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Director Reveals Original "Monster's Inc" Story Pitch

Posted: November 14th, 2009 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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Director Pete Docter participated in a Creative Screenwriting Magazine podcast, revealing the original pitch for Pixar's "Monsters, Inc" that's very different from the actual movie.

Docter's pitch: "My idea was that it was about a 30 year old man who is an accountant or something. He hates his job. And one day he gets a book with some drawings, that he did when he was a kid, from his mom. He doesn't think anything of it, he puts it on the shelf and that night, monsters show up. And nobody else can see them."

"He thinks he's starting to go crazy. They follow him to his job, and on his dates, and it turns out that these monsters are fears that he never dealt with as a kid. And each one of them represents a different kind of fear. As he conquers those fears, the guys who he slowly becomes friends with, they disappear as he conquers those fears. It's this bittersweet ending where they go away."

Sounds like a great idea for a Pixar movie, but Docter admits that "it sounds better as a pitch."

Source: CSM, Cinematical


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wonderBOY writes:
on November 14th, 2009 at 7:06:44 AM

so it was going to be hearts and souls with monsters and this was on tv tonight in aus
Zubostl writes:
on November 14th, 2009 at 7:55:38 AM

Sounds terrible, thank god they found something more original.
dandythelion writes:
on November 14th, 2009 at 7:56:42 AM

@ wonderBOY - aus = Australia? I'm moving there in a few months!

This pitch seems like it could be an entirely different pixar film. they could totally still push forward with it. Or get Spike Jonze to direct it and make a pretty kick ass feature.
eViL.kEv2 writes:
on November 14th, 2009 at 9:20:51 AM

Yeah, Dandy, get Spike Jonze to direct it and then have the studio screw with it for two years cause it's too scary for kids
rekoob44 writes:
on November 14th, 2009 at 10:21:14 AM

I think that sounds great! Pixar could easily pull it off!
jeffw1978 writes:
on November 14th, 2009 at 11:33:44 AM

That sounds like sh*t. good thing they changed it.
victor arroyo writes:
on November 14th, 2009 at 12:39:57 PM

mmm not sure...

they shouldn't make a sequel.

PEACE!
darkraven28 writes:
on November 14th, 2009 at 1:12:50 PM

Nuts! That could have been a good horror movie! Bollocks!
jaz_mayor writes:
on November 14th, 2009 at 4:57:50 PM

Pixar at the time could not do that kind of movie. Its only UP that has actually sparked Pixar to actually consider that kind of movie. The original idea for monsters inc sounds incredible. Hope they consider something along those line later on.
vwkombi writes:
on November 14th, 2009 at 8:41:30 PM

Sounds somewhat like a Pixar version of Flatliners, which was a pretty good movie. I'd watch this pitch if they made it.
lost_addict writes:
on November 14th, 2009 at 10:01:03 PM

cut the crap,we know the original story was about monster d*cks
Derp88 writes:
on November 15th, 2009 at 8:48:19 AM

GAY
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