Below are Frequently Asked Questions
and Answers about Monsters, Inc.
What is the rating of Monsters, Inc.?
With so many animated films getting PG and PG-13 ratings
this year, parents will be pleased to learn that Monsters,
Inc. has been rated "G" by the Motion Picture
Association of America.
John Lasseter is a great visionary. He directed Monsters,
Inc. too, right?
While John Lasseter was involved in the creation of Monsters,
Inc. he did not direct it. The director of Monsters,
Inc. is a gentleman by the name of Pete Docter. Docter
has been associated with Pixar for awhile as he was the
second animator hired by the company and he's played a
big role in all of Pixar's films. For example, he was
the supervising animator for Toy Story, in which
he also contributed story elements. You'll be hearing
Docter's name mentioned a lot in the future.
far as Lasseter goes, he was an Executive Producer on
Monsters, Inc. even though his involvement went
beyond that role.
Pixar sometimes releases an animated short before its
animated movies. Is there a short that airs before Monsters,
There sure is! It is called "For the Birds".
here to read our news article on its addition
to Monsters, Inc.
What trailers are attached to Monsters, Inc.?
Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (teaser) and Return
How long is Monsters, Inc.?
Monsters, Inc. is 1 hour and 32 minutes in length.
However there are also two trailers and an animated short
attached to it, increasing the time to about 1 hour and
How much did it cost to make Monsters, Inc.?
Industry estimates for the production and marketing of
Monsters, Inc. have been placed at approximately
When will the soundtrack be out?
It's out now, featuring music by Randy Newman. Click
here for more information on the soundtrack
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When will Monsters, Inc. be released in the U.K.?
Unfortunately the UK won't see Monsters, Inc. until
February 8, 2002. Only a handful of other countries will
see Monsters, Inc. prior to 2002.
I noticed that one monster with a minor role is voiced
by Frank Oz! Is this correct?
Yes, it's true. Frank Oz voices a monster named Fungus,
which is the assistant to the movie's main villain, Randall.
Who created Monsters, Inc. - Disney or Pixar?
Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios formed
a partnership where Pixar agreed to produce five original
animated features that Disney would market and distribute.
So Pixar Animation Studios is truly responsible for the
film while Disney is responsible for the marketing, merchandising,
Isn't there a company that surveys audiences on opening
nights and issues a report card on what people thought?
I'd be interested in knowing the reactions to Monsters,
The company is called CinemaScore and its report card
for Monsters, Inc. (based on surveys of people
on opening night) scored higher than any other movie this
year with all male groups giving it an A+ and females
under 21 giving it an A+ with females over 21 giving it
a solid A.
My family and I sat through the credits of Monsters,
Inc. and were disappointed that there were no outtakes
at the end. What happened?
It is likely that either Pixar didn't have time to create
outtakes for Monsters, Inc. or else it is saving
outtakes to attach to Monsters, Inc. during the
Christmas holidays in order to garnish more attention.
The latter theory is most likely the scenario as it is
a good marketing technique to get people to see the movie
more than once.
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