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Monsters University (2013)

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A look at the relationship between Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) and James P. "Sully" Sullivan (John Goodman) during their days at Monsters University, when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.

Director:

Dan Scanlon

Writers:

Dan Scanlon (story by), Daniel Gerson (story by) | 4 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 (Billy Crystal) and James P. "Sully" Sullivan (John Goodman) 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. This movie unlocks the door to how Mike and Sully overcame their differences and became the best of friends. Written by Disney/Pixar

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The School of Scaring building is a visual homage to the famous H.P. Lovecraft monster, Cthulhu. The green central dome is clearly designed in the shape of a head (with skylights placed strategically as eyes) and the columns flanking the main entrance (which itself is lined with teeth) bear a strong resemblance to Cthulhu's mouth-tentacles. 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

Terry: [as the First Challenge of the Scare Games is about to start] Good luck, ladies.
PNK Carrie: Thanks! We're gonna rip you to pieces!
[She and the her Teammates hiss at Mike's Team with their Eyes Glowing Red]
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

When Randy tries to fit in the fraternities, he bakes cupcakes that have icing on them that spell out "Be My Pal". After his plate is disturbed, he is holding four of them reading "lame." This is only in the English-speaking country releases of the film. All other international versions simply have happy faces drawn in icing on each cupcake. See more »


Soundtracks

Island
Written by Brann Dailor, Brent Hinds, Bill Kelliher, Troy Sanders
Performed by Mastodon
Courtesy of Relapse Records, Inc.
[monster mom listens to it in her car]
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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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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

Gross USA:

$268,492,764

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$743,559,607
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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