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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

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Dan Scanlon (story by), Daniel Gerson (story by) | 5 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 9 wins & 56 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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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

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At the time of Monsters, Inc. (2001)'s production, Pixar were incapable of animating monsters with tentacles (hence abandoning Sulley's original tentacle-based design (see Monsters, Inc. (2001) trivia)), hence why there are no monsters that have them in that film. They were able to finally animate tentacles, along with other things that they hadn't been able to animate in the first film, by the time the prequel came out, which does have monsters with tentacles. See more »

Goofs

In the house party scene, a modern dance song is played. Assuming that this movie takes place years before Monsters Inc. (which was released in 2001), this song shouldn't even exist. See more »

Quotes

Dean Hardscrabble: [During the Final Exam] Mr. Wazowski, I'm a 5-year-old girl on a farm in Kansas afraid of lightning. Which scare do you use?
Mike Wazowski: [confused] Should I go up on the...?
Dean Hardscrabble: [impatiently] Which scare do I use?
Mike Wazowski: That is a shadow approach with a crackle holler.
Dean Hardscrabble: Demonstrate.
[Mike inhales, but Dean Hardscrabble stops him before he can over go up]
Dean Hardscrabble: Stop. Thank you.
Mike Wazowski: I didn't get to sh...
Dean Hardscrabble: I've seen enough.
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Crazy Credits

Posters and signs from the titular school are featured throughout the credits sequence. 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 Pixar's Greatest Moments (2016) See more »

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Island
Written by Brann Dailor, Brent Hinds, Bill Kelliher, and Troy Sanders
Performed by Mastodon
Courtesy of Relapse Records, Inc.
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Nostalgic film for the old and young
17 July 2013 | by clumbjSee all my reviews

The first Monsters Inc. came out when i was just 7 years old and immediately became one of my all time favourites from the day I saw it. With extremely high expectations in mind and excitement especially for Pixar's close attention to relevance (as I am actually at university now myself) I went to see the new one as soon as it came out.

The film is a prequel following closely to our much loved earlier Characters, Mike and later Sully as they present to us their lives prior to the first movie. As well as an adorable new cast of monsters which are equally lovable as the old ones.

To my delight, the film exceeded most if not all my earlier expectations. The plot is well written, funny and most of all extremely heart warming especially to long time fans like myself as well as those younger viewers that might not have even seen the first one.

The nostalgic element of the film is perhaps the most well written. Every twist and turn reveals a huge or tiny explanation to the events and habits of the characters that I previously saw in the first film. Questions I never even asked myself, like why Randall's eyes are so squinty or how Sully and Randall's rivalry originated.

Although i absolutely loved the movie, perhaps its because I've waited for 12 years but at some points it left me slightly unsatisfied and I'd have loved for some parts to be explained more thoroughly.

Regardless of my only criticism, the movie made me laugh, cried with tears of joy, almost actually cried and was both heart warming and action packed. What more could you ask for? I urge those fans of the first film as well as anyone that just wants to have a good time at the cinema to see it. It'll be well worth your time!


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