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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mike (voice)
... Sullivan (voice)
... Randy (voice)
... Dean Hardscrabble (voice)
... Squishy (voice)
... Don (voice)
... Terri (voice) (as Sean P. Hayes)
... Terry (voice)
... Art (voice)
... Professor Knight (voice)
... Greek Council VP (voice)
... Johnny (voice)
... Greek Council President (voice)
... Chet (voice)
... 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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21 June 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Monsters Inc. 2  »

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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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Trivia

STUDIO TRADEMARK: Professor Knight's lecture hall is room A113, a room at CalArts where animation classes are taught. See more »

Goofs

When Mike punches the bed to show Sulley all of his shedded fur, much of it falls on his head. In the next shot, the fur has disappeared. 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

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

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References Gladiator (2000) See more »

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Written by Eric Miller
Performed by MarchFourth Marching Band
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Two for the Money
4 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

The Pixar classic "Monsters, Inc." called out for a prequel in the same way that "Cars" called out for one sequel and one brand extension which is to say not at all. Anyway, the studio needs to bring in revenue while it works to recover from "Brave" so out comes this exploration of Mike and Sully's origin story. Even given the original already established the universe, the story still lacks originality with fairly stock characters and situations. The writing fully lacks the crackling lines of the original and is someone maudlin and overly dramatic for a kids animated comedy. Billy Crystal and the always excellent John Goodman put in a journeyman effort but their occupation of the AARP demographic while playing teenagers does raise the question of why Disney didn't just find some sound-a-like younger actors (Billy Crystal's "Lawn Gyland" accent invites easy imitation). The animation does present some great architectural shots and is colorful and entertaining. In short, had the original never existed "Monster's U" would sit as a pleasant but forgettable summer popcorn experience.


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