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Why were the "Monsters, Inc." monsters told that touching kids would kill them?

By keeping monsters afraid of humans, Monsters Inc. was able to exploit human children in a pretty horrible way for their own gain. It's not stated in the movies, but that seems like a strong ...
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What is Mr Incredible's real name?

Bob Parr (probably). In the wedding scene (prior to his family being taken into witness protection) we see him using the name Robert Parr. Minister: Robert Parr, will you have this woman to be your ...
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What are the quiz questions in Monsters University?

Anatomy of Scare 101 Name J. Sullivan [Graded "C-"] Multiple Choice Child Toxicity may cause major damage to various organs which can lead to the lethality of the entire body. Name this ...
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Why doesn't Buzz know he's a toy?

As phantom42 points out in comments, the other Buzz Lightyear and Emperor Zurg dolls believe they're real, but we do meet some other toys that might qualify as "fresh out of the box": the ...
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Could Buzz Lightyear really fly in Toy Story?

The film's original script strongly indicates that Buzz and Woody are gliding (referred to as "soaring") rather than engaged in any sort of powered flight. Although it makes reference to them "flying" ...
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Why were the "Monsters, Inc." monsters told that touching kids would kill them?

There does not seem to be any information about the start of this myth in any official sources that I've been able to find. Some probable reasons could be: 1. Children really are toxic - when they'...
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In Toy Story, are toys the only inanimate objects that become alive? And if so, why?

Based on Toy Story 4, where we see an animated toy chair named Chairol Burnett, and Bonnie creating a toy named Forky, it seems that objects that are not inherently toys can be animated, although it ...
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Why were the "Monsters, Inc." monsters told that touching kids would kill them?

It might have been a hoax by the CDA, but for a completely different reason--playing the long game. Keeping monsters scared of children keeps monsters from touching children, or interacting with them ...
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In Toy Story, are toys the only inanimate objects that become alive? And if so, why?

In the Toy Story segment of Kingdom Hearts 3, it’s explained that some unknown force unique to that world causes toys in that world to become imbued with Hearts (a spiritual organ responsible for your ...
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Who are these 'Incredibles' superheroes?

A few of the 'supers' in the pictures are identifiable; Frozone by his distinctive ice trail, Dynaguy by his helmet crest and Meta-Man by his trademark pose. The others depicted don't appear in the ...
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What is Mr Incredible's real name?

I believe that the answer is as simple as that his name really is Bob Parr and there is no evidence that it has changed. The witness relocation issue really isn't that much of a problem because ...
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Why did Remy (the rat from Ratatouille) cook Ratatouille at the end of the movie?

The ratatouille is a traditional French dish. It is safe to assume that the critic had had it when he was a kid (like a paella if you are Spanish, apple pie for an American kid, tagliatelle alla ...
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What are the quiz questions in Monsters University?

The question that provoked his teacher's response was "All scare techniques are based on the various primal fears of humans. What is the basis of the Zombie Slouch?" To which Sully has ...
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Why were the "Monsters, Inc." monsters told that touching kids would kill them?

I don't believe that there is a canonical explanation, but the impression I received was that the Children Detection Agency promulgates the belief to help protect the source of power, the children. By ...
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What was Bob's job when he was originally Mr. Incredible?

There are a considerable number of money-spinners on his wall of fame The Mr Incredible Cadets An album of covered songs ("Mr Incredible Sings...") which, according to the Incredibles ...
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Why was Woody unaware of his toy backstory when Buzz knew his?

None of this is official, but here's one possibility. One thing that uniquely differentiates Woody from Buzz and the Battlesaurs is that he is very, very old. He's probably older than both Andy and ...
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Do Andy and Riley live in the same world?

Both films appear to be set in the same geographical region; The fictional "Tri-County" area and they both appear to have food items from the same Chinese restaurant seen in Toy Story 2 You could ...
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Why doesn't Buzz know he's a toy?

Because I love advancing alternative theories... Buzz thinks he is Buzz Lightyear because he was programmed to think he was Buzz Lightyear. (Disclaimer: I am software programmer.) Consider: Woody ...
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Do Andy and Riley live in the same world?

Yes. Not only do they live in the same world, they also somehow know Carl and Ellie from Up. In Toy Story 3, Andy has a postcard from the couple. In Inside Out, Riley apparently has very hazy ...
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Why don't children find Mike scary?

Ignoring the fact that Mike palpably isn't scary (he's short and goofy looking, his teeth aren't especially sharp, his "claws" are kinda short, his giant eyeball makes him look vulnerable, ...
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In Incredibles 2, why didn't anybody realize this?

Winston does pick up on this when the Supers walk out for the signing on the ship. He asks Evelyn something along the lines of, "What's with the new masks?" To which Evelyn replies, "Yeah, they've ...
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Why don't children find Mike scary?

Armchair psychology time! Kids like childlike faces, and the signifiers include big eyes and rounded faces: Borgi et al. stated that young children demonstrate a preference for faces with a more "...
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What's the relationship between the Monster's planet and Earth?

The film's director, Pete Docter stated in the accompanying Artbook that Monstropolis is a parallel universe to our own and that monsters have been around for a considerable amount of time. No mention ...
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About To Re-Watch The Toy Story Franchise, What is the Best Order?

The key elements of the canon are the four Toy Story movies. The additional tie-in materials fit between the various films but without altering or adding to the canon. As such, the tie-ins can be ...
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Why did Remy (the rat from Ratatouille) cook Ratatouille at the end of the movie?

Integrity is a central premise of Ratatouille. All of the "bad" characters use cooking as a means to deceive and all of the "good" characters use food as an expression of their personal integrity. ...
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What are the courses and majors available at Monsters University?

The official Monsters University website offers an insight into the various departments offering "22 majors and 34 minors" with an emphasis on Scaring and Engineering. Specific courses mentioned ...
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Were the Supers born or created?

Unclear ...but evidence points to the Supers being born with their powers. I'll start off by saying it is quite evident from the first film that the "second set" of Supers were born with their ...
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Why was Woody unaware of his toy backstory when Buzz knew his?

While not "canon", Pixar's head of story for the films said Woody was one of a kind The was recently an interview conducted with Mike Mozart (Disney Artist and toy collector) by the Super Carlin ...
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In Incredibles 2, why didn't anybody realize this?

The Incredibles kids also realize this because they witness Frozone, who was trying to help them escape the hench-heroes in "The Incredibile", suddenly change sides and start attacking them as soon as ...
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