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And then, I was Grandpa Mike Wazowski. You have to call him Mike Wazowski.
So then, they understood that I did that. I did that for a year. Do you think the heart of these movies is why they succeed? Well, these are truly family movies.
But, all of the Disney movies, in the history of them, back to Pinocchio and Snow White, all have that moment where you need for the audience to feel something besides having a romp.
When you finally saw the finished film, were there any scenes that most impressed you or any characters that you found most fun to watch? That obstacle course scene is phenomenal. I had no idea that it was gonna look like that, when they get swollen. And I thought the two-headed guy was hilarious. There were always constant surprises. I did this for maybe a year and a half, or two years, so I forgot that I said some of these things. Did you worry about things in the prequel being set up properly, for the later movie?
It was probably a big concern because it took so long for them to figure it out.
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So, they were constantly aware that that might be a problem. There are so many movies that I wish I had been able to do that on, where I could fix problems, and go back and do something again.
There were several different openings of the movie that I did. I think that they settled on this field trip idea out of a story that I told them about going to my first Yankee game inand having the star of all stars, Mickey Mantle, sign my program, and then I wanted to be a Yankee.
And that became that opening field trip when you see the guy at Monsters, Inc. I had recorded two different versions of Mike being brought to college, where I played his parents and his sister, with all of them in the car, dropping him off, and how nervous he was. I never saw it. Would you ever do a sequel to the original movie, so that people can find out what happened to Boo?
That was always what I thought the obvious thing would be.
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Boo would be 16 or 17 by now. This was just a delightful romp. Do you get the same sense of satisfaction, as a performer and an artist, from all your performances, no matter the medium? There are all different kinds of highs. The best high, honestly, is always in front of a live audience. I never had that discipline to sit down and write, every day.
I gave it to a lit agent and sold it. When you write a piece, you feel good that you did it right. That was a movie that I really loved doing because I knew those guys and I knew that team, and I knew Mickey Mantle very well, ultimately.
It was a real love story to recreate that time period. That may be the best job of all, in show business, directing something that you love. Even snapping his fingers causes the same reaction. Mike checked the settings of the simulator. It dawns on Mike that Sulley changed the setting.
Mike accuses him of doing it for himself and of being like everyone else for thinking he's not scary enough. Sulley lets it slip that he doesn't believe Mike has what it takes. A heartbroken and angry Mike walks away, as does the rest of OK, leaving behind the trophy they no longer deserve.
Sulley walks through campus with the trophy being praised by the other students. ROR approaches him and welcome him back, but he declines, leaving the trophy with Johnny and goes to talk with Hardscrabble.
Meanwhile, Mike waited in front of the Door Manufacturer Laboratories, after he has listened to a girl who has worked the whole semester on a door that is about to get shredded tomorrow, because it is too dangerous.
Without knowing what that means, Mike skillfully steals the key card for the laboratory and breaks in. Mike has locked himself in the lab, activating the door and enters the Human World. Mike sneaks out of the wardrobe and finds a little girl sleeping. His nervous roar only wakes the girl up. Sleepy, the girl sees Mike and says, "You look funny. To his horror, Mike finds out that he isn't in a children's room.
Hardscrabble hears, that some monster went through the door and commands to cordon off the door until the Child Detection Agency is on scene. Sulley knows that it was Mike who went through the door and he cannot let his friend get stranded in the Human World.
Don creates a distraction for Sulley to enter the door against Hardscrabble's warnings. There he finds an empty bungalow - no sight of Mike.Monsters University -- John Goodman & Billy Crystal Interview
Sulley decides to follow Mike's traces and runs also into the forest, but not without getting glimpsed by the policemen. Mistaking him for a bear, they hunt Sulley into the forest, but he is able to shake them off.
He then finds Mike sitting at the shore of a lake, hidden behind rowboats. Mike laments his inability to scare the girls, as well as his efforts to become a Scarer and prove he was special being for nothing. Sulley tells him he knows how he feels. This angers Mike since monsters like Sulley can screw up and still be loved by everyone and he was born a Sullivan. Sulley admits he is also a failure: Sulley acts scary yet has been terrified all this time.
He never admitted this to Mike sooner because they weren't friends before. They are nearly found by the policemen. Without losing time, the two of them hurry back into the bungalow and open the wardrobe, but find out, that the door must have been shut down. Hardscrabble orders the entire room cleared out until the authorities arrive. In the bungalow, the policemen are getting closer.
Mike thinks that, if they can generate enough scream energy, they can activate the door from their side. It's their only chance, but Sulley has his doubts. He may be good at scaring children, but these policemen are adults and adults usually can not be scared. Mike knows every scare tactic in the book, so they have a chance.
The policemen enter the bungalow and find it totally empty. Strange things are going on, weird sounds and shadows spook through the room, all produced by Mike and Sulley.
When the horror is high enough, Sulley jumps out of the dark and roars as loud as he can, scaring all the adults out of their skins. Their screams don't just activate the door but they overload every scream canister in the room. For the first time, Hardscrabble is just plain shocked. Squishy asks them what will happen to them.
The agent in charge tells him it's up to the university president to decide, adding that they'll be watching those two. To their surprise, Hardscrabble has allowed OK into the scare program since she was impressed by their performance in the Games. Also, Don and Sheri are engaged, to Squishy's discomfort. Mike admits that, for the first time in his life, he doesn't have a plan, but he's okay with "just being okay. Sulley says Mike isn't scary, but he is fearless.
He beings to talk about Hardscrabble not seeing that, but she arrives, telling him to watch himself. She shows them that they made the front page again, and admits that they both surprised her, something that hasn't been done before. As such, she will look out for more surprises in the program.
Regretfully, she can't do anything more for them, but she wishes them luck, telling Mike to "keep surprising people.
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They start work at Monsters Inc, where they meet the Abominable Snowman for the first time. Mike and Sulley are seen happy in the mail room, then get promoted to janitors, kitchen assistants, can wranglers, and then take part in open tryouts for scarers.
They pass the training program and Sulley becomes a scarer with Mike as his assistant. Mike dons a hardhat and joins Sulley on the scare floor for the first time. However, Johnny does not end up working for Monsters, Inc. John Ratzenberger as Yeti  a. The Abominable Snowman,  a furry white monster who was banished to the Himalayas.
Dan Gerson as Smitty and Needleman, two goofy monsters with cracking voices, who work as janitors and operate the Door Shredder when required. Bonnie Hunt as Ms. Flint, a female monster, who trains new monsters to scare children. Samuel Lord Black as George Sanderson, a chubby, oranged-furred monster with a sole horn on top of his head.
A running gag throughout the film involves George repeatedly making contact with human artifacts such as socks and the like which cling to his fur via staticprompting his scare coach to trigger "23—19" incidents with the CDA resulting in him mobbed, shaved bald, and sterilized. He is good friends with Pete "Claws" Ward. Phil Proctor as Charlie, George's assistant with sea-green skin and tendrils for limbs.
Joe Ranft as Pete "Claws" Ward, a blue monster with razor-sharp claws and horrifying breath.
Development[ edit ] When production began in earnest on Monsters, Inc. The idea for Monsters, Inc. I knew monsters were coming out of my closet when I was a kid.
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So I said, 'Hey, let's do a film about monsters. 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 Each monster represented a fear he had, and conquering those fears caused the monsters eventually to disappear.
Sulley's eventual sidekick, Mike Wazowski, had not yet been added. As the story continued to develop, the child varied in age and gender. He feels envious because another scarer, Ned who later became Randallis the company's top performer. Docter would later describe that the team "bent over backwards trying to create a story that still had monsters " while still solving the problem,  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. The idea was later largely rejected, as it was thought that audiences would be distracted by the tentacles. 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, the idea was rejected.
A term coined by Lasseter, a "story summit" was a crash exercise that would yield a finished story in only two days. 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. 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.