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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site | See more »

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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The design of Archie the Scare Pig was inspired by director John Goodman's dog Carol, a Japanese Chin. . See more »

Goofs

Terry Perry is obviously voiced by Sean Hayes while Terri Perry is voiced by Dave Foley the credits and encyclopedias mistook Terry to be voiced by Dave Foley and Terri to be voiced by Sean Hayes since Dave Foley's voice was heard from Terri and Sean Hayes' voice is heard from Terry. See more »

Quotes

[the Slug from the start of the film finally makes it to Class]
Slug: [Exhausted] Thank Goodness. I made it. First Day of Class.
[Noticing no-one there but a Janitor]
Slug: Hey, where did everyone go?
Janitor: The School Year's over kid. You *missed* it.
[the Slug behind to leave the room, once again at a Slow Rate]
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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 US release of the film. All other versions simply have happy faces drawn in icing on each cupcake. See more »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Reviews: The Good Dinosaur (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Monsters University
Written by Randy Newman
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Nostalgic film for the old and young
17 July 2013 | by clumbjSee all my reviews

The first Monsters Inc. came out when i was just 7 years old and immediately became one of my all time favourites from the day I saw it. With extremely high expectations in mind and excitement especially for Pixar's close attention to relevance (as I am actually at university now myself) I went to see the new one as soon as it came out.

The film is a prequel following closely to our much loved earlier Characters, Mike and later Sully as they present to us their lives prior to the first movie. As well as an adorable new cast of monsters which are equally lovable as the old ones.

To my delight, the film exceeded most if not all my earlier expectations. The plot is well written, funny and most of all extremely heart warming especially to long time fans like myself as well as those younger viewers that might not have even seen the first one.

The nostalgic element of the film is perhaps the most well written. Every twist and turn reveals a huge or tiny explanation to the events and habits of the characters that I previously saw in the first film. Questions I never even asked myself, like why Randall's eyes are so squinty or how Sully and Randall's rivalry originated.

Although i absolutely loved the movie, perhaps its because I've waited for 12 years but at some points it left me slightly unsatisfied and I'd have loved for some parts to be explained more thoroughly.

Regardless of my only criticism, the movie made me laugh, cried with tears of joy, almost actually cried and was both heart warming and action packed. What more could you ask for? I urge those fans of the first film as well as anyone that just wants to have a good time at the cinema to see it. It'll be well worth your time!


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