Top 14 Monsters Inc Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Monsters Inc facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Monsters Inc film message.

The paint on bell that rings at the beginning and end of each shift on the Scare Floor in 'Monsters Inc' (2001) is worn away around the area where the hammer strikes it.
The paint on bell that rings at the beginning and end of each shift on the Scare Floor in 'Monsters Inc' (2001) is worn away around the area where the hammer strikes it.
Boo's real name is written on the top left corner of her drawing.
Boo's real name is written on the top left corner of her drawing.

Monsters Inc Trivia

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  1. Many doors feature multiple crossbars, presumably because of the dramatic size variation between some of the monsters

Monsters Inc Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - Celia calls Mike a "charmer" in Monsters Inc (2001), referencing the fact that her hair snakes are also in love with him (i.e. he's a snake charmer).
    Celia calls Mike a "charmer" in Monsters Inc (2001), referencing the fact that her hair snakes are also in love with him (i.e. he's a snake charmer).
  • When several monsters are being interviewed on TV about the incident at Harryhausen's, some background extras are waving at the camera. One monster even lifts the hand of his little kid and waves it around.

  • The restaurant Mike takes Celia to is called Harryhausen's, a homage to the famous stop motion animator Ray Harryhausen

Monsters Inc Hidden Details

1 - Sully says laughter has ten times the energy of scream at the end of the movie and the new tanks for capturing laughter are now much larger than the ones that captured screams than those in the rest of the movie.
Sully says laughter has ten times the energy of scream at the end of the movie and the new tanks for capturing laughter are now much larger than the ones that captured screams than those in the rest of the movie.

Instead of bass & treble, the knobs on James Sullivan's amplifier are for bass & perch

1 - The first kid profile we see is just Boy Boo (sorry for the bad quality)
The first kid profile we see is just Boy Boo (sorry for the bad quality)

If you press Play five times in a row when in the DVD Options menu with Subtitles selected, this lost footage plays. John Lasseter confirmed in multiple interviews this song was cut due to time, and was extremely upset it didn't make the final version due to its emotional poignancy.

1 - [@06:46] In Monsters Inc(2001), While Mike and Sully are watching the Monsters Inc commercial near the end, Everyone in the background is smiling except Randall. That secretly foreshadows Randall's jealousy to Mike and Sully throughout the film before being introduced.
[@06:46] In Monsters Inc(2001), While Mike and Sully are watching the Monsters Inc commercial near the end, Everyone in the background is smiling except Randall. That secretly foreshadows Randall's jealousy to Mike and Sully throughout the film before being introduced.

A common nickname for coffee.

1 - Mike Wazowski says to Sully that he(Sully)has been jealous of Mike's good looks since 4th grade. However in it's prequel Monsters University(2013), it is revealed that they only met each other at an university.
Mike Wazowski says to Sully that he(Sully)has been jealous of Mike's good looks since 4th grade. However in it's prequel Monsters University(2013), it is revealed that they only met each other at an university.
Monsters Inc poster
Monsters Inc poster

Monsters Inc Plot

In order to power the city, monsters have to scare children so that they scream. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, 2 monsters realize things may not be what they think.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Monsters Inc. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Director Pete Docter
Stars John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Mary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi
IMDB score 8.0