The Monsters, Inc. franchise is a series of films, short films, video games, books, comics, and more, created by Pixar. The series takes place in the monster world (a separate dimension from the human world), a world where electricity is powered by the laughter of children (previously screams), which are obtained by employed monsters entering doors and making children laugh.
The installments generally focus around the adventures of Sulley and Mike, two monsters who first met at college.
When Sulley, a scarer at Monsters, Inc., is sent to collect his best friend Mike's paperwork, he discovers a door that was forgotten to be put back into the warehouse. A human girl named Boo escapes into the monster world and Sulley and Mike have to find a way to send her back without getting in trouble from both the authorities and their company.
October 19, 2001 (Game Boy Color) October 25, 2001 (Game Boy Advance) March 19, 2002 (PlayStation 2)
Monsters, Inc.: The Video Game is a video game based on the events of the film. Players must journey through eight levels and a variety of minigames on their quest to retrieve Boo and save her from Randall.
Unlike other Monsters, Inc. games, Monsters, Inc. Scream Arena is a dodgeball game, in which various characters from the film compete by throwing laugh balls at each other. There are over seven arenas to play in, as well as various minigames and extras to unlock as the game progresses.
Mike arrives at Monsters University in hopes of becoming a scarer as he has always wanted. However, Mike quickly becomes enemies with a big monster named Sulley. During a fight, the two knock over their headmaster's prized possession, resulting in both of them terminated from the Scare Program. To get back in, Sulley, Mike, and a fraternity of outcast monsters compete in the Scare Games and they eventually make it to the final round. Due to Sulley cheating, both Sulley and Mike are expelled, but are offered a job at Monsters, Inc. and begin to work their way up the corporate ladder.
Sulley and Mike visit their Oozma Kappa friends and find out they are throwing their first party, but no guests have arrived. Sully and Mike utilize a borrowed door station to take elements from Roar Omega Roar's party and bring them into their party.