Monsters University (2013)
October 20, 2022 11:38 AM - Subscribe

A look at the relationship between Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) and James P. "Sully" Sullivan (John Goodman) during their days at Monsters University, when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.

Also starring Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren, Peter Sohn, Joel Murray, Sean Hayes, Dave Foley, Charlie Day, Alfred Molina, Tyler Labine, Nathan Fillion, Aubrey Plaza, Bobby Moynihan, Noah Johnston, Julia Sweeney, Bonnie Hunt, John Krasinski, Bill Hader, John Ratzenberger.

Directed by Dan Scanlon. Written by Dan Scanlon, Daniel Gerson, Robert L. Baird.

Currently streaming in the US on Disney Plus, obviously. JustWatch listing.
posted by DirtyOldTown (8 comments total)
Literally the only Pixar feature that hadn't been posted.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:38 AM on October 20, 2022

Maybe there’s a good reason for that?
posted by Thorzdad at 3:03 PM on October 20, 2022 [1 favorite]

I'm not a fan, but I am a completist, so... yeah.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 3:13 PM on October 20, 2022 [1 favorite]

I mean... it's better than Cars. So there's that.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 3:26 PM on October 20, 2022

I mean... it's better than Cars. So there's that.

That’s a bar so low as to be barely distinguishable from the ground.
posted by Thorzdad at 5:34 PM on October 20, 2022

I'll mildly stand up for this one: it's fine. It's very unneccessary; it suffers terribly by being a prequel, so that the inevitable temptation is to roll straight from this into Monsters Inc and oh, MI is my favorite Pixar and is so so much better; I kinda like the new characters, especially Helen Mirren's Dean Hardscrabble, but again, because prequel, don't get too attached because you won't see them again. But it's fine.

I mean... it's better than Cars.

It's better than The Good Dinosaur, too.

(also, less forgettable than Finding Dory which I saw once and could tell you almost nothing about except, um, aquarium? so.)
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 6:18 PM on October 20, 2022

also, from Wikipedia:
Kelsey Grammer was originally announced to voice Henry J. Waternoose III in the film, replacing James Coburn, who voiced Waternoose in the first film and passed away in 2002. The character was eventually cut from the film.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 6:19 PM on October 20, 2022

I agree with We had a deal, Kyle. It's fine. I wouldn't call it essential, but Aubrey Plaza's character was fun, and it made go go out and buy a Mastodon Album.
posted by MrBadExample at 10:43 AM on October 22, 2022 [1 favorite]

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