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Monsters University (2013)

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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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Dan Scanlon

Writers:

Dan Scanlon (story by), Daniel Gerson (story by) | 5 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 9 wins & 57 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Crystal ... Mike (voice)
John Goodman ... Sullivan (voice)
Steve Buscemi ... Randy (voice)
Helen Mirren ... Dean Hardscrabble (voice)
Peter Sohn ... Squishy (voice)
Joel Murray ... Don (voice)
Sean Hayes ... Terri (voice) (as Sean P. Hayes)
Dave Foley ... Terry (voice)
Charlie Day ... Art (voice)
Alfred Molina ... Professor Knight (voice)
Tyler Labine ... Greek Council VP (voice)
Nathan Fillion ... Johnny (voice)
Aubrey Plaza ... Greek Council President (voice)
Bobby Moynihan ... Chet (voice)
Noah Johnston ... Young Mike (voice)
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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

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School Never Looked This Scary See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Monsters Inc. 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$82,429,469, 23 June 2013

Gross USA:

$268,492,764

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$743,559,607
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In some ways, Dean Hardscrabble appears to be the complete opposite of Henry J Waternoose. While Waternoose appears friendly and kind-natured but is actually cruel and evil intent on extracting screams out of children due to the Scream Shortages, and is, therefore, the original film's main antagonist as revealed during the climax. Hardscrabble on the other hand appears stern and unpleasant, seen being dismayed each time Mike's team don't get eliminated from the Scare Games, but is actually caring and benign, and therefore eventually became an ally to Mike and Sulley in the end of the film. See more »

Goofs

During the final scare games event a monster walks into the scare simulator. When he comes back out he is shorter. See more »

Quotes

Don: [Introducing himself to Mike and Sulley] Don Carlton, mature student. 30 years in a textile industry, and then ol' dandy Don got downsized. Figured I could throw myself a pity party or go back to school and learn the computers.
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

Also on Mike's calender, the English-speaking country versions says "Scare Finals". All other international versions use the same "happy face" from the cupcakes. See more »

Connections

Follows Monsters, Inc. (2001) See more »

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Written by Eric Miller
Performed by MarchFourth Marching Band
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User Reviews

 
MU is more than OK.
2 November 2013 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

The cruddy trailer hardly filled me with hope for this belated prequel to Monsters, Inc., and the relatively laugh-free first thirty minutes did little to change my mind; however, once Mike and Sully and their Oozma Kappa fraternity brothers enter the Scare Games, the film really picks up and the laughs start to come thick and fast. By the time the end credits were rolling, Monsters University had given me lots of giggles and even a few genuine belly laughs and I'd completely altered my opinion: the oft-used 'under-dogs do good' plot may not be as fresh as the original, but overall I reckon the film is well worth watching.

Some of the best moments are clever one-liners and subtle fleeting visual gags which could go unseen, or over the head of younger viewers, but that gives the film repeat value; I hope to catch even more funny stuff the second time around after I proudly add the DVD to my Pixar collection.

A very respectable 8/10 (If there had been more funny moments in the first half-an-hour or so, this would have been right up there with Pixar's finest).


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