Monsters University

Theatrical Release: June 21, 2013
DVD Release: October 29, 2013
Monsters University


A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at the University of Fear — when they weren’t necessarily the best of friends.

Dove Review

This is a delightful imaginative movie for the entire family. The animation is bursting with vivid colors and is eye candy for the audience. The story is a “prequel” which takes place before “Monsters Inc.” Mike Wazowski (voiced by Billy Crystal) meets Sully (John Goodman) and both hope to win a contest to attend “Monsters University”. The laughs are plenty, the characters delightful, and the 3D I saw was awesome. Everyone, little and big kids alike laughed heartily at the screening I attended. In one scene early in the film Mike finds a nickel on the bus and says, “I wish I had pockets”. Everyone who has seen Mike will appreciate this joke.

Mike and Sully, although not friendly at first, end up on the same team during the “Scare Games”. One comical sign in the cafeteria says, “Go Monsters! Beat Fear Tech!” One of the plot twists in this film is whether or not Mike can be frightening enough to be considered a real “scarer”. The movie features themes of determination and friendship. This delightful film is happily awarded our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages. Make sure to check if there are any monsters hiding under your bed and when you’re done, see this movie soon!

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: Dummies-1; Squirt-1
Violence: A character bumps into another character; some fantasy violence such as a character slapping other character in head.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: A character steals a pig mascot; talk of slobber and drool; some characters are slimed but it is in good fun; part of the monster's job is to scare kids; some monsters show teeth and look scary but no child I screened the film with seemed to be afraid.


Company: Disney
Director: Dan Scanlon
Producer: Kori Rae
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 110 min.
Starring: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter