“Monsters University” is a 2013 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Dan Scanlon and produced by Kori Rae, it is the 14th feature film from Pixar.
“Monsters University” is a prequel to the 2001 film “Monsters, Inc.” and provides a backstory to the film’s central characters, James P. “Sulley” Sullivan and Mike Wazowski. Voiced once again by John Goodman and Billy Crystal, respectively, the film tells the story of how these two monsters met in college and became best friends, despite their initial rivalry.
The movie follows Mike and Sulley during their time at Monsters University, where they are studying to become “scarers”. Though they start out as rivals, they eventually end up working together, leading to the strong friendship we see in “Monsters, Inc.”
“Monsters University” also features the voices of Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren, Peter Sohn, Joel Murray, Sean Hayes, Dave Foley, Charlie Day, and Alfred Molina. The film was met with positive reviews from critics and audiences alike, praising its humor, animation, and voice acting, though some felt it did not quite live up to the high standard set by “Monsters, Inc.” Nevertheless, it was a box office success, grossing over $743 million worldwide.
Duration: 104 min.