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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 & 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 »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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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, 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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Trivia

John Goodman's 3rd Pixar film after Monsters, Inc. (2001) and Cars (2006). See more »

Goofs

The textbook chapter on the Cobra Hiss explains the eyes need to be opened to 110% capacity, but the diagram wrongly depicts this as an angle with the eyes open at 110 degrees. See more »

Quotes

Sulley: [after Oozma Kappa successfully completed the 4th challenge of the Scare Games, in 2nd place] Hey Dean Hardscrabble. When we get into the Scaring Program, you'll sure be blown away.
Dean Hardscrabble: [sighs] Tomorrow, each of you must prove that you are undeniably scary, and I know, for a fact... that one of you is not.
[points at Mike, Sulley is confused]
Sulley: No. He works harder than anyone.
Dean Hardscrabble: But do you think he scary?
Sulley: He's the heart and soul of the team!
Dean Hardscrabble: [repeating herself] Do you think hes scary?
[...]
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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

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.207 (2013) See more »

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Island
Written by Brann Dailor, Brent Hinds, Bill Kelliher, Troy Sanders
Performed by Mastodon
Courtesy of Relapse Records, Inc.
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A must see prequel
9 July 2013 | by AvidClimberSee all my reviews

Monsters University is the prequel to Monsters inc., a wildly popular animation by Pixar. It's basically a college movie set in the monster world, but with a nice deviation from the standard.

The good. Still the same incredibly interesting world with all its colors, fantastic creatures, and quirks. Interesting story, especially for the twist. Great animation, as usual. Easily enjoyable by adults. Perfect ending. Excellent voice acting.

The bad. Lots of college movie, underdogs, and jocks versus nerds clichés.

The ugly. Nothing.

The result. If you liked the first one, you'll like this one too.


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