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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Before They Were Incorporated, They Had To Be Educated See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site | See more »

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$268,492,764

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$743,559,607
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

John Goodman (Sulley) and Dave Foley (Terry) have also appeared in the short lived NBC animated sitcom Father of the Pride (2004) as Larry the Lion and Kelsey Grammer's Cat. See more »

Goofs

In Monsters Inc., Mike tells Sulley "You've been jealous of my good looks since the fourth grade, pal." However, according to this movie, they did not meet or become friends until they went to college together. The producers have stated that Mike was merely using an expression. See more »

Quotes

[Mike and Sulley have managed to successfully catch Fear Tech's Mascot, Archie the Scare Pig, after chasing him across the Campus]
Sulley: Fear Tech's Mascot. MU RULES!
[Sulley lifts Mike and the Pig up into the air to show his Victory to the Other Students on Campus]
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Crazy Credits

Production Babies:

Alexander, Brendan, Ellie, Jett, Nolan, Ryan, Ansel & Cormac, Coleman, Ellie Fin, Kate, Phineas, Sally, Wesleigh, Arjun, Dario, Elliot, Leo Thomas, Phoebe, Samuel, Asher Lucas, Demetrio, Evangeline, Macauley, Priya, Senju, Weston, Asher Ryan, Devin, Haven, Marigold, Roland, Thomas, Atticus, Dylan, Hyrum, May, Rosetta, Tuppence, William, Brady & Leo, Elijah, Jasper, Nicholas, Rufus, Vera. See more »

Alternate Versions

Also on Mike's calender the US version says "Scare Finals", all other versions use the same "happy face" from the cupcakes. See more »

Connections

Featured in Inside Pixar (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Gospel
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Written by Eric Miller
Performed by MarchFourth Marching Band
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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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