Have you ever pictured John Goodman as a burly green and purple fur-covered monster? What about Billy Crystal as a short, Kermit-esque monster with one huge eye?
"Monsters, Inc." has placed the voices of these comedic actors into monster form and follows their madcap adventure of returning a lost child back into her home.
The movie tells the story of Sulley and Mike, two monsters working for "Monsters, Inc.," the biggest scream production factory in Monsteropolis. Screams are the power source for this world. James P. Sullivan, aka Sulley (Goodman), is the lead scarer of the factory. Mike (Crystal) is Sulley's best friend and assistant.
Amusingly, monsters fear children just as much as children fear monsters. When Sulley finds a child in the factory, his fright is not contained as he runs screaming with the child clinging to his tail.
The child, who Sulley affectionately calls "Boo," is another comedic source in the movie. She squeals, laughs and says incoherent phrases, but it's definitely clear that she calls Sulley "Kitty," which elicits laughter every time.
Mike is a monster whose fear of children is apparent. He even wields makeshift armor and weapons to protect himself from Boo.