Monsters, Inc. 3D, the latest release from Disney which combines a certified hit with money-making 3D technology, is coming to theaters this December, according to the Examiner. The film is the latest in a line of theatrical re-releases which finds the studio attempting to milk more money out of movies they know have a built-in audience. Disney’s Finding Nemo 3D, for example, just opened in neighborhood cineplexes on September 14.
Box Office Mojo reports that, during its initial theatrical jaunt, Disney’s Monsters, Inc. earned an estimated $255 million in ticket sales. The film’s foreign box office take, meanwhile, wasn’t too far removed from its domestic haul; the animated comedy earned an estimated $269 million on an international level. Altogether, Monsters, Inc. has earned $525 million.
According to Rotten Tomatoes, the movie’s plot unfolds as follows:
“Hulking, blue-furred behemoth James P. “Sully” Sullivan and his one-eyed assistant Mike Wazowski are employed by Monsters, Inc., a scream processing factory. It seems that the denizens of their realm thrive on the screams of kids spooked by monsters lurking under their beds and in their closets. It’s the job of Sully, Mike, and their co-workers, including sarcastic Randall Boggs, crab-like CEO Henry J. Waternoose, and lovely snake-headed receptionist Celia to keep the frights flowing. When Sully and Mike are followed back into the monster world by a very unafraid little human girl named Boo, they are exiled to her universe, where they discover that such a modern-day mythological specimen as the Abominable Snowman is a fellow refugee.”
Lending their voices to Monsters, Inc. 3D are John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Boardwalk Empire star Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, Jennifer Tilly, Frank Oz, Bonnie Hunt, and Pixar staple and former Cheers co-star John Ratzenberger.
Monsters, Inc., which shall be presented in the glorious third dimension, arrives once again in US theaters on December 19. The film’s prequel, Monster Academy, arrives on June 21, 2013. The latest trailer for the feature can be found below.