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Monsters Inc. Director Finally Addresses Why Boo's Parents Didn't Realise She Was Missing

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Monsters Inc. Director Finally Addresses Why Boo's Parents Didn't Realise She Was Missing

You'd think if your kid went missing in the night you'd be pretty concerned, right? Even more concerned if they'd vanished through a monster portal.

But in Monsters, Inc. we don't hear a peep out of Boo's parents after she goes missing, so what were they up to?

Well, the movie's director and Pixar's chief creative officer, Pete Docter, has at long last addressed the question, 20 years after the film's release.

Where the hell were the parents? Credit: Pixar/Disney
Where the hell were the parents? Credit: Pixar/Disney
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Speaking to the Huffington Post, he said: "This is one of these questions that we asked ourselves and we went through a lot of different machinations of writing scenes.

"We didn't actually board any, but we felt like, OK, the audience doesn't need to know this because Sulley doesn't know. And we're with Sulley. So who cares?

"Whatever her parents think, we're just going to ignore that. And it turned out pretty OK."

You got that people - who cares? If you do, maybe you need to take a long hard look in the mirror.

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If you're more of a Toy Story fan though, and what really keeps you up at night is the question of why Buzz Lightyear goes all rigid when kids appear if he doesn't know he's a toy, then I'm afraid the answer is much the same.

Pete said: "We went through a lot of discussion on Toy Story the first one, about like, 'If Buzz doesn't know he's a toy, why does he go rigid when a kid walks in the room?'

"We had a lot of explanations and talk about that, too. And in the end, nobody cared.

"I think the short answer is you just have to kind of try to guess where the audience is going to find importance, or at least push their interest there."

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Basically the message is clear - stop over-analysing the children's movies about the animated toys and monsters and just enjoy 'em.

Mike Wazowski and Sulley are set to return this year in a Disney+ spin-off series.


Monsters at Work
was originally due to come out last year but was pushed back by you know what.

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A synopsis reads: "Six months after the events of the original movie, the power plant at its centre now harvests the laughter of children to fuel the city of Monstropolis.

"Tylor Tuskmon, an eager and talented mechanic on the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team dreams of working on the Laugh Floor alongside Mike and Sulley."

An exact release date hasn't been confirmed yet, but it's expected sometime in spring.

Featured Image Credit: Disney/Pixar

Topics: Disney, TV and Film

Jake Massey
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