I so loved Monsters, Inc. — but I also so loved the animated short feature before the movie, For the Birds. (Incidentally, I’m trying to get all the Monsters, Inc. McDonalds Happy Meal toys — I have Boo (and her door), and I have Celia Mae (and her desk). I still need Sully, Mike, Randall, the Yeti, Waternoose, Roz, George, and the CDA agent. Anyone?)


I loved Monsters Inc… and the short alone was worth the price of the movie ticket. But the real question (and I’m sorry, Jason… but I don’t patronize McDonalds, otherwise I’d be happy to help), is how does it stack-up against Toy Story? Toy Story had a lot more character development (spread over more characters… so it kinda evens out)… but otherwise I think that Monsters Inc is better.

• Posted by: Vis10n on Nov 9, 2001, 11:32 AM

I have Randall. Creepy little character… I would have liked it better if we had gotten one of the “good” guys. But Randall’s cool in that all his arms move independently. Pretty cool for a free toy! His teeth and eyes glow in the dark too.

I, too, think that little animation-short in the beginning was the best part of the movie. Although the movie was very cool! :-)

• Posted by: Jennifer on Nov 9, 2001, 9:21 PM

The disney store has some cool stuff too, like the Sulley doll.

• Posted by: Matt Haughey on Nov 10, 2001, 1:55 AM

Well, we just got *another* Randall… It’s all yours if you want it. (One of him is enough, thank you very much!) email me and let me know. (if you have a double of a “good guy” character, we could swap… if not, no big deal - you can still have this one) :)

• Posted by: Jennifer on Nov 10, 2001, 3:16 PM

i so loved it, too! as for vis1on’s comments, i think the character development might have been stronger in ‘toy story’ but the rendering and animation was far more superior in this one :)

• Posted by: karen on Nov 11, 2001, 8:39 PM

I saw a brief clip on the programmer’s who made Sulley’s fur. As a coder I was amazed at the elegance of the texture-mapping algorithim to acomplish such amazing visual subtleties as fur flapping in the wind, snow accumulation on moving fur, fur bouncing up and subsequently falling down in reaction to impact etc. Haven’t seen the movie but am looking forward to it, if for nothing else, to be blown away by the technology used to generate the images.

• Posted by: Matt Stanton on Nov 16, 2001, 3:19 PM

Jennifer: I’ve got an extra Celia Mae with your name on it if we can work a trade!

Matt: I agree totally, the fur was AMAZING. During the whole Nepal scene, I was just awestruck.

• Posted by: Jason Levine on Nov 18, 2001, 12:51 AM
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