Monsters, Inc. [2001]

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The folks at Pixar can do no wrong with Monsters, Inc., the studio's fourth feature film, which stretches the computer animation format in terms of both technical complexity and emotional impact. The giant, blue-furred James P. "Sulley" Sullivan (wonderfully voiced by John Goodman) is a scare-monster extraordinaire in the hidden world of Monstropolis, where the scaring of kids is an imperative in order to keep the entire city running. Beyond the competition to be the best at the business, Sullivan and his assistant, the one-eyed Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal), discover what happens when the real world interacts with theirs in the form of a 2-year-old baby girl dubbed "Boo," who accidentally sneaks into the monster world with Sulley one night. Director Pete Doctor and codirectors David Silverman and Lee Unkrich follow the Pixar (Toy Story) blueprint with an imaginative scenario, fun characters, and ace comic timing. By the last heart-tugging shot, kids may never look at monsters the same, nor artists at what computer animation can do in the hands of magicians. --Doug Thomas

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Newscaster:
If witnesses are to be believed there has been a child security breach for the first time in monster history.

Misc Monster #1:
Well, a kid flew right over me and blasted a car with its laser vision!

Misc Monster #2:
I tried to run from it, but it picked me up with its mind powers and shook me like a doll!

Misc Monster #3:
It's true! I saw the whole thing!

Scientist:
It is my professional opinion that now is the time to... panic!

(Mike and Sulley's TV smashes to the floor. Boo's head peeks out over the set)

Boo:
Oh-oh

Mike:
Oh, it's coming! It's coming!

(Sullivan and Mike flee over to the window. Outside, HELICOPTERS scan the area. Hurriedly Mike and Sulley yank the shades closed)

(Boo totters towards them, babbling. Mike and Sulley retreat in fear)

Mike:
No, don't touch those, you little...!

Mike:
Oh, now those were alphabetized. It's okay, it's all right. As long as it doesn't come near us we're going to be okay.

(Boo SNEEZES directly in Mike's eye)

Mike:
(SCREAMS)

(Boo points to a ONE EYED TEDDY BEAR, out of her reach)

Sullivan:
Oh, you like this? Fetch!

Mike:
Hey, hey, that's it! No one touches little Mikey!

(Boo's face starts turning red and eyes well up with tears)

Sullivan:
Mike, give her the bear.

Mike:
Oh, no.

(Boo starts screaming real loud) (The lights in the apartment begin to surge)

(Outside, the helicopters heads toward their apartment)

(Mike drops the bear, and pulls the shade shut)

Mike:
Make it stop, Sully! Make it stop!

(Boo continues to cry, Sully offers the bear)

Sullivan:
Look! See the bear? Ohh, nice bear)

(She cries even louder. The lights continue to surge. The helicopters are getting even closer)

Mike:
Sully!

(Sully begins to dance with, anything to get her stop crying)

Sullivan:
See? Ooh, bear, ooh. Oh, he's a happy bear. ? He's not crying, neither should you ? Or we'll be in trouble ? 'Cause they're gonna find us ? So please stop crying right now ?

(Boo stops crying finally - The lights stop surging. Mike and Sully feel relived.

Mike:
Good, good, Sulley. Keep it up. You're doing great.

(The helicopters turn around and begin to fly away)

Sullivan:
? Ooh, the happy bear, he has no... ?

(Boo reaches for the bear, accidentally touching Sully's hand and the bear falls off his hand. He screams)

Sullivan:
(yelling) she touched me!

(Sulley's yelling frightens the kid, who starts crying again)

(The lights surge the second time)

Mike:
Sulley, the bear! The bear! Give her the...

(He starts running toward Sully, and trips on a lamp and flies across the floor. Boo sees it and stops crying again and lights stop surging the second time)

Mike:
Whoa!

(Mike rolls into a garbage can and bumps into a shelf, sending a STACK OF BOOKS into his mouth. A hanging STEREO SPEAKER lands on his head)

Mike:
Oof!

(Boo finds this funny and begins laughing. The lights in the apartment surge even brighter than before)

(Outside, all the apartment lights in the whole complex start lighting up brightly)

(Inside, the lights continue to surge to highest and pop, and causes a blackout. Boo stops laughing)

Sullivan:
What was that?

(Mike is still wedged inside the garbage can)

Mike:
I have no idea, but it would be really great if it didn't do it again.

(Boo GIGGLES again)

Sullivan:
Shh, shh, shh

(She seems to understand. She nods and holds her tiny finger up to her mouth)

Boo:
Shh...

Sullivan:
Shh.

(She smiles)

Newscaster:

If witnesses are to be believed there has been a child security breach for the first time in monster history.

Misc Monster #1:

Well, a kid flew right over me and blasted a car with its laser vision!

Misc Monster #2:

I tried to run from it, but it picked me up with its mind powers and shook me like a doll!

Misc Monster #3:

It's true! I saw the whole thing!

Scientist:

It is my professional opinion that now is the time to... panic!

(Mike and Sulley's TV smashes to the floor. Boo's head peeks out over the set)

Boo:

Oh-oh

Mike:

Oh, it's coming! It's coming!

(Sullivan and Mike flee over to the window. Outside, HELICOPTERS scan the area. Hurriedly Mike and Sulley yank the shades closed)

(Boo totters towards them, babbling. Mike and Sulley retreat in fear)

Mike:

No, don't touch those, you little...!

Mike:

Oh, now those were alphabetized. It's okay, it's all right. As long as it doesn't come near us we're going to be okay.

(Boo SNEEZES directly in Mike's eye)

Mike:

(SCREAMS)

(Boo points to a ONE EYED TEDDY BEAR, out of her reach)

Sullivan:

Oh, you like this? Fetch!

Mike:

Hey, hey, that's it! No one touches little Mikey!

(Boo's face starts turning red and eyes well up with tears)

Sullivan:

Mike, give her the bear.

(Her eyes keeping welling up as she's about to SCREAM)

Mike:

Oh, no.

(She couldn't take it anymore, without any choice, she starts SCREAMING to the top of her voice, causing all of the lights in their apartment to SURGE. Mike and Sully cover their ears looking around seeing the lights fluctuating from HIGH to LOW voltage and vice versa)

(Outside, the lights continue to surge which can be seen through their window as it draws one of the helicopters to their apartment. All of the other apartment lights are off since there's not enough power to make them surge)

(Inside, Boo continues to cry this time at a longer rate as the LIGHTS DIM lower, while a helicopter shines a light on their window)

Mike and Sully:
Ahhh!

(Mike runs toward the window pulling one of the shades down)

Mike:
Make it stop Sully! Make it stop!

(Boo starts crying even louder as the lights SURGE at even HIGHER VOLTAGE before. Sully picks up the bear tries offering it to Boo)

Sully:
Look see the bear? (Boo STOPS CRYING for a few seconds as The LIGHTS STOP SURGING) Ohh, nice bear.

(Not helping at all, she continues to CRY as the LIGHTS continue to SURGE NON-STOP)

Mike:
Sully!

(Sully begins dancing with the bear, anything to get her to stop crying and lights surging)

Sullivan:

See? Ooh, bear, ooh. Oh, he's a happy bear. ? He's not crying, neither should you ? Or we'll be in trouble ? 'Cause they're gonna find us ? (Boo slowly stops crying while the POWER VOLTAGE DECREASES and finally stops crying when the LIGHTS STOP SURGING and RETURNS to NORMAL POWER) So please stop crying right now ?

Mike:
Good, good, Sully. Keep it up, you're doing great.

(The helicopters turn around and begin to FLY AWAY)

Sullivan:
? Ooh, the happy bear, he has no... ?

(Boo reaches for the bear, accidentally touching Sully's hand and the bear falls off his hand. He screams)

Sullivan:
(yelling) she touched me!

(Sully's yelling frightens the kid, who starts CRYING causing the LIGHTS to SURGE again)

Mike:
Sully, the bear! The bear! Give her the...(He starts running toward Sully to get the bear, without noticing, he trips on lamp and flies across the floor. Boo sees it happening and STOPS CRYING CAUSING ALL OF THE LIGHTS TO STOPS SURGING AGAIN)

Mike:
Whoa!

(Mike rolls into a garbage can and bumps into a shelf, sending a STACK OF BOOKS into his mouth. A hanging STEREO SPEAKER lands on his head)

Mike:

Oof!

(Boo finds this funny and starts GIGGLING for a few SECONDS as the LIGHTS SURGE at a very LOW VOLTAGE and STOPS. Within a few moments, she begins LAUGHING while the LIGHTS SURGE AGAIN, but this time SURGES at a VERY HIGH VOLTAGE, and even BRIGHTLY 10X MORE THAN HER CRYING DID)

(Outside again, the lights continue to SURGE EVEN MORE. Within a few moments, ALL OF THE OTHER APARTMENT LIGHTS START LIGHTING UP BRIGHTLY TOO)

(Inside, the lights SURGES to it's MAXIMUM POWER and POPS, leaving a BLACKOUT in their apartment and the whole COMPLEX. After the power going out, Boo STOPS LAUGHING and Mike and Sully couldn't believe it)

Sullivan:

What was that?

(Mike is still wedged inside the garbage can)

Mike:

I have no idea, but it would be really great if it didn't do it again.

(Boo GIGGLES again)

Sullivan:

Shh, shh, shh

(She seems to understand. She nods and holds her tiny finger up to her mouth)

Boo:

Shh...

Sullivan:

Shh.

(She smiles)

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