Sunday, February 01, 2009

When Harry Met Sully

Shall We Vote Fur Or Against?

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON


Remember how, when we were kids, we were always told to confront our monsters? Well, the advice worked for me then and I guess it works for me now.

This shot was taken in 2006, when I took the Authorbloglets to the wonderful "Pixar: 20 Years of Animation" interactive show at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (or ACMI, as it's better known) at Federation Square. I might add that it is really hard to tell who enjoyed it more, my kids or me.

And when I came face-to-face with this lifesize representation of Sully, I swear I felt no fear. So first I confronted him, then I did what any paparazzi photographer would do when confronted by a Hollywood star - I took his photo.

I've always been a big fan of Pixar Animation Studios and Sully of course was a central character in "Monsters, Inc.", their 2001 computer animated comedy film.

Just for the record, the character was voiced by John Goodman in the Oscar-winning film, but can you remember what Sully's real name was? If not, see below for the answer.

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ANSWER: Sully's real name was James P. Sullivan.

26 comments:

Maggie May said...

I was going to say, "What is THAT" but I see it is all explained.
Weren't you even a teeny bit scared?

Celebration of Life said...

This is one of my ALL time favorites as it has so many layers! The concept of the doors, the energy crisis, things aren't as they seem and just friendship. I think I will get my movie out and watch it today! Thanks David!

Darla said...

Looks gentle to me.

Grammy said...

My grandson loved the movie too. That was great you saw this guy in person. I bet it was fun.
Have a great week.
Grammy
Missouri, USA

Carolina said...

AAAARRRRRGGGGHHHHHH was my first reaction ;-) Loved the movie he was in. Great idea to post him.
Big smile!

Teena in Toronto said...

Nice shot!

I played too :)

ramblingwoods.com said...

Clever...I loved that movie...

Tammy said...

My son LOVES this movie!

Karen said...

I can see a little bit of Shrek in that face. Sort of ... Shrek with hair'...

Nice shot. :-)

Lapa37 said...

Pretty cool critter nice that you got that shot.I see everyone is saying their kids love that movie forget my kids(kidding) I love that movie.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

you notice they don't make monsters like they use to. When I was a kid, no monster smiled.

George said...

I agree -- the monsters of my childhood didn't smile.

Corey~living and loving said...

oh of my favorite movies. made me smile to see Sully! :) love the title too. :)

Margaret's Ramblings said...

Just wanted you to know how much I enjoy your blog. Sometimes it makes me laugh, sometimes it brings tears. Thank you, Margaret (a Kiwi in the UK)

Tammy said...

Love the movie, love Sully! Great "play" on words too!

Meredith Teagarden said...

So, you help old ladies and you confront monsters...A modern day hero you are!

Mrs Mecomber said...

Oh my, that's funny! And furry! I also did Photo Hunters. I hope you get a chance to visit!
http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-furry/

Happy weekend!

Mel said...

My Hope met Sully when she was two...when he bent to hug her? She disappeared! No fear whatsoever. It was rather hilarious though, watching her hug Mike...with one i.

bennie and patsy said...

Thanks for your visit, I like Sully. And I will water the pansys.
Sorry about your drought.
Patsy

Norm said...

hehehe looks cute in the picture. Check out my camera critters here and thanks for leaving a comment.

Dianne said...

I'd enjoy meeting Sully :)

chrome3d said...

I have seen the film many times and it´s very good. I have no idea about the voices or english names as this kind of movies are always dubbed in non-english speaking countries and I never see it with the original sound and voices.

Poutalicious said...

Just added it to my list of movies I must see.

theArthurClan said...

Did anyone guess his name yet? I'm thinking it was James "Sully" Sullivan. I've watched this movie approximately 1,263,529 times with my kids so you'd think that I could remember that. But now I'm not so sure?

Love your take on the Critters theme!

Babooshka said...

That answer is on e for the great British Pub Quiz. For me Sully was one of the best for the fur alone. The movement was excellent.

~Virginia~ said...

love that movie and LOVE john goodman!