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Mike's New Car (2002)

Not Rated | | Animation, Short, Comedy | Video 9 August 2002
Mike's bought a new 6-wheel-drive car, and he can't wait to show it off to Sulley. Only problem is, Mike hasn't exactly mastered the controls yet, and they're pretty complicated.

Directors:

Pete Docter, Roger Gould

Writers:

Pete Docter (original story), Jeff Pidgeon (story) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
Billy Crystal ... Mike (voice)
John Goodman ... Sullivan (voice)
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Storyline

Mike has a surprise for his pal Sullivan: Mike's gotten a new car, one with six-wheel drive. He invites Sullivan to hop in and they'll go for a spin. At that point, problems arise: first Sullivan's cramped, then Mike has a seat belt problem, gets locked out, and suffers indignities before Sullivan figures out how to unlock the car to let him back in. All sorts of gadgets misfire, until finally Mike has the car in gear, ready to roll. What was it again that was wrong with his old car? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Trivia

The first Pixar short to take characters and situations from one of their previously established works. See more »

Quotes

Mike Wazowski: [Sully had just broken off the rearview mirror. Mike grabs it from him] Get out of the car! Out! Out!
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Referenced in Monsters University (2013) See more »

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Manic and funny but mostly for kids
1 September 2003 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

With the money from his new found fame and success, Mike buys a brand new powerful car to replace his old one. With state of the art gadgets and controls, Mike is eager to show it off to Sully. However this car is a little more complex than his last model.

When I borrowed the Monsters Inc DVD off some friends I was impressed by the sheer number of extras on it, whether the tv spots or the weird Japanese games or the outtakes etc. Of all the things additional to the movie, this short is the second best extra (the best being the musical `Put That Thing Back Where it Came From Or So Help Me').

Although it relies much more on physical humour than the film does I must admit to still being tickled by it. It appealed to the toddler audience a lot more simply because there were no real `over the head' jokes aimed at adults and not at the kids – plus it involved one character being hurt!

Overall I enjoyed this short and, when I watch Monsters Inc with any young relatives, I always make sure that the musical and this short are part of the viewing agenda.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 2002 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

El coche nuevo de Mike See more »

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