the advertising.
  • Children Voicing Children: Mary Gibbs was a toddler like her character Boo.
  • Cross-Dressing Voices: Bob Peterson as Roz.
  • The Danza: As signed on one of Boo's pictures, her real name is Mary after her voice actress Mary Gibbs.
  • Doing It for the Art: The extensive work on the hair simulation for Sully is staggering, and the efforts clearly paid off.
  • Jumped at the Call: Billy Crystal accepted the role of Mike because he felt bad for turning down the role of Buzz Lightyear on the first Toy Story movie.
  • Throw It In: All of Boo's lines. It was too hard to get Mary Gibbs to sit still and record lines, so the team set her loose and followed her around the studios, recording her lines. You can actually tell that she must have been in the Winnie-the-Pooh department, because listen and some of her lines include "Tigger" and "Kitty".
  • Unintentional Period Piece: Of the late '90s/early 2000s, especially Mike and Sulley's apartment.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Pete Doctor's earliest concept involved an adult man with monsters as figments of his imagination.
    • Early drafts had Mike as Randall's scaring assistant and Sully as a non-Scarer factory worker.
    • Another involved a Sully-prototype protagonist named Johnson teaming up with a human child named Mary and becoming Scarers together. The climax would have involved a Friend or Idol Decision, with Johnson wondering if keeping Mary's fixed door a secret was worth it to become Top Scarer.
    • Boo was originally going to be slightly older, around 6, but was made younger to make her more dependent on Sulley.
    • Mike wasn't originally going to have arms, and Sulley originally wore glasses and had tentacles instead of feet.
    • As shown on the DVD's bonus features, Sulley (still with tentacles) was going to be Randall's assistant instead of Mike (who by this point has arms). At the same time, Randall was going to be called "Ned," a leftover of the original "Monster-Child scare team" treatment, now in his current design rather than a cyclopean fish design.

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