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Needleman and Smitty are minor characters from the 2001 Disney/Pixar animated film, Monsters, Inc.


Physical Description

Needleman is very skinny, has light brown skin, a short tail, a large red nose, and two upward-pointing horns on either side of his head. Smitty has light green skin and four arms, and resembles a slug. While wearing his hat, Smitty has his orange fin-like hair over one of his eyes, a hairstyle known as an emo.


Both Needleman and Smitty sound dim-witted and idiotic, according to their high-pitched monotone voices.


Monsters, Inc.

They work on the scare floor as a general maintenance and errand monsters at Monsters, Inc. They're silly teenaged employees of the company. Needleman sometimes scolds Smitty for saying something he doesn't like or is just being stupid.

Needleman, a thin brownish monster, and Smitty, his short greenish friend, worship the ground that Sulley walks on. They really support Sulley in his race to beat the all time scare record and have a lot of respect for all the scarers on the floor. They shred the door that Claws Ward has used when a kid he had attempted to scare turned out to be unafraid of him. They also take out the garbage almost nearly destroying Boo, who manages to get out before they put the garbage in the crushing machine.

In one the film outtakes, Smitty mispronounces Sullivan's name as "Solomon" and Needleman tries to tell him that his name is "Sullivan," but the two begin quarreling as they end up ruining the scene and making matters worse. Another outtake shows the duo about to shred the door that Claws Ward has used; the door shredder chews the door, but then takes the two on a wild ride across the scare floor and knocks over the crew equipment.

They appear in Mike Wazowski's company play "Put That Thing Back Where It Came From or So Help Me" as Randall Boggs and Fungus, respectively, to which the crowd boos at them for their evil roles.

Disney Parks

Needleman and Smitty appear as walkaround characters at one of the Disney parks, as well as Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue! at the Disney California Adventure.


  • Needleman and Smitty's voices resemble that of the Jeremy Freedman from The Simpsons.


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Films: Monsters, Inc. | Mike's New Car | Monsters University | Party Central
Soundtracks: Soundtrack (Monsters, Inc.) | Soundtrack (Monsters University)
Books: Disney's Wonderful World of Reading (Monsters, Inc.) | Little Golden Book (Monsters, Inc.) | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading (Monsters University) | Little Golden Book (Monsters University)
Video Games: Monsters, Inc. | Monsters, Inc. Scream Arena | Monsters, Inc. Scream Team | Monsters, Inc. Scream Team Training | Mike's Monstrous Adventure | Disney Universe | Disney INFINITY

Disney Parks

Disney Animation Building | Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor | Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue! | Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go Seek | Monsters University Administration Building | Stitch and Friends Summer Surprise
Entertainment: Disney's Showtime Spectacular
Shops: Monsters, Inc. Company Store
Parade: Disney Stars 'n' Cars | Paint The Night Parade | Pixar Play Parade | Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Christmas: A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas


Monsters, Inc.: Mike Wazowski | James P. Sullivan | Boo | Henry J. Waternoose | Randall Boggs | Fungus | Roz | Celia Mae | Needleman and Smitty | Flint | Thaddeus Bile | Jerry | Claws Ward | Lanky Schmidt | George Sanderson | Charlie Proctor | CDA | Ted | Sushi Chef | Ms. Nesbit | Baby Smitty | Yeti
Monsters University: Karen Graves | Frank McCay | Art | Terri and Terry Perry | Scott Squibbles | Don Carlton | Johnny Worthington III | Chet Alexander | Carrie Williams | Dean Hardscrabble | Professor Knight | Sheri Squibbles | Claire Wheeler | Brock Pearson | Archie the Scare Pig | Russell
Fraternities/Sororities: Oozma Kappa | Roar Omega Roar | Jaws Theta Chi | Slugma Slugma Kappa | Eta Hiss Hiss | Python Nu Kappa | Scare Games


If I Didn't Have You | Put That Thing Back Where It Came From or So Help Me | Monsters University


Paris, France | Monstropolis | Monsters, Inc. | Scare Floor F | Harryhausen's | Himalayas | Boo's Room | Trailer Son and Mom | Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor | Monsters University | Fear Tech


Scarer's Leaderboard | Scream Canisters | Doors | Little Mikey | Pixar Ball | Pizza Planet truck

See Also

Monsters, Inc.: Laugh Factory | The Art of Monsters, Inc. | The Art of Monsters University | The Science Behind Pixar | Pixar in a Box

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