These characters (and I can't pin it on any ONE thing, but I grew up a HUGE classic 'Monster' fan, so there might be a root) are quite possibly the most loveable, most adorable versions of Monsters I have ever seen. I get all jelly-kneed when I see them, they are just so d*mned adorable. Having seen several of the videos and a few Special presentations, even the protagonists have likeable attributes; deep down, despite the fear factor, these little guys are just as warm and vulnerable as any teen.
They just happen to be the offspring of some of the most feared Monsters of Legend.
How anyone could think these aren't more huggable than anything 'chibi' needs to fall back and regroup.
Miss Riley, you have cornered the market on expressive eyes and precious faces. One of many winners here. Thank you for sharing.