There are no world engines in Monsters University. There are no villains pretending to be someone with a much less interesting name in Monsters University. At no point in Monsters University does a daughter poison her mom, turning her mom into a bear. (I threw this Brave reference in here just to prove that it has nothing to do with Monsters University being animated.) Nope, it's just Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sulley (John Goodman) going to college with the hopes that they will learn how to scare children. That's it. Thank God.