In addition to someone finding a real-life Monsters Inc. scene at their local hardware store, did you know that this movie suffered from two lawsuits against the filmmakers, filed by Lori Madrid before the film’s release and Stanley Mouse in 2002 respectively, that were ultimately dismissed? If not, continue reading for more interesting things about Monsters Inc.
The idea for Monsters, Inc. was conceived in a lunch in 1994 attended by John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton and Joe Ranft during the production of Toy Story. One of the ideas that came out of the brainstorming session was a film about monsters.
“When we were making Toy Story”, Docter said, “everybody came up to me and said ‘Hey I totally believed that my toys came to life when I left the room.’ So when Disney asked us to do some more films, I wanted to tap into a child-like notion that was similar to that. I knew monsters were coming out of my closet when I was a kid. So I said ‘Hey, lets do a film about monsters.'”