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Monsters University


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Monsters University


We all know Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan to be 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.


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Character Design


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Character Design


Young Monsters

How do you make an eyeball look eighteen years old? That's just one question the filmmakers asked when coming up with a younger version of Mike. Set during their formidable college years, Monsters University sees much younger versions of Mike and Sulley. Mike is a little smaller, and even has a retainer, while Sulley is shaggier, thinner and not quite bulked up to the Scarer we know him to be.


Story School

Scare Tactics

Furry Monsters


Mike Wazowski

Mike Wazowskis lifelong dream is to become a Scarer at Monsters, Inc.—and hes sure he knows just how to do it. Ever since he was a young monster, Mikes had his eye on Monsters University, home of the worlds top Scare Program. Now a freshman and hopeful scare student, hes well versed in the rich history, theory and technique required to reach his goal, and the little green one-eyed monster has more confidence, enthusiasm, determination and heart than all of his classmates combined. But unexpected roadblocks derail Mikes plans and hes forced to team up with a group of misfit monsters and an unlikely ally to give it the old college try and pull off the biggest coup in the Universitys history.

 

James P. Sullivan

When it comes to scaring, Sulleys a natural—his abundant size, fierce roar and family legacy of a long line of high-achieving Scarers make him a shoo-in for the esteemed Scare Program at Monsters University. But from the moment the overly confident monster steps his big furry feet on campus, its clear hed rather crack jokes than books—and he learns the hard way that his unfettered talent and family ties can only get him so far. With his ego bruised and future in jeopardy, a stubborn Sulley must put his pride aside, team up with an odd bunch of misfit monsters and actually work if he wants to live up to his true scaring potential.

 

Randy Boggs

Monsters University freshman Randy Boggs has big aspirations for college life. The peculiar lizard-like monster with his host of gangly arms and legs plans to major in Scaring and lead an active social life filled with fun, friends and fraternity parties. If only he could get his embarrassing disappearing habit under control, hed be good to go, because how is he ever going to be a great Scarer if nobody
can see him?

 

Dean Hardscrabble

To Dean Hardscrabble, there are scary monsters and there are all other monsters. Its no surprise she feels this way—she is, after all, a legendary Scarer and Dean of the School of Scaring at Monsters University. Aspiring Scare students must be up for the challenge to impress her, though she is convinced that her assessment of who is truly scary and who is not is never wrong.

 

Scott "Squishy" Squibbles

Scott Squibbles gives new meaning to the term undeclared. A sophomore whose dream of becoming a Scarer was squashed in his first year at Monsters University, Squishy is a bit of a wide-eyed wanderer—small, sweet, naïve and quiet—who, not surprisingly, still lives with his doting mother. But with a little help from his Oozma Kappa brothers, Squishy begins to realize hes more than just that shy monster
in the corner.

 

Don Carlton

Faced with the realities of the economic downturn, Midwestern sales monster Don Carlton finds himself going back to school to learn new skills and pursue a dream career in Scaring. One of Monsters University's “mature” students and a founding member of the Oozma Kappa fraternity, Don brings his honest hardworking spirit to their endeavors, ensuring that his fellow brothers keep their various heads on straight and their array of eyes on the task
at hands.

 

Terri & Terry Perry

When it comes to Terri and Terry, it's hard not to ask, Are two heads really better than one?  These bickering brothers have little in common: Terri with an i is a real romantic who's quick to spot the silver lining in any situation, while older brother Terry with a y sports a more cynical outlook on life. If they can stop squabbling long enough to work with their Oozma Kappa brothers, they might be able to put their heads together-literally-and find their place in Monsters University's Scare Program once and for all.

 

Art

The ultimate free spirit, Art is a mysterious monster with a questionable background. By far the strangest member of the Oozma Kappas, Art bowls over the competition-sometimes literally-with his unique dexterity and wild-card ways. Nothing is scarier than the unpredictable, especially when it comes to this furry ball of bad.

 

Mrs. Squibbles

Ms. Squibbles is a doting, single parent who encourages, accommodates, and more so, coddles her only son, Scott Squishy Squibbles. Squishy is 19 years old and still lives at home, but who can blame him? Ms. Squibbles is Monstropolis best mom—she cooks for him, does his laundry; she even acts as house mom when he has his little friends over
to play fraternity.  

 

Oozma Kappa (OK)

A collection of wholesome, good-natured misfits, the adorable brothers of Oozma Kappa (OK) have bonded over their inability to make it through the Scaring Program.  With only four bodies in the house they don’t even have enough members to compete in the Scare Games, but what they lack in scariness and self-confidence they make up for in heart.  

 

Roar Omega Roar (ROR)

The Roar Omega Roar (ROR) fraternity is made up of the best of the best. Theyre the smartest, most skilled, scariest monsters at Monsters University, and come from families with a long, proud history of scaring.  While the RORs may be preppy in dress, they are ferocious in action and determined to always be on top no matter how ruthless they have to be.  Self-declared as the most elite house on campus, the RORs are lead by President Johnny Worthington who presides over the house like an all-powerful monarch.  Eager to continue their Scare Games winning streak, the RORs will do whatever it takes to stay on top.  

 

Python Nu Kappa (PNK)

Pretty in pink, the sisters of Python Nu Kappa (PNK) are not to be underestimated.  Led by their fearless queen bee Carrie, these ladies are smart, cold-hearted and merciless.  Covered in pink from head to toe, the PNKs sweet exterior quickly turns terrifying when the
Scare Games begin. 

 

Jaws Theta Chi (JOX)

Big on brawn but short on brainpower, the Jaws Theta Chi (JOX) fraternity brothers are rarely seen without their flashy letterman jackets.  The JOX are brutal competitors who never hesitate to do whatever it takes to beat their opponent, even if it’s breaking the rules. Despite practically living at the gym or on the field, these sports-loving monsters often prove that bigger doesn’t always mean better when it comes to scaring. 

 

Eta Hiss Hiss (HSS)

The Eta Hiss Hiss (HSS) sorority has been around since the beginning of Monsters University and the members are as mysterious as they are terrifying.  The HSS sisters might be pale, mysterious and sullen but these intimidating Goth girls are fierce competitors and tough as nails.  Fittingly, their most distinguished alumna is one of the most powerful, scary monsters on campus, who every new scare student strives to impress – Dean Hardscrabble.

 

Slugma Slugma Kappa (EEK)

The athletic sisters of Slugma Slugma Kappa (EEK) spend most of their days working out and running drills to perfect their scaring skills.  Their initiation is a triathlon, and training together 24/7 has strengthened the bonds of sisterhood so much so that these strong, self-assured girls are ready to out-work and out-scare any monster they encounter together. 

 

Archie the Scare Pig

The mascot to archrival school Fear Tech, Archie the Scare Pig is stolen by Sulley as a prank to get in with the Roar Omega Roars. However, Archie is no average pig. With six legs, and plenty of energy, Archie gives Mike and Sulley a run for their money.

 
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World Design


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World Design


The Monster Feel

A big part of the fun in revisiting the Monsters world was figuring out what reads as “University” and finding ways to “monsterize” it. That means designing a world fit for monsters of all sizes. Architecture was created to give it that monster feel, so there are horns and teeth above the doors and windows. Even the trees have scales.


College Days

Monthropology


Campus

The Monsters University campus is huge, and was created to feel like there’s a new possibility around every corner, as life should feel at that age. It also contains some of the most incredible works of architecture ever made including the School of Scaring. Monumental and awe-inspiring, the School of Scaring is the centerpiece of MU.

 

Greek House

Each Greek House at Monsters University reflects the attitude of the fraternity or sorority members living in it. Roar Omega Roar has history, Eta Hiss Hiss is more gothic, and Jaws Theta Chi is, as sets art director Robert Kondo puts it, "as junky as possible without actually
being disgusting."

 

The Scare Games

The Scare Games is an annual competition between the fraternities and sororities to prove who are the scariest monsters.

 

Field Trip

One of the most pivotal scenes in the film is when the Oozma Kappas (OK) take a field trip, and sneak onto the premises of Monsters, Inc. Peering in through a window, they catch a glimpse of a scare floor where all of their heroes are performing actual scares. "Whether they realize it or not," says Director Dan Scanlon, "it's the first time [Mike and Sulley] start to see that they both want the same thing."

 
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Awards


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Awards


 

American Cinema Editors
(ACE) Eddie Awards

Best Edited Animated
Feature Film NOMINee
GREG SNYDER

ASIFA-Hollywood Annie Awards

Best Animated Feature
Production NOMINEE

Animated Effects in an
Animated Production NOMINEEs
Joshua Jenny
Jason Johnston
Matthew Wong
Eric Froemling
Enrique Vila
 

Character ANIMATION in an
Animated Feature
Production NOMINEE
John Chun Chiu Lee 

CHARACTER DESIGN IN AN
ANIMATED FEATURE
PRODUCTION NOMINEE:
Chris Sasaki  

Music in an Animated
Feature Production NOMINEE
Randy Newman

Production Design in an
Animated Feature
Production NOMINEEs:
Ricky Nierva
Robert Kondo
Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi
 


Storyboarding in an Animated
Feature Production WINNER
Dean Kelly 

Voice Acting in an Animated
Feature Production NOMINEE
Billy Crystal as
the voice of Mike 


Writing in an Animated Feature
Production NOMINEEs
Daniel Gerson
Robert L. Baird
Dan Scanlon
 

Editorial in an Animated
Feature Production NOMINEEs
Greg Snyder
Gregory Amundson
Steve Bloom
 


British Academy of Film and
Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards


Best Animated Film NOMINEE

Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA)
Critics’ Choice Movie Awards


Best Animated Feature NOMINEE

Hollywood Film Award

Hollywood Animation Award

Cinema Audio Society (CAS) Awards

Original Dialogue Mixer NOMINEE
Doc Kane

Re-recording Mixer NOMINEEs
Michael Semanick, CAS
Gary Summers

Scoring Mixer NOMINEE
David Boucher

Foley Mixer NOMINEE
Corey Tyler

Golden Reel Awards

Best Sound Editing in an Animated Feature
(English or Foreign Language)
(Includes ADR, Dialogue,
Sound Effects, and Foley) NOMINEE

International Press Academy (IPA) Satellite Awards

Motion Picture, Animated
or Mixed Media
NOMINEE

People’s Choice Awards

Favorite Family Movie NOMINEE

Producers Guild of America (PGA) Awards NOMINEE

Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards

Outstanding Created Environment in an
Animated Feature Motion Picture NOMINEE

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Credits


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Credits


DIRECTED BY
DAN SCANLON

PRODUCED BY
Kori Rae, p.g.a.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton,
Pete Docter, Lee Unkrich

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Nicole Paradis Grindle

STORY BY
Dan Scanlon
Daniel Gerson & Robert L. Baird

SCREENPLAY BY
Daniel Gerson & Robert L. Baird
Dan Scanlon

ORIGINAL SCORE COMPOSED BY
Randy Newman

STORY SUPERVISOR
Kelsey Mann
Jason Katz

FILM EDITOR
Greg Snyder

PRODUCTION DESIGNER
Ricky Nierva

SUPERVISING TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Sanjay Bakshi

SUPERVISING TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Guido Quaroni

PRODUCTION MANAGER
David Park

SUPERVISING ANIMATORS
Scott Clark

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY-CAMERA
Matt Aspbury

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY-LIGHTING
Jean-Claude Kalache

CHARACTER SUPERVISORS
Christian Hoffman
Sanjay Bakshi
Kelsey Mann

SETS SUPERVISOR
David Eisenmann

SIMULATION SUPERVISOR
Christine Waggoner

EFFECTS SUPERVISOR
Jon Reisch

CHARACTER ART DIRECTOR
Jason Deamer

SET DESIGN & SHADING ART DIRECTOR
Robert Kondo

LIGHTING DESIGN & CHARACTER SHADING
Daisuke "Dice" Tsutsumi

GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SUPERVISOR
David Ryu

RENDERING SUPERVISOR
Alexander Kolliopoulos

CROWD LEADS
Adam Burke

CROWD TECHNICAL SUPERVISOR
J.D. Northrup

SOUND DESIGNER
Tom Myers
 

CAST
 

MIKE
Billy Crystal

SULLIVAN
John Goodman

RANDY
Steve Buscemi

DEAN HARDSCRABBLE
Helen Mirren

SQUISHY
Peter Sohn

DON
Joel Murray

TERRI
Sean P. Hayes

TERRY
Dave Foley

ART
Charlie Day

PROFESSOR KNIGHT
Alfred Molina

GREEK COUNCIL VP
Tyler Labine

JOHNNY
Nathan Fillion

GREEK COUNCIL PREDIDENT
Aubrey Plaza

CHET
Bobby Moynihan

GORDON
Noah Johnston

MRS. SQUIBBLES
Julia Sweeney

MS. GRAVES
Bonnie Hunt

FRANK
John Krasinski

REFEREE/SLUG
Bill Hader

PNK/CARRIE
Beth Behrs
ROZ
Bob Petersen

YETI
John Ratzenberger