That ingenious setup is detailed to a staggering degree, from the decor each child has on his or her closet door, to the vast variations of monsters on the job on the Monsters, Inc., “scare floor” — blobs and yeti and giant spiders and all manner of lizards, snakes and goblins.
The jokes benefit from perfect timing and the best running sight gag ever — big, hairy monsters, all scared to death by a burbling, giggling, “KITTY” shrieking tyke (voiced by Mary Gibbs).
This didn't need 3-D to work. And the big question, on seeing it anew, is “How WILL they top this by taking us back to see these guys in college?”
But anytime Disney and/ or Pixar goes astray in an animated way, they have only to look back at this, one of their best, to remember that magical recipe that works as well now as it did then.
— Roger Moore, MCT Information Service
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