Director: Pete Docter
Stars: John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Mary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, Jennifer Tilly, Frank Oz
Forget every movie you think you respect for diverse and interesting characters. Those flicks have nothing on Monsters Inc. Not only is every character visually different and appealing, but their personalities are fully fleshed out—from Sully, the gentle furry giant, to Roz, the dispatcher with a rough-voiced, a slug body, and a beehive hairdo. Monsters Inc is Pixar's lighthearted romp through another dimension behind a kid's closet door, where monsters scare kids as a source of power (as opposed to, you know, our electricity).
Despite being 12 years old, the film remains a visual masterpiece. If you want to see beautiful animated opening credits (something we don't see enough of, to be honest), pop in this DVD, then check out the scene of the roller coasters of doors at Monsters Incorporated during the climax of the movie. And get ready for the sequel, Monsters University. —TA