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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

Writers:

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

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

During the pig chase scene, Sully runs through a small gathering of students and accidentally smashes the guitar of a monster who is singing a ballad to some other monsters. This is likely a reference to a famous scene in National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) where 'Charming Guy' is crooning to a couple women on the stairs during a toga party at the Delta Tau Chi fraternity. Bluto (John Belushi) listens to a couple lines but suddenly grabs the guitar and smashes it against the wall. See more »

Goofs

In Monsters Inc., Mike tells Sulley "You've been jealous of my good looks since the fourth grade, pal." However, according to this movie, they did not meet or become friends until they went to college together. The producers have stated that Mike was merely using an expression. See more »

Quotes

[the RORs are selling all kinds of media with the humiliating photo of Oozma Kappa from their party the previous night]
Mike Wazowski: Hey, what do you think you're doing?
Johnny: Raising a little money for charity.
Mike Wazowski: Yeah, well stop it!
Johnny: You want us to stop raising money for charity? That's not cool.
Chet: This guy hates charity
Mike Wazowski: [angrily] We'd like you to stop making us look like fools.
Johnny: Hey, you're making yourself look like fools. Lets be honest, boys. You're never gonna be real scarers, cause real scarers look like us. But ...
[...]
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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

Also on Mike's calender, the English-speaking country versions says "Scare Finals". All other international versions use the same "happy face" from the cupcakes. See more »

Connections

References Mike's New Car (2002) See more »

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Written by Eric Miller
Performed by MarchFourth Marching Band
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Not great, but totally fun
23 June 2013 | by zetesSee all my reviews

A prequel to one of Pixar's most beloved films, Monsters Inc. In all honesty, I wasn't looking forward to this one too much. A sequel would have been a better option. Like the Toy Story movies, it should take place a long while later, and Mike and Sully should meet back up with a teenage Boo or something. Boo was the soul of that movie, and, of course, in a prequel, Boo can't exist. Instead, we get the story of how Mike and Sully met in college. The story is made up of a ton of college movie clichés in the Monsters world. And it's fine. Not great, nothing really special, but it's very enjoyable and the animation is gorgeous. The last time I revisited Monsters Inc., the animation seemed a little primitive, but Pixar has more than perfected it now, and I loved seeing the wonderful monster designs. Steve Buscemi, the villain from the first film, is prominent in the cast again. Other famous cast members include Nathan Fillion, Sean Hayes, Dave Foley, Charlie Day, Aubrey Plaza and Alfred Molina. The most memorable new character is Dean Hardscrabble, played by Helen Mirren. The design, kind of a centipede dragon, is extremely cool and actually pretty creepy.


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