Mike's New Car (2002) - Rotten Tomatoes

Mike's New Car (2002)





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Originally conceived by director Pete Doctor long before Monsters Inc. proved an enormous hit for Pixar, this animated short follows playful beasties Mike and Sully as they attempt to master a state-of-the-art six-wheel drive car featuring all of the latest gadgets. Now that Mike has established himself as a true star in Monsters, Inc and played a pivotal role in solving the energy crisis that plagued Monstropolis, he has decided to reap the rewards of his newfound stardom by purchasing a fancy new car. When Mike's road test takes a frustrating detour and Sully proves that monsters and motors don't mix, the two friends quickly determine to make their way to work by foot for the time being.

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This is a clever short movie that strikes me as something of a deleted scene from Monsters, Inc., into which this short movie would have fit quite nicely, especially clocking in at a whopping three and a half minutes. It's an interesting illustration of the dangers of upgrading to these high tech new cars available today, especially if you are just a regular guy like Mike. It's pretty funny to see Mike and Sulley struggle to figure out the new car, especially when Sulley gets all fascinated by the power seats, quickly annoying Mike, who seconds earlier couldn't wait to show him all the new gadgets in his fancy new car. This is a cute movie, but it is not up to the level of other great movies from Pixar, like Geri's Game or For the Birds.

Steven Vincent Gee
Steven Vincent Gee

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Two Monsters, Inc. stars, Mike and Sulley, in an animated short film is quite funny, especially the ending is hilarious where they enter into a six-wheel-drive car that's loaded with gadgets. Perfect!

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

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