Top 25 Outdoor Movie: Monsters Inc.

Monsters Inc. is next on our list of Top 25 Outdoor Movies of All Time. The animated film from Pixar Animation, although released in 2001, is already a classic film that brings joy and entertainment to families everywhere.

Before we talk more about why this is a great pick for your next outdoor movie screening, or backyard cinema event, check out this clip from the film:

The story follows several monsters that have the occupation of scaring human children in order to get their scream energy, because human screams power the city where the monsters live (Monstropolis).

Two monsters named Sully (John Goodman) and Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) accidentally let a small girl into Monstropolis, and try to quickly return her back to her room, only to run into one obstacle after another. The result is an entertaining yet smart and well directed story that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

The Sulley character in the monsters inc. movie

There are a couple things that really make Monsters Inc. an awesome pick for upcoming outdoor movie event. First, the film is of course loved by kids, but also has some really funny parts for the rest of the family. In other words, no one will be bored watching this movie, and the more audience members, the better. The movie is sure to draw a crowd. Even though most of your community members have probably seen this film dozens of times, Monsters Inc. is guaranteed to make your event a success.

Sulley and Mike characters in the Monsters inc. movie

Technically, the film makes a great choice, as it is high in contrast with bright colors. In other words, the image will appear brighter and cleaner than your average film because of these qualities. It will make your event producer's night go that much smoother, and if you have a little bit of peripheral light, you'll still be okay. Also, the soundtrack is bold and loud, and will easily be heard by everyone. Sometimes certain films will swing up and down from being too quiet or too loud, but with Monsters inc, you'll be good to go the entire time.

Last of all, make sure you check with Swank Motion Pictures about the special circumstances in screening Disney films. There are specific dates set aside when you can screen Disney films, so make sure to check ahead to see what the dates are for 2010. With the right planning, you'll be able to screen your favorite Disney film with no problems. Click here to see the link for Monsters Inc. on Swank's website.

Has anyone recently screened Monsters Inc. as an outdoor movie event? We'd love to hear your story, and see the images from the screening! Send us an email to, and we'll pass your story on to the rest of the readers here at the blog. Thanks for reading!

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