Voices Behind ‘Monsters University’ Revealed!

Disney Pixar has revealed the voice talents for “Monsters University” which opens in theaters June 21!

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I’ve seen the trailers for this animated movie and I think it was very creative of Disney Pixar to think about creating a back story to the adorably funny “Monsters Inc” movie. I sometimes wonder how many creative people Disney has in its house to be able to come up with so many hit movies.

“Monsters University” is directed by Dan Scanlon (Cars, Mater and the Ghostlight and Tracy).

It is produced by Kori Rae (Up, The Incredibles and Monsters, Inc.) and it features music from future Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Randy Newman (Monsters, Inc. and Toy Story 3).

The full list of voice talents can be seen in the press release below. If you wish to receive regular updates on Monsters University, like them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter as @DisneyPixar and visit their website at www.Disney.com/MonstersU!

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Here’s the full “Monsters University” press release!

BURBANK, Calif. (April 17, 2013) — Disney•Pixar’s “Monsters University” welcomes some of Hollywood’s top stars to its roster of voice talent for this summer’s frighteningly funny comedy adventure, opening in U.S. theaters on June 21, 2013. Joining Billy Crystal and John Goodman are Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren, Alfred Molina, Dave Foley, Sean P. Hayes, Joel Murray, Peter Sohn, Charlie Day, Nathan Fillion, Bobby Moynihan, Julia Sweeney, Aubrey Plaza, Tyler Labine, John Krasinski, Bonnie Hunt, Beth Behrs and John Ratzenberger. Also revealed this week were the story and screenplay credits. Directed by Dan Scanlon, “Monsters University” features a story and screenplay by Daniel Gerson & Robert L. Baird (“Monsters, Inc.”) and Scanlon.

Scanlon says the cast was able to bring the story to life with great ingenuity and enthusiasm. “Working with this group of actors was an extraordinary experience. They each brought a unique level of humor, emotion and creativity to their work that not only complemented their individual performances, but made the overall story come together in a really wonderful way.”

The voice cast includes the following:

  • Billy Crystal (“Parental Guidance,” “When Harry Met Sally,” “City Slickers”) reprises his role as Mike Wazowski, now a college-age monster who follows his dream of becoming a Scarer at Monsters University.
  • John Goodman (“Argo,” “Flight,” “Trouble With the Curve”) returns as James P. Sullivan (Sulley), an overly confident, young hotshot Scaring student at Monsters University.
  • Steve Buscemi (“Boardwalk Empire”) rejoins the monster world as Randy Boggs, a Monsters University freshman who is ready to experience all that college has to offer (if only he can curb his habit of disappearing).
  • Helen Mirren (“Hitchcock,” “The Queen”) gives voice to Dean Hardscrabble, legendary Scarer and hard-to-please head of Monsters University’s prestigious School of Scaring.
  • Alfred Molina (TNT’s “Monday Mornings,” “The Da Vinci Code,” “Frida”) is the voice of Professor Knight, an esteemed professor in Monsters University’s School of Scaring.
  • Dave Foley (TV’s “NewsRadio,” “The Kids in the Hall”) as Terry Perry, the skeptical half of a bickering two-headed monster and dedicated Oozma Kappa (OK) brother.
  • Sean P. Hayes (“The Three Stooges,” TV’s “Up All Night”) gives voice to Terri Perry, the more sensitive side of a two-headed Oozma Kappa (OK) fraternity brother with Scaring aspirations.
  • Joel Murray (TV’s “Mad Men,” “Two and a Half Men”) voices Don Carlton, a “mature” student at Monsters University and a founding member of the Oozma Kappa (OK) fraternity.
  • Pixar’s Peter Sohn (“Ratatouille,” “Small Fry”) provides the voice of Scott “Squishy” Squibbles, an undeclared sophomore at Monsters University and Oozma Kappa (OK) fraternity member who still lives with his doting mother.
  • Charlie Day (“Horrible Bosses,” “Pacific Rim,” TV’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) provides the voice of the incomparable Art, an Oozma Kappa (OK) fraternity brother with a questionable past.
  • Nathan Fillion (“Much Ado About Nothing,” “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,” TV’s “Castle”) portrays Johnny Worthington, the confident president of Roar Omega Roar (ROR), a Monsters University fraternity that prides itself on its notable Scarers.
  • Bobby Moynihan (NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” HBO’s “Girls,” DreamWorks Studios’ “Delivery Man”) helps bring to life Chet Alexander, a yes-monster member of the Roar Omega Roar (ROR) fraternity.
  • Julia Sweeney (TV’s “The Goode Family,” “Saturday Night Live”) lends her voice to Ms. Squibbles, indulgent mother to Monsters University sophomore Scott “Squishy” Squibbles.
  • Aubrey Plaza (“To Do List,” TV’s “Parks and Recreation”) gives voice to Claire Wheeler, the somber president of Monsters University’s Greek Council and emcee for the annual Scare Games.
  • Tyler Labine (“Tucker & Dale vs. Evil,” “Mad Love”) was tapped to voice Brock Pearson, vice president of the Greek Council and enthusiastic emcee of the Scare Games.
  • John Krasinski (“Promised Land,” TV’s “The Office”) provides the voice of “Frightening” Frank McCay, a Scaring super star at Monsters, Inc.
  • Bonnie Hunt (TV’s “The Bonnie Hunt Show,” “Cheaper By the Dozen”) was called on to provide the voice of young Mike Wazowski’s grade school teacher Karen Graves.
  • Beth Behrs (TV’s “2 Broke Girls”) serves as the voice of Carrie Williams, fearless leader of the Python Nu Kappa (PNK) sorority.
  • John Ratzenberger (“Cheers,” Disney•Pixar’s feature films) returns to the Pixar recording studio as the voice of a Monsters, Inc. employee. 

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Voices Behind ‘Monsters University’ Revealed! — 37 Comments

  1. This is so cute . Cant wait till my grandson and I see this . I love trying to guess who the voices are in movies like this. Thanks for the list tho and all the pictures .

  2. I can’t wait! Monsters, Inc was such a great movie. My son walked out of the movie crying because boo was sent back!

  3. WOW-what an amazing list of actors and actresses-some of my favorites! Either way we are super excited about the film, but this makes it even better, I can’t wait to share with my Disney fanatic mom later when I talk to her. TY 🙂

  4. It is amazing that talent like Billy Crystal, John Goodman and •John Ratzenberger have a new career in animated films. I love the Monster moview and we sure appreciate the wonderful voices that are used to make us ‘believe’ in the characters.

  5. I love that the trailer for this movie is a commercial for the university, very clever! Can’t wait to take my little one to see it!

  6. I am beyond excited for this movie!! I bet its going to be great and worth the wait! All of the different sororities and fraternities are cool and I like their names: EEK, ROR, JOX & OK! Super Awesome!

  7. We are so excited to see this in our house! We have a 4yo that loves monsters inc. I would not have known about it if it was not for your review

  8. I would love to see this movie, my daughters are both teenagers but I am sure that secretly they want to watch it too:)

  9. Monsters Inc. is one of my favorite movies. It looks like the sequel has managed to keep and attract a stellar cast. I love that Helen Mirren is lending her talents- unexpected, yet somehow very fitting.

  10. well, it wouldn’t be an authentic PIXAR film without the voice of john ratzenberger for at least one character. he made me love MR. POTATOHEAD all over again.

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