We Scare Because We Care

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I’m trying to imagine the pitch for Monsters, Inc. when Pete Doctor first decided it should be a thing. Maybe it went something like this: “Hey fellas, I’ve got an idea. Why don’t we make a movie about monsters who scare the living nightlights out of children, and then harvest the screams as a kind of natural energy to power their world? Families will love it.”

Crickets.

Funny thing is, families did love it. They still do. I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that Monsters, Inc. is widely regarded as one of Pixar’s finest offerings. So with a sequel (Monsters University) scheduled to hit theaters later this month, I decided it was time to re-watch the original and get a fresh reminder of why it’s so great. Continue reading —->

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2 thoughts on “We Scare Because We Care”

  1. Pixar has produced some good stories, I was just talking about this movie and also about UP and Incredibles with some of the guys at my church tonight

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