Pete Docter, the director of Monsters Inc. , was talking about how the movie came to be. He said at first it was just a cool little idea of a monster who goes to his day job where he scares kids. He’s in the corporate rat race, except he’s a monster and this is his work.
While the idea was neat, people weren’t hooked. People started wondering what’s the deeper story here? Where is the emotion? And that’s where Pete said “It’s actually not about a monster who scares kids. It’s about a man becoming a father.”
Woah. Talk about a powerful reframe.
That quote stopped me in my tracks. What’s the real story?