Episodes & Reels is delivering our monthly Top 10 List a little differently this time around. We will post one entry in the countdown each night from Jan 23 – Feb 3 on Chip and Co until we finally reveal #1! Now back to the countdown with our #5 animated Disney film of all-time:
#5 – MONSTERS INC. (2001)
Stars: John Goodman, Billy Crystal
Directors: Pete Docter, David Silverman
By 2001, Disney/Pixar already had six years of pitch-perfect animated storyboards under their belt featuring the Toy Story franchise and A Bug’s Life (1998). But, this was the year that it all got kicked up a notch with their instant-classic, Monsters Inc. Did your kids (or you) ever get scared at the thought of monsters under the bed or in the closet? Did you ever hear that the “boogie man” was going to get you? Well, the genius minds over at Pixar thought up the brilliant faux world of “Monstropolis,” where these monsters are actually more afraid of humans, in particular young children, than we ever were of them. It acts as not only a triumphant and hilarious Disney film, but also a lesson for kids that they don’t have to be afraid. Somehow they got the animation even better as this was their most crisp and colorful yet. Disney once again implored celebrities to voice the main characters, led by John Goodman and Billy Crystal. With the announcement of a “pre-quel” that is being released in 2013 (Monsters University), this movie franchise will prove to be so-good-it’s-scary.
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