Disney has done an amazing job of re-releasing some of their most popular movies in 3D. Previous films to get the 3D treatment were The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, and Finding Nemo. The result of 3D remastering brings these movies to life on the big screen, and now we have another Disney-Pixar favorite to fall in love with all over again.
Monsters Inc. 3D is now in theaters, just in time for the holidays!
A few months back, while I was in L.A. for the Wreck-It Ralph press event, I had the opportunity to screen Monsters Inc. 3D. Even though I know the movie, very well, it felt as if I was watching it again for the first time. The combination of the big screen and the 3D effects really make Mike, Sulley and the rest of the monsters (and Boo!) POP. It wasn’t like the 3D of the past, where it looks as if something is coming out at you– but rather, there’s a more refined look to Monstropolis, the Monsters Inc. Factory, and the characters. Most amazing to me was the fur on Sulley– it seemed as if you could reach at the screen and touch every strand of hair. Also, the famous rotating doors have depth, which make them look as if they go on forever. Like a good 3D film, you feel as if you’re immersed in the world of Monsters Inc. and even though it’s an animated movie, it might as well be real. Needless to say, Monsters Inc. looks fabulous in 3D!
I can’t imagine anyone not having seen Monsters Inc., but if it’s your first time, you’re in for a treat. Here’s a brief synopsis:
The now-classic Academy Award-winning animated comedy adventure “Monsters, Inc.” is set in Monstropolis, a thriving company town where monsters of all shapes and sizes reside. Lovable Sulley (voiced by John Goodman) and his wisecracking best friend Mike Wazowski (voiced by Billy Crystal) are the top scare team at Monsters, Inc., the largest scream-processing factory. The main power source in the monster world is the collected screams of human children—and at Monsters, Inc., an elite team of scarers is responsible for gathering those precious natural resources. Believed by monsters to be toxic, children are strictly forbidden from entering Monstropolis. But when a little girl named Boo (voiced by Mary Gibbs) accidentally follows Sulley back into his world, he finds his career in jeopardy and his life in utter chaos. So pals Mike and Sulley plot to rectify the mistake and return Boo to her home. But when the trio encounters an unexpected series of complications, they become embroiled in a cover-up catapulting them into a mystery beyond their wildest dreams.
Monsters Inc. 3D is now in theaters! I can’t wait to see it again with my family on Christmas Day
Special thanks to Walt Disney Pictures for providing me the opportunity to attend an advanced screening of Monsters Inc. 3D. All opinions are my own.