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Background information
Feature films Monsters, Inc.
Finding Nemo (cameo)
Cars (cameo)
Monsters University
Television programs Mike's New Car (short)
Cars Toons: Mater's Tall Tales (cameo)
Video games Monsters, Inc.
Disney Universe
Cars Mater-National
Cars Race-O-Rama
Park attractions Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!
Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go Seek
Disney Stars and Motorcars Parade
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Billy Crystal
Sammy Leung (Cantonese)
Performance model
Inspiration Personality based on J. Thaddeus Toad and Sammy Davis Jr.
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name Michael Wazowski
Other names Mikey, Googley Bear, Uncle Mike
Personality Cowardly, comical, brave, smooth, worrisome, handsome
Appearance Short and slender green monster, large head for his body, slender legs and arms, large eyeball
Occupation Scare team member, comedian, Sulley's lieutenant and new employee, Celia Mae's boyfriend
Affiliations Good
Goal To become famous
Home Monstropolis
Relatives Mrs. Wazowski (mother)
Allies His new boss Sulley, his girlfriend Celia Mae, Boo, Mr. Waternoose (formerly), Needleman and Smitty, The Abominable Snowman
Enemies His former boss Mr. Waternoose, his ex-co-worker Randall Boggs
Likes Fame, popularity
Dislikes Risks
Powers and abilities Speed, perfect comedic timing, sight
Weapons Microphone
Fate Becomes a comedian star
Quote "Would you listen to this! Blame it on the little Guy! How Original! He must've read the schedule wrong with his ONE EYE!"
"Let's watch my favorite part again.... shall we?"
"Why couldn't we get banished here?"
"That's it. I'm out of ideas. We're closed.",
"Well, then you find some place for it to sleep. WHILE I THINK OF A PLAN?"
"Put That Thing Back Where It Came From Or So Help Me!"

Michael "Mike" Wazowski is one of the central characters and the deuteragonist in Disney/Pixar's 2001 film Monsters, Inc. and will be the main protagonist in the upcoming 2013 prequel Monsters University. He is voiced by Billy Crystal.


Mike and Sulley argue and/or fight sometimes; however, it is usually Sulley who annoys Mike first. He is funny, smart, brave, but can sometimes fail to see the obvious in a situation.


Monsters, Inc.

Mike Wazowski is Sulley's best friend and working partner at Monsters, Inc. He is Celia Mae's boyfriend and is constantly watched by Roz who seems to dislike him for always bringing in paperwork late. While at Harryhausen's for Celia's birthday, Sulley appeared out of nowhere to tell Mike that he had lead a human girl into the Monster World. Putting her into a Monsters, Inc. gym bag, Sulley tried to show him, but the human girl got out of the bag and wreaked havoc all over the restaurant. The two secretly took her out of the restaurant before the C.D.A. found her and disinfected the entire restaurant.

When they learn that their boss, Mr. Waternoose, and Randall are in on a scam of draining children of screams, Sulley tricks Waternoose into confessing, while Mike records the confession and smugly replays it to watching C.D.A agents who later arrest Waternoose.

Later, the energy crisis is solved when everyone uses laughter for power instead and screams and Mike is one of the comedians.

Sometime after the film, Mike's low-budget company play Put That Thing Back Where It Came From Or So Help Me that he has starred in, written, directed, and produced comes in front of the audiences.

Mike's New Car

In the short, Mike is now the protagonist of his own story. He has brought a new six-wheel drive car, and wants to show it to Sulley. When they both get in the car, Sulley accidentally ruins the brand-new car and injures Mike. In the end, Mike speeds off and wrecks the car completely and then he misses his old car.

Monsters University

Mike is set to appear in the prequel to the original film. Here, Mike is a teenager and rival to Sulley. The film will revolve around the history of their friendship. Billy Crystal has confirmed to reprise his role as Mike for the film.

Finding Nemo

Mike appears at the end of Finding Nemo during the credits, scubadiving. This could be because Nemo appeared in his film.

Disney Parks


Mike occasionally appears as a meetable character in the parks but most common in shows.

Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!

Recreating the storyline of the film, Mike appears with Sulley in this attraction as they try to get Boo safely home.

Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor

Mike is the host of the attraction, introducing the monster comedians and trying to prove to Roz that the Comedy Club model of collecting laugh energy will work.

Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go Seek

Mike teaches the guests how to play flashlight tag.

World of Color

Mike appears as a large puppet for the Carnival of Color pre-show from the original debut year.


Mike and Sulley argue and/or fight sometimes; however, it is usually Sulley who annoys Mike first. He is funny, smart, brave, but can sometimes fail to see the obvious in a situation.


  • Mike was listed #23 in Empire Magazine's The 50 Best Animated Movie Characters.
  • In an early animation test, Mike was considered to have no arms and would have picked things up with his feet.
  • As revealed in a cut-scene Mike was originally Randall's assistant.
  • Mike is renamed "Robert" (or "Bob" for short) in the French dub.
  • Mike has a brief cameo, swimming past in scuba gear during the credits of Finding Nemo, returning the favor, so to speak, after there is a Nemo cameo near the end of Monsters, Inc. The "gear" he is wearing was what he wore to "protect" himself from Boo in Monsters, Inc.
  • Mike appears in the end credits of Cars as a small car. This car version of him also appears shortly in Tokyo Mater with Sulley when Mater drives through a building.
  • He also starred in Tomorrowland's attraction, Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor, with Roz.
  • A topper of Mike can be seen in WALL-E.
  • In the original pitch of Monsters, Inc., Mike did not appear in the movie.
  • Mike also wears a? contact lens.
  • Whenever Mike Wazowski is shown on public media, such as a Monsters, Inc. commercial or a magazine cover, his face is actually always covered up by the text on said media (such as the Monsters, Inc. "M eyeball" logo in the commercial and a barcode on the magazine cover). Also, the DVD (and possibly the upcoming Blu-ray disc) for the film appears to take this even further by having the DVD artwork and the hole in the middle of the DVD used to secure it into place once inside the DVD player both positioned in a way so that the hole is actually placed over Mike's face!


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