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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9 August 2002 (Finland)  »

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El coche nuevo de Mike  »

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The first Pixar short to take characters and situations from one of their previously established works. See more »


Sulley: What was wrong with your old car?
Mike Wazowski: Three little words, Sulley: Six-wheel drive!
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Spun-off from Monsters, Inc. (2001) See more »

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A rather forgettable short
14 December 2008 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This short animation is about the new car Mike bought. He is proud of it until things go awfully wrong.

"Mike's New Car" is aimed at very young children. To be honest, I do not quite see the attraction of this short. The plot is a simple one, featuring merry mishaps of Mike and Scully while working with the technologically advanced car. It is not particularly hilarious or warm. If this was nominated for an Oscar, then the other shorts must have been very bad, or there were no other shorts.

I find "Mike's New Car" rather forgettable. I have never been a fan of "Monsters Inc", so it may have affected my judgment of this animation.

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