Don Carlton is one of the tritagonists in Monsters University. A student at Monsters University, he is a member of the Oozma Kappa fraternity. According to director Dan Scanlon, he is a "mature student returning to college to follow a dream to study scaring". In the film, he has romantic feelings for Sheri Squibbles and eventually gets engaged to her. At the end of the film, Don becomes a Scarer at Monsters, Inc., along with his Oozma Kappa brothers.
"Faced with the realities of the economic downturn, Midwestern sales monster Don Carlton finds himself going back to school to learn new skills and pursue a dream career in Scaring. One of Monsters University’s “mature” students and a founding member of the Oozma Kappa fraternity, Don brings his honest hardworking spirit to their endeavors, ensuring that his fellow brothers keep their various heads on straight and their array of eyes on the task at hands."
Don Carlton’s business card lists his address as 1200 Dark Ave. Pixar’s Emeryville address is 1200 Park Ave.
In some scenes of the making of Monsters University, it can be noticed that Don Carlton was meant to be light green with darker green spots.
A small bit of his appearance strikes quite a resemblance to that of Disney animator Eric Goldberg.
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