Film of the Week - Monsters, Inc. 3D (U, 95 mins)

Monsters, Inc 3D  PA Photo/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures UK.
Monsters, Inc 3D PA Photo/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures UK.

Since the release of Toy Story 3, the Oscar-winning computer animation wizards at Disney Pixar have embraced the technological and creative might of 3D with gusto.

And Monsters, Inc. has lost none of its power to charm in the eye-popping format.

James P Sullivan, aka Sulley (voiced by John Goodman), and best friend Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) are top of their game in the child-scaring business.

Working out of Monsters Inc., the largest scream-processing factory in Monstropolis, the fun-loving double-act scare countless unsuspecting moppets by leaping out of wardrobes.

Monstropolis is powered by human screams so it is imperative that Sulley and his colleagues meet their daily targets.

Alas, 21st century children are increasingly difficult to spook - must be the overexposure to violent television programmes and video games - so the city is in the grip of a fuel crisis.

Henry J Waternoose (James Coburn), big boss at Monsters, Inc., is acutely aware that the fate of thousands rests in the paws, tentacles and claws of his loyal employees.

Humans are forbidden in the monster world - they are considered a health risk - so when Sulley accidentally brings a human girl named Boo into Monstropolis, hell breaks loose.