Overall Rank: 642
Average Rating: 3/4
# of Ratings: 145
Theatrical Release Date: 06/21/2013
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 10/29/2013
Genre: Animation, Adventure
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Dan Scanlon
Actors: John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Helen Mirren, Steve Buscemi, Charlie Day, Joel Murray
Plot: Before Monsters Inc., Mike and Sulley had to attend the University of Fear - where the two didn't exactly get along. -- Chris Kavan
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 08/04/2019
While it exists more for nostalgia purposes than anything else, this is a fine prequel to a far superior animated classic.
Matthew Brady - wrote on 07/21/2014
Okay we had cars 2 and brave not very good movies but after watching this movie pixar is back at they best. This is not as good as the Original but as a movie it is really good.I mean the animation just keeps getting better and better.
Snoogans - wrote on 11/20/2013
'Monsters University' is a mundane prequel to 'Monsters Inc'. The story is predictable and there is a severe lack in humor. It follows the college movie tropes to a fault. Much opportunity is missed. The personalities and creative designs of the new characters offsets some of that. The finale does offer a slight turn in plot. It's just average to the core.
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sreekirch - wrote on 12/01/2013
It is party time! A prequel now! Monsters University has come onboard by Pixar and Scanlon. Pixar knows Scanlon as their story artist since Cars and Toy Story 3. Now he has a big job. He has to direct a prequel of Monsters Inc. For those who have watched Monsters Inc, there are no big surprises, as we know that both Mike and Sullivan are the best friends. But now they are in the university, to scare people. Hey is this necessary? I am doubting too much on this question. What’s the point of this prequel ? Monsters University is made for money. I am serious folks. No joking here. Did Pixar believe that all might have not seen Monsters Inc? If then, Monsters University should have come first and then Monsters Inc would have made it somewhat better. But vice versa does not quite work. But …
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 10/30/2013
The film evolves around Mike and Sulley's adventure in Monsters University. It starts of slow then it becomes interesting especially during the plot twist where you would think everything is alright with Mike's ability to scare. The background characters were funny, soundtrack was apt and screenplay though more serious than Monsters Inc., was still entertaining. It's great to see more depth between the friendship of our protagonists and its enticing how they all started. Animation was smooth as always coming from Pixar. Overall, a lot can be picked-up for both kids and adults alike such as friendship, honesty, hard-work, companionship,and cooperation. Not as funny or better than Monsters Inc., still way better than most animated flicks of the year.
Chris Kavan - wrote on 10/17/2013
I admit that I have always admired Pixar because of their ability to create quality original films. Wall E, The Incredibles and Up are not just among my favorite animated films - but they are just some of the best films around. Recently there has been a rash of sequels (both released and upcoming) and I also admit it was a bit worrying. I thought the Toy Story movies continued to get better and better, but I didn't think many other films needed any more help. Monsters University isn't a sequel, it's a prequel and, I'm happy to say, it continues the Pixar tradition of having a strong story, incredible animation and top-notch talent involved all-around.
Monsters Inc. pretty much spells out that although Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sully (John Goodman) are good friends - they may have not …
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