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16 Things You Might Not Know About "Monsters Inc."

Do you know Boo's real name?

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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.”


9. This was the fourth movie that John Goodman and Steve Buscemi costarred together in.

It was also the first film they costarred together in that was not directed or produced by the Coen Brothers.

10. The song Boo sings while in the restroom is "Beauty and the Beast."

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11. The scene where Sulley thinks that Boo has been crushed in a trash compactor, is a direct reference to the Looney Tunes short Feed the Kitty.

Sulley even mimics the same reactions, shot-for-shot, as Marc Anthony the protagonist of Feed the Kitty.


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.

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