'Monsters vs. Aliens 2' Not Happening


'Monsters vs. Aliens 2' Not Happening


DreamWorks Animation has scrapped plans to develop a sequel to the animation comedy, reasoning on the tepid response from some of the key international markets.

There will be no "Monsters vs. Aliens 2" being brought to the big screen. Los Angeles Times recently reported that DreamWorks Animation has disclosed that the studio won't move forward with the idea of developing a sequel to 2009's "Monsters vs. Aliens" given that the movie underperformed in some key international markets.

According to LA Times, DreamWork's Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg told analysts of the decision in a conference call. "I'd like to tell you there's a perfectly rational, clear and easy answer as to why not, but there isn't," he said. "There was enough of a consensus from our distribution and marketing folks in certain parts of the world that we would be pushing a boulder up a hill."

"Monsters vs. Alien" tells the story of alien invasion on Earth and follows Susan Murphy, a girl whose life is changed forever after she is being hit by a meteor. Growing to be 49-feet-11-inches tall and deemed as monster, she is captured and being confined with other monsters. But when a mysterious alien robot storms the Earth, Susan and the others become the government's last option on saving the world.

Released in March 27, the animation movie which features the voice of Reese Witherspoon took over the box office's #1 from "Knowing" by collecting $59.3 million in its opening weekend. It has since pulled in as much as $198.4 million from the North American markets and around $181.5 million from the overseas sales, bringing the total tally to $379.9 million.

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Comments

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    victor
    Sep 09, 2014

    I agree with everyone that they should have a monsters vs aliens 2. I just finished watching the last episode of the tv series today and when I found out that they cancelled the tv show because they were focusing on making tv shows which were "nickish" i never saw dreamworks the same way again. Monsters vs Aliens is TOTALLY AWESOME!!!! Stupid Dreamworks

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    Kayla
    Jul 31, 2014

    What the hell is wrong with you dreamworks?! EVERYONE loved your MVA movie but then you say your not going to make a part 2! You're fucked up! Make a part 2 before you disappoint your fans even more! It's a fucking shame that you'll make Shrek movies, Puss in boots movies, How to train your dragon movies, Kung Fu Panda movies, and they have plenty of part 2's but of course you are too stupid to make a part 2 of Monsters Vs Aliens!

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    WowMeine
    Jun 06, 2014

    DreamWorks, I just recently watched Monsters vs Aliens for the first time ever and I loved it! I even watched all of the TV show episodes and TV Show specials...! Please make one? I love the humor, plot, and characters!

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    John
    Mar 10, 2014

    And now they make Shrek 5. Way to go Dreamworks, the worst business strategy ever, the Shrek movies just suck!

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    solarlove
    Apr 17, 2013

    Wow. Not makeing another. 4 Shreks and a puss in boots later. Disapointing. Sounds like you should just throw in the towel on every project from here on if your worried about pushing boulders.

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    Solo700
    Mar 27, 2013

    Wtf u kidding Mva was an amazing movie best one dw has ever made it's a shame they wasted so much damn money making 4 crappy movies like shrek dw made millions on the first movie think how much ull make on the 2nd one get ur damn head on straight n think for once cause ur really letting all ur fans down

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    acer
    Mar 19, 2013

    IF DREAMWORKS REALLY CARES ABOUT HER FUNS HE SHOULD MAKE A MONSTERS VS ALIENS 2 OR MOVE THE CHARACTERS AND REBUILD THE FILM WE MISS YOU SUSAN Q ,BOB ,MISSING LINK ,DR CROCOACH PLEASE MAKE A MONSTERS VS ALIENS IF YOU REALY CARE ABOUT YOUR FANS PLEASE DREAMWORKS PLEASE ALSO I THINK MONSTERS VS ALIENS IS THE BEST MOVIE EVER

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    FANS
    Mar 19, 2013

    IF DREAMWORKS MADE 379.9 million DOLLARS FROM MONSTERS VS ALIENS SO WHY SHE DID NOT MAKE AN ANOTHER MOVIE ??? BY HEARING THOSE NEWS DREAMWORK MAKE ME CRY BECAUSE I KNOW THIS I WILL NEVER SEE THOSE BRILIANT CHARACTERS AND THIS WAS THE BEST ANIMATION MOVIE EVER . HOW CAN YOU DARE DREAMWORKS MAKE A LITTLE BOY CRYING HOW DARE YOU !!!!! WE MISS YOU SUSAN ,BOB,DR CROCACH AND MISSING LINK . IF YOU CAN MAKE A MONSTERS VS ALIENS 2 DREAMWORKS WILL REALY MAKE MY LIFE BETTER SO Ι BAG DRAMWORKS MAKE THIS MOVIE .PLEASE ! PLEASE !! IF YOU REALLY CARE ABOUT ALL THE FANS OF MONSTERS VS ALIENS YOU SHOULD MAKE IT I BAG YOU AGIAN TO DO IT . PLEASE DREAMWORKS PLEASE. THE MONSTER VS ALIENS FANS !!!

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    Brianna
    Jan 21, 2013

    That is not fair, that movie rules, why not make a sequel. I reckon I would like it the same as the first one which I rate 5 stars. It really isn't fair.

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    shaneice
    Dec 16, 2012

    Oh nooooooo!!!! No more Doc :'(

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    omg983
    Oct 21, 2012

    That really stinks i really wish they would make a 2nd movie. The movie was really good.

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    ariel
    Jun 20, 2012

    we need more missing link..please. my little girl needs more link toys.

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    Hello
    Jun 11, 2012

    I just watched M vs A, and I thought it was Fantastic!!! THE best animation movie I have seen by far !!! I NEED TO SEE A SEQUEL.

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    D:
    Apr 28, 2012

    What the $&#@ is wrong with u not makin a number two stupid@$$

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    Some Donkus
    Apr 28, 2012

    Please make a #2 or i'llgo to your house and let Chuck Norris do his thing

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    Dark Falcon
    Jan 17, 2012

    Monster's Vs. Aliens was a great movie and I really enjoyed it. Although I do agree that there are some bad spots in the movie, over all the movie was funny and had an interesting plot. And I do agree with most of these posts that if DW is not going to make Monster's vs. Aliens 2 then they should at least revise the story line a little and remake the movie. I even re-wrote the movie and am currently working on a second part.

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    Nuklearwave
    Jan 04, 2012

    Now that sucks! I really enjoyed monsters vs aliens and I thought it was awesome. I really wanted to see a 2nd movie on monsters vs aliens. :,( oh no! that means no more dr. Cockroach :O Noooooooooooo!

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    HoverBoardFan14
    Nov 15, 2011

    AWW!! :'(

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    Llamalady
    Oct 23, 2011

    Noooooooo! No more BOB:(

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    tplarkin7
    Sep 18, 2011

    I would like to see a sequel. Susan is a great character and really made the movie.

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    Sweden
    Aug 04, 2011

    Can´t you please make a Monsters vs aliens 2? i think this movie is way better than many other movies so i think you should make a second movie.

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    It\'s asking 4 a seq
    May 17, 2011

    MvA is asking for a sequel. if the answer to no' 2 is no, then why did the first end in a cliffhanger?

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    pixar guy
    May 12, 2011

    even though i like pixar films more than other cgi films mva was one i was hoping for a sequel

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    B.O.B
    Apr 30, 2011

    FUCK YOU DREAM WORKS!THINGS ABOUT MvA FANS! NOT JUST YOUR SELFS!

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    TheNerd
    Apr 22, 2011

    how bout this,hey dreamworks how bout you make a sequel for mva instead of another crappy film

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    another pixar guy
    Apr 08, 2011

    oh crap,monsters vs aliens too just like the incredibles it need`s another sequel and i like those two films

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    pixar guy
    Mar 11, 2011

    here my CGI favorite dreamworks movie[not counting sequels] first to least 1.monsters vs aliens;ginormica is so freakin hot,first time i like these type of creatures,and good sci-fi action,5 stars 2.how to train your dragon;likeable charactars,good storyline,and emotional content,5 stars 3.kung fu panda;po is just funny;like the martial arts style,4 stars 4.shrek;original,heart warming,making ogres look sweet and nice,4 stars 5.megamind;megamind was mega average,3 stars 6.over the hedge;not a fan of wild little animals;somewhat funny,3 stars 7.antz;haven`t seen it in a long time,3 stars 8.madagascar;was so 5 years ago,main female is so fat,2 and a half stars 9.shark tale;i would rather watch a shark`s tail for 90 minutes than watch the movie,2 stars 10.bee movie;hate bees,totally average,can`t stand jerry seinfelds voice,1 star

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    will ferrell
    Mar 10, 2011

    even though i dislike dreamworks monsters vs aliens one one of the fewest i would give 4 stars or higher other than shrek,how to train your dragon and kung fu panda so please make a sequel just like the other 3 that i like too

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    Hunk
    Mar 03, 2011

    I love this movie and I would like to know a page from monsters vs. aliens where you can contact all the fans and to send it it to Jeffrey Katzenberg in support of this film

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    JORDAN
    Feb 16, 2011

    OK I loved that movie i watched it 1000 times and loved every minute of it im 13 and watched it and loved it please find it in your hearts to make a number 2

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    The HELL
    Feb 16, 2011

    I speak for all the people who love this movie im 13 but yet I loved the movie like 100 times I loved it please please please make a number 2

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    Max
    Feb 08, 2011

    I think there will be a sequel, cause last Shrek 4 was not so funny. MvA2 was more and more funny and better. Better to continue good things.

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    Dr.Cockroach
    Feb 08, 2011

    to be honest but even though i`m a teenager i rather watch movies like monsters vs aliens instead of alot of pg-13 and r crap.

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    megamind
    Feb 08, 2011

    i have two things to say, first off i read in wikipedia that making a sequel is pushing a boulder up a hill what come on they where able to make 4 shrek movies,2.how about instead of another bad idea just make a sequel instead

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    Al
    Jan 30, 2011

    What everyone before me said!

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    PIYUSH
    Jan 22, 2011

    I LIKED IT VERY MUCH SO PLEASE MAKE A SEQUEL WE R WAITING PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE

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    i so need mva2
    Jan 20, 2011

    that is so unfair for dw 2 do that!if they don't have enough money, then y on earth and the 13 planets of our solar system would they make other movies? its like wen u cant eat any more of somethin then u eat sumthin else. i speak 4 every fan of mva on earth: PLEASE MAKE A MVA 2. LONG LIVE MONSTERS VERSES ALIENS!!!

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    megamind
    Jan 20, 2011

    to let alot of people know ginormica is my favorite charactar and i`m not a girl[normally it would like males as a favorite charactar in a bunch of films].

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    Kman
    Jan 17, 2011

    All we want is a sequel. The Monsters are diverse characters that interest even the hardest of critics. The ending is DESIGNED for a follow up. We want to know what happens next. What happens in Paris? God sake, give us the sequel and make us happy. One sequel, that's all. JUST. ONE. SEQUEL!

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    Posted by izzy on de
    Dec 27, 2010

    Eh dw u should fucking make dat movie cuz its tight evry 1 wants 2 c mva2 wit da same characters an some new villans i hope u get ur fucking heads straight an make mva2

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    Posted by izzy
    Dec 27, 2010

    Man i waz hoping 2 c mva2 cuz dat movie iz fucking tight dreamworks get ur heads straight an make mva2

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    Lex-luthor 17
    Dec 06, 2010

    Susan turn into ginormica make her sexy and was she mad 'wooo!! Make mva 2 please dw.

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    Lex-luthor
    Dec 06, 2010

    Come on!! Make mva 2 i love Monster vs. Aliens it amazing, everybody love it so most!! please the fan want MONSTES VS ALIENS 2 dw doing right thing please

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    bdw977
    Dec 04, 2010

    Man I can't. Get enough of monsters vs aliens!!!! I love it! 3 shrek movies? Ewwww we want monsters vs aliens II god damn it!!!!!!

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    Wraith13
    Nov 22, 2010

    I for one loved the Movie Monsters vs aliens. and it's been a hit on HBO. plus the actors who did the voices seemed to have had a great time doing it. and the Monsters vs Aliens Halloween special was a hit on TV. The Butt heads there do not know a good thing when they see it

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    megamind
    Nov 15, 2010

    how come they can`t make a monsters vs aliens 2,but they were able to make 3 sequels of shrek

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    Mytruepower2
    Oct 13, 2010

    See, this is one reason why I think mass-produced entertainment causes more harm than good, on average. It trains people not to entertain themselves, then robs them of the subject matter they actually want to see, based on statistics. All large business is conducted by statistics.

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    FeelMy[x]RhyThm
    Oct 08, 2010

    What a shit. This is the best made animation I've ever watched.

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    kman113
    Oct 02, 2010

    I did some research, and MvA won the Saturn Award for BEST ANIMATED FILM. Shrek won a Saturn Award... FOR BEST DVD SPECIAL EDITION RELEASE. So, according to Judges, MvA did better than Shrek. So there is more proof that a sequel is required.

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    #1MvAfan
    Sep 21, 2010

    Why not make a sequeal to MvA? It was such an awsome movie! It's unique, it's exciting, and it's funny. Let's face it, you've got a cast of really unique characters so all you need is a story line and an alien. I mean, what's with all the shrek movies?!?! There's already 4 of them, isn't that enough?? If you make a MvA2 since we already know the monsters why not tell the story from the alien's point of view? You said it was going to be like pushing a boulder up a hill right? So let's start pushing it. You'll make it to the top eventually. What all of us MvA fans are trying to say is please please PLEASE make an MvA2. Because alot of us want to know what happens next!!!

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    ohair
    Sep 17, 2010

    If they don't like it, it won't happen. Its just gay like thaT

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    MVS INSPECTOR
    Sep 16, 2010

    Dream Works, you need to screw your heads forward cos not making monster vs aliens 2 is crap. I watched the first one 15 times in two weeks!!!! Now can you tell I'm a massive fan!!! Stop being crap please Dream works. >:-< IDIOTS

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    Angerz
    Sep 16, 2010

    YOU FUCKING BLOODY CRAP IDIOTS!!! SCREW YOU BLOODY HEADS SHITTING FRONT AND LOOK FORWARD TO FAME AND BLOODY FORTUNE FOR NO.2!!!!!!

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    Kman1999
    Sep 13, 2010

    No sequel? Dreamworks is on crack, I swear. It made more than your first Shrek, which got three sequels. So you guys need to get your heads straight, okay.

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    luna
    Sep 12, 2010

    wht!!! i want to watch part 2 i did everything too see the movie when i heard bout alien vs monsters 2 i was so excited im a fan >.< of them this is not happening i want the sequal so bad

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    Andros
    Aug 29, 2010

    MvA seriado será a grande aposta da DW do filme em 2011, creio eu.

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    Andros
    Aug 29, 2010

    Merecia uma sequencia sim, caso não seja, uma série em 2011 viria bem a calhar.

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    french dude aka joki
    Jul 22, 2010

    just for the fun of it here`s who i think is strongest character to weakest 1.ginormica;defeated robot over 25 times her size i think,smashed through metal walls in spaceship. 2.bob;hard to kill,can carry a car 3.insectosaurous;massive body size 4.the missing link;can take down like about 30 aliens by himself,tough guy 5.monger;also tough guy 6.gallaxhar;sorta tall compare to the cockroach and the humans 7.carl murphy;man 8.dr.cockroach phd;smarts and speeds 9.derek;not as big as carl murphy 10.the president;you have seen him before right 11.ginormica`s mom;she`s kinda old

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    andrew22
    Jul 22, 2010

    i like mva

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    andrew22
    Jul 22, 2010

    her`s my top my 5 dreamworks movies 1.kung fu panda 2.kung fu panda the kaboom of doom 3.shrek 4.shrek forever after 5.monsters vs aliens

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    andrew22
    Jul 22, 2010

    if they where making another monsters vs aliens i think the main alien would probaly be female about the same size,strength,as ginormica with red eyes,sharp teeth,and hot-tempered

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    scenesible
    Jul 21, 2010

    Then get pushing that boulder uphill cause it'll be easy rolling down the other side with all that money coming in. You've got plenty enough supporters. Don't let the distribution and marketing 'know it alls' in other parts of the world cloud your better judgement. Too many people waiting for the sequel including this household!!

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    Anonymous
    Jul 15, 2010

    I'm pleased DW is smart enough to pull a TV series out of the hat (Hopefully it beats Penguins of Madagascar in ratings), but PLEASE give us a sequel. The original made more than the first Shrek, so why not give it one. All us fans are trying to say are; GIVE US A SEQUEL!!!!

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    Susan gomez
    Jul 13, 2010

    Ok I know that dreamworks is going to have a tv seres for monsters vs aliens in 2011 insted of that how about you keep your fans happy and quit the tv seres and just make more mva movie smart huh dreamworks get you asses into shap and make more mva movies and if dreamworks is to lazy to chang that the f:::k u

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    More Confuzzled
    Jul 07, 2010

    That was supposed to say DOESN'T cost over...

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    no name
    Jul 05, 2010

    dreamwoks has went on crack if they think that they can get away with this and the fans will be happy.Dreamwors no hard feelings

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    The Rock
    Jun 19, 2010

    Dreamworks, the millions - AND MILLIONS - of Monsters vs Aliens fans are screaming... "Number 2, Number 2, Number 2"

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    anonymous
    Jun 19, 2010

    DW, if your not going to give us a sequel, at least give us a TV series. Maybe make a male version of Ginormica

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    monsters vs aliens
    Jun 16, 2010

    shit man, this isn't good. DreamWorks please reconsider your decision. It is a unique movie. the monsters are unique characters. RECONSIDER RECONSIDERS. HOPEfully you read this

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    Dreamworks
    Jun 08, 2010

    "After seeing these 32 comments, we've decided to make a 5th Shrek instead of stopping at 4." That's probably what Dreamworks is gonna do instead of being smart.

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    Susan gomez
    May 27, 2010

    WTF I love monsters vs aliens I dowloted the damn move on my laptop becuz that move is werth waching and how to train your dragon was not even wearth seeing eveybody wants a monsters vs aliens 2 and I mean who doesent... Well dumasses eneyway I love monsters vs aliens my fav person in the movie is dr cockroach he's so cute

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    Anonymous
    May 23, 2010

    With no Monsters vs Aliens comes this: DreamWorks screwed DreamWorks. It's as simple as that

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    Anonymous
    May 22, 2010

    I was so annoyed by this, I decided to write a fake script in response AND send a complaint to DreamWorks via E-mail

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    certainmarkets
    May 20, 2010

    not enough in certain markets internationally, means not enough money made in the areas that they got their money from. So they can't get funding.

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    Autumn~Wolf
    May 18, 2010

    Well that sucks, I'm a teenager and I loved the movie. It was F***ing AWESOME!!!!!, but Dreamworks had to bust my bubble like all the other millions of people who loved this movie, I mean C'mon, it's not like Shrek, I loved the first, but all the sequals sucked! MvA is awesome, and how in the heck did they not make enough money!? Well I loved this movie and I hope they make another one.

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    ginormica
    May 10, 2010

    monsters vs aliens is my favourite movie i had this movie since i got it for christmas from tabatha bates

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    katy
    May 08, 2010

    If it's such a money hassel to make a sequel then what about Tv series, I don't think it takes too much money to make a tv series. It would be cool because I really like MvA, it's one of my most favorite movies now.

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    kevin
    Apr 30, 2010

    No mva 2?!! that is unfair!!!!

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    Renae
    Apr 25, 2010

    Why aren't they making another Monsters Vs. Aliens I effing love this movie, they should make a new one, because in the first one they're about to go off to Paris, so in the sequel they should be in Paris. And btw Shrek is the shit ! I love all the Shrek movies, although it dumb how they're making a forth Shrek but not a second Monsters Vs. Aliens. Wtf ?

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    whoooo
    Apr 04, 2010

    i think if there was a sequel to monsters vs aliens the main would be a female alien about the same size as ginormica

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    McLK
    Mar 25, 2010

    they are making 4 f**king shreks but not a 2nd MVS

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    8P
    Mar 22, 2010

    my baby brother loves this film... i do too! i can't believe they wont make another one - just one though, not like the quite frankly AWFUL shrek sequals!! :S

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    :P
    Mar 22, 2010

    my baby brother loves this film - i do too!! i cant believe they wont make another one - just one though, not like the awful shrek sequals :S

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    WTF
    Mar 12, 2010

    WTF this is fucking shitty la u should put no 2

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    frank
    Feb 15, 2010

    hola, a mi me encanto la pelicula, yo les ruego que agan la secuela, mva es algo grande, la cual si la siguen desarroyando se convertira en una de las mejores peliculas animadas de la historia, una idea para la segunda parte seria la aparicion de otro gigante(hombre), la reaparicion de galaxar, que el presidente le eche la culpa a los monstruos por el daño a san francisco y tambien podria ser que tengan la mision de detener los misiles nucleares que lanzo el porecidente al final de la pelicula

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    DarkWolf
    Feb 11, 2010

    This is not right!!!! they should amke a Monsters vs aliens 2, We fans of this film want Monsters vs aliens 2!!!!!! the movie was amaing the set out was flawless and they go and do this. well I would give up my £4000 just to see that film.

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    Sean Bassett
    Jan 30, 2010

    What the hell are dreamworks thinking? I was looking forward to possibly seeing a Monsters VS aliens sequel in the future and now their definatley not doing it! BLOODY IDIOTS!

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    Midyin
    Jan 27, 2010

    So even though it grossed 379.9 Million dollars the people at Dreamworks still think making another one would be a bad idea? In what fucking world is 379.9 Million dollars not enough money to show its worth doing? lol

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    Rukia
    Jan 06, 2010

    That sux. Hopefully, they realize people want it and make one. I really wanted to see Dr. Cockroach confess his true feelings to Susan, and a new villain. Or maybe Gallaxhar again! Couldn't they just make a sequel MVA and stop the Shreks? Three was enough! This is a dreamworks movie that deserves a sequel~

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    joeyjoe
    Jan 02, 2010

    that sucks. MVA was amazing.

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    fedupasaurus
    Dec 13, 2009

    We have been in the grip of one of the worst recessions in history so how can they judge its performance as tepid. Bad call this has been one of the best & funniest movies dreamworks has ever released, hope they see sense in the future. :0((

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    Ginormica
    Nov 26, 2009

    MVA 2 please and Tv series too.

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    Skid Vicious
    Nov 23, 2009

    OH COME ON!!!! this was one of my fav movies of all time, they can't just give out on the people X(

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    paramore
    Nov 21, 2009

    o come on you people suck!!! just make the second one please!! the first is my favorite movie ever

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    lb08
    Nov 16, 2009

    Come on! Give us a break?! Everyone knows how the first one came along?! GO with the show finish it, produce it, don't hate---> APPRECIATE!

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    Hi
    Nov 14, 2009

    That sucks, this movie is AMAZING, The story is great, and the animation is beyond anything Pixar has done. My son loves it more then any other movie we have. They kind of left it up in the air after the President hit the nuke button though, funny.

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    Pirate
    Nov 02, 2009

    Monsters vs Aliens is better then all Dreamworks movies i think. probably best that they don't ruin it like they did with Shrek

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    Pirate
    Nov 02, 2009

    Monsters vs Aliens is better then all Dreamworks movies i think. probably best that they don't ruin it like they did with Shrek

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    Bystander
    Oct 30, 2009

    It's never about the art anymore. Don't get me wrong, I understand their position and they gotta make money, but this was one of the deluge of 3D animated films I actually enjoyed. It's a damn shame.

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    tom
    Oct 29, 2009

    No sequel? crap. I really liked this movie and I was really looking forward to a sequel. Oh well, at least I got the DVD to remember it by. GO monsters!

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    thomas
    Oct 29, 2009

    Well, that sucks. :-(

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