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!"
  • 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.
  • 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 teaming up with a human child and becoming Scarers together.
    • 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.

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