People: Aug. 28, 2000

THE NEW BOX-OFFICE MONSTERS Because it takes Pixar four years to make an animated film, folks there get very excited when there's actually something to see. (Steve Jobs called us many, many times.) The latest Pixar production is Monsters, Inc., due out on Thanksgiving 2001, starring BILLY CRYSTAL and JOHN GOODMAN--Crystal is the cyclops-pea, Goodman the yeti--as corporate monsters whose job it is to frighten kiddies. This being animation, they're also charged with being not so scary as to lose the stuffed-animal concession. Crystal and Goodman have the star power, but director Peter Docter says the real find is Mary Gibbs,...

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