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Abominable! Can you believe that? Do I look abominable to you? Why can't they call me the Adorable Snowman or... or the Agreeable Snowman, for crying out loud? I'm a nice guy.
―The Yeti describing himself to Sulley and Mike


The Yeti (a.k.a. the Abominable Snowman, Adorable Snowman, or just Adorable) is a character in Disney/Pixar's 2001 animated film, Monsters, Inc.

Background

The Yeti is a monster who worked at Monsters, Inc. until he got banished to the Himalayas by Waternoose for discovering letters regarding the latter's involvement with the Scream Extractor. Despite being banished, he likes living in the human world.

Appearances

Monsters, Inc.

Welcome to the Himalayas!
―The Yeti greeting a banished Mike and Sulley[src]

The Yeti is first mentioned by Mike along with Loch Ness and Bigfoot as the three monsters to all have one thing in common: banishment. When Mike and Sulley get banished to the wasteland in the Himalayas, they fight each other until the shadow of a huge and seemingly menacing figure appears. It shortly turns out to be the Yeti, who greets them and makes them feel comfortable in his cave while offering yellow snow cones (which he claims to be lemon-flavored while Mike thought it were made from urine). The Yeti also shows himself to be a comedian, such as when he mentions about his friend Bigfoot, who has called himself "King Itchy" to cheer up Sulley, who still feels guilty about scaring Boo, the human girl that he has accidentally brought into the Monster World, during the scare simulator demonstration. When he mentions something about a local village, Sulley, still wanting to help Boo, suddenly demands the Yeti to tell if there are any kids in that village (which he did, saying that there are all kinds of kids there and that it takes a 3-day trip down the mountain to get to the village) so that he will be able to sneak back into the Monster World. However, the Yeti warns Sulley against going out in a blizzard, but Sulley does so anyway, saying that they need to get to Boo. When he gets hit by a snow cone, the Yeti points out that Mike threw it, who throws the rest at him while berating him of what he did and how it will affect his record, though he drops the last one when Sulley tells him that the last part doesn't matter anymore. Wanting to exit the heated argument and noticing that they were out of snow cones, the Yeti steps out to "make some more".

The Yeti is last seen carrying more snow cones (apparently what he said wasn't just an excuse) when Sulley slides past him on a sled. He calls out to Sulley that he has made more snow cones, but Sulley's already long gone and makes it back to Monstropolis to save Boo. Mike eventually takes two of his snow cones and follows Sulley to Randall’s lab where he throws one at Sulley then the other one at him (which unintentionally hits Randall instead, making him visible so Sulley could punch him to stop him from choking him to death).

Monsters University

The Yeti appears at the end of the prequel Monsters University as a Monsters, Inc. employee who introduces Mike and Sulley (then new arrivals) to their jobs as mail sorters. He tells them not to mess with the mail or peek into them, as such acts are punishable by banishment, implying this is the reason why he is later banished.

Monsters at Work

Yeti in Monsters at Work

He makes his first appearance in the episode "Adorable Returns", where Tylor mistakenly enters the door to the Himalayas, and is rescued by him in the snow. When Val finds Tylor and they both leave the Himalayas, he follows them through the door and returns to Monsters, Inc., being glad to be there again, and visiting the corners of the factory. While he is there, it is revealed rumors have spread as to why he was banished ranging from eating his co-worker Dale (who in actuality quit his job to become a massage therapist), stealing 27.5 cars in the parking lot, or drinking scream from a canister. Being a banished monster, Tylor tries to get him back to the door since harboring banished monsters will result in the banishment of those that harbor the monster too. After getting him to return to the Himalayas, by suggesting he bring Mike and Sulley snow cones, Val tells Tylor that she has discovered from Roze that he was banished due to him seeing a letter about Waternoose and his plans for the machine that extracts the screams of children. Tylor decides to go back for Adorable (now called by others), and gets him readmitted to Monsters, Inc., where he begins working as a snow cone seller.

In "Little Monsters", he appears distributing ice cream cones among the children who visit the factory.

Other appearances

The Yeti made a cameo appearance in Cars as a snowplow during the end credits, as part of a meta-joke about John Ratzenberger appearing in every Pixar movie as pointed out by Mack (who is also voiced by Ratzenberger).

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Promotional Materials & Merchandise

Trivia

  • The Yeti resembles Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster of the North from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
  • The Yeti (called the Abominable Snowman), Bigfoot, and the Loch Ness Monster were all mentioned earlier by Mike to have been banished from Monstropolis when he was telling Sulley about what the consequences of their actions for helping Boo might be, possibly referencing the supposed existence of the real-life versions of said monsters.
  • It is revealed in Monsters University that the Yeti was actually once a mail sorter at the Monsters, Inc. factory, but was banished to the Himalayas for accidentally messing up his job by tampering with the mail. This is homage to his voice actor's role as Cliff Clavin, the mailman in Cheers. However, this was retconned in Monsters at Work as it was revealed the real reason for his exile was due to finding out about the Scream Extractor and Waternoose sent him to the Himalayas so that he would not tell anyone about his plans (though to be fair, it was never stated that he was banished for mail tampering).
    • Despite previously working with Mike and Sulley, they do not seem to recognize each other in Monsters Inc. Their entire conversation seems to suggest that the Yeti is just meeting Mike and Sulley for the first time. Though, since Mike mentioned him earlier in Monsters, Inc., it's likely they still do know each other but just decided not to point it out.
    • In Monsters at Work, the Yeti still remembered the time he worked in the mail room with Mike and Sulley. It is also shown that most of the monsters were unaware of the real reason for his banishment, believing he had eaten a monster or stole cars.
  • In an M.I. book, Mike, Sulley, Boo, and Celia take the Yeti back to Monstropolis. However, he decides to stay in the human world, anyway.
  • The Abominable Snowman was planned to appear in the first Disney Infinity game but got scrapped for unknown reasons.

References

  1. "Disney Television Animation News post 2". Tumblr. Retrieved on April 9, 2019.


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Media
Films and Television: Monsters, Inc. (Soundtrack) • Mike's New CarMonsters University (Soundtrack) • Party CentralMonsters At Work

Video Games: Monsters, Inc.Monsters, Inc. Scream ArenaMonsters, Inc. Scream TeamMonsters, Inc. Scream Team TrainingMike's Monstrous AdventureDisney UniverseDisney InfinityKingdom Hearts IIIDisney Emoji BlitzDisney Heroes: Battle Mode

Disney Parks
Disney Animation BuildingMonsters, Inc. Laugh FloorMonsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go SeekPixar Pal-A-Round

Entertainment: "A Whole New World" A Magical Disney SongbookDisney's Showtime SpectacularPixar Playtime Pals
Restaurants: Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats
Shops: Monsters, Inc. Company Store
Parade: Block Party BashDisney's Dreams On Parade: Moving OnDisney Stars 'n' CarsJubilation!Paint The Night ParadePixar Play ParadeTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Firework: Happily Ever AfterILLUMINATE! A Nighttime CelebrationTogether Forever: A Pixar Nighttime SpectacularWonderful World of Animation
Spring: Disney's Easter WonderlandDisney Color-Fest: A Street Party!
Summer: Stitch and Friends Summer Surprise
Halloween: Maze of Madness: The Nightmare Experiment Continues
Christmas: A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas

Characters
Monsters, Inc.: James P. SullivanMike WazowskiBooHenry J. WaternooseRandall BoggsFungusRozCelia MaeNeedleman and SmittyFlintThaddeus BileJerry SlugworthGeorge SandersonCharlie ProctorChild Detection AgencySushi ChefYeti

Monsters University: Karen GravesFrank McCayArtTerri and Terry PerryScott SquibblesDon CarltonJohnny Worthington IIIChet AlexanderCarrie WilliamsDean HardscrabbleProfessor KnightSheri SquibblesClaire WheelerBrock PearsonArchie the Scare PigCarla Benitez
Monsters At Work: Tylor TuskmonMillie TuskmonBernard TuskmonVal LittleFritzCutterDuncan P. AndersonRozeBanana BreadMariaGary GibbsThalia Flint

Episodes
"Welcome to Monsters, Incorporated" • "Meet Mift" • "The Damaged Room" • "The Big Wazowskis" • "The Cover Up" • "The Vending Machine" • "Adorable Returns" • "Little Monsters" • "Bad Hair Day" • "It's Laughter They're After"
Songs
If I Didn't Have YouPut That Thing Back Where It Came From or So Help MeThe Scare FloorMonsters UniversityComedy Can Be DangerousI'm Not Gonna Sing You a Song
Locations
Paris, FranceMonstropolisMonsters, Inc.Harryhausen'sHimalayasBoo's RoomTrailer Son and MomMonsters UniversityFear Tech
Objects
Scarer's LeaderboardScream CanisterDoorLittle MikeyPixar BallPizza Planet truck
See Also
Monsters, Inc.: Laugh FactoryThe Art of Monsters, Inc.Monsters (Original Treatment)Monsters, Inc. 2 (Circle 7 Screenplay).The Art of Monsters UniversityThe Science Behind PixarPixar in a BoxOozma KappaRoar Omega RoarJaws Theta ChiSlugma Slugma KappaEta Hiss HissPython Nu KappaScare Games


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Media
Films: CarsCars 2Cars 3Mater and the GhostlightMiss Fritter's Racing Skoool

Television: Cars ToonsCars: Racing Sports NetworkPixar Popcorn (Unparalleled ParkingDancing with the Cars) • Cars: The Series
Music: CarsCars 2Cars 3The Music of Cars Land
Video Games: Cars: The Video GameCars 2: The Video GameCars: Mater-National ChampionshipCars: Race-O-RamaThe World of Cars OnlineCars: Radiator Springs AdventuresKinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar AdventureDisney InfinityCars: Fast as LightningCars: Lightning LeagueCars 3: Driven to Win
Books: Disney's Wonderful World of ReadingLittle Golden Book

Disney Parks
Cars LandDisney's Art of Animation ResortCars: Road TripCars Quatre Roues RallyeDisney Animation BuildingLuigi's Flying TiresLuigi's Rollickin' RoadstersMater's Junkyard JamboreePixar Pal-A-RoundRadiator Springs Racers

Entertainment: Lightning McQueen's Racing AcademyMoteurs... Action! Stunt Show SpectacularPixar Playtime Pals
Restaurants: Cozy Cone MotelFillmore's Taste-InFlo's V8 Cafe
Shops: Radiator Springs CuriosRamone's House of Body ArtSarge's Surplus Hut
Parade: Mickey's New Year's Eve ParadePaint The Night ParadePixar Play Parade
Fireworks: ILLUMINATE! A Nighttime CelebrationTogether Forever: A Pixar Nighttime SpectacularWonderful World of AnimationWorld of Color: Celebrate!
Summer: Club Mouse BeatLightning McQueen Live!

Characters
Cars: Lightning McQueenMaterSally CarreraMackStrip WeathersChick HicksMia and TiaHarvDoc HudsonFloRamoneSheriffLuigiGuidoSargeFillmoreRedLizzieStanleyTex DinocoLynda WeathersJay LimoTuner CarsBessieFrankTractorsJerry Recycled Batteries

Cars 2: Finn McMissileHolley ShiftwellTony TrihullRod "Torque" RedlineTomberMiles AxlerodProfessor ZündappGremAcerFrancesco BernoulliVictor HugoVladimir TrunkovJ. Curby GremlinTubbs PacerIvanUncle TopolinoMama Topolino
Cars 3: Cruz RamirezJackson StormSterlingMiss FritterChase RacelottDanny SwervezBubba WheelhouseBobby SwiftSmokeyJunior, River, and Louise
Mater and the Ghostlight: Screamin' Banshee
Cars Toons: KabutoBig DSkipper RileySandy DunesBlue GritIdle ThreatShifty Sidewinder
Video Games: CandiceStinger
Deleted Characters: Giulia

Episodes
Mater's Tall Tales: Rescue Squad MaterMater the GreaterEl MaterdorTokyo MaterUnidentified Flying MaterMonster Truck MaterHeavy Metal MaterMoon MaterMater Private EyeAir MaterTime Travel Mater

Tales From Radiator Springs: HiccupsBuggedSpinningThe Radiator Springs 500½
Canceled Episodes: To Protect and Serve

Songs
Cars: Real GoneLife is a HighwayOur TownMcQueen and SallySh-BoomRoute 66Find YourselfBehind the CloudsMy Heart Would Know

Cars 2: You Might ThinkPolyrhythmMon Cœur Fait Vroum (My Heart Goes Vroom)Collision of WorldsNobody's Fool
Cars 3: Run That RaceGlory DaysRide
Others: Free RideWelcome to Radiator SpringsRadiator RockMambo ItalianoStop in the Name of LoveRiding in My Car (Car Car Song)Low Rider (Espanol Fantasma Mix)Junkyard JamboreeBig BulldozerTow Mater (The One You Want to Call)Mater's Square DanceLet's Go Driving

Organizations/Groups
DinocoTuner CarsWorld Grand PrixLemons
Locations
Radiator SpringsLuigi's Casa Della TiresRamone's House of Body ArtCozy Cone MotelFillmore's Taste-InFlo's V8 CaféMrs. PistonWilly's ButteRadiator Springs CuriosRadiator Springs Drive-In TheatreWheel Well MotelLondon, EnglandParis, FrancePorto CorsaTokyoCaliforniaLos Angeles International SpeedwayMotor Speedway of the SouthOrnament ValleyBig BenTop Down TruckstopBig BentleyHollywood
Objects
Piston CupAllinol
See Also
The Science Behind PixarPixar in a BoxCars (franchise)
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