A Closer Look at Mike Wazowski’s Movie Roles
If you have ever played Kingdom Hearts III, you have likely encountered the character Mike Wazowski. If you haven’t, you can find out more about him on the Kingdom Hearts III fan site. The character is very fun, and you will love the characters and situations he faces.
Billy Crystal and Mike Wazowski reprise their roles in the new animated film Monsters at Work, which premiers on Disney+ on July 7. This sequel to the smash hit Monsters, Inc. follows Mike and Sulley as they attempt to manage the company’s power plant. The new film marks the twentieth anniversary of the original movie.
In addition to the role of Mike Wazowski in Toy Story, Billy Crystal is also known as a former Saturday Night Live host. He became a major star in the film industry during the 1980s with his appearances in The Princess Bride and When Harry Met Sally. He also voiced the character of Calcifer in the studio Ghibli film Howl’s Moving Castle.
If you’ve seen the movies Monsters, Inc. and Monsters University, you know the character Mike Wazowski. But did you know that the actor has also voiced characters from the same films? And he also made a cameo appearance in several of them. Let’s take a closer look at Eddie Murphy and Mike Wazowski’s roles in the movies.
Eddie Murphy’s comedy career began in New York City when he was a teenager. He joined the cast of Saturday Night Live at age 19, and quickly became one of the show’s most popular performers. In the 1980s, he starred in the comedy film 48 Hrs. and went on to star in Beverly Hills Cop (1984). Murphy left Saturday Night Live in 1984 to focus on his film career.
Jennifer Tilly and Mike Wazowski have played love interests in numerous movies. In Monsters, Inc., Tilly voices Tiffany Valentine. She has also appeared in the Child’s Play franchise and the Family Guy series. Here, she talks about the characters she has played. Let’s take a closer look. Besides playing Tiffany Valentine, Tilly also voices the character Bonnie Swanson. Listed below are some of her most popular roles.
In the film “Bound,” Jennifer Tilly plays a lesbian. The film also stars Gina Gershon. Other notable roles Tilly has held include Samantha Cole in the Jim Carrey comedy “Liar Liar,” a stripper in “Dancing at the Blue Iguana” (2001), and a gossip columnist in Peter Bogdanovich’s historical drama “The Cat’s Meow.”
Bob Peterson is a voice actor who has voiced many popular Pixar characters. His films include Up, Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc., and Forky Asks a Question. He has voiced over 150 characters. On myCast, he’s been suggested for 153 roles. Other notable actors who have voiced Pixar characters include John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, and Justin Marks. In fact, Peterson was once considered for the role of Roz in Monsters, Inc. 2, but was passed over by Whoopi Goldberg.
Peterson was originally going to roar into the camera to introduce Sulley, but he rewrote that to sound like a radio voice. Peterson also came up with the idea of having Mike Wazowski announce Sulley’s arrival via a radio station, while he was sleeping. Another interesting detail of Monster’s, Inc. is the commercial, which features a child’s monitor in the background. Peterson’s work is also evident in the style of Pixar movies and their use of shading and light.
In Monsters, Inc., two monsters named James Sullivan and Mike Wazowski earn their living by scaring kids. However, they have become more afraid of the kids than they are of themselves. As they continue to scare children, they discover a conspiracy to terrorize them.