Monster House


1h 31m 2006

Brief Synopsis

Twelve-year-old DJ Walters has too much time on his hands and has taken it into his head that there's something weird about old man Nebbercracker's house across the street. Things keep disappearing into the dilapidated structure: basketballs, tricycles, toys and pets. Come to think of it, whatever happened to Mrs. Nebbercracker? It's the day before Halloween and DJ and his candy-friendly pal Chowder have a run-in with Mr. Nebbercracker after their basketball wanders onto his lawn and is mysteriously swept into the house. When the house tries to swallow their new friend Jenny and no one believes the frightened trio's claims that the house is up to no good, it's up to them to investigate. They turn for his advice to the only person on the planet who might even remotely understand what's going on, the wise one they call Skull, a 20-something slacker pizza chef and master of the arcade machine who once played a video game for four days straight on one singly quarter, a gallon of chocolate milk and an adult diaper. Skull tells them the only way to stop the house from gulping down everything in sight is by striking at its heart, which the kids figure out must be the perpetually-fueled furnace in the basement. They come up with what seems to be a foolproof plan--a vacuum cleaner disguised as a human dummy filled with cold medicine. The kids offer up their bait to the house, figuring that once it's asleep, they can sneak in and put out the furnace with their squirt guns. Their little plan goes awry, though, and when the house starts chasing them down the street, they must join forces to once again make the neighborhood safe for trick-or-treaters.

Film Details

Also Known As
Monster House - sv.tal
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Family
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m

Synopsis

Twelve-year-old DJ Walters, who is caught in that awkward moment between childhood and the onset of puberty, has too much time on his hands and has taken it into his head that there's something weird about old man Nebbercracker's house across the street. Things keep disappearing into the dilapidated structure: basketballs, tricycles, toys and pets. Come to think of it, whatever happened to Mrs. Nebbercracker? It's the day before Halloween and DJ and his candy-friendly pal Chowder have a run-in with Mr. Nebbercracker after their basketball wanders onto his lawn and is mysteriously swept into the house. When the house tries to swallow their new friend Jenny and no one believes the frightened trio's claims that the house is up to no good, it's up to them to investigate. They turn for his advice to the only person on the planet who might even remotely understand what's going on, the wise one they call Skull, a 20-something slacker pizza chef and master of the arcade machine who once played a video game for four days straight on one singly quarter, a gallon of chocolate milk and an adult diaper. "I have heard tell of man-made structures becoming possessed by a human soul," Skull tells them. You mean the house is alive? Yikes! Skull tells them the only way to stop the house from gulping down everything in sight is by striking at its heart, which the kids figure out must be the perpetually-fueled furnace in the basement. They come up with what seems to be a foolproof plan--a vacuum cleaner disguised as a human dummy filled with cold medicine. The kids offer up their bait to the house, figuring that once it's asleep, they can sneak in and put out the furnace with their squirt guns. Their little plan goes awry, though, and when the house starts chasing them down the street--that's right, chasing them down the street!--they must join forces to once again make the neighborhood safe for trick or treaters.

Crew

William Acedo

Props

Matthew Adams

Animation Director

Ben Aguillon

Animation Director

Spencer Alexander

Character Animation

Mir Zafar Ali

Animator

Mike Alkan

Animation Director

Stuart Allan

Animator

Antonio Almaraz

Costume Supervisor

Alfonso Alpuerto

Animator

Bill Anastas

Film Lab

Kayleen Ancheta

Motion Control

Jesse Andrewartha

Animation Director

Elaine C Andrianos

Visual Effects Editor

Chris Appelhans

Concept Artist

Chris Appelhans

Character Designer

Evan Appleby

Software Engineer

Mayumi Arakaki

Visual Effects

Nestor Arce

Production Assistant

Kimberley Argetsinger

Motion Control

Matt Aschkynazo

Video

Christian Aubert

Character Animation

Bruce Babcock

Original Music

Paul Babin

Motion Control

Steven Bailey

Song

James Baker

Animator

Nick Bali

Software Engineer

Susan Ballion

Song

Joachim Barnreuther

Software Engineer

Rick Baumgartner

Visual Effects

Sebastien Beaulieu

Animation Director

Aaron Becker

Concept Artist

Tj Bednash

Production Assistant

Bill Beemer

Software Engineer

Nikki Bell

Camera Coordinator

David Bennett

Digital Effects Artist

Theodore Bialek

Cg Supervisor

Tina Bilezikjian

Film Lab

Pete Billington

Cg Supervisor

Jackson Bishop

Assistant Art Director

Marissa Blanchard

Adr

Thomas Bland

Animator

David Bleich

Matte Painter

J. J. Blumenkranz

Character Animation

Scott Bogoniewski

Animation Director

Ben Bohling

Assistant

Tony Bohorquez

Models

Sandra Bojin-sedlik

Assistant Costume Designer

Scot Boland

Casting Director

Charles Bolwell

Assistant Production Coordinator

Francois Bordez

Animation Director

Yanick Bourgie

Matte Painter

Christian Bouyer

Modelmaker

Todd Boyce

Animator

Jamaal Bradley

Animator

Dennis Bredow

Matte Painter

Jess Bressler

Animation Director

Ranjani Brow

Adr

Jason Brown

Production Assistant

Tom Bruno

Animator

John Bunt

Animation Director

Tim Burby

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Christopher Burdoff

Software Engineer

Michele Burke

Makeup

Amanda Burns

Casting Associate

Kathryn E Burns

Production Assistant

Victoria Burrows

Casting Director

Eric Collins Butler

Concept Artist

Won Young Byun

Character Animation

Dan Camp

Digital Effects Artist

Grady Campbell

Animation Director

Stephen Candell

Character Animation

Daniel Carbo

Digital Effects

John Eric Cardon De Lichtbuer

Animation Director

Christopher Carignan

Character Animation

Jesse Carlson

Character Animation

Oscar G Castillo

Layout Artist

Anthony Ceccomancini

Digital Effects

Fabrice Ceugniet

Character Animation

Dianne Chadwick

Graphic Designer

Eliza Chaikan

Production Assistant

Matthew Chambers

Special Effects Technician

Ryan Chan

Assistant Editor

Clara Chang

Animation Director

Pierre Chastain

Digital Effects Artist

Todd Cherniawsky

Set Designer

Kieron Cheuk Chi Lo

Animation Director

Benjamin Cheung

Character Animation

Doug Chiang

Concept Artist

Jang Woo Choi

Modelmaker

Kyudon Choi

Character Animation

Tora Chung

Production Secretary

Benjamin I Cinelli

Animator

Jason Clark

Unit Production Manager

Jason Clark

Executive Producer

Kimberly Beck Clark

Adr

Miles Clark

Adr

Patrick Clark

Special Effects Technician

Peter Clarke

Song

Moti Cohen

Software Engineer

Patrick Cohen

Cg Supervisor

Kyrsten Mate Comoglio

Sound Effects Editor

Katherine Concepcion

Digital Effects

David Conlon

Animator

Danielle Conroy

Film Lab

Denis Cordova

Construction Coordinator

Jack B Cornelius

Props

Jim Cousins

Best Boy Grip

Stephane Couture

Animator

David Cowgill

Adr

Makenna Cowgill

Adr

Christopher Cummins

Assistant

Kevin Cushing

Digital Effects Artist

Mike Dalzell

Animation Director

Rodolfo Damaggio

Illustrator

Bill Dance

Extras Agent/Coordinator

David R Davies

Animator

Paul Davies

Animator

Robert Davis Oh

Film Lab

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Chip De Los Santos

Digital Effects

Jesus De Santiago

Digital Effects

Francisco X. Dejesus

Cg Supervisor

Jorge Del Valle

Character Animation

Owen Demers

Matte Painter

Suri Denduluri

Software Engineer

Debbie Denise

Visual Effects Producer

Eileen Dennis

Accounting Assistant

Mark Dietel

Special Effects Technician

Barbara Dillon

Accounting Assistant

Danny Dimian

Software Engineer

Bruce Dobrin

Software Engineer

Daren R. Dochterman

Illustrator

Jim Doherty

Modelmaker

Brian Doman

Digital Effects Artist

Andrea Donnelly

Digital Effects Artist

Matt Dougan

Cgi Artist

Kurt Dufresne

Digital Effects Artist

Young Duk Cho

Cgi Artist

Frederic Durand

Animation Director

Daniel Eaton

Cg Supervisor

Teresa Eckton

Sound Effects Editor

Camille Eden

Film Lab

Michael Edland

Animator

Amy Edwards

Animation Director

Barbara Ellison

Character Animation

Tyler Ely

Hair Stylist

Firat Enderoglu

Character Animation

Chris Endicott

Animator

Sean England

Foley Recordist

Stephen Enticott

Animator

Luca Erbetta

Animator

Aaron Erimez

Digital Effects Artist

Edwin Fabros

Matte Painter

Harrison Fahn

Adr

Marcos Fajardo

Software Engineer

Xou Fang

Digital Effects Artist

Kristen Farlow

Digital Effects

John Farrar

Song

Daniel Favini

Matte Painter

Frannie Felder

Adr

Sharon Felder

Assistant

Kevin Field

Digital Effects

William Files

Sound Mixer

William Files

Sound Design

Ronald Fischer

Digital Effects Artist

Nishira Fitzgerald

Digital Effects Artist

Crys Forsyth-smith

Visual Effects Producer

Allen Foster

Layout Artist

Patrick Fox

Motion Control

Robert Fox

Animator

Alex Frazao

Layout Artist

Scott Fritts

Animator

Regaye M Fulcher

Film Lab

Jenny Fulle

Visual Effects Supervisor

Marc Gabbana

Concept Artist

Vijoy Gaddipati

Animator

Greg Galliani

Modelmaker

Spencer Lacey Ganus

Adr

Jim Gaudenti

Key Grip

Jason Aimee Gaudio

Assistant Editor

Frederick Gaudreau

Animation Director

Randy Gaul

Concept Artist

Maria Giannakouros

Animator

Tad Gielow

Visual Effects Supervisor

Dhana Rivera Gilbert

Production Coordinator

Jasun Giles

Digital Effects Artist

Rick Glenn

Animator

Angie Glocka

Animator

Dave Godwin

Animation Director

Kelly Hartigan Goldstein

Animator

Albert Golembiowski

Software Engineer

Juan Gonzalez

Layout Artist

Ethan Goodwin

Production Assistant

Demian Gordon

Visual Effects Supervisor

Anett Gough

Film Lab

George Granados

Production Assistant

Stephanie Greco

Film Lab

Jim H Green

Animation Director

Svetla Gressak

Animation Director

Roxana Griffin

Hair Stylist

Film Details

Also Known As
Monster House - sv.tal
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Family
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m

Award Nominations

Best Animated Feature Film

2006

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video October 24, 2006

Project will be made using "performance capture" animation, which first appeared in Warner Bros.' "Polar Express" (USA/2004).

Gil Kenan sold his pitch to Dreamworks, but he will not write the script.

Project was previously set up at Dreamworks.

Gil Kenan was tapped for script revisions.

Feature directorial debut for Gil Kenan.

Released in United States Summer July 21, 2006

Released in United States on Video October 24, 2006

Released in United States Summer July 21, 2006