2. Iconic Muppet performer Frank Oz, came up with the name Mike Wazowski.
Frank also voiced the character of Jeff Fungus (Randall’s assistant).
3. Bill Murray was the first choice to voice Sulley. He reportedly tested for the role and was interested, but when the producers were unable to make contact with him after the test, they took that to mean “no.”
6. There are over 2.3 million individual strands of hairs on Sulley.
His exact number of hairs is 2,320,413.
10. The song Boo sings while in the restroom is “Beauty and the Beast.”
13. The short film Mike’s New Car, was originally supposed to be a scene in the film.
14. Randy Newman, won his first Oscar for the film’s closing song “If I Didn’t Have You.” He had previously been nominated fifteen times in the Best Score and Best Song categories.
15. Pixar created a special trailer for Monsters Inc. to show specifically before Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
16. This was the last Pixar film to have blooper reel during the end-credits.
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