Monsters University Movie Review

Monsters Inc. was an unexpected surprise, and I would say Monsters University is just the same.


Some definitions you might need to know…

Monsters University– University where monsters go to get education.

Monster University campus

Scare Program– A program in the university that teaches monsters how to scare.

Scarer– A monster that scares for a living.

Monsters University is a movie for kids from 7 and up, The movie is definitely not a one for a 2 year old, the squirming in the seats after 1 hour into a 1 hour 42 minutes movie and the crying from the roars of the monsters did not help in a crowded theater.

Pixar creates the stereotypical high school/college types from sorority girls known as PNK (which reminded me of Victoria Secret’s PINK—with the same font and everything) to a fraternity group known as Roar Omega Roar filled with “elite” scaring members.

Did you notice Randall on the left? The movie explains how Randall became who he is in Monsters, Inc.

Mike and Sulley get kicked out of the Scare Program because they end up breaking Dean Hardscrabble’s lifetime of scare in a can during a final in the Scare Program, but she points out their weaknesses—Mike is not scary enough and Sulley is too impulsive.  If you haven’t guessed, Mike and Sulley are the nerd and jock, respectively, becoming an unlikely pair of friends.

They end up joining a fraternity called Oozma Kappa to participate in the “Scare Games” because Mike makes a wager with the Dean that if his team wins they will be able to go back into the Scare Program, but if they lose Mike will leave Monsters University.

Mike makes a wager with Dean Hardscrabble on winning the “Scare Games”

Oozma Kappa are all members that want to be Scarers but do not have the attributes of a stereotypical Scarer and help make the movie hilarious. Mike is the brains of the team, and teaches Oozma Kappa the various techniques of scaring and what scare tactic to use on specific fears.

Oozma Kappa! We’re OK!

In the end, Mike and Sulley are expelled, and Pixar creates a fast timeline of the events of how they get into working at Monsters, Inc as Scarers. The two stick together from expulsion to work in the mailroom, then as janitors, then cafeteria workers, afterwards becoming can wranglers (where they keep the screams in the can), and finally working as a Scarer. In each position they held, they worked their hardest and received recognition for what they did.

Mike and Sulley becoming friends.

The plot of the movie is pretty much about the underdogs rising up to the challenge in an event called the “Scare Games”, and accepting who you are and what you have to offer.

A learning lesson that I got from the movie: There are different routes to where you want to get to, whether through education or by working your way up, either way they both take you to your destination. 

Mike and Sulley

So I give Monsters University a 4 out of 5 Mickeys…


Don’t forget to watch “The Blue Umbrella” short at the beginning of the movie, it’s very cute and I would’ve never guessed I would have emotions for an umbrella lol.

The ultimate question: Is there anything at the end of the credit of Monsters University? YES, there is and it’s something that you could go without seeing, but then you’d be missing out on what others are talking about 😉


Monster of a Giveaway!

Who’s making noise for the prequel to Monsters, Inc.? Pixar’s prequel as many know by now is called “Monsters University”.

MyDisneyCloud has teamed up with other Disney sites to bring you a Monster of a Giveaway! 

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“Monsters University” reunites us with Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) and James “Sulley” Sullivan (John Goodman). We even get to meet Randall Boggs (Steve Buscemi) and possibly, Mike’s future girlfriend Celia Mae (Jennifer Tilly).

The movie takes a look at how Mike and Sulley become friends, when in the beginning they were not. Here is the final trailer for “Monsters University”

“Monsters University” will be released June 21, 2013


3 Park- All Night at Walt Disney World and Disneyland

Have you been following MyDisneyCloud’s Official Facebook page? When we heard about the 3 park all nighter event that will be happening at Walt Disney World and Disneyland, we immediately posted about it on our page. Well, here’s a little bit more info on the event.

Credit: Todd Anderson, Disney

This 3 park all-night party is happening at the Magic Kingdom Park in Florida and Disneyland, as well as at Disney California Adventure park in California. The parks will stay open from 6 a.m., May 24 to 6 a.m., May 25, 2013, local time.

Where: Florida, Magic Kingdom Park

  •  “Monsters University” theme where Mike and Sulley will be the Grand Marshals of the “Celebrate a Dream Come True” day parade.
  •  Appearances in Tomorrowland and extra entertainment throughout the day and night, including characters in their pajamas in Town Square during the late night and early morning.
  • Dance parties in and around the courtyard of Cinderella Castle.

Where: California

  • Party at both parks with special entertainment including: a “Monsters University” “TLT Monstrous” Dance Club and Star Wars characters in Tomorrowland and late-night Character Pajama Party in Mickey’s ToonTown at Disneyland park.
  • The new Fantasy Faire Royal Theatre at Disneyland park will become a Royal Dance Hall late at night with a live band and dancing.
  • Disney California Adventure park will have photo opportunities with new “Monsters University” “Dorms” in Hollywood Land.
  • New “Monsters University” float leading the Pixar Play Parade.

Walt Disney World President George Kalogridis and Mike shared the news, “This summer, Disney Parks are bursting with a monstrous lineup of new thrills, shows and happenings…Guests can start Memorial Day Weekend with a 24-hour-marathon of memory-making as three parks stay open all day and all night to celebrate the bi-coastal kick-off of our Disney Parks Monstrous Summer.”

All three parks will feature limited-edition specialty merchandise and food and beverage offerings plus other surprises throughout the entire day.