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Monsters, Inc.

Just when you've convinced your children it's safe to sleep in the dark, along comes Monsters Inc., an engaging animated film that's sure to confirm what every youngster suspects: the bedroom closet is a secret passage into a world where scary creatures thrive. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: B
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 91
Theater Release: 02 Nov 2001
Video Release: 19 Feb 2013
MPAA Rating: G
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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Is it easy to be afraid of things we don’t understand? How did Sulley’s attitude change when he got to know Boo? How could you help someone who is afraid of the dark?

Can you find scenes in the movie that spoof other forms of film? What about the entry scene of the scare monsters or the power company’s T.V. commercial?

Special Note:

Recipe for Monster Repellant (a lifesaver I learned from some wise parent):

  • Put some warm water into a spray bottle and add 2-3 drops of perfume if desired. Do not let your child see you do this.
  • Set nozzle to the finest spray possible.
  • Mark outside of bottle with MONSTER REPELLANT in large letters.
  • Allow child to spray 1-2 squirts under bed and into closet before going to bed in order to keep monsters away.

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