Monsters, Inc.

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Monsters, Inc. is a 2001 computer animated feature film in which, 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, two monsters realize things may not be what they think.

Directed by Pete Docter. Written by Andrew Stanton and Daniel Gerson, based on a story by Pete Docter, Jill Culton, Jeff Pidgeon, and Ralph Eggleston
Monsters, Inc.: We Scare Because We Care.taglines

James P. "Sulley" Sullivan[edit]

  • [to Mike; silently] Ook-lay in the ag-bay.
  • Spoons.

Mike Wazowski[edit]

  • [while Sulley brushes his teeth] Come on, fight that plaque! Fight that plaque! Scary monsters don't have plaque!
  • [chants] I don't know, but it's been said. I love scaring kids in bed!
  • Roz, my tender, oozing blossom, you're looking fabulous today. Is that a new haircut? Tell me it's a new haircut. It's got to be a new haircut. New makeup? You had a lift? You had a tuck? You had something? Something has been inserted in you that makes you look like.... Listen, I need a favor.
  • I'm tellin’ you, pal, when that wall went up, you should have seen the look on Waternoose's face. Woo-hoo! I hope we get a copy of that tape. Hey, you all right? Come on, pal, cheer up, we did it. We got Boo home. Sure, we put the factory in the toilet, and, gee, hundreds of people will be out of work now, not to mention the angry mob that'll come after us when there's no more power... but hey, at least we had a few laughs, right?

Randall Boggs[edit]

  • [after whacking Sulley with a scream canister] You don't know how long I've wanted to do that, Sullivan!
  • [about to dispose of Sulley] Look at everybody's favorite scarer now, you stupid pathetic waste. You've been #1 for too long, Sullivan! Now your time is up! And don't worry. I'll take good care of the kid.

Henry J. Waternoose[edit]

  • There's nothing more toxic or deadly than a human child. A single touch could kill you! Leave a door open, and one can walk right into this factory. Right into the monster world!
  • Kids these days. They just don't get scared like they used to.
  • [taken away by the C.D.A.] I hope you're happy, Sullivan. You've destroyed this company! Monsters Incorporated is dead! Where will everyone get their scream now?! The energy crisis will only get worse because of you!!


Mike: I'm tellin’ you, big daddy, you're gonna be seein’ this face on TV a lot more often.
Sulley: Yeah, like on "Monstropolis' Most Wanted"?
Mike: Ha, ha, ha. You've been jealous of my good looks since the fourth grade, pal.

[Sulley has insisted on walking to work]
Mike: Hey genius. You wanna know why I bought the car?
Sulley: Not really.
Mike: To drive it! You know, like on the street, with the honk-honk and the vroom-vroom, and the no walking involved?
Sulley: Wa, wa, wa, wa. give it a rest, Will ya, butterball? Come on, you could use the exercise.
Mike: I could use the exercise?! Look at you! You have your own climate.

Celia: So, uh... are we going anywhere special tonight?
Mike: I just got us into a little place called, um... Harryhausen's.
Celia: Harryhausen's?! But it's impossible to get a reservation there.
Mike: Not for Googlie Bear. I will see you at quittin’ time, and not a minute later.
Celia: Okay, sweetheart.
Mike: Think romantical thoughts. [singing] You and me, me and you, both of us together!

Mike: Can I borrow your odorant?
Sulley: Yeah, I got, uh, smelly garbage or old dumpster.
Mike: You got, uh, low tide?
Sulley: No.
Mike: How about wet dog?
Sulley: Yep. Stink it up.

Mike: [to Sulley] Y’know, sometimes I feel so romantic, I think I should just marry myself!
Sulley: Give me a break, Mike...
Mike: What a night of romance I've got aheada me! Tonight is about me and Celia! Hoo-hoo, the loveboat is about to set sail! [imitates the sound of a ship’s horn] I'm tellin’ ya, pal, I see her face and it makes my heart go-- [finds himself face-to-face with Roz] YIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!
Roz: [sternly] Hello, Wazowski. Fun-filled evening planned for tonight?
Mike: Well, as a matter of fact--
Roz: And I'm sure you filed your paperwork correctly.... for once!! [silence] Your stunned silence is very reassuring! [leaves]
Mike: Oh, no, my scare reports! I left them on my desk! If I'm not at the restaurant in five minutes, they're gonna give our table away, what am I gonna tell… [Celia comes up to Mike] Schmoopsie-Pooh.
Celia: Hey Googlie-Bear, wanna get going?
Mike: Do I ever? It's just that... Uh...
Celia: What?
Mike: There's a small--
Celia: I don't understand.
Sulley: It's just I forgot about some paperwork I was supposed to file! Mike was reminding me; thanks, buddy.
Mike: I was? I mean, I was! Yeah, I was.
Celia: Okay, let's go then.
Mike: We're going! [whispering to Sulley] On my desk, Sulley. The pink copies go to accounting, the fuchsia ones go to purchasing, and the goldenrod ones go to Roz. [Celia pulls him away; he comes back] Leave the puce! [gets pulled away again]
Sulley: [to himself] So the pink copies go to purchasing, and the fuchsia ones go to Roz. No, the fuchsia ones go to purchasing and the goldenrod ones go to Roz. Man, I have no idea what puce is... [looks at some reddish-brown files] Oh, that's puce.

Celia: Oh, Michael, I've had a lot of birthdays, well, not a lot of birthdays, but this is the best birthday ever. What are you looking at?
Mike: I was just thinking about the first time I laid eye on you, how pretty you looked.
Celia: Stop it.
Mike: Your hair was shorter then.
Celia: Mm-hmm. I'm thinking about getting it cut. [the snakes in her hair look worried]
Mike: No, no, I like it this length. [the snakes sigh in relief] I like everything about you. Just the other day someone asked me who I thought the most beautiful monster was in all of Monstropolis. You know what I said?
Celia: What did you say?
Mike: I said-- [sees Sulley trying to get his attention] Sulley?!
Celia: Sulley?!?!


Randall: Wazowski! Where's the kid, you little one-eyed crettin?!
Mike: Okay. First of all, it's crettin! If you're gonna threaten me, do it properly. Second of all, you're nuts if you think kidnapping me is gonna help you cheat your way to the top!
Randall: [chuckles nastily] You still think this is about that stupid scare record?
Mike: Well... I did. Right up until you... chuckled, like that... and now I'm thinkin’ I should just get out of here.

Sulley: [is fighting the invisible Randall when he is hit with a snowball] Mike?
Mike: Look, it's not that I don't care about the kid.
Sulley: Mike, you don't understand.
Mike: Yes, I do. I was just mad, that's all. I needed some time to think, but you shouldn't have left me out there.
Sulley: I'm being attacked!
Mike: No, I'm not attacking you. I'm trying to be honest, just hear me out. You and I are a team. Nothing is more important than our friendship.
[Boo approaches Mike, frightened]
Mike: I know, kid. He's too sensitive.
[Randall presses Sulley into a pipe and coils himself around his neck in an attempt to asphyxiate him. Sulley squeals in agony as he tries to pry Randall off his neck]
Mike: Come on, pal. If you start cryin’, I'm gonna cry, and I'll never get through this. I'm sorry I wasn't there for you, but I am now.
[Boo whines in terror]
Mike: Hey, Sulley, I am baring my soul here. The least you can do is pay attention!
[Mike throws a snowball; it hits Randall on the face, making him visible enough for Sulley to knock him out with a single punch, making him uncoil and slide onto the floor. Sulley catches his breath]
Mike: Hey, look at that, it's Randall. It's.... Oh.
Sulley: Come on!
[Sulley scoops Boo in his right arm, grabs Mike by the head with his left hand, and flees from the laboratory. Waternoose pops his head from behind the wall as Randall regains his composure]
Waternoose: Get up! There can't be any witnesses.
Randall: There won't be.

Waternoose: This has gone far enough, James!
Sulley: She's home now! Just leave her alone!
Waternoose: I can't do that! She's seen too much! You both have!
Sulley: It doesn't have to be this way!
Waternoose: I have no choice! Times have changed! Scaring isn't enough anymore!
Sulley: But kidnapping children?!
Waternoose: I'll kidnap a thousand children before I let this company die! And I'll silence ANYONE WHO GETS IN MY WAY!! [knocks Sulley out of the way]
Sulley: NO!!!!
[Waternoose lunges at the bed, only to find the simulator robot]
Voice: Simulation terminated. Simulation terminated.
Waternoose: [confused] Huh?! What is this?! But...! What?! What?! But...!
[the lights come on and it's revealed that Boo's room is really the simulation room; Mike and several CDA agents are standing behind the console]
Mike: Well, I don't know about the rest of you guys, but I spotted several big mistakes. You know what? Let's watch my favorite part again, shall we? [replays the tape of Waternoose over and over]

[Mike and Sulley are walking out of Monsters Inc.]
Mike: I'm tellin’ you, pal, when that wall went up, you should have seen the look on Waternoose's face. Woo-hoo! I hope we get a copy of that tape. Hey, you all right? Come on, pal, cheer up, we did it. We got Boo home. Sure, we put the factory in the toilet, and, gee, hundreds of people will be out of work now, not to mention the angry mob that'll come after us when there's no more power... but hey, at least we had a few laughs, right?
Sulley: [having had an idea from seeing what Boo's laughing could do] Laughs!


  • Monsters, Inc.: We Scare Because We Care
  • You Won't Believe Your Eye.
  • We Think They Are Scary, But Really We Scare Them!
  • Since the very first bedtime, all around the world, children have known that once their mothers and fathers tuck them in, and shut off the light, that there are MONSTERS hiding in their closets, waiting to emerge! What they don't know is: it's nothing personal. It's just their job.


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