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A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University -- when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.

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Mike (voice)
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Sullivan (voice)
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Randy (voice)
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Squishy (voice)
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Don (voice)
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Terri (voice) (as Sean P. Hayes)
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Terry (voice)
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Art (voice)
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Johnny (voice)
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Chet (voice)
Noah Johnston ...
Young Mike (voice)
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Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn't always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn't stand each other. "Monsters University" unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends. Written by Disney/Pixar

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School Never Looked This Scary


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Also Known As:

Monsters Inc. 2  »

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$82,429,469 (USA) (21 June 2013)

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$268,488,329 (USA) (13 December 2013)
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Trivia

Mike's parents were originally planned to be included in the story. They would drop Mike off for his first day at Monsters University. Director Dan Scanlon decided to drop them from the finished film to make Mike seem just that much more vulnerable. See more »

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The textbook chapter on the Cobra Hiss explains the eyes need to be opened to 110% capacity, but the diagram wrongly depicts this as an angle with the eyes open at 110 degrees. See more »

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Dean Hardscrabble: Mr Wazzowksky, what you lack simply cannot be taught. You're just not scary.
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Following the final credits, the Slug from early in the movie finally makes it to his first college class, but it's the last day of school. See more »

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Monsters University pleasantly defines its title with a great story
25 June 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

With Animation industries overproducing computer-animated films for sequels and series, expectations from critiques and longtime cartoon lovers who grew up with classic Disney movies are pretty high. For this reason, It has been a while since I was surrounded by parents who brought their children to let them enjoy bright and comical scenes.

After coming to the theater with low excitement, not only did this movie exceed my expectation but it also proved that Pixar is not a sort of company that tries to take audience's wherewithal by making a mediocre prequel based on the reputation of an original one.

As usual, Pixar consistently unleashes intriguing, unique, and appealing characters with flexible movements and simplified traits that attract a wide range of audiences. Especially with this film where it is all about presenting different breeds of monsters with extraordinary looks and abilities, followed by an absolute storytelling skill that moved everyone's emotion.

As the setting takes place in the old days before Mike and Sullivan began to work together in Monsters, inc., you get to find out how they met and grew their friendship slowly and interestingly. The story consists of both internal and external conflicts that college students can unanimously relate to. Pixar did an amazing job on capitalizing as much college-related elements as possible to emphasize the importance of corroborations, personal identity, and working hard to achieve your goal. There are also tons of humors that are funny enough to make you laugh periodically.

In a nutshell, this is a sincere and endeavored film that was created to send us various messages that can help us progress in many different ways. I strongly recommend this to all the students out there who are struggling with their school life. It was such an inspirational movie and Pixar still rocks!


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