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Monsters, Inc.
(2001)
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Composed and Conducted by:

Produced by:
Frank Wolf
Bruno Coon

Orchestrated by:
Jonathan Sacks
Ira Hearshen
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Walt Disney Records
(October 23rd, 2001)
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Regular U.S. release. A blister pack version was also available.
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AWARDS
The song "If I Didn't Have You" won an Academy Award and a Grammy Award. The score was also nominated for the same two awards.
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Buy it... if you loved Randy Newman's scores and songs for the Toy Story films and A Bug's Life, because Monsters, Inc. is a spirited extension of that same sound.

Avoid it... if you have a relatively low tolerance level for Newman's extremely predictable style and methodology, neither of which is substantially altered for this film.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #179
WRITTEN 10/30/01, REVISED 1/24/09
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Monsters, Inc.: (Randy Newman) A highly lovable tale about the city where all the monsters that live under the bed reside, Monsters, Inc. offered a formula for success that promised to rival the popularity of Shrek in 2001. The film was the fourth collaboration between Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar, earning a place alongside the two Toy Story films and A Bug's Life as superior entries in the new generation of computer-generated animation. And like those predecessors, Monsters, Inc. works its charms without the need for perpetual songs. After a number of years in the late 1980's and early 1990's when the realms of animation films and scores were defined by the pairing of Walt Disney and composer Alan Menken, the late 1990's and early 2000's experienced a splintering of the animation world. With Dreamworks, Fox, and Pixar all joining Disney in the animated filmmaking scene, several different composers began competing in a rivalry of quality film music for the genre. For Dreamworks, it was John Powell. For Fox, shortly, it was David Newman. For Disney and Pixar, it was Randy Newman. For Disney's dramatic side, it was James Newton Howard. In the periphery of straight-to-video releases were John Debney and Joel McNeely. Eventually, the battle for the most attention in the animation music scene came down to the vastly different styles of Powell (and often his cohort Harry Gregson-Williams) and Randy Newman. Film music fans who value the scores for these often wacky animation films took a strong liking to Powell's style, which melded large orchestral ensembles with state of the art electronics. Fickle mainstream audiences (and those who by far purchase the most albums), however, were still more interested in the songs because of lingering desire for musicals, and in the era of Monsters, Inc., nobody wrote more popular songs for the genre than Newman. His lazy jazz was synonymous with Disney and Pixar pictures in the days before Thomas Newman's involvement, and little kids and their parents seemed to love it each and every time.

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Mac - July 24, 2004, at 9:00 p.m.
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you know, I actually agree with Clemmenson
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Did you notice.....
Jill - November 11, 2002, at 9:25 p.m.
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Not only is Christian wrong. . .
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 60:41
• 1. If I Didn't Have You - performed by Billy Crystal/John Goodman (3:41)
• 2. Monsters, Inc. (2:09)
• 3. School (1:38)
• 4. Walk to Work (3:29)
• 5. Sulley and Mike (1:57)
• 6. Randall Appears (0:49)
• 7. Enter the Heroes (1:03)
• 8. The Scare Floor (2:41)
• 9. Oh, Celia! (1:09)
• 10. Boo's Adventures in Monstropolis (6:23)
• 11. Boo's Tired (1:03)
• 12. Putting Boo Back (2:22)
• 13. Boo Escapes! (0:52)
• 14. Celia's Mad (1:41)
• 15. Boo is a Cube (2:19)
• 16. Mike's in Trouble (2:19)
• 17. The Scream Extractor (2:12)
• 18. Sulley Scares Boo (1:10)
• 19. Exile (2:17)
• 20. Randall's Attack (2:22)
• 21. The Ride of the Doors (5:08)
• 22. Waternoose is Waiting (3:14)
• 23. Boo's Going Home (3:34)
• 24. Kitty (1:20)
• 25. If I Didn't Have You - performed by Randy Newman (3:38)

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert contains lyrics, extensive credits, and an advertisement poster for other products related to the film, but no information about the score or film... Par for the course.
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