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Monsters University (2013)

G  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  21 June 2013 (USA)
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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)
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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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Monsters Inc. 2  »

Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Early drafts included Mike and Sulley in grade school together (to respect the "fourth grade" quote in Monsters, Inc. (2001)) and appearances by the characters of Celia, Fungus and Henry J. Waternoose (recast as Kelsey Grammer, replacing James Coburn who died in 2002). Grammer never made it into the film; Waternoose appears only in a photograph. 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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Sulley: James P. Sullivan.
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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 either sequels or prequels, 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 get to be surrounded by parents who like to bring their kids to let them enjoy bright and comical scenes.

After coming to the theater with low excitement, not only does this movie exceed my expectation but it also proves 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 when it comes to presenting different breeds of monsters with extraordinary looks and abilities, followed by an absolute storytelling skill that moves everyone's emotion.

As the setting takes place in the old days before Mike and Sullivan get to work together in Monsters, inc., you get to find out how they meet and grow their friendship. The story consists of both internal and external conflicts that college students can unanimously relate to. Pixar does 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 make you laugh periodically.

In a nutshell, this is a sincere and endeavored film that sends us various messages to 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 is such an inspirational movie and Pixar still rocks!


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