Monsters University DVD Review + FREE Printable Monsters University Halloween Activities

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Family movie night is one of my favorite nights of the week. The devices get turned off, the futon mattress comes down to the living room and we watch a family friendly movie with the children. Last weekend it was time to watch Monsters University.

Disney Pixar Monsters University

Disney Pixar Monsters University is a prequel to Monsters, Inc., so in this film Mike hasn’t even met Sulley yet, this film shows you exactly how they became best of friends and inseparable.

Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crystal) steps foot at his new home, Monsters University, with dreams of becoming a scarer.

Disney Pixar Monsters University

While at the university he meets others with the same interests including James P. “Sulley” Sullivan (voice of John Goodman). Sulley comes from a family of scarers so feels he has all the abilities to become the top scarer. The two clash quite often as Mike wants to show everyone he will be the best, he’s confident he’ll become the top scarer.
Disney Pixar Monsters University
Always studying to achieve his dreams, unfortunately the rivalry between the two get them both kicked out of scare school from Dean Hardscrabble.
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Mike remembers the scare games poster deciding to enter the scare games but realizes he is short a team member, Sulley joins the team with Mike and Oozma Kappa fraternity. With many challenges to earn their way back into scare school, they know they have to win. In the final rounds of the scare games, they have to prove they can become a scarer by producing the most scream energy. Sulley cheats to help Mike out as he doesn’t feel he is scary enough. Mike wants to prove he is capable of being a scarer, so breaks into the door into the human world, where Sulley follows to look for him. Will they be trapped in the human world or will Mike and Sulley find a way to get back to their world, the monster world?

Teamwork is the only way they are going to get out, so they work together.

They generated enough scream energy to power the door, terrifying everyone, so they are able to return to the lab. Mike and Sulley then begin to work and Monsters, Inc in the mailroom, working their way up the ladder eventually becoming a part of the Scarer Team. This is the events of Monsters, Inc!

We really enjoyed the film. There was many laughs from the kids and adults. Four children were here watching age 11 and under and all of them loved the film. We’ve all waited for this day to watch and it arrived, we were not disappointed. Watching the prequel and getting to see exactly how Monsters, Inc came about. There are many new characters from the university some rather odd.

Disney Pixar Monsters University

That being said, the animations are impressive!

Highly recommend watching Monsters, University to know exactly how the two that once disliked one another became best of friends.

Monsters University is available on Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand on October 29, 2013 Buy on Amazon

Don’t forget for a limited time Disney Store is offering 40% off select Monsters University merchandise!

Disney Pixar Monsters University

Free Printable Monsters University Monstrous Halloween Activities

Mike and Sulley want to make sure your home is fully monsterized with Sulley’s Spooky Smoothie recipe, a Mike Wazowski pumpkin carving template, candy totes and the spookiest window decorations on the block!

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Nichol Haskins is a WAHM of two children, a son who is 12 and a daughter who is 7. She enjoys sharing baby & kids online shopping deals so parents can save money. Fitness and health food addicted. Find me on Google+, Twitter @KiddiesCorner and Facebook


  1. We saw this back when it was in the theaters and LOVED it. My boys loved the original movie, so I was pretty sure they would like this one, too – and they did!

  2. This was Ryan’s first movie!! Loved it.

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