Mike's New Car (2002)

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Mike's bought a new 6-wheel-drive car, and he can't wait to show it off to Sulley. Only problem is, Mike hasn't exactly mastered the controls yet, and they're pretty complicated.




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Complete credited cast:
Mike (voice)
Sullivan (voice)


Mike has a surprise for his pal Sullivan: Mike's gotten a new car, one with six-wheel drive. He invites Sullivan to hop in and they'll go for a spin. At that point, problems arise: first Sullivan's cramped, then Mike has a seat belt problem, gets locked out, and suffers indignities before Sullivan figures out how to unlock the car to let him back in. All sorts of gadgets misfire, until finally Mike has the car in gear, ready to roll. What was it again that was wrong with his old car? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A good example proving that reading the Owner's Manual first is often a good idea!
6 February 2003 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful little bonus to Monsters, Inc. included by Pixar on VHS and DVD release. This is almost as funny as For The Birds and as rich in detail. While I like cel animation slightly more than CGI (odd, because I have zero artistic ability and can't draw a straight line even with a ruler), Pixar's work enthralls me. Pixar succeeds because they understand that a story is necessary, or even the greatest animation (or whatever) crashes in a heap at the foot of the stairs and can't get back up. This point appears to elude entirely too many people of late, including the folks at Disney (Pixar, it should be noted, is not part of Disney, but is a separate company that has a distribution deal with The Mouse.) and it's not that hard to make sure you have a story first, though all too often it must seem that way in the film industry. I hope Pixar continues to do shorts, whether for R & D purposes or just because they want to do them, as they do a great job. Well worth watching. Recommended.

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