These 4 Monsters Inc. Facts Will Scare Your Jeans Off!
It was almost 14 years ago that monsters inc introduced the adorable Boo and her beloved ‘kitty’ Sulley burst onto screens and introduced us to the world of Monstropolis. We joined the giant furry Sulley and his one-eyed green friend Mike Wazowski as they frantically tried to rid themselves of the extremely cute human girl, Boo who had escaped into their world.
Monsters Inc was the fourth film for Pixar studios, and it was another huge box office success, which spawned a prequel film, Monsters University, released in 2013. But even though you may know the film front and back, take a look at these four Monsters, Inc. facts that you may not have known:
1. Boo was too young to record her voice properly
Pixar famously uses children of the same age to voice their animated characters, and Mary Gibbs was only two-and-a-half when she recorded the voice of the adorable Boo! Because she was so young she was unable to stand in a recording studio and act her lines like the other voice actors, so instead she was followed around with a microphone and her lines were cut together from things that she said while she played, aw!
2. Boo’s real name was the same as her voice actor’s!
Despite being called Boo all the way through the film, her real name was secretly showed at theend of the film to be Mary! ‘Mary’ can be seen written on the drawings in her bedroom, and it was confirmed in one of the novelizations of the film. This is actually very sweetconsidering that the little girl who voiced Boo is named Mary Gibbs.
3. Sulley was a mammoth animated undertaking
Due to his hairy nature, it took between 11 and 12 hours to make/give a single frame of Sulley! Intotal he had a whopping 2,320,413 individual thin pieces of hair.
4. Pixar’s actual phone number appears!
Right at the beginning of the film there is a scene with monsters going through training in a scaremachine (that reproduces the real thing). When the teacher, Flint, goes to rewind the taping ofthe test run (that appears or feels close to the real thing) there is an indicator screen which reads510-752-300. This number just so happens to be the phone number to Pixar Animation Studios inEmeryville, California.
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