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MONSTERS UNIVERSITY [2D,includes short film The Blue Umbrella]

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY <span>[2D,includes short film The Blue Umbrella]</span> artwork

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY [2D,includes short film The Blue Umbrella]

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 110m 26s

Release date 12/07/2013

BBFCInsight Contains mild slapstick and comic threat

Genre(s) Animation, Children, Comedy

Director(s) Dan Scanlon

Cast includes Nathan Fillion (voice), John Goodman (voice), Steve Buscemi (voice), John Krasinski (voice), Alfred Molina (voice), Helen Mirren (voice), Billy Crystal (voice), Bonnie Hunt (voice), Frank Oz (voice), Sean Hayes (voice)

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 02/07/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY is an animated fantasy prequel to MONSTERS INC. It tells the story of how young monsters Mike and Sulley first became friends and learned to be scary. It is rated U and contains mild slapstick and comic threat.

Scenes of mild slapstick include a chase sequence during which students and objects are knocked over. In one scene a wardrobe falls on top of a character, and at another point various characters enter a game in which they must dodge a number of neon balls which target them as they run.

Mild comic threat occurs when the 'monster' students have to learn how to scare their victims. There are several scenes in which monster characters creep into mock bedrooms, in which dummies have been placed as 'victims' to be scared. The characters growl at the dummies in order to test how scary they can be. The University Dean and Librarian are bossy female monsters with tentacles and wings. Although initially intimidating, they are also figures of educational authority framed within a positive moral framework. Any scenes of threat are brief, mild and comic in nature, occur within a fantasy world, and are balanced by reassuring outcomes.

The film also contains one use of very mild bad language ('jerk').

U stands for Universal, which means that we think the film is suitable for audiences aged four or older.


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2D,includes short film The Blue Umbrella
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110m 26s
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