This is a Monsters University short. The Oozma Kappa frat is having a party but nobody showed up. It's Mike and Sulley to the rescue. They have brought along two Door Stations to steal party goers from the Roar Omega Roar frat party. It's a rocking time and then Squishy's mother arrives to show how to truly use the Door Stations for a party trick.
This is fun and this is fun franchise. It's not complicated. There are loads of gags. Oh by the way, it's fun.
Reviewed by TheLittleSongbird7 / 10
A monster party
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
Reviewed by lesleyharris308 / 10
Short and Fun,
Party Central is a very funny,quick and very enjoyable short film.It shows before Muppets Most Wanted and really warms you up and gets you excited for the feature film.I didn't know this short film was coming,and I usually do before I see the movie,and it was a very pleasant surprise,I was very happy to see these characters again,even if it was just for a few minutes,and was very impressed that they got Billy Crystal and John Goodman to record dialogue for Mike and Sully.Party Central is a few minutes of fun and comedy that fans of Monsters Inc and Monsters University should really appreciate.
When their college friends throw a house party that no one shows up to,Mike and Sully go against school rules in order to get people to go to the party.