Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Monsters Inc: The Essential Guide

Here's another "Essential Guide" book (the last one! If you're an avid reader of mine, you're probably sick of these ). 

These books always chock-full of lots of fun info about characters, plot points, props, fun trivia ("Did you know?" facts), quotes, stats and much more! They are definitely geared more to a younger crowed, but I still say they're great for learning so many simple things about the films that you might not get from just watching them. They're just as fun for adults, or at least I speak for myself.

This book is hardcover and has 64 quality, insightful, colorful pages.

Something that I thought was interesting, were some of the "tidbits" that were inconsistent with the now-known back story of Mike and Sulley as seen in Monsters University (this book, of course, was released long before the prequel).

For example, Mike and Sulley's background as friends below states that they met in kindergarten (which is similar to what the original idea was for the beginning of Monsters University, but we now know why it was cut). It would be nice to have an updated version of this book that connects more to the story of MU, but the inconsistencies are very few.

There are also lots of "fun facts" found in this book that I thought were very interesting. Did you know that Boo's room is a "level 2" which means her parents' room is near by and that they have a dog? Did you know that there are 120 scare floors in the Monsters Inc. factory (each equipped with 13 door stations), meaning that 1,560 scarers can scare at the same time? This explains why many of the monsters in MU, who we know end up working at Monsters Inc., are not seen in the original film.

If you're a Monsters Inc. fan and want to learn even more about the monster world (apart from what we know from the films), I definitely recommend picking this book up. You can snag it on Amazon or eBay using the link below:

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