Monsters Inc 3D will be heading into theatres just in time for Christmas in the US, adding a third dimension to one of the most memorable animated films in recent memory, and quite possibly of all time.

With the release of Monsters University, the film’s prequel, now very much on the horizon next summer, now is the perfect time to return to the original and remind yourself how much we have to look forward to. And with an all-new dimension to boot.

““Monsters, Inc.,” one of Disney-Pixar’s most beloved and visually imaginative feature films ever, returns to the big screen to delight a whole new generation of audiences and fans alike, this time in stunning 3D. The now-classic Academy Award(R)-winning animated comedy adventure “Monsters, Inc.” is set in Monstropolis, a thriving company town where monsters of all shapes and sizes reside. Lovable Sulley (voiced by John Goodman) and his wisecracking best friend Mike Wazowski (voiced by Billy Crystal) are the top scare team at Monsters, Inc., the largest scream-processing factory. The main power source in the monster world is the collected screams of human children–and at Monsters, Inc., an elite team of scarers is responsible for gathering those precious natural resources.”

John Goodman and Billy Crystal team up as the brilliant leads for the voice cast as duo Sulley and Mike Wazowski, with Mary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, Jennifer Tilly, Bob Peterson, John Ratzenberger, Frank Oz, Bonnie Hunt completing the supporting cast.

Pete Docter (Up) made his feature directorial debut with the film back in 2001, and he’s been one to watch ever since.

Monsters, Inc. 3D will be released in the US just in time for Christmas, coming out on 19th December. Here in the UK, it will be arriving slightly later, with its release slated for 18th January, 2013. For now, here’s the first TV spot to get you in the mood.

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