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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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


John Ratzenberger makes his traditional Pixar film appearance, reprising his role as Yeti (a.k.a. The Abominable Snowman) from Monsters, Inc. (2001). Yeti's job in the Monsters Inc. mail room is a nod to John's famous role as postman Cliff Clavin in Cheers (1982). Yeti warns Mike and Sully that tampering with the mail is punishable by exile to the human world, comically foreshadowing his exile in Monsters, Inc. (2001). See more »


According to Monsters. Inc. - Mike & Sulley have known each other since 4th Grade b/c Sulley jokes with Mike about his face being seen on "Monstropolis Most Wanted" and Mike responds with "You've been jealous of my good looks since the fourth grade, pal." When according to this movie, they did not meet nor became friends until they went to Monsters' University together. See more »


Sulley: You don't need to study scaring, you just do it.
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Crazy Credits

Posters and signs from the titular school are featured throughout the credits sequence. See more »


Referenced in Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Cars 2 (2011) See more »


Monsters University
Written by Randy Newman
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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).

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