7.3/10
231,252
262 user 376 critic

Monsters University (2013)

Trailer
2:30 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

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

Director:

Writers:

(story by), (story by) | 4 more credits »
Reviews
Popularity
1,263 ( 302)
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 9 wins & 54 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Cars (2006)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A hot-shot race-car named Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family.

Directors: John Lasseter, Joe Ranft
Stars: Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Paul Newman
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

In order to power the city, monsters have to scare children so that they scream. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, two monsters realize things may not be what they think.

Directors: Pete Docter, David Silverman, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Mary Gibbs
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.

Director: Brad Bird
Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

When Woody is stolen by a toy collector, Buzz and his friends vow to rescue him, but Woody finds the idea of immortality in a museum tempting.

Directors: John Lasseter, Ash Brannon, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

When Gru, the world's most super-bad turned super-dad has been recruited by a team of officials to stop lethal muscle and a host of Gru's own, He has to fight back with new gadgetry, cars, and more minion madness.

Directors: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud
Stars: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt
Despicable Me (2010)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better.

Directors: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud
Stars: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand
Ratatouille (2007)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant.

Directors: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava
Stars: Brad Garrett, Lou Romano, Patton Oswalt
Shrek (2001)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

After his swamp is filled with magical creatures, an ogre agrees to rescue a princess for a villainous lord in order to get his land back.

Directors: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson
Stars: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz
Madagascar (2005)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Spoiled by their upbringing with no idea what wild life is really like, four animals from New York Central Zoo escape, unwittingly assisted by four absconding penguins, and find themselves in Madagascar, among a bunch of merry lemurs

Directors: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath
Stars: Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, David Schwimmer
Toy Story 3 (2010)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home.

Director: Lee Unkrich
Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack
Ice Age (2002)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Set during the Ice Age, a sabertooth tiger, a sloth, and a wooly mammoth find a lost human infant, and they try to return him to his tribe.

Directors: Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha
Stars: Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Ray Romano
Shrek 2 (2004)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Princess Fiona's parents invite her and Shrek to dinner to celebrate her marriage. If only they knew the newlyweds were both ogres.

Directors: Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz
Edit

Cast

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)
Noah Johnston ...
Young Mike (voice)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

School Never Looked This Scary


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 June 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

STUDIO TRADEMARK: Pixar's Luxo Jr. (1986) ball appears as a drawing on the stone wall at the beginning of the first Scare Games task. See more »

Goofs

When Mike and Sulley are first shown their room at the fraternity house, the light switch is under the top bunk bed. In subsequent shots it has moved closer to the door and is no longer directly under the bed. See more »

Quotes

[as Sully and Mikey leave to Compete in the Scare Games with the rest of their team]
Dean Hardscrabble: Good luck.
See more »

Crazy Credits

A brief opening credits sequence is done in the same style as Monsters, Inc. (2001). See more »

Connections

References Cheers (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Roar
Written and Produced by Axel Hedfors (as Axwell) and Sebastian Ingrosso
All Instrumentation/Programming/Percussion Performed by Axel Hedfors (as Axwell) and Sebastian Ingrosso of Swedish House Mafia
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Good but not great
25 June 2013 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

Monsters, Inc. was the first Pixar movie where I saw their genius. Such an incredible mix of themes and emotions. From the basic premise of "humanizing" monsters to the tiny details in Boo's behavior that I did not notice until I had a daughter of my own, it was beautiful and original.

My top Pixar movies are (in no particular order) Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc., Wall-E and The Incredibles. These are movies that actually mean something to me.

Monsters University is definitely better than Cars 2 and Brave, but I did not find that "magic ingredient" in it. If anything, it was formulaic - the same old story retold for the millionth time.

It was certainly nice to see Sully and Mike again and see how they became friends, but the story was rather shallow with little character development (I would have loved to see Randall's evolution for example).


36 of 53 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Total waste of time , unnecessary movie jpicard
Randall And His Hatred Towards Mike and Sully? MonkeyBoy683
No oscar nom is still bugging me... chriscappotv
If they believed that human toys were toxic... Andywonton
The one monster that genuinely looked scary to me was... agentdc7
“Monsters” University? “Monsters” Inc? rd-art2005
Discuss Monsters University (2013) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page