Alternate Title: Hidden CityMonsters, Inc. (Hidden City , Monsters, Incorporated) (2001) Theatrical Cartoon by Dave Koch
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- Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Studios
- Animated Characters: Mike Wazowski, James P. 'Sulley' Sullivan, Henry J. Waternoose, Celia, Boo, Randall Boggs, George Sanderson, Flint, Roz, Yeti, Fungus, Bile, Needleman, Smitty.
- Awards: Academy Award Nominee, Best Animated Feature, 2002.
Academy Award Winner, Nominee, Best Original Song, "If I Didn't Have You" (Music and Lyrics: Randy Newman), 2002.
Grammy Award, Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media, "If I Didn't Have You", (Music and Lyrics: Randy Newman), 2003.
Grammy Award, Best Musical Album for Children, Monsters, Inc.- Scream Factory Favorites, Riders in the Sky, 2003.
Grammy Award Nominee, Best Score Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media, (Randy Newman), 2003.
Grammy Award Nominee, Best Instrumental Composition Written For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media, "Ride of the Doors", (Music and Lyrics: Randy Newman), 2003.
Grammy Award Nominee, Best Spoken Word Album For Children, "Monsters, Inc. DVD Read-Along," (Various Artists), 2003.
Nominee, DVD Exclusive Award, Best Director of a DVD Premiere Movie, 2003.
Nominee, DVD Exclusive Award, Best Editing of a DVD Premiere Movie, 2003.
DVD Exclusive Award, Best Menu Design, John Ross, Gork Enterprises, 2002.
- Originally Released in 2001.
- Nov 2, 2001- US Theatrical Release
- Dec 26, 2001- Australian Theatrical Release
- Feb 8, 2002- United Kingdom Theatrical Release
- Sep 17, 2002- VHS / DVD Release
- Nov 10, 2009- Blu-Ray Release
- Dec 19, 2012- 3D Re-release (US)
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Monsters, Inc. earned $62 million during its opening weekend. This set a box-office record for the biggest debut for an animated film (this record was alter broken by Finding Nemo, also a Disney-Pixar collaboration).
According to Pixar CEO Steve Jobs, an audience poll of Monsters, Inc. showed that the Pixar name was a stronger attraction than the Disney name- by a slim margin for families, but by a wide margin for adults. "At least in this survey of people walking out of Monsters, Inc., the Pixar brand was already a very important factor, more important than the Disney brand," he said.
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