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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Billy Crystal ... Mike (voice)

John Goodman ... Sulley (voice)

Directed by
Pete Docter 
Roger Gould 
Writing credits
Pete Docter (story)

Jeff Pidgeon (story) &
Roger Gould (story) &
Rob Gibbs (story)

Produced by
Gale Gortney .... producer
John Lasseter .... executive producer
Original Music by
Randy Newman 
Film Editing by
Robert Grahamjones 
Production Management
Paul Cichocki .... post-production supervisor
Art Department
Paul Mica .... texture painter
Gary Schultz .... car designer
Sound Department
Tom Myers .... sound design: Skywalker Sound
Visual Effects by
Tim Best .... lighting lead
Phaedra Craig .... CGI artist
Patrick James .... technical director
Paul Mica .... CGI artist
Paul Mica .... digital artist
Paul Mica .... texture artist
Tim Milliron .... modeling supervisor
Gary Schultz .... pre-visualization artist
Animation Department
Michael Berenstein .... animator
Chris DiGiovanni .... animation coordinator
Jimmy Hayward .... animator
Ewan Johnson .... layout supervisor
John Kahrs .... animator
Karen Kiser .... animator
Wendell Lee .... animator
Daniel Mason .... animator
James Ford Murphy .... animator
Victor Navone .... animator
Bret 'Brook' Parker .... animator (as Bret Parker)
Michael Parks .... animator
Roger Rose .... animator
Ross Stevenson .... animator
J. Warren Trezevant .... animator
Adam Wood .... animator
Ron Zorman .... animator
Editorial Department
Greg Snyder .... assistant editor
Chris Vallance .... assistant editor
Music Department
Ira Hearshen .... music arranger
David Slusser .... music editor
Other crew
Geefwee Boedoe .... title designer
Shawn Brennan .... technical artist
Kathleen Chanover .... graphic artist: titles (as Kathleen Chandover)
Dan Goodman .... production assistant
Patrick James .... shots leader
Steven Kani .... technical artist (as Steve Kani)
Shannon Linzer .... technical artist
Holly Lloyd .... technical artist
Carmen Ngai .... technical artist
Kelly O'Connell .... technical artist
Alex Orrelle .... graphic artist: titles
Adrienne Othon .... technical artist
Bill Polson .... supervising technical director
Alice Rosen .... production coordinator
Brian M. Rosen .... technical artist
Bud Thon .... car designer
Michael Todd .... technical artist
Shannon Wood .... production coordinator
Darla K. Anderson .... special thanks (as Darla Anderson)
Karen Dufilho-Rosen .... special thanks (as Karen Dufilho)
Bill Kinder .... special thanks
Joe Ranft .... special thanks
David Silverman .... special thanks
Lee Unkrich .... special thanks

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4 min
Aspect Ratio:
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The first Pixar short to utilize vocal performances.See more »
Sulley:What was wrong with your old car?
Mike Wazowski:Three little words, Sulley: Six-wheel drive!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Monsters University (2013)See more »


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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Sometimes Simple Is Better, 27 June 2007
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

This is a quick comment about new cars and all the buttons on them. The "message" being sometimes it was a lot better with a basic simple machines of the past.

"Mike" (Billy Crystal) has a new car he wants to show off to "Sully" so he invites him to take a ride. They never get to the ride because "Sully" (John Goodman) either hits a wrong button or does something to stall things, driving Mike nuts. Poor Mike takes a beating. The cartoon also is a comment on the sometimes-annoying noise the car will make if your seat belts aren't secured.

This animated short came with The "Monsters, Inc." DVD and is a fun four minutes. Mike and Sully, of course, were the stars of the feature film.

P.S. The car is very cool.

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