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Monsters Inc. (2001)
Take a tour of corporate scare-merica. (A corny joke, but come on.) Sulley and Mike are the Michael Jordan-Scottie Pippen of making children scream at Monsters, Inc., a scare factory in Monstropolis. When a little girl named Boo accidentally follows them through the closet portal and into the world of monsters, the duo make a mad dash to return her home.
Boy meets girl. Boy is neurotic ant voiced by Woody Allen; girl is princess ant voiced by Sharon Stone. In retrospect, everything about this animated flick is a little random (Anne Bancroft in a movie with Jennifer Lopez? Danny Glover in a movie with Woody Allen?), but it's a sweet, underdog story about overcoming a stiflingly classist, homogenous city of ants.
The Brave Little Toaster (1987)
Household appliances never had more charm than in this cartoon about loyalty and friendship. A toaster, a blanket, a lamp, a radio, and a vacuum cleaner journey through the outside world to find their missing owner.
Like Mike (2002)
You watched it because basketball is your favorite sport, but you loved it because stories about blended families melt everyone's heart.
Young Shia LaBeouf spends a summer at a detention camp looking for treasure and trying to undo a centuries-old curse put on his family by Madame Zeroni (a.k.a. Eartha Kitt). The star-studded cast is still just a good as you remember: Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight, Patricia Arquette, and Dulé Hill.