Monsters, Inc.

Corrected entry: When Sully, Boo, and Mike are riding the door and Boo screams, only one door is activated. When she laughs in the same scene, every single door is activated. Near the end of the movie it is revealed that laughter is 10X more powerful than screams. In that case, only 10 doors should have been activated from her laugh.

Correction: Far too speculative. Clearly a child screaming must be able to power more than a single door, otherwise the activities at Monsters Inc. would be pointless, as it would take the same amount of power to collect a scream as that scream would later provide. There are far too many factors that go unaddressed in the film to make any definitive statement. For example, we know nothing about the comparable effective ranges of a scream and a laugh. From what we see in the film, a laugh can clearly provide power over a very large area, whereas a scream appears far more limited. It may simply be that the single door was the only one close enough to Boo to be powered by her scream, but when she laughed, there was enough power to fire up every door within range.


Corrected entry: The monster that operates the doors for Randall, has legs that bend back like a bird's, but in the shot when Sulley saves Mike from the scream-extractor and puts that monster where Mike was, he is sitting down and his legs bend forward. (00:14:00 - 00:54:05)

Correction: Fungus obviously has double-jointed legs, quite possible considering the diversity of monster oddities.


He is also sitting with knees forward when operating the machine while Boo is in it.

Corrected entry: Mike uses a microphone to magnify his voice when doing his comedian bit with the kid at the end of the movie. You'd think the kid's parents would hear him. After all, near the end of the film Randall is teleported through a door to a trailer home, and the kid complains to his Maw that another 'gator has got in - and Maw not only sees and hears Randall, she belts him with a shovel - so she (or the shovel.) can feel him, too.

Correction: The microphone is probably just a prop for the comedian show, as you can't hear Mike's voice actually get louder (and with the echo microphones produce).

Corrected entry: When the "scarers" arrive for work in the "Right Stuff" scene, Pauley has no eyes. He is to Sully's left (the right of the screen as you look at it). His assistant then puts his eyeballs in to prepare him for scaring. Later, after work, even after the monsters have left the locker room and are heading out of the Monsters Inc. factory for the evening, Pauley has all of his eyeballs left in. (00:13:30 - 00:20:15)

Correction: And how is this a mistake? He would still need eyes to live out his everyday life. For all we know he has a work set of eyes and a everyday set of eyes.


If this was the case then he would be using a set of eyes during the walk-in scene.

Perhaps he has nowhere to store his eyes on the work floor (or isn't allowed), so he can't swap them on the spot.


Corrected entry: When Sullivan stuffs toys in the locker, it's number 193. After a camera angle change, he is holding locker number 190. (00:24:30)


Correction: He is holding locker 193 the whole time.

No, Triviani is correct. There is a shot of Sully with his hands on locker 193, one hand on the right of side of locker 193, and his left on the bar between 190 and 193. In the very next frame, we see him from a different angle with his hands in the same pose, except now we see locker 193 to the right of his hand, and locker 196 to the right of 193. That means his hands are on locker 190.


Corrected entry: When Mike and Sulley are stuck in the Himalayas with the Yeti, the Yeti says that you can get milk from a Yak. This is not true as the Yak is the male of the species and the female (which would produce milk) is actually a Nak.

Correction: "Yak" is an English word borrowed from the Tibetan language. In English, "yak" is the species of animal with "bull" and "cow" being used for male and female, therefore, saying you can get milk from a yak is correct. If the Yeti was speaking Tibetan or Balti, then you might consider it a mistake.


Correction: Character mistake. That's something most *people* don't know, so why would a monster from another world know that?


Corrected entry: When the red monster appears at the scare floor and starts counting down from 7, as the counting progresses and he finally reaches 1, his lips move but nothing comes out.


Correction: The reason there is no audio is because they trying to make a production out of scaring so it's the same as on a news set where they count down before you go live and the last 1 or 2 counts are silent so the audience (in this case the kids) can't hear them on the other side of the door.

Corrected entry: When Sully, Mike and Boo are hiding in the bathroom stall, you can see Boo's fake eye and Sully's head peeking over it, yet, Randall can't see it, and it's not in the mirror.

Correction: They just scrunch lower as Randell moves through the restroom and down the row of stalls.


Corrected entry: After Mike is throwing snowballs at Sully, there are 4 empty cones, then there are 3, and then 4 again.


Correction: The abominable snowman is simply covering the fourth snow cone with his thumb the whole time.

Corrected entry: When Mike and Sully first come to the work, you can see two big monsters who talk near the reception, but Cilia is not there. But when they come closer, she is there.

Correction: She's not gone when they enter. One of the monsters is in the way, making it hard to see her.

Casual Person

Corrected entry: When Mike, Sully, Boo, and Randal ride the doors out of the factory, it takes a couple of minutes for the ride to end. When the doors are called into the factory, however, it only takes about 10 seconds.

Correction: All of the monsters doing the scaring have doors assigned to them. Roz selects the doors for each monster and gives the door assignments to the monster's assistant. In order to expedite the scaring process the doors that are coming out to the scare floor would be placed closest to the storage exit, like a batter who is 'on deck'. When Mike, Sully, Boo and Randall ride the doors back all the way to their storage spots it is a much further trip.


Corrected entry: Did you notice that Mike's mum looks like Roz? When they're doing the concert in the credits, after they do the play, Mike says, "What a night for my mother to be in the crowd", and you'll see Mike's mum.

Correction: This isn't trivia, it's just two characters with the same hairstyle.

Corrected entry: One of my favorite parts in the movie: When you first see Roz, she is reading "The Glob." Look closely at the headlines - they are hilarious. For example, "Baby Born With Five Heads - Parents Thrilled".

Correction: How is this trivia? It's just a funny part of the movie.


Corrected entry: When Mike and Sulley are falling through the door vault, they escape through the door they are holding onto. When the door hits the ground, it completely shatters, including the metal frame that surrounds the door. No matter how hard that door hit the ground, the frame wouldn't have broken like wood.


Correction: You're assuming it's metal... clearly it wasn't. In any case, the laws of physics aren't the same in the monster world.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: Around the end of the movie, Sully has Boo activate all the doors so that they can get to Boo's door. However, having activated most doors around the world (some have been destroyed), there is no mention of anyone from the human world trying to access their closet, and coming upon the factory. We know that the doors work on both sides, as this is how Sully and co. get around from one location to the other.

Correction: We follow Sully, Mike, and Boo for the duration of the doors being active. Just because they didn't encounter anyone stumbling upon the factory does not mean no one did. We, the viewer, just didn't see it. If you opened up your closet and saw a huge open space on the other side that's never been there before are you likely to leave the door open for very long? I wouldn't.


Corrected entry: Near the end when Mike, Sully and Boo enter the factory on the back of door and the CDA's and Waternoose are waiting for them, Mike throws one of Boo's socks at a CDA, then runs off. When Sully and Boo come out from the behind the door Boo has both socks on. Later when Boo is returned to her room you can see the missing sock. (01:11:35 - 01:16:50)


Correction: Look closer. The sock is gone the entire time, but the similarities between the color of the foot and the color of the sock make this hard to see.

Corrected entry: When Mike is in Harry Hausen's with Celia there is no menu on the table, then Sully appears and a menu is in front of them. (00:25:25)


Correction: Sully brings the menu with him and slides it onto the table as he sits down. You can see it in his hand just before he reaches the table.


Corrected entry: Throughout the movie there are times when monsters prefer cleanliness and times when they prefer dirtiness. Examples of monsters preferring cleanliness include Sulley brushing his teeth at the beginning of the film (Mike says "Fight that plaque.") and a little later on at 'Monsters Inc' when a green slug monster mops the floor. Examples of monsters preferring dirtiness include Roz reading a newspaper with an article at the back of it that says 'Gain pounds' and when Mike asks Sulley for oderant (smelly garbage, old dumpster, low tide, wet dog).

Correction: What, monsters can't like smelliness but want their teeth not to fall out and their feet not to stick to the floor? Characters sometimes choosing convenience (chewing food, walking easily) over an aesthetic preference is not a plot hole. (And don't even get me started about calling weight gain "dirty.").


Corrected entry: When Mike tries to put the blame on Waxford he says that he works at station six. Waxford actually works on station nine which can be seen when they line themselves up the first day.

Correction: Mike could have messed up the stations in the heat of the lie.

Corrected entry: Taking into account Boo's height and the fact she can't talk very well puts her age at about 2. Her drawing ability however is that of a 5 or 6 year old.


Correction: Using someone's height and vocal abilities is not evidence to prove an age but pure assumption. Even if we could assume that was her age, its still presumptious to say what she could and couldn't do. As I mentioned we don't know how old she was and also have no idea of her abilities (i.e. Simple drawing). Besides which the drawing was not a professional looking painting but an simple crayon picture of the monsters, so its even more presumptious to those sort of drawings are a few years away.


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Continuity mistake: When Sulley places the menu on the table he puts it face down (logo first), then when he lifts up the table, to quickly get Boo, the menu is face up. (00:26:05)


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Mike: I'm telling you, Big Daddy. You're gonna be seeing this face on TV more often.
Sulley: Yeah, like on "Monstropolis' Most Wanted"?
Mike: Ha, ha, ha. You've been jealous of my good looks since the fourth grade, pal.

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Trivia: The voice behind Roz, the number 1 of the Child Detection Agency and the undercover secretary, is actually a man.

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Question: After Monsters, Inc. has switched over to "laugh power", the scare floor has a very different look. There's a board in the back with "JOKE OF THE DAY" written on it. Can anyone see the text of the joke?

Answer: The Doctor says to the patient, "What seems to be the problem?" The patient lifts his arm and says "It hurts when I do this." The Doctor says "don't do that."

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