Mike's New Car
Mike discovers that being the top-ranking laugh collector at Monsters, Inc. has it's benefits - in particular, earning enough money to buy a six-wheel-drive car that's loaded with gadgets. That new-car smell doesn't last long enough, however, as Sulley jump-starts an ill-fated road test that teaches Mike the true meaning of buyer's remorse.
Gotta love Mike and Sulley - they'rehilarious! There wasn't quite enough conversation between them but it's still funny over and over.
A simple situation turned into a humorous few minutes thanks to great animation, a simple script and the voice stylings of Billy Crystal & John Goodman.
Haven't seen this in ages, still funny. I mean who hasn't gotten a brand new car & totally messed it up first day. Seriously, it happens.
Poor Mike, gets a brand new car to show off. If only he can get it out of park.
I ran into the same problems with Mike's New Car that I have with Monsters, Inc.: I dig the animation but the characters and the situation bore me. As I noted in my review of Monsters, Inc. when I re-watched that recently, for some reason I can't see Mike and Sully at all. I keep picturing Billy Crystal and John Goodman recording their lines in a sound booth. I don't know why I have these problems with these characters, especially since it's so rare for me to be taken out of the story by knowing who the voice actor is in any other animated short or feature. It's just this psychological barrier of some kind I can't get past.
Strictly for kids, it is mildly amusing but very silly. Plus it features some of Pixar's worst animation.
A cute short, which I actually like more than the movie Monsters Inc. It would have been a perfect short to show before other Pixar movies, like they did with the Toy Story shorts.
At one time, it seemed like it was a good idea for Pixar, who seemed to not want to create sequels of their work, to do little shorts with their characters instead. However, now that Pixar has made three Toy Story movies, two Cars films and two Monsters Inc films, I suppose that imperative no longer exists. Still, I'd kill for an Incredibles short before their next film.
A hilarious bonus feature on Monster's Inc. Clever pranks and the comedic voice talent of John Goodman and Billy Crystal, along with Pixar's monster animation, combine to make a fantastic short film.
And the commentary on the DVD to go with it is almost better...
I like the bit with the car.