Disney Pixar VHS: Monsters, Inc. w/ Case THX w/ Animated Short and Finding Nemo Peek


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Monsters, Inc.[VHS]
Jack Angel (Actor), Bob Bergen (Actor) Rated: G Format: VHS Tape

From the Academy Award-winning creators of TOY STORY comes the world’s #1 computer-animated film that captured the hearts of fans and critics everywhere. MONSTERS, INC., is “visually dazzling, action-packed, and hilarious” (Boston Herald), featuring groundbreaking animation, imaginative storytelling, and unforgettable voice talent. John Goodman stars as the lovable James P. Sullivan (Sulley) and Billy Crystal as his wisecracking best friend, Mike Wazowski. Top scarer Sulley and his enthusiastic Scare Assistant Mike work at Monsters, Inc., the largest scream-processing factory in Monstropolis. The main power source of the monster world is the collected screams of human children. Monsters believe children are dangerous and toxic, however, and they are scared silly when a little girl wanders into their world. Sulley and Mike do their best to return the girl home, but they face monstrous intrigue and some hilarious misadventures along the way. MONSTERS, INC., is “supremely clever — fun for kids and adults alike” (CBS-TV). Treat yourself to the most entertaining movie of the year with all-new exclusive bonus features and animation for monster laughs and monster fun.

Actors: Jack Angel, Bob Bergen, Samuel Lord Black, Rodger Bumpass, Steve Buscemi
Directors: Peter Docter, David Silverman, Lee Unkrich
Format: Animated, Color, Dubbed, NTSC
Language: English
Rated: G (General Audience)
Number of tapes: 1
Studio: Walt Disney Video
VHS Release Date: September 17, 2002
Run Time: 92 minutes

On the tape:
Beauty & The Beast trailer
Lilo & Stitch trailer
Inspector Gadget 2 trailer
Treasure Planet trailer
Finding Nemo trailer
Premiering Right After The Movie bumper
For The Birds short
Mike’s New Card short (after the movie)
Flick’s Fun Fair aka A Bug’s Land promo (after the movie)

Leave it to animation studio Pixar to tackle a project like “Monsters, Inc.” Pixar has always taken us to places we’ve never been but have always suspected existed. In “Toy Story” and “Toy Story 2”, they showed us the secret world of toys that kids have always believed in. In “A Bug’s Life”, they showed us… the life of a bug. And now, with “Monsters, Inc.”, they show us the world of the monsters we always thought were hiding in our closets to scare us.

John Goodman is James P. Sullivan (“Sully”, as his friends call him), the top scarer at Monsters, Inc. His best friend is Mike Wazowski, voiced by Billy Crystal. Their job at Monsters, Inc. is to scare the living daylights out of children. Oh, you didn’t know? Scream energy is what powers Monstropolis, the city they live in. At the time the film takes place, Monstropolis is having a power shortage. “Rolling Blackouts” are to be expected. So of course, the faithful monsters at Monsters, Inc. must scare as much children as possible. But wait… in this film, the monsters are scared of us, too. Whoda thunkit? So if a child just happened to get through the closet doors that separate the monster and human worlds, just how do you think those poor little monsters would be able to handle that?

Monsters, Inc. won the Academy Award for Best Original Song (Randy Newman, after fifteen previous nominations, for If I Didn’t Have You). It was one of the first animated films to be nominated for Best Animated Feature (lost to Shrek). It was also nominated for Best Original Score (lost to The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring) and Best Sound Editing (lost to Pearl Harbor).

An animated short, Mike’s New Car, was made by Pixar in 2002 in which the two main characters have assorted misadventures with a car Mike has just bought. This film was not screened in theaters, but is included with all home video releases of Monsters, Inc.

In 2009, Boom! Studios produced a Monsters Inc. comic book mini-series that ran for four issues. The storyline takes place after the movie and focuses on Sulley and Mike’s daily struggles to operate Monsters Inc. on its new laughter-focused company policy. At the same time, their work is impeded by the revenge schemes of Randall and Waternoose, as well as a human child (indirectly revealed to be Sid Phillips from the Toy Story franchise) who has hijacked the company’s closet door technology to commit a string of toy thefts throughout the human world.


Case slightly squished. VHS itself is near mint. Tape is completely rewinded for your convenience. THX. Full screen. Dolby Surround. Includes Mike’s New Car animated short, For the Birds short film, Finding Nemo sneak peek, Monsters Inc outtakes and The Monster’s Inc. Company Play!