Monsters University Movie TrailerMPAA Rating: G
Runtime: 102 minutes
Starring: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Dave Foley, Julia Sweeney
Director: Dan Scanlon
Release Date: June 21, 2013 (2D/3D)
Monsters University - Official Synopsis
Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn't stand each other. Monsters University unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends.*For more information, read our Monsters University - Review for Parents
Monsters University - Fun for Kids
Monsters University his theaters nearly 12 years after the Monsters, Inc. theatrical debut. Gearing up for the new prequel, the original will enjoy a 3D theatrical re-release, and the movie is available on Blu-ray.
If you have a monster fan in your house, here are a few fun monster-themed activities to get creative juices going. You can even capitalize on the monster theme to come up with a few fun educational activities for kids to do:
- Rock Monster: These little monsters aren't too cuddly, but they sure are cute! You help your kiddos recreate the monsters from the Pixar movies or come up with a little monster all their own.
- Oriental trading has craft kits to make adorable Paper Sack Monster Puppets. But of course, you could easily make these with your own paper bags, some googly eyes and construction paper. Paint the bag green and add a large eye to make Mike. And for Sulley, paint the bag teal with purple polka dots, and add some horns, eyes and teeth. Bonus: make a few puppets and put on a monster play. Kids can help write the lines, make props and put on a show.
- Create some Monster Masks using paper plates or construction paper. Staple elastic or yarn to the sides to keep them on. Any game, from hide-and-seek to tag, is more fun if you play it as monsters. Or, put on the masks and have "monster school."
- Did you know that a fear of monsters is called Tetraphobia? Hopefully, the Monsters, Inc., movie will help your child by showing monsters that are funny and friendly. But, if your little one is still afraid of what might be lurking under the bed or in the closet, here are some ways to deal with night fears.