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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[src]

The Yeti is a minor character in Disney/Pixar's 2001 animated film Monsters, Inc..

Background[]

Personality[]

The Yeti is a monster who worked at Monsters, Inc. until he got banished (presumably for tampering with mail) to the Himalayas. Despite being banished, he likes living in the Human World and has a general wish of making other banished monsters feel welcome with him. This is shown when he does his best to keep Mike and Sulley warm and sheltered when they were banished to the Himalayas. He is also somewhat of a comedian, such as when he tells Mike and Sulley the story of how his friend Bigfoot made a diaper out of poison ivy and nicknamed himself "King Itchy" when he got banished.

Appearances[]

Monsters, Inc.[]

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

In Monsters, Inc., the Yeti is first mentioned by Mike along with the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot as the three monsters to all have one thing in common: banishment. When Mike and Sulley get banished to the Himalayas by Waternoose, they both 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 disgustedly thought they 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 he had accidentally brought into the Monster World during the scare simulator demonstration.

When the Yeti 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 three-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 zooms past on his makeshift sled. The Yeti calls out to him, but Sulley’s already long gone. Sulley manages to make it back to Monstropolis to save Boo. Mike eventually takes two of the Yeti's snow cones and follows Sulley back to the factory, where he throws one at Sulley, who is being strangled by an invisible Randall, then the other one, 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[]

Abominable? Why can't they call me the "Adorable Snowman"? And why "snowman", huh? I'm not made of snow. I'm not even a man.
―Yeti to Tylor Tuskmon[src]
Yeti Monsters At Work

Yeti in Monsters at Work

In the Monsters at Work episode "Adorable Returns", the Yeti appears when he finds Tylor Tuskmon lying unconscious in the snow after mistakenly activating and traveling through the banishment door to the Himalayas. The Yeti rescues Tylor by hanging him upside down from the roof of his cave, before cutting him down with a chainsaw that he uses for ice carving. He eagerly anticipates the younger monster joining him as a cave mate, and becomes even more excited when Val Little arrives in search of Tylor. Much to the surprise of the pair, the Yeti follows them through the door and back into the Monsters, Inc. factory.

The rest of the M.I.F.T. team panics, fearing that they'll be banished to the human world if they're discovered "harboring" a banished monster themselves. Meanwhile, the Yeti begins wandering about the factory, with Tylor trying to keep him from being recognized while Val tries to discover the truth about why he was banished in the first place. After an encounter with Tylor's dad and several false accounts as to the Yeti's "crime", he and Tylor are caught in a rope snare trap set up by Cutter. As they are hanging from the ceiling, the Yeti learns that Monsters, Inc. has switched to laugh power, and expresses his sympathy with Tylor's struggle to become a jokester.

Tylor persuades the Yeti to go back through the door to get snow cones for Mike and Sulley, while really intending to leave him trapped in the human world again. Not realizing this, the Yeti calls Tylor a true friend before heading back to his cave. Val later comes to Tylor and reveals that the Yeti was banished by Henry J. Waternoose after reading a letter than contained blueprints for the Scream Extractor. Tylor and Val then arrange for the banishment door to appear on the laugh floor where Mike and Sulley are working, and emerge from the door with the Yeti and several snow cones. Upon hearing the truth about why their old boss was banished, Sulley voids the banishment order, and he and Mike arrange for the Yeti to get a new job at the factory: selling snow cones.

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 at the Radiator Springs Drive-In Theatre. The Yeti snowplow paves the way for the Sulley truck and Mike car to return to their world. This was part of a meta-joke about John Ratzenberger appearing in every Pixar movie as pointed out by Mack (who is also voiced by Ratzenberger).

Trivia[]

  • The Yeti resembles Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster of the North from the 1964 stop-motion TV special 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 also homage to his voice actor's role as Cliff Clavin the mailman in Cheers.
    • However, in Monsters at Work, it turns out that Waternoose banished him because he accidentally uncovered plans for the Scream Extractor in the mail.
    • 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 and there are several rumors of why he was banished ranging from eating his co-worker Dale who actually quit to become massage therapist; drinking scream from a canister or stealing cars in the parking lots .
    • 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 is likely they still do know each other but just decided not to point it out.
  • 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.
  • Richard Kind was originally cast to voice the character, but Pixar decided to go with John Ratzenberger instead.

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Scarer's LeaderboardScream CanisterDoorScream ExtractorLittle MikeyPixar BallA113Pizza Planet Truck
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Monsters (Original Treatment)The Science Behind PixarPixar in a BoxOozma KappaRoar Omega RoarJaws Theta ChiSlugma Slugma KappaEta Hiss HissPython Nu KappaScare Games


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Summer: Club Mouse BeatLightning McQueen Live!

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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
Cars on the Road: Dino ParkLights OutSalt FeverThe LegendShow TimeTrucksB-MovieRoad RumblersGettin' Hitched
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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 RaceKing's HighwayGlory DaysRide
Cars on the Road: Cars on the RoadTRUCKS
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The Science Behind PixarPixar in a Box
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