Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Monsters University Scare Cards - The Complete Guide

Remember when Mike Wazowski and the Oozma Kappa crew break into Monsters, Inc. to get a little inspiration for the scare games? Well, we couldn't stop thinking about the scare cards that Mike and Sulley chat about after watching the movie on again on Blu Ray.
Mike: You collected Scare Cards, huh?
Sulley: Yup, 450 of 'em!
Mike: Impressive...I have 6,000 still in mint condition, but you know, 450's pretty good too.
Once we saw the end credits (with all of the scare cards flying around), we wanted to pull together a list of the Scare Cards from a few different sources. So, which ones do you have? Which ones do you need? And will they ever be produced more broadly? Read on for more details.

Disney Parks Scare Cards

The first set of cards were given to attendees of the Monstrous Summer 24-hour event held on May 24-25 at Disney World, Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. The cards that were released at the Disney parks are what we are calling the "official" cards. They were given in packs of 6 (1 top card which was the same in all packs, and 5 random Scare Cards) and the total set of cards includes 30 cards (29 numbered cards and one un-numbered top card). If you add in the Disney Store Scare Cards listed below this section there are a total of 36 cards (34 numbered cards and two un-numbers top cards)...see below.

Click any of the card titles to be taken directly to that scarers auctions on eBay - or click here to search for all Monsters University Scare Cards.

Disney Store Scare Cards

Thanks to our reader Randy, we have learned that the Disney Store was passing out packs of six cards over the 2013 Halloween holiday to promote the release of the Blu Ray. The packs all contain the same six cards (five character cards with one top card). Thanks as well to Randy for the photos!

Click any of the card titles to be taken directly to that scarers auctions on eBay


#20 Scott "Scary" Squibbles

Scare Cards From The Film Credits

Packaging for scare cards
Great classic (worn looking) cards of Derek Knight and Hardscrabble

List of Cards in the End Credits

  • "Dangerous" Don Carlton
  • "Terrifying" Terri & Terry Perry
  • Scott "Scary" Squibbles
  • Art
  • Randall Boggs
  • George Sanderson
  • Carrie Williams
  • Johnny "The Jaw" Worthington
  • Nancy Kim
  • "Roaring" Rosie Levin
  • Chet "The Claw" Alexander
  • "Howling" Javier Rios
  • Omar Harris
  • Donna Soohoo
  • Carla "Killer Claws" Benitez
  • Rufus Remerez
  • Earl "The Terror" Thompson
  • "Frightening" Frank McCay
  • Derek Knight
  • Abigail Hardscrabble
  • Rookies of the Year - Mike Wazowski & James P. Sullivan

Projectionist Scare Cards

This set of Scare Cards was only released to projectionists at movie theaters as a promotion for the film and was offered as a set of 10 cards (9 Scare Cards and 1 Top Card). (The promotional cards also came with a Monsters U hat as well that said "Perfect Projection" on the back.) The card images below are the same images that appear in the movie end credits - the difference is that the banner in the upper right-hand corner of the cards of these cards doesn't say what scare company they work for, but instead it lists the June 21 release date for Monsters U.

Search for the Monsters University projectionist cards on eBay.

Potential Future Release Scare Cards

There are a three additional Scare Cards that you can find digital images of (not printed cards) if you have the Monsters, Inc. Storybook Deluxe and (yes, and) the Monsters University Storybook Deluxe iOS apps.

#09 Tommy Gill

#14 Willy "Nightmare" Nowicki

#41 Carol Dallmar

With these extra card designs already laid out, we have to imagine that there are even more that are already prepared for printing. So, I think it's only natural to want to see more of these cards produced.

Will The Scare Cards Be Released Broadly?

As fans of the Scare Cards have turned to eBay to try and complete their sets, Twitter user laughograms asked Monsters University director Dan Scanlon (on June 23, 2013) if the Scare Cards would be released in stores. Dan responded with..."be patient".

Now, its obviously been a while since the movie hit theaters, but with the Monsters U Blu Ray being released (in North America), we couldn't help but wonder if they would be released soon - or before the holidays? We'll be sure to keep everyone up to date if we hear any updates.

Update (March 2014) - It appears most likely that the scare cards will not be released broadly at this point - this is a bummer since the design of these is so fantastic. If any news does pop up we'll be sure to update the post.

Related Posts:
- Our detailed review of the Monsters U Blu Ray with a hidden bonus feature on the disc
- Our in depth look at the hidden items in Monsters U and our favorite technical moments
- The Art of Monsters University in depth book review

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