Pixar's 'Monsters University': Nathan Fillion, more join voice cast
Pixar’s Monsters University is a bit of a class reunion for our favorite creatures of the one-eyed and furry variety. In the prequel, Billy Crystal, John Goodman, and Steve Buscemi will reprise their voice roles from 2001’s Monsters, Inc., but the new film will also feature plenty of new characters.
EW can exclusively reveal more actors who are bringing life to the animated movie’s monsters. Among the talent lending their voices to the film are Nathan Fillion (Castle), John Krasinski (The Office), and Bonnie Hunt (Cheaper By the Dozen).
Hunt’s acceptance into Monsters University marks a return to the Pixar family. She also voiced characters in A Bug’s Life, Cars, Toy Story 3, multiple short films, and even Monsters, Inc., though as a different character than her role in the prequel.
Previously announced voice actors include Sean P. Hayes (Will & Grace), Charlie Day (Horrible Bosses), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2), and Helen Mirren (The Queen).
Below, check out Disney’s character descriptions and exclusive images for these characters and more from Monsters University, which opens June 21.
Billy Crystal (When Harry Met Sally) reprises his role as Mike Wazowski, now a college-age monster who follows his dream of becoming a Scarer at Monsters University.
NEXT: Sulley (John Goodman)
John Goodman (Argo) returns as James P. Sullivan (“Sulley”), an overly confident, young hotshot Scaring student at Monsters University.
NEXT: Randy Boggs (Steve Buscemi)
Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire) rejoins the monster world as Randy Boggs, a Monsters University freshman who is ready to experience all that college has to offer (if only he can curb his habit of disappearing).
NEXT: Dean Hardscrabble (Helen Mirren)
Helen Mirren (The Queen) gives voice to Dean Hardscrabble, legendary Scarer and hard-to-please head of Monsters University’s prestigious School of Scaring.
NEXT: Professor Knight (Alfred Molina)
Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2) is the voice of Professor Knight, an esteemed professor in Monsters University’s School of Scaring.
NEXT: Terry Perry (Dave Foley) and Terri Perry (Sean P. Hayes)
Dave Foley (The Kids in the Hall) as Terry Perry, the skeptical half of a bickering two-headed monster and dedicated Oozma Kappa (OK) brother.
Sean P. Hayes (Will & Grace) gives voice to Terri Perry, the more sensitive side of a two-headed Oozma Kappa (OK) fraternity brother with Scaring aspirations.
NEXT: Don Carlton (Joel Murray)
Joel Murray (Dharma & Greg) voices Don Carlton, a “mature” student at Monsters University and a founding member of the Oozma Kappa (OK) fraternity.
NEXT: Scott “Squishy” Squibbles (Peter Sohn)
Pixar animator and voice actor Peter Sohn (Ratatouille) provides the voice of Scott “Squishy” Squibbles, an undeclared sophomore at Monsters University and Oozma Kappa (OK) fraternity member who still lives with his doting mother.
NEXT: Art (Charlie Day)
Charlie Day (Horrible Bosses) provides the voice of the incomparable Art, an Oozma Kappa (OK) fraternity brother with a questionable past.
NEXT: Johnny Worthington (Nathan Fillion)
Nathan Fillion (Castle) portrays Johnny Worthington [the monster with the horns, above], the confident president of Roar Omega Roar (ROR), a Monsters University fraternity that prides itself on its notable Scarers.
NEXT: Claire Wheler (Aubrey Plaza) and Brock Pearson (Tyler Labine)
Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) gives voice to Claire Wheeler, the somber president of Monsters University’s Greek Council and emcee for the annual Scare Games.
Tyler Labine (Tucker & Dale vs. Evil) was tapped to voice Brock Pearson, vice president of the Greek Council and enthusiastic emcee of the Scare Games.
NEXT: John Krasinski, Bonnie Hunt and more
John Krasinski (The Office) provides the voice of “Frightening” Frank McCay, a Scaring super star at Monsters, Inc.
Bonnie Hunt (Cheaper By the Dozen) was called on to provide the voice of young Mike Wazowski’s grade school teacher Karen Graves.
Bobby Moynihan (Girls) helps bring to life Chet Alexander, a yes-monster member of the Roar Omega Roar (ROR) fraternity.
Julia Sweeney (The Goode Family) lends her voice to Ms. Squibbles, indulgent mother to Monsters University sophomore Scott “Squishy” Squibbles.
Beth Behrs (2 Broke Girls) serves as the voice of Carrie Williams, fearless leader of the Python Nu Kappa (PNK) sorority.
John Ratzenberger (Cheers) returns to the Pixar recording studio as the voice of a Monsters, Inc. employee.