• Monsters University (2013)

Monsters University

Release Date: June 21st, 2013

DVD Release Date: October 29th, 2013

G |1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary

Ever since he was a kid monster, Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) has dreamed of becoming a Scarer. To make his dream a reality, he enrolls at Monsters University. During his first semester, he meets Sulley (John Goodman), a natural-born Scarer. Sulley and Mike engage in a fierce rivalry that ultimately gets them both kicked out of MU's elite Scare Program. To make things right, Mike and Sulley -- along with a bunch of misfit monsters -- will have to learn to work together.

Cast: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Dame Helen Mirren, Peter Sohn, Joel Murray, Sean Hayes, Dave Foley

Director: Dan Scanlon

Genres: Children , Fantasy , Adventure , Animated , Comedy

Production Co: Pixar Animation Studios

Distributors: Walt Disney

Keywords: Friend, Friendship, Heartwarming, Amusing, Playful, Rivalry, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    As a piece of summer entertainment, this strenuously upbeat prequel to Pixar's "Monsters, Inc." passes with vibrant colors and will, of course, excel at the box office...But as an offering from Pixar, the studio that set the platinum standard for contemporary animated features, it's an awful disappointment — and one more reason to worry about Pixar's future under Disney ownership.

  • 50
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    A humdrum straight line of a film, Monsters University never surprises, goes off in unexpected directions or throws you for a loop in the manner of the best Pixar stories. Nor does it come close to elating through the sheer imagination of its conceits and storytelling. show more

  • 55
    Jordan HoffmanFilm.com

    This is design work of the highest caliber and it is impossible to not enjoy simply watching these little buggers run around. It is unfortunate, however, that the creativity, originality and propulsive storytelling found in the original “Monsters Inc.” just didn’t matriculate with them. show more

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Nominated Animated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)