February 2017 marked the 15th anniversary of the UK cinema release of Monsters, Inc., the fourth high- profile collaboration between Disney and Pixar, following A Bug’s Life and the first two Toy Story films. The film’s whistleblowing protagonists, Sulley and Mike, foil a plot at the highest echelons of their employer, Monsters Incorporated, an energy company which converts screams into power. The boss, a patriarchal polypod named Mr Waternoose, has been experimenting with unauthorised technology to extract screams from children to help the ailing company and avert an energy crisis. ‘I’ll kidnap a thousand children before I let this company die!’ he proc...

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