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Monsters University

"School never looked this scary."

2013-06-19 Animation 1hr 44m

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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A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University — when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.

  • Released
    2013-06-19
  • Revenue
    $743,600,000
  • Budget
    $200,000,000
  • Runtime
    1hr 44m
  • Genre
    Animation, Family
  • Status
    Released
  • Language
    English
  • imdb-logo
    7.2
  • Production
    Pixar, Walt Disney Pictures

Crew

Dan Scanlon
Director
Daniel Gerson
Screenplay
Kori Rae
Producer

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Cast

Billy Crystal

Billy Crystal

Mike Wazowski (voice)
John Goodman

John Goodman

James 'Sulley' Sullivan (voice)
Steve Buscemi

Steve Buscemi

Randall Boggs (voice)
Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren

Dean Hardscrabble (voice)
Peter Sohn

Peter Sohn

Scott 'Squishy' Squibbles (voice)
Joel Murray

Joel Murray

Don Carlton (voice)
Sean Hayes

Sean Hayes

Terri Perry (voice)
Dave Foley

Dave Foley

Terry Perry (voice)
Charlie Day

Charlie Day

Art (voice)
Alfred Molina

Alfred Molina

Professor Knight (voice)
Tyler Labine

Tyler Labine

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Nathan Fillion

Nathan Fillion

Johnny Worthington (voice)
Aubrey Plaza

Aubrey Plaza

Claire Wheeler (voice)
Bobby Moynihan

Bobby Moynihan

Chet Alexander (voice)
Noah Johnston

Noah Johnston

Young Mike (voice)
Julia Sweeney

Julia Sweeney

Ms. Squibbles (voice)
Bonnie Hunt

Bonnie Hunt

Karen Graves (voice)
John Krasinski

John Krasinski

Frank McCay (voice)
Bill Hader

Bill Hader

Referee / Slug (voice)
Beth Behrs

Beth Behrs

Carrie Williams (voice)
Bob Peterson

Bob Peterson

Roz (voice)
John Ratzenberger

John Ratzenberger

Yeti (voice)
Lori Alan

Lori Alan

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Carlos Alazraqui

Carlos Alazraqui

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Jack Angel

Jack Angel

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Bob Bergen

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Gregg Berger

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Rodger Bumpass

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Ava Acres

Ava Acres

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Sherry Lynn

Sherry Lynn

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Paul Lazenby

Paul Lazenby

Monster (voice, uncredited)
Aramé Scott

Aramé Scott

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Joseph John Schirle

Joseph John Schirle

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Kristen Li

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Mason Cook

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Makenna Cowgill

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Tyree Brown

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Tara Strong

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Mindy Sterling

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Bret Parker

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Colleen O'Shaughnessey

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Laraine Newman

Laraine Newman

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David Neher

David Neher

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Pam Murphy

Pam Murphy

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Matthew Mercer

Matthew Mercer

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Alec Medlock

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Allan McLeod

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Mickie McGowan

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Tricia McAlpin

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Jess Harnell

Jess Harnell

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Mike Hanford

Mike Hanford

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Daniel Gerson

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Teresa Ganzel

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Donald Fullilove

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Andy Fischer-Price

Andy Fischer-Price

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Keith Ferguson

Keith Ferguson

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Bill Farmer

Bill Farmer

Photographer (voice)
Paul Eiding

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Greg Dykstra

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John Cygan

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Sean Conroy

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Brooke Klinger

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Nikolas Michailidis

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Marley Pearson

Marley Pearson

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Lindsay Lefler

Lindsay Lefler

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Reviews for Monsters University
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A Review by Ruuz 7

Written by Ruuz on 2017-05-13

Monsters University, it’s great, it’s the best thing Pixar’s brought out in the past three years leading up to it. It’s enjoyable, it’s well... read more

Monsters University, it’s great, it’s the best thing Pixar’s brought out in the past three years leading up to it. It’s enjoyable, it’s well casted and it’s cute without being too cheesy. It’s also the third miss in a row for Pixar. MU, just like Brave (and unlike Cars 2) is filled with merit, and well worth watching. But in 1995 when Pixar came out swinging with Toy Story, people expect that sort of a trend to continue. Which it did! Right up until 2006, when they released their seventh film (Cars); the first film they’d gotten behind that didn’t blow audiences world wide out of the Goddamn water. Pixar’s limped up and down the approval ladder ever since, with MU sitting comfortably somewhere in the middle. It is a great film. Especially for a kids’ film, especially for a prequel, all of that, but it is not the return to greatness audiences keep hoping for. It plays it safe, it lulls in the dreary, rarely well-pulled-off format of “College Comedy” (which is again, a safe area to sit in). It may not be as triumphant as the original, but it’s not all together disappointing either. The film does what virtually any film with large amount of money behind it does: It stands in front of you for an hour and a half, does its job in the entertainment industry of “entertaining” you, then it sidles out, leaving you smiling, but not thoroughly satisfied. It takes as few risks as possible, and vehemently avoids anything new, just in case it pisses people off, and risks not making their money back. It’s fine, people of the world are used to this, it’s a fun ride, and then it’s done. Worth your money, worth your time, but not what people have come to expect from the powerhouse of Pixar’s heyday. 74% -Gimly

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A Review by r96sk 7

Written by r96sk on 2020-07-18

A fun prequel to <em>'Monsters, Inc.'</em>. It isn't on the same level as the preceding film, but <em>'Monsters University'</em> is a ple... read more

A fun prequel to <em>'Monsters, Inc.'</em>. It isn't on the same level as the preceding film, but <em>'Monsters University'</em> is a pleasing film nonetheless. It takes a trip backwards in time to see Mike and Sully pre-Inc. and it comes out good, it doesn't have as much as heart but the comedy is still there at a strong level. John Goodman (Sully) and Billy Crystal (Mike) are again fantastic, while Helen Mirren comes in as a new character, Hardscrabble, and gives a pleasant performance. I don't love the other new characters, but they certainly serve a purpose and play a part. The plot is entertaining, it drops a little bit once the competition begins but everything is still enjoyable - the 104 minute run time flies by. I think I would've preferred a sequel story featuring a grown up Boo (admittedly not sure in what way), but this production is a suitable attachment to the quality 2001 original.

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A Review by johnmills 10

Written by johnmills on 2021-04-07

This is a great movie. The quality of animation is amazing, and they captured the University feel perfectly. Lots of fun little scenes, back... read more

This is a great movie. The quality of animation is amazing, and they captured the University feel perfectly. Lots of fun little scenes, backgrounds, and homages to the original movie.

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A Review by Geronimo1967 7

Written by Geronimo1967 on 2023-12-09

It might have been a better idea to rather than follow up "Monsters, Inc." (2001) with a sequel, instead to wait twelve years and tell us al... read more

It might have been a better idea to rather than follow up "Monsters, Inc." (2001) with a sequel, instead to wait twelve years and tell us all just how "Sully" and "Mike" et al actually met. So off we go to university where the takes it all for granted "Sully" is a natural at scaring folks, "Mike" - well he couldn't scare the skin off a custard! Initially, it's "Randall" that makes more of an impact on the young green cyclops and, indeed, he and his big wooly colleague really can't stand the sight of each other. A fluke of misfortune forces them to get their act together, though, after they manage to seriously annoy "Dean Hardscrabble" who throws them out of scare class. Only by forming their own fraternity can they hope to survive in the "Scare Games" - winning them being the only way to assuage their furious professor and get back to class. Loads of enjoyable escapades follow as they have to learn to rely upon and trust one another. The mischievous "Randall" shows us some early signs of his duplicity and the competitive nature of the episodic narrative works well at allowing the characters to have fun as they begin that lifelong bond (or not). The writing provides for some humour as we build to a denouement that isn't exactly a surprise, but is still just a little quirkier than expected. Not so good as the first one, but as a re-invention of some amiable characters goes, this is a quickly paced adventure that's not bad at all.

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A Review by Gimly

Monsters University, it’s great, it’s the best thing Pixar’s brought out in the past three years leading up to it. It’s enjoyable, it’s well casted and it’s cute without being too cheesy. It’s also the third miss in a row for Pixar. MU, ...

reviewer avatar

A Review by Ruuz 7

Written by Ruuz on 2017-05-13

Monsters University, it’s great, it’s the best thing Pixar’s brought out in the past three years leading up to it. It’s enjoyable, it’s well casted and it’s cute without being too cheesy. It’s also th...

read more
reviewer avatar

A Review by r96sk 7

Written by r96sk on 2020-07-18

A fun prequel to <em>'Monsters, Inc.'</em>. It isn't on the same level as the preceding film, but <em>'Monsters University'</em> is a pleasing film nonetheless. It takes a trip backwards in time to...

read more
reviewer avatar

A Review by johnmills 10

Written by johnmills on 2021-04-07

This is a great movie. The quality of animation is amazing, and they captured the University feel perfectly. Lots of fun little scenes, backgrounds, and homages to the original movie....

read more
reviewer avatar

A Review by Geronimo1967 7

Written by Geronimo1967 on 2023-12-09

It might have been a better idea to rather than follow up "Monsters, Inc." (2001) with a sequel, instead to wait twelve years and tell us all just how "Sully" and "Mike" et al actually met. So off we ...

read more