Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Monsters, Inc. by Kubrick, Medicom

Besides Toy Story (see previous post), Pixar also produced Monsters, Inc., a 2001 computer-animated film and the fourth feature-length film produced by Pixar Animation Studios. [source: wiki]. Monsters, Inc. is the power utility in Monstropolis, a monster-populated city; the company uses the power of human children screams when scared by its employees, entering their rooms via closets linked to special doors on the company's "scare floor", to generate the city's power.

Medicom Kubrick produced some fine Monsters, Inc. figures back in the day. Series 1 characters consisted of Sulley, Boo, Celia, CDA and Little Mikey. Series 2 characters were: Mike, Boo (Monster), Randall, CDA (B) and Yetty

James P. "Sulley" Sullivan (John Goodman), is a large, furry blue monster with purple spots and the protagonist of the film. At the start of the film, Sulley is Monsters, Inc.'s top scarer.

Michael "Mike" Wazowski (Billy Crystal), a green monster and Sulley's sidekick, who is mostly an eyeball with hands and feet. Mike is Sulley's best friend and runs his station on the scare floor.

Trouble starts when Sulley finds a door left unattended and powered, but looking inside, finds the room empty. However, he quickly discovers its child, a toddler girl (Mary Gibbs), has followed him back to the monster world, thinking him to be a giant kitty.

Mary Gibbs as "Boo", a two year old human girl that is inadvertently brought back to the monster world by Sulley.

Dressing the girl up as a monster and giving her the nickname "Boo", the two attempt to return her to her world.

Randall Boggs (Steve Buscemi), an anthropomorphic chameleon-like monster and the primary antagonist of the film. Randall has the ability to change the color of his skin to camouflage himself. He is a direct rival to Sulley, attempting to earn the most Scares during shifts, and is in on Waternoose's plan to kidnap children from the human world.

Jennifer Tilly as Celia Mae, a Medusa-like monster with snakes instead of hair, Mike's girlfriend, and receptionist for the company. She playfully refers to Mike as "Googly Bear".

Yetty (John Ratzenberger) is the Abominable Snowman, a yeti banished to the Himalayas. He spends his time there making lemon-flavored snow cones.

Little Mikey is the name of Mike Wazowski's "Teddy Bear" in Monsters, Inc. which Boo plays with. Unfortunately, this Kubrick version isn't that little at all

The highly trained Child Detection Agency (CDA) team works around the clock eliminating wayward human goods and disinfecting hapless monsters. The yellow suits are similar to the suits worn by HazMat Agencies. A Hazmat suit is a garment worn as protection from hazardous materials or substances. It is generally combined with breathing apparatus for protection and may be used by firefighters, emergency personnel responding to toxic spills, researchers, specialists cleaning up contaminated facilities, or workers in toxic environments.


James Lau said...

Hi , may i know is it in s'pore now ? do you know the price range ?

desmond said...

Medicom is really very good in producing anime characters. I like the little girl among all others.

alex teo said...

hi james, these came in years ago. i just thot i should share the images since Pixar is in town with their exhibition :)

yup desmond, Boo is the cutest

Unknown said...

I have huge collections of Godzilla Toys with all different figures and styles. That monster looks damn good. Very heroic too.