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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike (voice)
Sullivan (voice)
Randy (voice)
Squishy (voice)
Don (voice)
Terri (voice) (as Sean P. Hayes)
Terry (voice)
Art (voice)
Johnny (voice)
Chet (voice)
Young Mike (voice)


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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Release Date:

21 June 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Monsters Inc. 2  »

Box Office


$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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In the German dub of the film, the voice of "Frank McCay" is provided by the world famous soccer-goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. See more »


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 »


Mike Wazowski: Squishy. We're not gonna lose, because we have everything we need to win right here.
[points to his chest]
Squishy: [smiling] Heart.
Mike Wazowski: No, me! I'm gonna win the race for us.
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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 »


References The Good Dinosaur (2015) See more »


Written & Produced by Axel Hedfors (as Axwell) & Sebastian Ingrosso
All Instrumentation/Programming/Percussion Performed by Axel Hedfors (as Axwell) & Sebastian Ingrosso of Swedish House Mafia
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They're back... and its GOOOOD.
19 June 2013 | by (United Arab Emirates) – See all my reviews

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY is a prequel to MONSTERS INC., directed by Dan Scanlon. The characters include the voices of Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Hellen Mirren.

The film goes back to where Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan were before they were buddies and in Monsters Inc. It shows how the two of them were in university, showing the relationship between them which led up to the two of them becoming the best of friends.

Alright, so MIKE AND SULLY ARE BAACKK!!! Well, thats what every kid or adult that was associated with the enjoyment of Monsters Inc should say. Okay, so it's been 12 years since we saw these two on-screen, providing us with animated humor, and now they're back again, to show us how they were in University. The teaser trailer was extremely funny as it showed a prank played on Mike by Sully, and it gave a short look-in into the sort of relationship we would be seeing. Soon enough, the trailer came out and boy did it get people hooked. Finally, I was able to catch a premiere screening of the film, to my advantage, and IT WAS GREAT.

So let's start talking about the film, not necessarily the trailers. Who are we kidding, at first when we heard that Monsters University was coming, that a sequel was coming to the classic Monsters Inc, we gave up hope, saying that no one could make it better than the first one. But Dan Scanlon challenged that, and the first teaser proved it. And I think that the movie does it as well- kinda. So, Monsters University isn't AS good as Monsters Inc, but it does come second in line. It includes Mike and Sully in an underdog team, but throughout the film, you can't help and laugh out at the jokes, and smile at the fact that the sequel is finally out.

Monsters University is GREAT. It has two parts and its all happy and fun. I, honestly, liked the way they showed the chemistry developing between Mike and Sully. You can actually feel it, and even though its animation, it feels real. This one isn't quite sad, like how Inc was. Inc ended in a sad tune, at the fact that Boo was gone, but this one ends at the beginning of Inc. I loved the way it ended. The line that Mike uses just makes you go like, 'YEAH! Thats what I'm talking about!' Honestly, I'm not gonna say any more, because I don't wanna spoil anything for anyone.

In the end, Monsters University is great fun. Pixar has done it again, the director has managed to do it. I don't think that there is gonna be another part to the franchise, which kinda dulls me, but at the end of Monsters University it makes you wanna see more, which you will only get by watching Inc, since its the continuation. Go watch Monsters University, with anyone to be honest. I guarantee you an extremely fun ride that these two will give you.


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