With the impeding release of Finding Nemo 3D on September 14, and the success of re-releasing both The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast in 3D, it was only a matter of time before we started seeing more Pixar / Disney related films following suit. The first poster for Monsters, Inc. 3D is now available for your viewing pleasure.
For those of you who do not know what Monsters, Inc. is about, shame on you. (But who am I too judge, I only just saw this film a few years ago and I still have yet to see Finding Nemo – mostly because it’s funny to see the reaction on people’s faces.) Monsters, Inc. is a lovely film about adventure, imagination, corporations, overcoming your fears, and a whole lot more. It’s not as emotionally impactful as other Pixar films are like Up or Toy Story 3 – aside from the last minute of the film – but it is a charming, wonderful experience.
Here’s the official plot synopsis from Disney•Pixar:
The now-classic Academy Award-winning animated comedy adventure Monsters, Inc. is set in Monstropolis, a thriving company town where monsters of all shapes and sizes reside. Lovable Sulley (voiced by John Goodman) and his wisecracking best friend Mike Wazowski (voiced by Billy Crystal) are the top scare team at Monsters, Inc., the largest scream-processing factory. The main power source in the monster world is the collected screams of human children—and at Monsters, Inc., an elite team of scarers is responsible for gathering those precious natural resources. Believed by monsters to be toxic, children are strictly forbidden from entering Monstropolis. But when a little girl named Boo (voiced by Mary Gibbs) accidentally follows Sulley back into his world, he finds his career in jeopardy and his life in utter chaos. So pals Mike and Sulley plot to rectify the mistake and return Boo to her home. But when the trio encounters an unexpected series of complications, they become embroiled in a cover-up catapulting them into a mystery beyond their wildest dreams.
I can see how this movie would be great for 3D during the high-action chase sequence near the end. But aside from that, and although animated features do look pretty in 3D, I don’t see this being necessarily a must see 3D film.
My biggest fear of Pixar converted films are that they may be drained of their beauty. Monsters, Inc. is a very colorful movie and dulling that sense of visual spectacle would cripple it. But if they do it right – and we’ll be able to tell when Finding Nemo 3D comes out – they’ll put the color correction into account and up the brightness of the medium to counteract the 3D glasses.
I never saw this film in theaters and I think it would be a great time on the big screen. (On a personal note, I will always believe that Monsters, Inc. was robbed of the Academy Award for Best Animated Picture by that awful movie Shrek.) If AMC Theatres wanted to do one of their patented movie marathons of all Pixar movies, I would be all for it!
Click on the image below to view the full sized poster!
I kind of like the poster because it digs fun of the 3D craze that has been going on. It’s as if Mike is confused as to why the conversion is necessary. Or it could be just the fact that he is unable to view the film in 3D because of his vision impairment…
Directed by Oscar-winner Pete Docter and produced by Oscar nominee Darla K. Anderson, Monsters, Inc. 3D will arrive in theaters December 19, 2012.