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Roz

"Roz, my tender, oozing blossom you're looking fabulous today. Is that a new haircut? Come on, tell me. It's a new haircut, isn't it? That's got to be a new haircut. New make-up? You've had a lift. You've had a tuck. You've had something. Something has been inserted in your skin that makes you look like..."
—Mike's comments on Roz

Roz is a character in Monsters, Inc. and Monsters University. She is a large yellow slug-like monster with a tuft of white and gray pointed hair on the top of her head. She wears a maroon sweater and black horn-rimmed glasses with supporting chains and speaks in a rough, masculine-sounding voice.

In Monsters At Work, it is revealed she has a sister named Roze.

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Roz is a supporting character in the movie. She appears to be the key master and administrator for Scare Floor F, holding all the keys to children's closet doors at Monsters, Inc. She is responsible for receiving all of the paperwork done by Mike Wazowski, and she often works in an office near Scare Floor F which can be separated from the rest of the factory via a retractable shutter. Roz slams the shutter shut on Mike's fingers at one point, injuring them.

Near the end of the film, it turns out that Roz is Agent #001 of the CDA. She reveals that she was working undercover for two and a half years at Monsters Inc. and that Mike and Sulley nearly blew it all when Boo came into their care. However, she does give credit for them exposing Henry J. Waternoose as the scandal she was trying to bust. She gives Mike and Sulley five minutes to return Boo back to her room before anything more happens to her. After Boo's door is shredded, Roz says that Boo's invasion never happened and that she doesn't want to see any paperwork about it, contrary to her demands earlier in the film. During this phase, Roz wears a yellow version of her iconic red sweater, with "CDA" printed on the right side and "001" printed on the left side.

She is not seen again for the rest of the film, but frequently appears in the outtakes. One example is when she unexpectedly pops out of a bathroom stall and startles Sulley, who has opened the bathroom door to get Boo. Another is when her fellow CDA agents surprisingly find her taking place of George Sanderson, after he gets his fur shaved off and is showered with disinfectant. The third is when Sulley tries to show Boo that the closet is empty, only to find it occupied by Roz saying "Guess who!" In all three outtakes, Roz makes her infamous laugh, "Ahh-haa-haa!" and sends others bursting into laughter.

Monsters University

Roz makes a quick cameo in Monsters University when Mike and Sulley are able to escape from the human camp and are taken by her CDA lackeys. She is shown wearing her own customized CDA bodysuit, with the eye lenses and air grille specially made in the shape of her horn-rimmed glasses and constant scowl and a transparent glass (or plastic) dome revealing her hair. Although Roz`s uniform covers her entire body, including the face, her size, shape, hairdo, and voice all give away her identity.

When Terri asks what's going to happen to Mike and Sulley, Roz states that Dean Hardscrabble will decide that. But to rest assured, she then adds that she will be watching them, "Always watching," foreshadowing M.I.

Personality

Roz is constantly petulant and blasé, and she is always seen frowning in almost every one of her appearances. She is especially stern to Mike, who she is constantly irritated by due to his incompetence; to the point where she slams a metal door onto his fingers with little warning. Roz's administrative role makes her constantly discuss paperwork with her coworkers, especially Mike who frequently forgets to file his paperwork. However, she does have a soft side, as she lets Sulley say goodbye to Boo before her door is shredded.

In the outtakes, she is shown to have a joking and playful side, as she interrupts various scenes by surprising her fellow 'actors'. These outtakes are the only times when Roz is genuinely smiling and laughing.

Trivia

  • She is one of the few female characters voiced by a man, in this case, Bob Peterson (albeit slightly higher-pitched to sound more feminine).
  • Roz bears some resemblance to Muriel Finster from the show Recess, since the two are both portrayed as elderly females that sport squinty eyes, horn-rimmed glasses and grouchy demeanors.
  • Whenever Roz notices the CDA coming, she slams down the shutter separating her office from the rest of the factory, probably to prevent everyone else from figuring out that she is really their leader.
  • Roz is very similar to Jabba the Hutt from the Star Wars film series, due to her appearance, voice, and personality.
  • Roz appeared at the beginning of the introductory video at The Science Behind Pixar along with Mr. Ray from Finding Nemo to greet the visitors and provide them with safety precautions. She also appears at the end of the video to inform the visitors that the video is over and says that she will miss them once they leave the theater.
  • Roz is similar to Ethyl Phillips from the 1991-94 television series Dinosaurs in personality.

Quotes

  • "Don't let it happen again."
  • "I'm watching you, Wazowski. Always watching. Always!"
  • "This office is now closed!"
Mr Ray: "Welcome aboard, explorers! Mr. Ray here, your science teacher for the day. Let's get this show started! I want all optical orbits up front, and remember, we keep our supraesophageal ganglion to ourselves. That means you, Jimmy!"
Roz: "And hello, it's me, Roz. You monsters make sure that your tentacles and horns are not blocking anyone's view. And no food or drinks in the exhibit. Let's get started."
—Mr. Ray and Roz at the beginning of The Science Behind Pixar introductory video.
"This theater is now closed. Exit to the left to get to the exhibit. I'll miss each and every one of you. See, I'm crying, boo-hoo."
—Roz at the end of The Science Behind Pixar introductory video.

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Monsters, Inc.

2001 American film by Pete Docter

For the equipment manufacturer company "Monster Inc.", see Monster Cable. For the franchise, see Monsters, Inc. (franchise). For the 2001 video game, see Monsters, Inc. (video game).

Monsters, Inc. is a 2001 American computer-animated[2]monstercomedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. Featuring the voices of John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, Mary Gibbs and Jennifer Tilly, the film was directed by Pete Docter in his directorial debut, and executive produced by John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton. The film centers on two monsters—James P. "Sulley" Sullivan and his one-eyed partner and best friend Mike Wazowski—employed at the titular energy-producing factory Monsters, Inc., which generates power by scaring human children. However, the monster world believes that the children are toxic, and when one sneaks into the factory, that child must be returned home before it is too late.

Docter began developing the film in 1996, and wrote the story with Jill Culton, Jeff Pidgeon and Ralph Eggleston. Stanton wrote the screenplay with screenwriter Daniel Gerson. The characters went through many incarnations over the film's five-year production process. The technical team and animators found new ways to simulate fur and cloth realistically for the film. Randy Newman, who composed the music for Pixar's three prior films, returned to compose for its fourth.

Upon its release on November 2, 2001, Monsters, Inc. received critical acclaim and was a commercial success,[3] grossing over $577 million worldwide to become the third highest-grossing film of 2001.[1] The film won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for "If I Didn't Have You" and was nominated for the first Best Animated Feature, but lost to DreamWorks' Shrek, and was also nominated for Best Original Score and Best Sound Editing. Monsters, Inc. saw a 3D re-release in theaters on December 19, 2012. A prequel titled Monsters University, which was directed by Dan Scanlon, was released on June 21, 2013. A television series/sequel titled Monsters at Work premiered on Disney+ on July 7, 2021.

Plot[edit]

In a world inhabited by monsters, the city of Monstropolis is powered by energy from the screams of human children. At the Monsters, Incorporated factory, skilled monsters employed as "scarers" venture into the human world to scare children and harvest their screams, through doors that activate portals to children's bedroom closets. The field is considered dangerous, as human children are believed to be toxic. Energy production is falling because children are becoming less easily scared, and the company's CEO, Henry J. Waternoose III, is determined to find a solution to the problem. Scarer James P. "Sulley" Sullivan and his roommate and best friend, Mike Wazowski, are the organization's top employees, but their chief rival and coworker, Randall Boggs, is close behind.

One evening after work, Sulley discovers that someone has left an active door on the scare floor. As he inspects the door, a small girl enters the factory. Sulley tries to return her but ultimately fails when Randall, who appears to have been trying to overtake Sulley's numbers by working after-hours, sends the door back into the factory's door storage vault. Sulley takes the girl out of the factory in a duffel bag and, seeking much-needed help, interrupts Mike's date with his receptionist girlfriend, Celia Mae, at a sushi restaurant. Chaos erupts when the girl gets loose. Sulley and Mike manage to escape with the girl before the Child Detection Agency (CDA) arrives and quarantines the restaurant. They soon discover that the girl is not toxic and that her laughter generates an immense amount of power, as well as the fact that Randall is her designated scarer. Sulley grows attached to her and calls her "Boo", while Mike is anxious to be rid of her.

The duo smuggles Boo back into the factory disguised as a baby monster and attempts to send her home, but Randall, who had been waiting in ambush for Boo, accidentally kidnaps Mike instead. He straps Mike to the "Scream Extractor", a large vacuum-like machine capable of forcefully extracting screams from kidnapped human children, thus solving the monster world's energy crisis. Before Randall can test the machine on Mike, Sulley saves Mike and the pair try to report to Waternoose about Randall's plan, but Waternoose forces Sulley to demonstrate his scaring methods in the company's simulator room. In so doing that, Sulley accidentally scares Boo and realizes that what children feel when he goes to their bedrooms. Boo inadvertently exposes herself in front of Waternoose who turns out to be the mastermind behind Randall's plot and exiles Mike and Sulley to the Himalayas while keeping Boo with him. The two are taken in by a friendly yeti, who tells them about a nearby village, which Sulley realizes he can use to return to the factory. Sulley prepares to return, but Mike refuses to go with him, blaming Sulley's stubbornness for their situation.

Sulley returns to the factory and saves Boo from the Scream Extractor, destroying the machine in the process, but is attacked by Randall. Mike returns to reconcile with Sulley and inadvertently helps him overpower Randall. With Randall in pursuit, Mike, Sulley and Boo escape into the door vault. Mike invokes Boo's laughter, which causes all the doors to activate at once, allowing them to freely pass in and out of the human world as they attempt to escape. Randall eventually catches up to them and attempts to kill Sulley, but Boo attacks Randall, enabling Sulley to catch him. Sulley and Mike trap Randall in the human world, where two residents at a trailer park mistake him for an alligator and beat him with a shovel.

Mike and Sulley locate Boo's door, but Waternoose, accompanied by the CDA, brings the door down to the scare floor. Mike distracts the CDA while Sulley and Boo escape with her door. They lead the pursuing Waternoose into the simulation room, where Mike records Waternoose angrily declaring his plan to salvage the company by kidnapping children. As Waternoose is arrested by the CDA, he reprimands Sulley for destroying the company and worsening the energy crisis. The scare floor administrator Roz reveals herself to be the head of the CDA, who had been working undercover to find Waternoose. Roz thanks Mike and Sulley for their help and allows Sulley to return Boo home, but she has Boo's door demolished to prevent any monsters from making further contact with her. Sulley concocts a plan to retool the company's power generation method to harvest children's laughter instead of screams, as laughter is shown to be ten times more potent.

With the energy crisis solved, Sulley is named the new CEO of Monsters, Incorporated. A month and a half later, the factory is now wholly focused on its staff bringing joy to children in order to collect energy. Mike takes Sulley aside, revealing he has rebuilt Boo's door. It needs one final piece, which Sulley took as a memento, in order to work. Sulley puts the door chip into place, enters, and joyfully reunites with Boo, who still recognizes him.

Voice cast[edit]

Main article: List of Monsters, Inc. characters

  • John Goodman as James P. "Sulley" Sullivan, a huge, furry blue bear-like monster with horns, a tail, and purple spots. Even though he excels at scaring children, he is a gentle giant by nature. At the film's beginning, he has been the "Best Scarer" at Monsters, Inc. for several months running.
  • Billy Crystal as Michael "Mike" Wazowski, a short, round green monster with a single big eyeball and skinny limbs. He is Sulley's station runner and coach on the scare floor, and the two are close friends and roommates. He is charming and generally the more organized of the two, but is prone to neurotics and his ego sometimes leads him astray. He is dating Celia Mae, who calls him "Googly-Bear".
  • Mary Gibbs as Boo, a two-year-old[4][5][6] human girl who is unafraid of any monster except Randall, the scarer assigned to her door. She believes Sulley is a large cat and refers to him as "Kitty". In the film, one of Boo's drawings is covered with the name "Mary". The book based on the film gives Boo's "real" name as Mary Gibbs, the name of her voice actress, who is also the daughter of one of the film's story artists, Rob.[7]
  • Steve Buscemi as Randall Boggs, a purple, eight-legged lizard-like monster with a chameleon-like ability to change his skin color and blend in completely with his surroundings. He is a snide and preening character who makes himself a rival to Sulley and Mike in the scream collection.
  • James Coburn as Henry J. Waternoose III, an spider-like monster with five eyes and a crab-like lower body. He is the CEO of Monsters, Inc., a job passed down through his family for three generations. He acts as a mentor to Sulley, holding great faith in him as a scarer.
  • Jennifer Tilly as Celia Mae, a pink monster with one eye and tentacle-like legs. She is the receptionist for Monsters, Inc. and Mike's girlfriend.
  • Bob Peterson as Roz, a snail-like monster with a raspy voice who administrates for Scare Floor F where Sulley, Mike, and Randall work.
  • John Ratzenberger as Yeti[8] a.k.a. The Abominable Snowman,[9] a furry white monster who was banished to the Himalayas. He was inspired by the Abominable Snowman from the 1964 Rankin/Bass animated special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.[10]
  • Frank Oz as Jeff Fungus, Randall's red-skinned, three-eyed, beleaguered sidekick.
  • Daniel Gerson as Needleman and Smitty, two goofy monsters with cracking voices who work as janitors and operate the Door Shredder when required.
  • Steve Susskind as Jerry Slugworth, a red, seven-fingered monster who manages Scare Floor F and is a good friend of Waternoose.
  • Bonnie Hunt as Ms. Flint, a female monster who trains new monsters to scare children.
  • Jeff Pidgeon as Thaddeus "Phlegm" Bile, a dinosaur-like monster who is a trainee scarer for Monsters, Inc.
  • Sam Black as George Sanderson, a chubby, orange-furred monster with a sole horn on top of his head. In a running gag throughout the film, he repeatedly makes contact with objects from the human world, such as a sock adhering to his fur via static cling. These incidents result in CDA agents tackling George, shaving him bald, and sterilizing him. He is good friends with Pete "Claws" Ward.
  • Laraine Newman as Ms. Nesbit, the Monsters, Inc. day-care teacher. Her name was later mentioned in the Laugh Factory comic.

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

When production began in earnest on Monsters, Inc.in 2000, Pixar relocated to a larger building in Emeryville, California.

The idea for Monsters, Inc. was conceived in a lunch in 1994 attended by John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton and Joe Ranft during the production of Toy Story.[11] One of the ideas that came out of the brainstorming session was a film about monsters. "When we were making Toy Story", Docter said, "everybody came up to me and said 'Hey, I totally believed that my toys came to life when I left the room.' So when Disney asked us to do some more films, I wanted to tap into a childlike notion that was similar to that. I knew monsters were coming out of my closet when I was a kid. So I said, 'Hey, let's do a film about monsters.'"

Docter began work on the film that was to become Monsters, Inc. in 1996 while others focused on A Bug's Life (1998) and Toy Story 2 (1999). Its code name was Hidden City, named for Docter's favorite restaurant in Point Richmond.[13] By early-February 1997, Docter had drafted a treatment together with Harley Jessup, Jill Culton, and Jeff Pidgeon that bore some resemblance to the final film. Docter pitched the story to Disney with some initial artwork on February 4 that year. He and his story team left with some suggestions in hand and returned to pitch a refined version of the story on May 30. At this pitch meeting, longtime Disney animator Joe Grant – whose work stretched back to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) – suggested the title Monsters, Inc., a play on the title of a gangster film Murder, Inc.,[14] which stuck.[15] The film marks the first Pixar feature to not be directed by Lasseter instead being helmed by Docter, as well as Lee Unkrich and David Silverman who served as co-directors.[16] The early test of Monsters Inc was released on October 11, 1998.

Writing[edit]

The storyline took on many forms during production.[17] Docter's original idea featured a 30-year-old man dealing with monsters that he drew in a book as a child coming back to bother him as an adult. Each monster represented a fear he had, and conquering those fears caused the monsters to eventually disappear.[18]

After Docter scrapped the initial concept of a 30-year-old terrified of monsters, he decided on a buddy story between a monster and a child titled simply Monsters, in which the monster character of Sulley (known at this stage as Johnson) was an up-and-comer at his workplace, where the company's purpose was to scare children. Sulley's eventual sidekick, Mike Wazowski, had not yet been added.[17][19]

Between 1996 and 2000, the lead monster and child went through radical changes as the story evolved. As the story continued to develop, the child varied in age and gender. Ultimately, the story team decided that a girl would be the best counterpart for a furry, 8-foot-tall (2.4 m) co-star.[17] After a girl was settled upon, the character continued to undergo changes, at one point being from Ireland and at another time being an African-American character.[15] Originally, the character of the little girl, known as Mary, became a fearless seven-year-old who has been toughened by years of teasing and pranks from four older brothers.[15] In stark contrast, Johnson is nervous about the possibility of losing his job after the boss at Monsters, Inc. announces a downsizing is on the way. He feels envious because another scarer, Ned (who later became Randall), is the company's top performer.[15] Through various drafts, Johnson's occupation went back-and-forth from being a scarer and from working in another area of the company such as a janitor or a refinery worker, until his final incarnation as the best scarer at Monsters, Inc.[15] Throughout development, Pixar worried that having a main character whose main goal was to scare children would alienate audiences and make them not empathize with him. Docter would later describe that the team "bent over backwards trying to create a story that still had monsters" while still attempting to solve the problem.[16] A key moment came when the team decided "Okay, he's the BEST scarer there. He's the star quarterback" with Docter noting that before that moment "design after design, we really didn't know what he was about."[16] Disney noted to Pixar early on that they did not want the character to "look like a guy in a suit".[16] To this end, Johnson was originally planned to have tentacles for feet; however, this caused many problems in early animation tests. The idea was later largely rejected, as it was thought that audiences would be distracted by the tentacles.[20] Mary's age also differed from draft to draft until the writers settled on the age of 3. "We found that the younger she was, the more dependent she was on Sulley", Docter said.

Eventually, Johnson was renamed Sullivan. Sullivan was also planned to wear glasses throughout the film. However, the creators found it a dangerous idea because the eyes were a perfectly readable and clear way of expressing a character's personality; thus, this idea was also rejected.[20]

The idea of a monster buddy for the lead monster emerged at an April 6, 1998 "story summit" in Burbank with employees from Disney and Pixar. A term coined by Lasseter, a "story summit" was a crash exercise that would yield a finished story in only two days.[21] Such a character, the group agreed, would give the lead monster someone to talk to about his predicament. Development artist Ricky Nierva drew a concept sketch of a rounded, one-eyed monster as a concept for the character, and everyone was generally receptive to it. Docter named the character Mike for the father of his friend Frank Oz, a director and Muppet performer.[15]Jeff Pidgeon and Jason Katz story-boarded a test in which Mike helps Sulley choose a tie for work, and Mike Wazowski soon became a vital character in the film. Originally, Mike had no arms and had to use his legs as appendages; however, due to some technical difficulties, arms were soon added to him.

Screenwriter Daniel Gerson joined Pixar in 1999 and worked on the film with the filmmakers on a daily basis for almost two years. He considered it his first experience in writing a feature film. He explained, "I would sit with Pete [Docter] and David Silverman and we would talk about a scene and they would tell me what they were looking for. I would make some suggestions and then go off and write the sequence. We'd get together again and review it and then hand it off to a story artist. Here's where the collaborative process really kicked in. The board artist was not beholden to my work and could take liberties here and there. Sometimes, I would suggest an idea about making the joke work better visually. Once the scene moved on to animation, the animators would plus the material even further."[17]

Docter has cited the 1973 film Paper Moon as inspiration for the concept of someone experiencing getting stuck with a kid who turns out to be the real expert, and he credits Lasseter for coming up with the “laughter is ten times more powerful than fear” concept.[22]

Casting[edit]

Bill Murray was considered for the voice role of James P. "Sulley" Sullivan. He screen tested for the role and was interested, but when Pete Docter was unable to make contact with him, he took it as a "no".[23][24] The voice role of Sulley went to John Goodman, the longtime co-star of the comedy series Roseanne and a regular in the films of the Coen brothers. Goodman interpreted the character to himself as the monster equivalent of a National Football League player. "He's like a seasoned lineman in the tenth year of his career," he said at the time. "He is totally dedicated and a total pro."[25]Billy Crystal, having regretted turning down the part of Buzz Lightyear years prior, accepted that of Mike Wazowski, Sulley's one-eyed best friend and scare assistant.[26][27]

Animation[edit]

The "door vault" scene is one of the film's most elaborate sets.

In November 2000, early in the production of Monsters, Inc., Pixar packed up and moved for the second time since its Lucasfilm Ltd. years.[25] The company's approximately 500 employees had become spread among three buildings, separated by a busy highway. The company moved from Point Richmond to a much bigger campus in Emeryville, co-designed by Lasseter and Steve Jobs.[25]

In production, the film differed from earlier Pixar features, as every main character in this movie had its own lead animator – John Kahrs on Sulley, Andrew Gordon on Mike, and Dave DeVan on Boo.[28] Kahrs found that the "bearlike quality" of Goodman's voice provided an exceptionally good fit with the character. He faced a difficult challenge, however, in dealing with Sulley's sheer mass; traditionally, animators conveyed a figure's heaviness by giving it a slower, more belabored movement, but Kahrs was concerned that such an approach to a central character would give the film a "sluggish" feel.[28] Like Goodman, Kahrs came to think of Sulley as a football player, one whose athleticism enabled him to move quickly in spite of his size. To help the animators with Sulley and other large monsters, Pixar arranged for Rodger Kram, a University of California, Berkeley expert on the locomotion of heavy mammals, to lecture on the subject.[28]

Adding to Sulley's lifelike appearance was an intense effort by the technical team to refine the rendering of fur. Other production houses had tackled realistic fur, most notably Rhythm & Hues in its 1993 polar bear commercials for Coca-Cola and in its talking animals' faces in the 1995 film Babe.[28] This film, however, required fur on a much larger scale. From the standpoint of Pixar's engineers, the quest for fur posed several significant challenges; one was to figure out how to animate a large number of hairs – 2,320,413 of them on Sulley – in a reasonably efficient way,[28] and another was to make sure that the hairs cast shadows on other ones. Without self-shadowing, either fur or hair takes on an unrealistic flat-colored look (e.g., in Toy Story, the hair on Andy's toddler sister, as seen in that movie's opening sequence, is hair without self-shadowing).[28]

The first fur test allowed Sulley to run an obstacle course. Results were not satisfactory, as such objects caught and stretched out the fur due to the extreme amount of motion. Another similar test was also unsuccessful, because, this time, the fur went through the objects.[20]

Pixar then set up a Simulation department and created a new fur simulation program called Fizt (short for "physics tool").[29] After a shot with Sulley in it had been animated, this department took the data for that shot and added Sulley's fur. Fizt allowed the fur to react in a more natural way. Every time when Sulley had to move, his fur (automatically) reacted to his movements, thus taking the effects of wind and gravity into account as well. The Fizt program also controlled the movement of Boo's clothes, which provided another "breakthrough".[29] The deceptively simple-sounding task of animating cloth was also a challenge to animate thanks to those hundreds of creases and wrinkles that automatically occurred in the clothing when the wearer moved.[30] Also, this meant they had to solve the complex problem of how to keep cloth untangled – in other words, to keep it from passing through itself when parts of it intersect.[31] Fizt applied the same system to Boo's clothes as to Sulley's fur. First of all, Boo was animated shirtless; the Simulation department then used Fizt to apply the shirt over Boo's body, and every time she moved, her clothes also reacted to her movements in a more natural manner.

To solve the problem of cloth-to-cloth collisions, Michael Kass, Pixar's senior scientist, was joined on Monsters, Inc. by David Baraff and Andrew Witkin and developed an algorithm they called "global intersection analysis" to handle the problem. The complexity of the shots in the film, including elaborate sets such as the door vault, required more computing power to render than any of Pixar's earlier efforts combined. The render farm in place for Monsters, Inc. was made up of 3500 Sun Microsystems processors, compared with 1400 for Toy Story 2 and only 200 for Toy Story, both built on Sun's own RISC-based SPARC processor architecture.[31]

The scene in which the Harryhausen's restaurant was decontaminated was originally going to feature the restaurant being blown up. Due to the September 11 attacks, the explosion was replaced by a plasma dome.[32]

Release[edit]

Theatrical[edit]

The film premiered on October 28, 2001, at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California.[33] It was theatrically released on November 2, 2001 in the United States, in Australia on December 26, 2001, and in the United Kingdom on February 8, 2002.[34] The theatrical release was accompanied by the Pixar short animated film For the Birds.[35]

As with A Bug's Life and Toy Story 2, a montage of "outtakes" and a performance of a play based on a line from the film were made and included in the end credits of the film starting on December 7, 2001.[36]

After the success of the 3D re-release of The Lion King,[37] Disney and Pixar re-released Monsters, Inc. in 3D on December 19, 2012.[38]

Home media[edit]

Monsters, Inc. was released on VHS and DVD on September 17, 2002.[39][40] It was then released on Blu-ray on November 10, 2009,[41] and on Blu-ray 3D on February 19, 2013.[42] Monsters, Inc. was released on 4K Blu-ray on March 3, 2020.[43]

Reception[edit]

Box office[edit]

Monsters, Inc. ranked number one at the box office on its opening weekend, grossing $62,577,067 in North America alone. The film had a small drop-off of 27.2% over its second weekend, earning another $45,551,028. In its third weekend, the film experienced a larger decline of 50.1%, placing itself in the second position just after Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. In its fourth weekend, however, there was an increase of 5.9%, making $24,055,001 that weekend for a combined $528 million. As of May 2013, it is the eighth-biggest fourth weekend ever for a film.[44][45]

The film made $289,916,256 in North America, and $287,509,478 in other territories, for a worldwide $577,425,734.[1] The film is Pixar's ninth highest-grossing film worldwide and sixth in North America.[46] For a time, the film surpassed Aladdin as the second highest-grossing animated film of all time, only behind 1994's The Lion King.[31]

In the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Malta, it earned £37,264,502 ($53,335,579), marking the sixth highest-grossing animated film of all time in the country and the thirty-second highest-grossing film of all time.[47] In Japan, although earning $4,471,902 during its opening and ranking second behind The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring for the weekend, it moved to first place on subsequent weekends due to exceptionally small decreases or even increases and dominated for six weeks at the box office. It finally reached $74,437,612, standing as 2001's third highest-grossing film and the third largest U.S. animated feature of all time in the country behind Toy Story 3 and Finding Nemo.[48]

Critical response[edit]

Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a score of 96% based on 197 reviews, with an average score of 8.00/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Clever, funny, and delightful to look at, Monsters, Inc. delivers another resounding example of how Pixar elevated the bar for modern all-ages animation."[49]Metacritic, which assigns a rating out of 100 top reviews from mainstream critics, calculated a score of 79 based on 35 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[50] Audiences polled by CinemaScore, gave the film a rare "A+" grade, becoming the second Pixar film to gain an "A+" grade, after Toy Story 2.[51][52]

Charles Taylor of Salon magazine stated, "[i]t's agreeable and often funny, and adults who take their kids to see it might be surprised to find themselves having a pretty good time."[53] Elvis Mitchell of The New York Times gave it a positive review, praising the film's usage of "creative energy", saying "There hasn't been a film in years to use creative energy as efficiently as Monsters, Inc."[54] Although Mike Clark of USA Today thought the comedy was sometimes "more frenetic than inspired and viewer emotions are rarely touched to any notable degree", he also viewed the film as "visually inventive as its Pixar predecessors".[55]

ReelViews film critic James Berardinelli gave the film 31⁄2 stars out of 4 and wrote that the film was "one of those rare family films that parents can enjoy (rather than endure) along with their kids".[56]Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film 3 out of 4 stars, calling it "cheerful, high-energy fun, and like the other Pixar movies, has a running supply of gags and references aimed at grownups".[57]Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly gave the film a "B+" grade and praised the its animation, stating "Everything from Pixar Animation Studios – the snazzy, cutting-edge computer animation outfit – looks really, really terrific and unspools with a liberated, heppest-moms-and-dads-on-the-block iconoclasm."[58]

Accolades[edit]

See also: Table of Pixar awards and nominations for Monsters, Inc.

Monsters, Inc. won the Academy Award for Best Original Song (Randy Newman, after fifteen previous nominations, for "If I Didn't Have You").[59] It was one of the first animated films to be nominated for Best Animated Feature (lost to Shrek).[59] It was also nominated for Best Original Score (lost to The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring) and Best Sound Editing (lost to Pearl Harbor).[59] At the Kid's Choice Awards in 2002, it was nominated for "Favorite Voice in an Animated Movie" for Billy Crystal (who lost to Eddie Murphy in Shrek).[59]

Music[edit]

Monsters Inc. was Randy Newman's fourth feature film collaboration with Pixar. The end credits song "If I Didn't Have You" was sung by John Goodman and Billy Crystal.[17]

The album was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Score and a Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media.[59] The score lost both these awards to The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, but after sixteen nominations, the song "If I Didn't Have You" finally won Newman his first Academy Award for Best Original Song.[59] It also won a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media.[59]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Randy Newman.

1."If I Didn't Have You" (performed by Billy Crystal and John Goodman)3:41
2."Monsters, Inc."2:09
3."School"1:38
4."Walk to Work"3:29
5."Sulley and Mike"1:57
6."Randall Appears"0:49
7."Enter the Heroes"1:03
8."The Scare Floor"2:41
9."Oh, Celia!"1:09
10."Boo's Adventures in Monstropolis"6:23
11."Boo's Tired"1:03
12."Putting Boo Back"2:22
13."Boo Escapes"0:52
14."Celia's Mad"1:41
15."Boo Is a Cube"2:19
16."Mike's in Trouble"2:19
17."The Scream Extractor"2:12
18."Sulley Scares Boo"1:10
19."Exile"2:17
20."Randall's Attack"2:22
21."The Ride of the Doors"5:08
22."Waternoose is Waiting"3:14
23."Boo's Going Home"3:34
24."Kitty"1:20
25."If I Didn't Have You" (performed by Newman)3:38
Total length:1:00:30

Chart positions[edit]

Lawsuits[edit]

A drawing of a character for Stanley Mouse's "Excuse My Dust", a film that he had tried to sell to Hollywood in 1998[66]

Shortly before the film's release, Pixar was sued by children's songwriter Lori Madrid of Wyoming, stating that the company had stolen her ideas from her 1997 poem "There's a Boy in My Closet".

Madrid mailed her poem to six publishers in October 1999, notably Chronicle Books, before turning it into a local stage musical in August 2001. After seeing the trailer for Monsters, Inc., Madrid concluded that Chronicle Books had passed her work to Pixar and that the film was based on her work.[67] In October 2001, she filed the suit against Chronicle Books, Pixar, and Disney in a federal court in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Her lawyer asked the court to issue a preliminary injunction, that would forbid Pixar and Disney from releasing the film while the suit was pending.

In a hearing on November 1, 2001, the day before the film's scheduled release, the judge refused to issue the injunction. On June 26, 2002, he ruled that the film had nothing in common with the poem.[68]

In November 2002, Stanley Mouse filed a lawsuit in which he alleged that the characters of Mike and Sulley were based on drawings of Excuse My Dust, a film that he had tried to sell to Hollywood in 1998.[69] The lawsuit also stated that a story artist from Pixar visited Mouse in 2000 and discussed Mouse's work with him.[69] A Disney spokeswoman responded, saying that the characters in Monsters, Inc. were "developed independently by the Pixar and Walt Disney Pictures creative teams, and do not infringe on anyone's copyrights".[66] The case was ultimately settled under undisclosed terms.[70][unreliable source]

Prequel[edit]

Main article: Monsters University

A prequel, titled Monsters University, was released on June 21, 2013. John Goodman, Billy Crystal, and Steve Buscemi reprised their roles of Sulley, Mike, and Randall, while Dan Scanlon directed the film. The prequel's plot focuses on Sulley and Mike's studies at Monsters University, where they start off as rivals but soon become best friends.

Other media[edit]

An animated short, Mike's New Car, was made by Pixar in 2002 in which the two main characters have assorted misadventures with a car Mike has just bought. This film was not screened in theaters, but is included with all home video releases of Monsters, Inc., and on Pixar's Dedicated Shorts DVD.[71] In August 2002, a manga version of Monsters, Inc. was made by Hiromi Yamafuji and distributed in Kodansha's Comic Bon Bon magazine in Japan; the manga was published in English by Tokyopop until it went out of print.[72] A series of video games, including a multi-platform video game were created based on the film. The video games included Monsters, Inc., Monsters, Inc. Scream Team and Monsters, Inc. Scream Arena.[73] A game titled Monsters, Inc. Run was released on the App Store for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad on December 13, 2012.[74]

Feld Entertainment toured a Monsters, Inc. edition of their Walt Disney's World on Ice skating tour from 2003 to 2007.[75]Monsters, Inc. has inspired three attractions at Disney theme parks around the world. In 2006 Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue! opened at Disneyland Resort's Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, California.[76] In 2007, Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor opened at Walt Disney World Resort's Magic Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, replacing The Timekeeper. The show is improvisational in nature, and features the opportunity for Guests to interact with the monster comedians and submit jokes of their own via text message.[77] In 2009 Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go Seek opened at Tokyo Disney Resort's Tokyo Disneyland in Chiba, Japan.[78]

In 2009, Boom! Studios produced a Monsters Inc. comic book mini-series that ran for four issues. The storyline takes place after the movie and focuses on Sulley and Mike's daily struggles to operate Monsters Inc. on its new laughter-focused company policy. At the same time, their work is impeded by the revenge schemes of Randall and Waternoose, as well as a human child (indirectly revealed to be Sid Phillips from the Toy Story franchise) who has hijacked the company's closet door technology to commit a string of toy thefts throughout the human world.[79]

A world based on the film made its debut appearance in the Kingdom Hearts series in Kingdom Hearts III,[80][81] making it the second Disney-Pixar movie featured in the series after Toy Story.[82][83] The world takes place after the events of the first film.

Television series[edit]

Main article: Monsters at Work

In November 2017, Disney CEOBob Iger spoke about plans to develop a television series spin-off of Monsters, Inc. among other properties owned by the company.[84][85][86] By November of the following year the series was confirmed for Disney+, and will reportedly continue the story of the previous films.[87] On April 9, 2019, it was announced that Goodman, Crystal, and Tilly would return as Mike, Sulley, and Celia, respectively for the series. In addition, Ratzenberger will not only return as Yeti, but will also voice a new character, Bernard, and Peterson will not only voice Roz, but Roz's twin sister, Roze. Additional cast members will include Ben Feldman as mechanic monster Tylor Tuskmon, Kelly Marie Tran as Tylor's friend Val Little (later replaced by Mindy Kaling), Henry Winkler as the new boss Fritz, Lucas Neff as Duncan, a plumber, Alanna Ubach as Cutter, Stephen Stanton as Needleman and Smitty (replacing Gerson), and Aisha Tyler as Tylor's mother Millie. The series was released on Disney+ on July 7, 2021.[88][89] The first season takes place the day after Waternoose is arrested and ends with the epilogue of the film.

See also[edit]

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Mike : Roz, my tender, oozing blossom, you're looking fabulous today. Is that a new haircut? Come on, tell me it's a new haircut, isn't it? It's got to be a new haircut. New makeup? You had a lift? You had a tuck? You had something? Something has been inserted in in you that makes you look... Listen, I need a favor. Randall was working late last night out on the scare floor. I really need the key to the door he was using.

Roz : Well, isn't that nice? But guess what? You didn't turn in your paperwork last night.

Mike : He didn't... I... no paperwork?

Roz : This office is now closed.

[closes the window on Mike's fingers] 

Mike : YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

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List of Monsters, Inc. characters

Wikipedia list article

This is a list of characters from the Pixarmedia franchiseMonsters, Inc., including the 2001 film Monsters, Inc., the 2013 film Monsters University, and the Disney+ series Monsters at Work.

Appearing in both films[edit]

James P. Sullivan[edit]

Voiced by:

James P. "Sulley" Sullivan is a 7 foot 8 inch (234cm), light blue-fur and purple spotted monster, with a humanoid bear face, devilish horns, dark blue eyebrows, and a visible nose of that of a big cat. He has muscular limbs, a reptilian-like tail, dorsal spikes running down his neck, back, and tail, and feline-like fangs. He excels at scaring children, but is kindhearted, thoughtful and has a relaxed, amiable personality. In the first film, he is "The Best Scarer" for several months running at the start of the film.

Monsters University depicts the college-age Sulley as a talented but lazy student whose father Bill had made a name for himself as a proficient scarer. Sulley and Mike start as arch-rivals in their introductory scaring class but eventually form a friendship that lasts even beyond their expulsion from the university.

Mike Wazowski[edit]

Voiced by:

  • Billy Crystal in the film series, shorts and the Disney+ series.
  • Carlos Alazraqui in the video games, merchandise, attractions and commercials,
  • Noah Johnston as his younger self in Monsters University

MikeWazowski is a green cyclops-like monster, with a round body, two small horns and four fingers and three toes, with each claws.

In Monsters, Inc. and Monsters University, Mike is depicted as a proud monster. Mike had a lonesome childhood and struggled to make friends. On a class field trip to Monsters, Inc., Mike was inspired to become a scarer professionally after he followed a scarer onto the scare floor.

Even so, Mike was accepted into Monsters University's scare program, where he was introduced to James P. Sullivan in a SCARE 101 class. Mike initially disliked Sulley for his arrogance and bad work ethic. This dislike escalated into a major disruption made in class. After failing the class, Mike works out a deal with the dean of the school to re-enroll in the program on the stipulation that he wins the Scare Games. Sulley joins Mike, despite Mike’s protestations.

Mike and Sulley join the Oozma Kappa fraternity to qualify for the Games. Mike and Sulley begin to build a friendship as they compete together. During the final event, Sulley cheats. Mike is devastated his team won by cheating and later breaks into the door-lab to unsuccessfully collect a child's scream. These actions result in both Mike and Sulley being expelled from school. After being expelled, the two apply as workers in the Monsters, Inc. mailroom. They advance through the ranks until Sully is a scarer with Mike as his assistant.

In Monsters, Inc., Mike runs Sulley's station on the scare floor and they are close friends and roommates. Mike is in a relationship with Celia Mae at this time. Additionally, Mike helps Sulley in his mission to save Boo. Randall finds out his involvement from the glimpse of him near Boo in a newspaper and Mike runs into conflict with him. When Mike is late bringing Boo to him and Waternoose, Randall kidnaps him for the scream extractor. At the last second, Mike is saved from the extractor by Sulley and he reports Waternoose's scheme to the CDA. Mike is portrayed as a comedian in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World Resort attraction, Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor. Mike is not only known for his humor but also his intelligence. He has made appearances in other Pixar movies, such as Finding Nemo (2003), Cars (2006), WALL-E (2008), and Toy Story 3 (2010).[1]

Randall Boggs[edit]

Voiced by:

Randall Boggs (also named Randy Boggs in Monsters University) is a purple, eight-legged lizard/chameleon-like monster with an ability to change skin color and blend in with his surroundings. He is very flexible, nimble and is an excellent climber. He is Sulley's nemesis and Mike's arch-rival and former best friend.

In Monsters, Inc., he vies for the position as the area's top scream collector, a competition set up to encourage working. Randall does manage to win top position for a few seconds until Sulley returns from a slumber party, thus winning it back. They also compete for the All-Time Scare Record. It is later discovered that Randall has an ulterior motive: he and his long-suffering assistant Jeff Fungus build and operate a large vacuum-like machine dubbed the Scream Extractor, that is capable of collecting the screams of human children that he has captured by extracting their pneunothoraxes, thus asphyxiating their victims and collaborates with Waternoose at saving the company by kidnapping human children to solve the crisis. One night, sometimes after Randall had finished building the Scream Extractor, he left a door activated on the Scare Floor, when he was doing a bit of late-night work, and a little girl (later named Boo) wanders out. Randall makes several attempts to get information out of Sulley and Mike on where the child is and, at one point, accidentally kidnaps Mike. Fungus is put in front of the machine and is blanched in white. He is soon revealed to be in league with Waternoose, who banishes Sulley and Mike to the Himalayas to ensure that they cannot interfere with Waternoose's plan any further and to keep them from exposing their scheme to the public. Before Randall could extract the scream from her, Sulley returns and destroys the machine, rescuing Boo. After a long chase through the millions of doors in the factory's door storage facility, Boo eventually conquers her fear of Randall and buys Sulley enough time to defeat him. Afterward, Randall is forcibly exiled to the human world and winds up in a mobile home where the inhabitants beat him senseless, thinking he is an alligator. Sulley and Mike then destroy the door to prevent Randall's return. Later, Waternoose is exposed and arrested for his crimes while Fungus reforms.

In the prequel Monsters University, Randall enrolls at the same time as Mike and the two end up as friends and roommates. He is insecure and shy at first, having trouble controlling his camouflage abilities, but is a model bookworm. When Randall is accepted into Roar Omega Roar, the top fraternity in the university, he quickly abandons Mike in order to retain his standing with the fraternity. He slowly becomes more ambitious and confident, and ultimately becomes less empathetic and more self-centered. After an embarrassing failure at the Scare Games to Sulley, an embittered Randall vows to himself to never be outdone by Sulley again, thus starting their unfortunate conflict in Monsters, Inc.

Roz[edit]

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Roz is a snail-like monster who is the key master and administrator of Scare Floor F. Near the end of the film, she is revealed to be Number One of the CDA, having been on an undercover assignment to investigate the company and expose Waternoose's scheme.

She also makes surprise appearances in three outtakes of the film: when Boo is in the toilet cubicle with Sulley, the CDA shaves and showers George Sanderson, and when Sulley proves to Boo that there is no one behind his closet door.

She appears briefly near the end of the prequel as a member of the CDA squad that responds to the break-in at the Door Lab. Although she wears a full-body protective suit that covers her face, her shape and voice give away her identity.

She reappears early on in the first episode of Monsters at Work informing Mike and Sulley that the board of directors were putting them in charge of Monsters, Inc. and that her old undercover job was being given to her sister Roze.

CDA[edit]

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The Child Detection Agency (or CDA for short) are an assortment of different monsters in hazmat suits whose main job is to respond to any reported incidents of contact between monsters and children or their belongings, since it is believed that human objects are toxic. They isolate and destroy any items accidentally brought back into the monster world. Any monsters that come in contact with a human object are quickly and forcibly decontaminated while having a neck cone applied afterwards.

They first appear when George Sanderson gets a sock on him and they had to decontaminate him after the sock is destroyed. When Boo gets into Monstropolis and appears at Harryhausen's, the CDA end up decontaminating the building and then disinfected the patrons. They later find the bag containing Boo that Mike and Sulley left behind at the restaurant, which traced them back to Monsters, Inc. where they end up searching the building. In one moment, two of the CDA members ask Sulley for an autograph to give to Bethany, the daughter of agent 00002, whom he mentions. Henry J. Waternoose had the CDA called in to cut the power to Boo's door as soon as it lands so as to contain Boo and arrest Mike and Sulley. Mike does a diversion that involved throwing one of Boo's socks on one of the agents and then had the other agents chase him. This trick enabled the CDA Agents to be present when Henry confesses his motives that involved helping Randall abduct children to keep Monsters, Inc. alive. The CDA Agents arrest Waternoose as Mike and Sulley discover that Roz is the Number One of the CDA. In the outtakes, a CDA agent directs a monster to his seat during Mike and Sulley's play "Put That Thing Back Where It Came From or So Help Me".

In Monsters University, the CDA are called when Mike and Sulley had entered a door that led to a human area. After Mike and Sulley make it back to Monsters University, they are taken away by the CDA.

Abominable Snowman[edit]

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The Abominable Snowman or Yeti, is a white-furred monster from Monstropolis who got banished to the Himalayas in the human world. He is an expert of making snow cones. He greets Sulley and Mike when Waternoose banish them to the Himalayas. While the Abominable Snowman tries to make Sulley and Mike feel at home in his abode, he understands Sulley must rescue Boo, and tells him of a Nepalese village at the foot of the mountain whereupon they can regain access to the monster world. Despite everything, the Abominable Snowman seems to have made the best of his fate and genuinely seems to enjoy the human world.

In the epilogue of the end credits in Cars (2006), he appeared as the Abominable Snowplow.

In Monsters University, he was shown to have worked as a mailroom supervisor at Monsters, Inc.. He warns Mike and Sulley not to mess with the mail which is a crime punished by banishment. In Monsters at Work, it is revealed that he was banished by Waternoose after stumbling across a letter detailing the Scream Extractor plot. He is subsequently unbanished by Sulley and becomes a snow cone salesman at Monsters, Inc.

Appearing in Monsters, Inc.[edit]

Boo[edit]

Voiced by

Boo is a 2-year-old human girl who becomes Sulley and Mike's friend.

During Randall's secret late-night work on the Scare Floor, Boo gets into the factory and Sulley tries various attempts to put her back, none of which worked, so he eventually puts her inside a duffle bag. When Sulley brings this up with Mike at Harryhausen's, Boo gets out and scares the patrons; the CDA have to "decontaminate" the restaurant. While Mike and Sulley are at home, they discover that the girl is not toxic after all. Sulley quickly grows attached to the girl and names her "Boo". The next day, they smuggle her into the factory disguised as a child of one of Sulley's relatives, and Mike attempts to return her through her door. Randall tries to kidnap Boo, but kidnaps Mike by mistake. Boo may not be afraid of Sulley, but when she was brought into the training room (which is a simulator that scare recruits do their training) after Mike and Sulley escaped from Randall, she ended up frightened by Sulley's roar. When Mike and Sulley tried to return Boo to her home, Waternoose had Mike and Sulley exiled to the Himalayas to keep them from causing further interferences with his malevolent plot. Sulley returns to the factory and rescues Boo from Randall's Scream Extractor (a large machine that is capable of extracting and collecting a child’s scream), destroying the machine in the process. During the chase through the large storage vault, Boo's laughter ends up causing all the doors to operate. Eventually, Boo gets over being afraid of Randall and helps to defeat him. Sulley and Mike are able to access Boo's door, but Waternoose and the CDA send it back to the Scare Floor. Mike distracts the CDA, while Sulley escapes with Boo and her door, although Waternoose follows after they accidentally get his attention. Waternoose is arrested after his plot exposed, the CDA's undercover leader is revealed to be Roz, and she allows Sulley and Mike five minutes to return Boo to her world. Once Sulley and Mike have returned Boo to her room, her door is put through the shredder. Sometime later, Mike takes Sulley aside revealing he has rebuilt Boo's door requiring only one more piece which Sulley had taken as a memento, the one taped to his clipboard. Sulley inserts the last piece, reactivates the door and enters to find Boo there.

Boo has had other cameo appearances in other Pixar films including Toy Story 3 and Toy Story 4.

Monsters, Inc. employees[edit]

Henry J. Waternoose III[edit]

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Henry J. Waternoose III is a gray spider-like monster with five eyes, seven claws on each hand, six crab-like legs, and wears a business suit. He is the company president and the CEO of Monsters, Inc.. The company has been in Waternoose's family for 3 generations as he had inherited the company from his father at the age of 142. Waternoose also previously had a mentoring relationship with Sulley.

Waternoose is first seen where he reminds Thaddeus Bile and the other trainees (Bill, Dave and Owen) about the dangers of a human child getting into Monstropolis after Thaddeus left the door opened. He has been impressed with Sulley's progress. However, Mr. Waternoose is distraught to learn that the impending energy crisis is increasing, due to many children being desensitized and being unable to be scared by monsters, which might put the company on the verge of being shut down.

When Sulley tells Waternoose he can get the company through the energy crisis, he tells Sulley to tell that to the board of directors. When Boo is eventually discovered, Sulley and Mike inform Waternoose of Randall's plan. Waternoose seemingly promises to set things right for them, but instead reveals that he is the true mastermind behind the Randall's plan; Waternoose was actually planning to save the company by kidnapping human children to extract their screams with Randall's help.

At that point, Waternoose exiled Sulley and Mike to the Himalayas to keep them from interfering with his plot any further, though he would later regret it since he was forced to banish his top scarers to ensure that they do not expose their scheme to the public, but Randall reminds Waternoose about keeping the company running; however, it is implied that Randall later intends to betray Waternoose. After Sulley and Mike managed to find their way back to the monster world, they rescue Boo, destroy the Scream Extractor, defeat Randall, and trap him in the Everglades. Meanwhile, Waternoose has called in the CDA to arrest Sulley and Mike, trying to frame them as the criminals responsible for the incident and apprehend Boo. Sulley and Mike trick Waternoose into exposing his plan to the CDA. With this incriminating evidence, the CDA arrests Waternoose for his malevolent crimes. As he is being dragged away, Waternoose sternly tells Sulley that he destroyed the company and that the energy crisis will only get worse because of him before he is pulled out of the room. Waternoose is last seen loaded onto the CDA's van and taken to prison as Sulley becomes the new CEO of Monsters, Inc., proving Waternoose's theory incorrect by changing the company's approach from scaring to laughter, allowing the company to gain enough power to end the energy crisis for good. It is presumed that Waternoose regretted his corruptive actions after learning of the company's update and that he had been wrong about Sulley making things worse.

Despite not appearing in the prequel Monsters University, Waternoose is seen in a photo at the end of the film shaking hands with Sulley and Mike as they are being promoted to becoming a Scare Team.

The Xenon processor, used in the Xbox 360, developed by Microsoft and IBM under the IBM chip program was codenamed "Waternoose" in the character's honor.[2]

Celia Mae[edit]

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Celia Mae is a magenta-pink cyclops gorgon-liked monster with purple snakes of hair, tentacles for legs, and wears a slick sleeveless green dress, that has a gill-print design and a blueish green puffy collar. She works as a receptionist at Monsters, Inc. and is Mike Wazowski's girlfriend. When Mike is on a date with Celia at Harryhausen's, a Japanese sushi restaurant, to honor her birthday, a little child made herself known as the CDA raid the place and use a device that caused an energy dome that engulfed Harryhausen's. Celia was among the monsters who were decontaminated at that time, which then forces her and her snakes hairs to wear neck cones after enduring the decontamination, much to her embarrassment; Mike did try to help her, but was stopped by Sulley. As a result, Celia is now angry at Mike and she confronts him the next day, and she unintentionally slips Mike's involvement in the incident the previous night while scolding him, which Randall discovers. When Mike and Sulley were being chased by Randall, Celia angrily grabbed onto Mike, threatening to break up with him if he did not tell her what was happening; though Mike stated that they are trying to get Boo back to her room, Celia did not believe him at first until Boo appeared over Sulley's shoulder, startling her into letting go of Mike. Celia, having calmed down a bit, does a diversion by announcing that Randall had broken the Scare Record. She is seen again at the end of the film, having fully recovered and reconciled with Mike, and tells him that a box full of magazines has just arrived. Both she and Mike are surprised to see that Mike has made the cover of the magazine. Two weeks after the film's events, Celia takes part in Mike and Sulley's play "Put That Thing Back Where It Came From or So Help Me".

Despite not appearing in Monsters University, Celia is seen in a photo in Mike's locker room, where he puts up a new photo of himself and Sulley on their first day as a Scarer Team, next to Celia's near the end of the movie.

In the television series Monsters at Work, Celia gets promoted to floor supervisor by Mike when Roz puts him and Sulley in charge of the company.

Jeffrey Fungus[edit]

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  • Frank Oz in the film
  • Christopher Swindle in Monsters at Work

Jeffrey Fungus is Randall's red three-eyed assistant. Despite being partnered with Fungus, Randall seems to be annoyed by his antics and would often abuse him and boss him around. Fungus also is terrified by Randall's behavior and his involvement in Waternoose's plot to kidnap human children and extract their screams forcibly, but feels either blackmailed or too intimidated to confront Randall, and is inwardly glad that Mike and Sulley are sabotaging the sinister conspiracy. When Randall attempts to test the extraction machine on Mike, Sulley puts Fungus on the chair and rescues Mike. The scream machine renders Fungus nearly unconscious and blanches him white, showing that the machine asphyxiates its victims. In the end following Randall's defeat and Waternoose's arrest, Fungus is forgiven for his involvement and is now happily taking on a job as Mike's assistant and making children laugh to collect more power.

Needleman and Smitty[edit]

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Needleman and Smitty are two monsters that work as maintenance and errand monsters at Monsters, Inc.. Both of them worship Sulley and the ground that he walks upon. One of their jobs at Monsters, Inc. is to operate the Door Shredder, a woodchipper-like device that shreds the doors of children that are not afraid of monsters.

In one of the outtakes of the film, Smitty accidentally calls Sullivan "Solomon", while another outtake sees the Door Shredder shred the door too fast; it later runs backstage with them holding on to it, almost destroying the backstage equipment and props.

Scarers of Scare Floor F[edit]

The Scarers of Scare Floor F are the co-workers at Monsters, Inc.. Apart from James P. Sullivan and Randall Boggs, among these are:

  • Augustus "Spike" Jones - A red snail-like monster with tons of retractable purple spikes on his back and without shell. In Monsters University, it was shown that Spike had graduated from Fear Tech and was a former worker at Fear Co.
  • Bob Peterson (voiced by Jack Angel) - A light blue dinosaur-like monster with removable teeth. He is named after Bob Peterson.
  • George Sanderson (voiced by Sam Black in the film, Stephen Stanton in Monsters at Work) - A one-horned furry monster who is good friends with Mike, Sulley, Lanky, and Claws. In Monsters University, he was a member of the Jaws Theta Chi fraternity. In Monsters, Inc., when George emerged from one of the doors with a sock on him, his assistant Charlie sees the sock and shouts "23-19" which ended up calling in the CDA to take care of the situation. After the sock is removed and destroyed, George is then shaved, showered, and applied a neck cone to him. This becomes a running gag, as when in the locker room, the toys that Sulley hid in a nearby locker fell on George causing Charlie to shout "23-19" which caused the CDA to work on him again. When Charlie picks out a door to a house in the Himalayas, Sulley emerges from it and unknowingly placed a sock on him. Charlie shouts "23-19", but this time, George shoved the sock in Charlie's mouth and banished him by throwing him through the door but he escaped through the door and was with George seeing Waternoose being out in the CDA van. In the ending of the movie his fur grows back, but in the Monsters at Work 10th episode he still has no fur and is still wearing his cone.
  • Harley P. Gerson - An orange monster with only a large mouth and two legs.
  • Harry "Bud" Luckey - A thin turquoise octopus-like monster with long shaggy purple hair covering his face. He is named after Bud Luckey.
  • Joe Ranft - A red velvet monster with huge fists and three eyes. He is named after Joe Ranft.
  • Nicholas "Lanky" Schmidt (voiced by Bob Bergen) - A monster with a small head and long arms and legs who is good friends with Pete "Claws" Ward and George Sanderson. When interviewed about the "kid-tastrophe", he exaggerated that Boo flew over him and used laser vision to blast a car. When the factory transfers to laughter, Lanky adapts well and his talent rivals Mike's.
  • Pete "Claws" Ward (voiced by Joe Ranft) - A blue crocodile-like monster with retractable sharp claws and horrifying breath who is good friends with his assistant. When working on one door, he ran out and told his assistant that the child he tried to scare almost touched him resulting in his assistant calling for a door shredder making it the 58th door the company lost this week.
  • Ricky Plesuski - A green monster with a huge mouth filled with sharp teeth, two round eyes, and eight legs. In Monsters University, it is shown that Ricky had graduated from Fear Tech and was a former worker at Fear Co. and Scream Industries.
  • Josh Rivera (voiced by Lee Unkrich) - A tall, slender orange monster with six tentacles for arms and four shorter tentacles for legs.
  • Theodore "Ted" Pauley (voiced by Katherine Ringgold in the film, Christopher Swindle in Monsters at Work) - A huge purple monster with a gorilla-like stature and 16 removable eyes. In Monsters at Work, due to his lack of sense of humour, he fails to transfer to being a comedian.

In an outtake of the film, as the scarers make their entrance to Scare Floor F, Sulley trips and falls, causing a domino effect where all the other scarers fall as well. After everybody gets tripped over, a crew member peeks his head out clapping the upside-down clapperboard.

Assistants to the Scarers of Floor F[edit]

  • Betty (voiced by Teresa Ganzel) - A blue monster who is the assistant of Rivera
  • Charlie Proctor (voiced by Philip Proctor) - A light green monster with two round eyes and tentacles for arms that is the assistant of George Sanderson. He would often freak out whenever a human object would come in contact with George, leading to the latter's forcible decontamination by the CDA.
  • Chuck (voiced by Danny Mann) - A pink frog-like monster with four arms and also assists Claws Ward. In the movie, there are four varieties of Chuck including him.
  • Stuart - A turquoise monster with crab-like legs and a stalk with one eye who assists Harley Gerson.
  • Frank (voiced by Paul Eiding) - A one-eyed four-armed green monster with no visible mouth that has a ruff of fur around his stalk. He also assists Bob Peterson.
  • Kevin - A five-eyed slug-like monster who assists Ted Pauley.
  • Marge (voiced by Mickie McGowan) - a starfish-like monster and the assistant of Schmidt.
  • Glen - A light green slender monster with around 4 or 5 legs who assists Joe J.J. Ranft.
  • Eric - A red five-eyed slug-like monster and assists the hairy head Luckey.
  • Waxford - A five-eyed monster with tentacles for legs that is the assistant of Spike. He was mentioned by Mike as having shifty eyes and was later seen with Randall asking if he knows anything about Boo.
  • Zack - A three-eyed pistachio-like monster who assists Ricky.

Thaddeus Bile[edit]

  • Voiced by Jeff Pidgeon in the film
  • Voiced by Christopher Swindle in Monsters at Work

Thaddeus Bile is a trainee Scarer who is also called "Phlegm", He is a dinosaur-like monster with blue in color, a purple coloration on each of his arms and hands, spikes on the back of his head, and a spiky tail club. He was seen at the beginning of the movie botching his training by leaving the door open as well as being scared by the simulation child (voiced by Lisa Raggio) causing him to slip on a soccer ball and fall on some jacks. By the end of the film, he begins working on Scare Floor F where he has successfully made a child laugh by slipping on a soccer ball and falling on some jacks again.

Ms. Flint[edit]

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Ms. Flint is an employee at Monsters, Inc. that manages the simulation tests that monsters must pass in order to become scarers. Ms. Flint is a tall, red and black monster with dark red fins attached to her eyes, has long, sharp claws, wears a black jacket and a long, snake-like tail. In Monsters at Work, it is revealed that she has a daughter named Thalia (voiced by Hadley Gannaway).

Jerry Slugworth[edit]

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Jerry Slugworth is a red monster with blue strips on the center and thick maroon around his torso and legs, and seven fingers who works as a floor manager for Scare Floor F.

Tony[edit]

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Tony is a tall, slender orange monster with a moustache, four tentacles for arms and five shorter tentacles for legs. He is a grocer that works at Tony's Grossery and was first seen telling Mike and Sulley that somebody is about to break the All-Scare Record and throws them blood oranges while wishing them the best of luck.

Ted[edit]

Ted is the largest monster in the movie; he is so big, only his elephant-like legs, covered with large, coarse brown scales, are shown at all. He is shown at a crossroads waiting for the light to change with Mike and Sulley. Sulley says "good morning" up at him, he crows back, then the light turns green, and Ted stumps across the road, causing an earthquake with every step. Mike is not happy with Sulley after the encounter since Sulley points out, Ignoring Ted's Size that Ted was walking to work; his point being that they should too only be responded to by a Mike who is frustrated since he wanted to drive his red sports car.

Appearing in Monsters University[edit]

University staff[edit]

Dean Abigail Hardscrabble[edit]

Dean Abigail Hardscrabble (voiced by Helen Mirren[3]) is the strict dean of Monsters University. She is a red dragon-like monster with centipede-like legs and red bat wings. She was modeled after a type of centipede called Scolopendra gigantea, also known as the Amazonian giant centipede. When Dean Hardscrabble attended Monsters University in her youth, she was a member of the Eta Hiss Hiss sorority and is the founder and a four-time consecutive champion of the Scare Games.

She first appears where she flies into Professor Derek Knight's class at the beginning of the first day. She then also appears during the Scare Exam at the end of the semester that helps to weed out the least-worthy scarers from the University's School of Scaring. Mike was kicked out as Hardscrabble considered him "not scary", and Sulley was kicked out when he performed an incorrect scare due to his lack of studying and preparation. Mike later finds out that the only way to get back into the scaring program is to compete in the Scare Games with a fraternity of rejected monsters called Oozma Kappa. As a result, Mike makes a deal with Dean Hardscrabble that if Oozma Kappa wins the Games, they will be reinstated back into the scaring program. Otherwise if they lose, Mike will have to leave the school. Sensing this opportunity, Sulley offers to join in Oozma Kappa allowing the team to gain entry.

During the Scare Games, Dean Hardscrabble is secretly watching Mike and Sulley competing from afar, aware and expecting that they are both going to fail. For the Toxicity challenge after Oozma Kappa came in last place, Hardscrabble stated to Mike that only a miracle can save him from expulsion. By coincidence before she could even finish her sentence, one miracle actually happened when Brock Pearson announces that Jaws Theta Chi is disqualified for using an illegal protective sting ointment during the Toxicity challenge, which puts Oozma Kappa back into the competition, although she still believes that they will eventually lose. Dean Hardscrabble then keeps an eye on Oozma Kappa during the remaining challenges.

But after Oozma Kappa wins the Games when they beat Roar Omega Roar in the final round with the scare simulators, Sulley confesses to Hardscrabble that he cheated by setting Mike's simulator level too easy just to make Oozma Kappa win due to Mike's inability to scare. An outraged Hardscrabble orders him to leave the campus for his cheating when all of a sudden, she is alerted that Mike had secretly snuck into the door lab in order to prove that he's a scarer, prompting Sulley to go there to save his friend, despite Harscrabble's warnings.

Dean Hardscrabble then shuts down the door in question, which led to a cabin at a campsite in a park until the authorities arrive, but Mike and Sulley manage to escape back by scaring several human adults in the form of a team of park rangers. Mike's break-in led to him being expelled from Monsters University along with Sulley for rigging a game score, but Hardscrabble was sad to let them go. While considered as a major offense to her school, they ended up surprising her (something which no one has ever done). Dean Hardscrabble had the rest of Oozma Kappa enroll into the Scaring Program, admitting to Sulley and Mike that she was impressed by their performances in the Games.

Professor Derek Knight[edit]

Professor Derek Knight (voiced by Alfred Molina[4]) is a dinosaur-like monster who teaches SCARING 101: Intro to Scaring at the School of Scaring. He often weeds out the least worthy students so that the best of the best can move on to becoming Scarers. Professor Knight is also shown to be a fan of Bill Sullivan, Sully's father. When he is first seen during the exam that would determine who will take part in the School of Scaring, Dean Abigail Hardscrabble "assists" him where she weeds out Mike for not being scary and Sully for doing an incorrect scare. Professor Knight is later seen with Dean Hardscrabble when Sully admits that he rigged Mike's scare simulator during the final Scare Games event. During the credits, he has a card saying that he worked at Fear. Co. He is later seen in the opening of the first episode of Monsters at Work, overseeing Tylor's exam.

Professor William Brandywine[edit]

Professor William Brandywine is a round monster with yellow fur whose eyes are invisible. He works at Monsters University's School of Engineering where he teaches Scream Canister Designs to his students. Don Carlton's character model was used to make Professor Brandywine.

Librarian[edit]

The Librarian (voiced by Marcia Wallace) is an elderly female monster that works at the library at Monsters University. She is a large slug-headed teacher with six monstrous tentacles for legs and gray hair. The Librarian is involved in the "Avoid the Parent" challenge of the Scare Games where the Librarian's reaction to noise is made to emulate the danger of parents and how a Scarer has to get along without being caught by one. Any team who is caught by the Librarian is thrown out of the library and eliminated from the competition. That is what happened to Slugma Slugma Kappa when they were caught by the Librarian. The Oozma Kappa group gives up on silence after Sulley accidentally knocks over with a ladder and they start a noisy display to distract and confuse the Librarian to get their flag.

University students[edit]

Oozma Kappa students[edit]

Oozma Kappa (, suggestive of "OK") is one of the six fraternities at Monsters University. It is mostly filled with good-natured misfits. Besides the protagonists Mike and Sulley, among the members of Oozma Kappa are:

  • Don Carlton (voiced by Joel Murray[5]) - Don Carlton is a red-skinned mature monster with a bat-like mustache and octopus-like tentacles for arms who returned to Monsters University to learn how to use computers and maybe consider trying for scaring. He is the President of Oozma Kappa. Don later got engaged to Scott "Squishy" Squibbles' mother Sherri. During the credits, it is shown that Don had gotten a job as a scarer at Monsters, Inc., under the moniker "Dangerous Don Carlton".
  • Art (voiced by Charlie Day[5]) - Art is a purple furry monster with an arch shape and a questionable background (in a scene he revealed that he was in jail before). It is shown during the credits that he got a job as a scarer at Monsters, Inc..
  • Scott "Squishy" Squibbles (voiced by Peter Sohn[5][6]) - Scott Squibbles is a five-eyed jelly monster whose mother owns the fraternity house. It is shown during the credits that he got a job as a scarer at Monsters, Inc., under the moniker 'Scott "Scary" Squibbles'.
  • Terri and Terry Perry (voiced by Sean Hayes[6] and Dave Foley[5]) - Terri and Terry are a two-headed monster with one eye on each head, four arms, and tentacles for legs. Terri's head has one horn while Terry's head has two horns. Terri, a dance major, is the naively optimistic one of the two while Terry, an English major, is more morose but has a fondness for close-up magic. They are very different personality wise but they work well together as shown in the Scare Games. It is shown during the credits that they got a job as a scarer at Monsters, Inc., under the moniker "Terrifying Terry and Terri Perry".

Roar Omega Roar students[edit]

Roar Omega Roar (RΩR, suggestive of "roar") is one of the six fraternities at Monsters University. It is made up of the best of the best as they are the smartest, most-skilled, and scariest monsters at Monsters University. Besides Randall, among the members of Roar Omega Roar are:

  • Johnny J. "The Jaw" Worthington III (voiced by Nathan Fillion[7]) - Johnny J. Worthington III is the confident President of Roar Omega Roar who is a big bully to Mike Wazowski, as well is the rest of the RORs. He competes against Mike in the last round of the Scare Games. During the credits, it is shown that Johnny got a job as a Scarer at Fear Co.
  • Chet "The Claw" Alexander (voiced by Bobby Moynihan[7]) - Chet Alexander is a one-eyed lisping crab-like monster that serves as the Vice President of Roar Omega Roar. During the credits, it is shown that Chet got a job as a scarer at Fear Co. He competes against Terri and Terry in the final round of the Scare Games.
  • Chip Goff - Chip Goff is a purple monster with two horns and vampire fangs who roars like a Wookiee. He is the only member of the fraternity (Sulley not included) to wear a fraternity letterman jacket: the rest of the fraternity wear cardigans or lettersweaters in accordance with their "elite" image. He competes against Squishy in the final round of the Scare Games.
  • "Howling" Javier Rios - An insect-like monster with four arms and pink eyes. He competes against Art in the final round of the Scare Games. During the credits, it is shown that he got a job as a scarer at Monsters, Inc.
  • Reggie "Bruiser" Jacobs - Reggie Jacobs is a dark green monster with three eyes and grass-like hair all over his body. He competes against Don Carlton in the first wave, final round of the Scare Games during the scare simulator and loses to him.

Python Nu Kappa students[edit]

Python Nu Kappa (PΝΚ, suggestive of "pink") is one of the six sororities at Monsters University. The female students here - aside from being near identical to each other with minor color differences - are smart, frozen-hearted, and merciless. Every time they get announced or tell Oozma Kappa they're "going to rip them to pieces", they all hiss and their eyes glow even in the dark. In the Scare Games, Python Nu Kappa was eliminated after they got lost in the maze and accidentally scared teenagers during the "Don't Scare the Teen" event. According to the "Monsters University Essential Guide", all of the members of Python Nu Kappa want to work at a crematorium. Among the members of Python Nu Kappa are:

  • Carrie Williams (voiced by Beth Behrs[7]) - A three-eyed pink monster with red hair who is the fearless President of Python Nu Kappa. During the credits, it is shown that Carrie got a job as a scarer at Scream Industries (although the Scare Card picture shown is actually that of Britney Davis, a differently colored member of the sorority).

Jaws Theta Chi students[edit]

Jaws Theta Chi (JΘΧ, suggestive of "jocks") is one of the six fraternities at Monsters University. The students here are big on brawn and small on brainpower. In the Scare Games, Jaws Theta Chi was disqualified for using a protective gel that would prevent them from painful swelling upon coming in contact with the "child's toys" (glowing sea urchins) during the "Toxicity Challenge" event. Besides George Sanderson, among the members of Jaws Theta Chi are:

  • Roy "Big Red" O'Growlahan (voiced by John Cygan) - A big red monster with eye stalks who is the President of Jaws Theta Chi. He competed with Chris J. Hicks (an Omega Howl student) to get Sulley into their group. He later appears during the third episode of Monsters at Work
  • Dirk Pratt - A yellow furry monster with sharp teeth and a mace at the end of his tail.
  • Omar Harris - A small bean-like monster with six legs and bat-like wings. During the credits, it is shown that he got a job at Scream Industries.
  • Percy Boleslaw - A one-eyed purple monster with horns.
  • Baboso Goretega - A blue slug-like monster who appears in promotional material for the film. He is never seen in the final film (except for a minor appearance in a Fear Tech jacket).

Slugma Slugma Kappa students[edit]

Slugma Slugma Kappa (ΣΣΚ, suggestive of "eek") is one of the six Sororities at Monsters University. The students here spend most of their days working out and running drills to perfect their scaring skills. In the Scare Games, Slugma Slugma Kappa was eliminated after they were caught by the Librarian during the "Avoid the Parent" event and thrown out thanks to a distraction from Oozma Kappa. Among the members of Slugma Slugma Kappa are:

  • Carla Delgado - A pink monster with tentacles for arms and legs who is the President of Slugma Slugma Kappa. According to the "Monsters University Essential Guide", She is an ace swimmer.
  • Brynn Larson - A purple three-eyed bean-shaped monster who can run fast.
  • Debbie Gabler - A turquoise monster with turquoise hair. She has one eyestalk on top of her hair.
  • Donna Soohoo - A purple snake-like monster with hair all over her head that is covering her face. During the credits, she gets a job at Monsters, Inc.
  • Maria Garcia - An orange monster with parted hair covering one eye.
  • Violet Steslicki - A one-eyed purple monster with brown twisted horns.

Eta Hiss Hiss students[edit]

Eta Hiss Hiss (ΗSS, suggestive of "hiss") is one of the six Sororities at Monsters University. The students here have a goth and emo style. This was the sorority that Dean Hardscrabble was a part of when she attended Monsters University. In the Scare Games, Eta Hiss Hiss was eliminated after they did not find good hiding places in the "Hide and Sneak" event. According to the "Monsters University Fearbook" and the "Monsters University Extensive Guide", the members of Eta Hiss Hiss are an award-winning A Cappella group. Among the members of Eta Hiss Hiss are:

  • Rosie Levin - A big greenish grey monster with glasses who is the president of eta hiss hiss. Monsters at Work reveals she started working at Monsters, Inc. as a comedy student.
  • Nadia Petrov - a three-eyed pink bean-shaped monster with purple hair. She is interested in books.
  • Sonia Lewis - a snail like-blue monster with blackish blue hair.
  • Susan Jensen - A tall monster with pink hair.
  • Rhonda Boyd - a one-eyed snail like-monster.
  • Nancy Kim - a short one-eyed monster.

Brock Pearson[edit]

Brock Pearson (voiced by Tyler Labine[7]) is a massive purple bird-like monster two horns on his head and sharp claws on his hands. He is the Vice-President of the Greek Council. Brock and Claire commentate on the Scare Games.

Claire Wheeler[edit]

Claire Wheeler (voiced by Aubrey Plaza[7]) is a three-eyed grey monster who is a member of the Greek Council. She and Brock commentate on the Scare Games. Claire was credited as "Greek Council President".

Slug Student[edit]

The Slug Student (voiced by Bill Hader) is a student that attended Monsters University, Despite his name, He is a yellow snail-like monster. When school starts, the Slug Student slithers to get to his class. By the time he gets to his classroom in the post-credits scene, he learns from Ed the janitor (voiced by Philip Proctor) that the school year is over and that he missed it and slithers home. He later appears in the fourth episode of Monsters at Work.

Ms. Sherry Squibbles[edit]

Ms. Sherry Squibbles (voiced by Julia Sweeney[7]) is a monster who is the mother of Scott Squibbles. She also owns the Oozma Kappa fraternity house. By the end of the film, Sherry gets engaged to Don Carlton.

Ms. Karen Graves[edit]

Ms. Karen Graves (voiced by Bonnie Hunt) is a pink snail-like monster that was Mike's grade school teacher.

Frank McCay[edit]

"Frightening" Frank McCay (voiced by John Krasinski[7]) is a superstar Scarer who inspires Mike to want to be a Scarer. He is a tall, light blue monster with retractable claws, numerous spikes on his head, and five tentacles as legs.

Archie the Scare Pig[edit]

Archie the Scare Pig is the mascot of Fear Tech (a rival school of Monsters University) that Sulley steals, He is an orange scare pig with six legs and goat-like horns on his head. Mike later catches Archie by tipping over a trash can and trapping him. The other students gave Sulley the credit for catching Archie much to the dismay of Mike.

The Smile Squad[edit]

The Smile Squad is the team that helped Mike get registered for his first day and give him information about Monsters University. All of their names rhyme with "ay". Among the members are:

  • Jay - A pink monster with two eyes on his head and tentacles for hands and legs. He contacts incoming students and directs them to the registration hall.
  • Kay - A yellow bean-shaped monster with three eyes. She works at the registration table.
  • Trey - A blue snail-like monster. He is in charge of taking the photo for a student's I.D. card.
  • Fay - A blue monster with blue hair, two eyes on top of her head and tentacles for arms and legs. She gives new students an orientation tour of the university's facilities.
  • Ray - A blue monster with two eyes on his head. He is stationed at the dormitories and assigns new students their room.

Monsters, Inc. Professional Scarers[edit]

During Mike's childhood, his class encountered various Scarers in their field trip to Monsters, Inc.. Besides Frank McCay, among the famous Scarers are:

  • "Jumping" Jerry Jablonski - A light green monster who is a recolored version of Rivera.
  • "Screaming" Bob Gunderson - A shaggy red muskox-like monster with curly horns, bushy eyebrows that conceal his eyes completely, and a large mustache.
  • Betty Stevenson - A red one-eyed monster with two large cow-like horns.
  • Carl Johnson - A purple one-eyed monster with a single horn on his head.
  • Carla "Killer Claws" Benitez (voiced by Alanna Ubach in Monsters at Work) - A tall yellow monster with long purple claws who was seen during Oozma Kappa's "field trip" to Monsters, Inc.. She later appears in Monsters at Work as a comedy student.
  • Carol Dallmar - A yellow monster who is a recolored version of Ricky Plesuski.
  • Clive Carver - A light blue monster who is a recolored version of Augustus "Spike" Jones.
  • Darryl Payne - A green monster with long, thin arms and legs, three eyes, and sharp spikes covering his body.
  • Dorothy "The Pink Widow" Newbern - A pink pompom spider-like monster.
  • Earl "The Terror" Thompson - A blue monster with four eyes and a dark blue mustache resembling a tarantula. He was a famous scarer working at Monsters, Inc., who had a particularly long career, continuing to scare at old age.
  • Hank "The Tank" Knapp - A dark green, frog-like monster. In the earlier parts of the film, Hank argues with Frank about the superiority between Monsters University and Fear Tech.
  • Jason Chiang - A red-and-yellow-striped monster with bat-like wings.
  • Raj Kapoor - A purple rhinoceros-like monster with spike-like "hair" and a short horn on his nose.
  • Rufus Remerez - A maroon monster that is a recolored version of Ricky Plesuski.
  • The Kowalski Sisters - Tracey, Stacey and Casey are a three-headed purple dragon-like monster.
  • Tommy Gill - A rectangular yellow monster with one eye, scale-like hair, and dark yellow spots.
  • Walter "Wailing Walt" Friedman - A shaggy yellow monster with three horns on his head and two upward-pointing fangs.
  • Willy Nowicki - A blue slug-like monster with bat wings and two horns on his head.
  • Sheldon "Lockness" Kayola - A yellow mug-like bat with oranges in his horns on top of his bald soft head.

Appearing in Monsters at Work[edit]

Monster Inc. Facilities Team[edit]

Tylor Tuskmon[edit]

Voiced by Ben Feldman

Tylor Tuskmon is a recent graduate of Monsters University who was accepted into Monsters Inc. the same day Waternoose is outed as CEO and the company switched from screaming to laughter for energy. He is transferred to the maintenance team, Monsters Inc. Facilities Team (MIFT) while moonlighting as a comedy student.

Val Little[edit]

Voiced by Mindy Kaling

Val Little is a member of MIFT who was briefly in the same class as Tylor at Monsters University before she dropped out. She is very energetic and rather talkative.

Fritz[edit]

Voiced by Henry Winkler

Fritz is the leader of MIFT. He is rather eccentric and sees his team as a family.

Cutter[edit]

Voiced by Alanna Ubach

Katherine "Cutter" Sterns is another member of MIFT. She speaks with a rather deadpan tone of voice. Unlike the rest of the MIFT group besides Tylor and Duncan, she is more level headed and willing to focus more on her job than anything else. She periodically mentions other prior MIFT members who lost their lives in various accidents.

Duncan P. Anderson[edit]

Voiced by Lucas Neff

Duncan P. Anderson is the deputy supervisor of MIFT, who gives himself rather fancy titles every episode. He hopes to take over as leader of MIFT one day. He keeps a little monster animal named Roto (Bobs Gannaway), which he insists is his "emotional support animal". He does not trust Tylor and attempted to get him dismissed from MIFT.

Supporting[edit]

Winchester[edit]

Voiced by Dee Bradley Baker

Winchester is a former member of MIFT. Due to his inability to talk (he can merely make raspberry noises), his co-workers never learned his name until he leaves the group and nicknamed him "Banana Bread" owing to how he always brought banana cakes and pastry to the briefing room. While trying to get Tylor to return to MIFT, Winchester catches Ms. Flint's attention, with Ms. Flint promoting him to a comedian for his hilarity.

Roze[edit]

Voiced by Bob Peterson

Roze is Roz's identical twin sister who is given Roz's position as secretary after her investigation work is complete. She shares her sister's complete disdain for Mike and according to Roz, Roze is not as "bubbly" as she is.

Milie Tuskmon[edit]

Voiced by Aisha Tyler

Millie is Tylor's mother.

Otis[edit]

Voiced by Bobs Gannaway

Otis is Monsters, Incorporated's new receptionist after Celia gets promoted to floor supervisor by Mike.

Gary Gibbs[edit]

Voiced by Gabriel Iglesias

Gary Gibbs is Mike's dark-blue arch-nemesis who is innately talented at bowling.

Mr. Crummyham[edit]

Voiced by Curtis Armstrong

Mr. Crummyham is a Monsters, Inc supervisor. He transfers Tylor to MIFT the moment he is informed that Tylor's parents work at a hardware store. His lizard-like body shape is similar to Randall's, while having four small eyes and one horn different from the other.

References[edit]

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