Welcome to week 11 of Movie of the Week at Hamil Bros Studios. This week we’re covering one of my favorite animated films, Monsters, Inc. This film came out when I was in elementary and I fell in love with it.

Put that thing back where it came from or so help me!

This is a Pixar animated Disney film and it’s so great. The story is about two monster friends living Monstropolous, where they work for the local energy company. Energy is created by collecting the screams of scared children. Wait… Is this is a horror film? No… It’s a children’s movie! BUM BUM BUM!! Back to the story, these two monsters, Mike and Sully (Billy Crystal and John Goodman), are the top “scarers” at the scream plant where, every day, they use closet doors to venture into kid’s rooms at night and scare them. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE?? There’s a lot of fear mongering in Monstropolous and the monsters are told that children can kill them with a single touch. With a series of events, a small girl travels from her home into monstropolous and Mike and Sully spend the duration of the film trying to get her back home.

Did you lose weight? Or a limb?

Reading that description back, it sounds terrifying, but it really is a fun film. It’s a feel good story and you’ll recognize a fair amount of voice actors. On top of that, the music is some of my favorite. We’re music buffs around here and we love our music. That’s a very important aspect of filmmaking and video production for us so we take special care in paying attention to what music is doing in a film. This film, in particular, has a great jazz score. Light hearted swing and something peppy that you can enjoy on your way to work. I’ll pick this movie up and just throw it in my blu ray player and let it go. It’s so good you can almost hear Steve Buscemi’s eyes looking in opposite directions.

If you’re looking for a film to enjoy with your kids, go grab a copy. You won’t regret it. If you haven’t seen it in a long time, watch it again. We love your involvement here and we love your feedback on our suggestions. So, make sure to comment and let us know what you think!

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