Before they were best buds working side by side at Monsters Inc, Mike and Sulley were classmates at Monsters University. But they didn't start off on the right foot. In fact, they kind of hated each other. John Goodman and Billy Crystal reprise their roles. Dan Scanlon directs. Read our review here.
Despite being a prequel, this Pixar effort is garnering great reviews. But if you want more stories of monsters, heroes reaching their potential, and cartoon college tales, we have got you covered!
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) In this collaboration between Tim Burton and Henry Selick, we learned that monsters have dreams too! Sure, Jack Skellington is at the top of his game as a scarer on Halloween, but he dreams of a new challenge…like Christmas. Convinced he can do a bang-up job of marshaling in this chipper holiday, he and his creature colleagues kidnap Santa and essentially steal Christmas, much to the chagrin of children who find toys that could kill under their trees. Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, and Catherine O'Hara lend their voices; Henry Selick directs.
Hercules (1997) In Greek mythology, Hercules is the ultimate hero and a literal god. But in this Disney adventure, his story gets lots of color and a gospel chorus! Having been snatched from his place on Olympus by coup-planning Lord of the Underworld Hades, Hercules is left on Earth as a babe in the wilderness. No longer immortal, but still with superhuman strength, this son of Zeus must reclaim his place among the gods by proving himself a true hero. Tate Donovan, Danny DeVito, Susan Egan and James Woods lend their voices; Ron Clements and John Musker direct.
An Extremely Goofy Movie (1999) Going to college is an experience that for many cements our independence from our parents. Unfortunately for Max, he is followed to college by his newly unemployed father, who is well meaning but…well, goofy. Watch the trailer for this and tell me Arrested Development season 4 doesn't share some eerie similarities. Bill Farmer, Jason Marsden, and Pauly Shore lend their voices; Douglas McCarthy directs.