Dick Tracy vs. Monsters, Inc.

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Looking at the quality of Dick Tracy purely as a movie, it's easy to overlook just how big the movie was at the time it came out - toys, soundtrack sales, t-shirts - so many things were popped out and dug out because of this movie, including the original animated TV series from the 50's and 60's. It was unstoppable - perhaps a function of movie-making and promotion of films being so much narrower a field at the time. Unfortunately, movies are not graded on their promotion and hype, which is why the childlike innocence and genuine affability of Monsters, Inc. wins the day. Perhaps more than any other Pixar film, Monsters, Inc. captured the full range of emotions and experiences of being a child alone in the dark of a bedroom and I love them and everyone involved in the creation of this movie for that.