Jeremy of The Daily Rotation wrote, "Monsters University is the latest Disney/Pixar prequel to cash-in on an already established franchise. The film is a sort-of prequel to Monsters Inc. – the hilariously clever animated film that Disney dropped on audiences back in 2001. Monsters University isn’t as good as the original, but it’s definitely a lot better than one might expect. It’s fun, quick and almost always painless, even if it does stretch its actual purpose of existing. There really is no need for a film like Monsters University, yet I’m glad Pixar decided to make this instead of another Cars sequel."