‘Monsters Inc. 3D’ Five Film Facts
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It’s been eleven years since Disney-Pixar’s “Monsters, Inc.” first showed us what those monsters hiding in our closet are really up to. And it’ll be another six months before the prequel, “Monsters University,” arrives in theaters. But in the meantime, you can whet your monstrous appetite in a whole new dimension as “Monsters, Inc. 3D” opens wide this weekend. We all know it’ll be good to hang again with Sulley (John Goodman) and Mike (Billy Crystal), but here are Five Film Facts about “Monsters, Inc. 3D” you may not know.
L to R: Boo, from "Monsters Inc.". Mary Gibbs & Billy Crystal.
1. Boo Yah
Mary Gibbs was just 2 ½ years-old when she provided the pitch-perfect vocal stylings of Boo, the adorable little girl who terrifies the entire monster kingdom when she mistakenly makes her way to the Scare factory, Monsters, Inc. Gibbs -- the daughter of one of the story artists on the film -- nailed the part, but getting such voice-over gold was anything but easy. Instead of situating the youngster into a sound booth, the technicians were forced to follow her around with microphones while she played. “Mary was too young to understand what we wanted her to do, so we had to trick her into stuff by playing games, jumping and running around, talking to puppets.... Later I used the same tricks working with Ed Asner,” director Pete Docter recently wrote during a reddit AMA. Gibbs’ only other credit since “Monsters, Inc.” is for vocal work in the video “Mulan II” (2004). She doesn’t yet appear in the “Monster’s University” credits, and since the prequel takes place before the action in “Monsters, Inc.” it’s probably safe to say she won’t.
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