Monsters, Inc.

Question: At the end of the movie, Fungus is seen amongst the employees promoting doing fun stuff, but since he is seen assisting Randall, and generally helping him and Waternoose with the scream machine earlier on, shouldn't he have been banished (like Randall) or hauled off by the CDA (like Waternoose) when the whole plan came to the CDA's attention?

Chosen answer: Fungus was an unwilling lackey, not a co-conspirator.

Phixius

Question: Why does Sully get surprised at the end of the movie when he sees Boo?

Chosen answer: He's not as much surprised as he is pleased to see her. She's going to be a little older than when he last saw her because it took Mike so long to rebuild the door. So if he's surprised, it may be at how much she's grown in that time period.

MovieFan612

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?

Chosen 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."

Question: Why does the electricity stop flickering when Mike trips on the lamp?

Trainman14

Chosen answer: The electricity was flickering was because Boo was crying. After Mike trips on the lamp, Boo stops crying and her attention is drawn to Mike, stopping the electricity from flickering.

Casual Person

Question: When Mike took little Mikey away, when Boo cried the lights started to flicker, and when she laughed, the lights all shattered. How come when Sully was singing to Boo and Mike tripped on a lamp and she laughed, the lights weren't so overpowered?

Chosen answer: There are a number of times when Boo laughs or giggles briefly that the power isn't affected. Presumably the laughter needs to reach a certain level to become useful. Just as they aren't able to make power by screaming themselves, there's something particular to both the screams and the laughter.

Jason Hoffman

Question: I have read somewhere that there might be a sequel to Monsters, Inc. to be released in 2013. Is there any truth to this rumor?

Chosen answer: Yes, a number of reputable sources have reported that original director Pete Docter is working on developing a sequel. While a couple of sources suggest a 2012 release date, most point to a 2013 release being most likely.

Tailkinker

Question: In the beginning of the sushi restaurant scene, two monsters walk in and everyone yells, "Get a paper bag." What's that about?

Chosen answer: In Japan, it's traditional for staff to say "irasshaimase" when customers enter a store or restaurant. This particular scene is a reference to that - while "irasshaimase" doesn't sound much like "get a paper bag", the cadence is not dissimilar, so it's quite plausible that the phrase has gradually mutated over the years through the mistakes of monsters who haven't been listening properly.

Tailkinker

Question: What is the Thousand-Eyed monster's name?

Chosen answer: His name is Ted Paulie.

Brad

Question: When the monster exits the door and says, "She got this close to me." you could hear rock music, but the kid was noted as being six years old. What kind of six-year kid would play rock music, especially in the middle of the night?

Chosen answer: It's supposed to show how much the children are changing. They used to be sweet and innocent, and easily scared. Now they're a lot harder to scare, thanks to violent TV, rock music, video games etc... Plus it's not too big of a stretch to imagine a six year old kid playing rock music, and it doesn't have to be in the middle of the night. The practice run near the beginning of the film shows that the monsters can enter the room under a minute after the child is put to bed.

Gary O'Reilly

Question: Does anyone know if the monster world is daytime when the human world has nighttime? When the monsters are scaring Sulley says after getting a lot of scream "slumber party" which I assume means it is nighttime in the human world. But at the end of the movie when Sulley re-visits Boo there is sunlight on the door implying it is daytime. I'm confused.

Chosen answer: At every moment it is night time somewhere in the world. The factory presumably operates on all three shifts, so they simply work on whichever timezone currently has citizens turning in for the night. Sully just visited Boo when it was daytime wherever she lives, we don't know what time of day it was in Monstropolis.

Phixius

Question: Mike greets the slug-like janitor with the words, "Cheloubi, baby." Have you any idea who Cheloubi is or was ?

Chosen answer: Cheloubi is the name of the slug like janitor.

Question: While Mike, Sully, and Boo are riding the doors, Mike says something that sounds to me like "Great plan, get it saved." What is he actually saying?

Chosen answer: According to the subtitles on my DVD, Mike says "What a plan - simple, yet insane."

Kathy Tjarks

Question: As in all Pixar films, in this one they have the main cast listed, then very far down in the credits they have additional character voices. I was very surprised to see the name Chris Rock under additional voices. Who does he play?

Chosen answer: I think you've got things a bit confused. Chris Rock isn't listed under "Additional Voices" but under "Lighting Artists". I'm pretty sure that he is not THE Chris Rock.

Andreas[DK]

Question: Is that Jennifer Tilly's voice at the very end when they are on the "laugh floor?" It sounds different.

Chosen answer: Yes, that's her as Celia.

MovieFan612

Question: What is the length of time in the monster world compared to the human world? Boo is gone overnight in the monster world, so would that mean the human world is longer since Boo's parents aren't worried about their missing child?

Chosen answer: How do you know Boo's parents weren't worried about her? Most of the film takes place after Boo goes into the monster world and the one time when she goes back her room is empty, only meaning her parents weren't there when she returned. It's also impossible to tell whether the monster world's days are shorter or longer than the human world.

Lummie

Question: I saw Frank Oz's name listed in the credits, does anyone know who he does the voice of?

Chosen answer: He voices Fungus, Randall's assistant.

Andreas[DK]

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