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Party Central (2014)

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With a little trickery, Mike and Sulley help their social outcast friends at Monsters University have the best frat party ever.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Lori Alan ... Additional Voices (voice)
Carlos Alazraqui ... Additional Voices (voice)
Billy Crystal ... Mike (voice)
Charlie Day ... Art (voice)
Kim Donovan ... Additional Voices (voice)
Nathan Fillion ... Johnny (voice)
Dave Foley ... Terry (voice)
John Goodman ... Sullivan (voice)
Jess Harnell ... Additional Voices (voice)
Sean Hayes ... Terri (voice)
Elissa Knight ... Additional Voices (voice)
Austin Madison Austin Madison ... Additional Voices (voice)
Kelsey Mann Kelsey Mann ... Additional Voices (voice)
Alec Medlock Alec Medlock ... Additional Voices (voice)
Bobby Moynihan ... Chet (voice)
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With a little trickery, Mike and Sulley help their social outcast friends at Monsters University have the best frat party ever.

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Rated PG for some reckless behavior | See all certifications »

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English

Release Date:

21 March 2014 (USA) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first Pixar short film to be rated PG by the MPAA, unlike the short films were rated G. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Mom: Timmy? Can we sleep with you tonight?
Dad: There's monsters in our closet!
Timmy: That's what I've been trying to tell you!
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Crazy Credits

In a post-credits scene, the husband and wife wake their son Timmy up and ask if they can sleep with him, saying that there are monsters in their closet. Their son vehemently replies, "That's what I've been trying to tell you!" See more »

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Spun-off from Monsters University (2013) See more »

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A monster party
25 June 2019 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Saw 'Party Central' for many reasons. Love animation, and always have done as a child, will be forever grateful towards it for helping me relax when very much needed. Love Pixar and a vast majority of their films, in my mind 'Monsters Inc' is one of their best if not quite one of my all-time favourite animated films. Really like to love their theatrical short films and the feature-related shorts are fun enough though don't put them on the same level personally.

One of their feature related shorts, 'Party Central' is enjoyable enough but nowhere near a Pixar high point to me. Being still very well made and characterised, but an example of the Pixar feature-related shorts that doesn't quite have the same amount of charm and heart of the feature film. Of the feature related shorts, 'Party Central' is neither among the best or worst and fits very comfortably in the middle. Which is a solid position to be in. Very like the other 'Monsters Inc' related short 'Mike's New Car'.

'Party Central' is a bit hectic in terms of pacing, due to having a lot of content in a short, perhaps a little too short, period of time.

It's not really going to remembered for its story either, which is somewhat lost amongst the physical humour. While it's very funny and colourful, it doesn't have the same amount of heart that 'Monsters Inc' has.

The physical humour though is very funny, timed beautifully and looks great in the animation. Just as good is the verbal comedy, which is as sharp and witty as one expects. There is more than enough energy and it is a party that one would be happy to be at. Mike and Sulley are still the great characters and double act that they were in 'Monsters Inc' and the supporting characters are colourful and amusing (if not near as memorable as those in 'Monsters Inc'.

Voice acting is very good, wonderful in the case of Billy Crystal and John Goodman. Can't imagine anybody else voicing Mike and Sulley. The music captures the party mood adeptly, but one of 'Party Central's' best assets is the animation. It is beautifully vibrant and rich in background detail, have also always admired how real Sulley's furry character design looks.

Altogether, enjoyable short. 7/10


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