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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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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)
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Trivia

The melody of the background music present when Mike first enters the university, particularly notable as he enters his first class, is the same as the Monty Python 'Every Sperm is Sacred' song from the film 'The Meaning of Life', composed by André Jacquemin and David Howman. Many of the Pixar team are huge fans of the Pythons, so it is unclear whether or not this was intentional. 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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Mike Wazowski: Um, h... hello? Fella
[as he and Sully walk down the basement into a candlelit are, where O.K fraternity surround it, wearing black clocks]
Don: Do you, pledge your souls to the Oozma Kappa brotherhood.
Mike Wazowski: [Terri and Terry hit Mike with a cricket bat] OW!
Terry: Do you swear to keep secret.
Terri: All that you learn
Art: No matter, how horrifying.
Sulley: [Squishy hit Sulley with cricket bat] Hey!
Squishy: Will take the scared oath of the...
[initiation interrupted by someone, turning on the lights]
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Crazy Credits

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

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References The Good Dinosaur (2015) See more »

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PNK Pop
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Featuring performances by The Blue Devils
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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).


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