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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) is a monster who worked at Monsters, Inc. until he got banished to the Himalayas by Henry J. Waternoose for discovering letters regarding the latter's involvement with the Scream Extractor.

Monsters, Inc.[]

"Welcome to the Himalayas!"
—The Yeti greeting a banished Sulley and Mike

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 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 calling to Sulley that he has made more snow cones (after the lemon ones had been used up as a tossing weapon by Mike), but Sulley either ignores him or is unable to hear him due to speeding down the hill on his makeshift sled and travels 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 appeared 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[]

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", The Yeti appears distributing ice cream cones among the children who visit the factory.


The Yeti is a monster who worked at Monsters, Inc. until he got banished (ostensibly 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.


  • The Yeti resembles Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster of the North from the 1964 stop-motion TV special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
  • He appears during the end credits of Cars as a snowplow when Mack is at the drive-in movie theater.
  • 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, believing he had eaten a monster or stolen cars.
    • 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.


"Welcome to the Himalayas!"
—The Yeti greets Mike and Sulley and they recognize him
Yeti: "Snow cone?"
Mike: "Yech."
Yeti: "No, no, no, don't worry. It's lemon."
—The Yeti offers Mike and Sulley some snow cones. Mike was initially disgusted, since he thought that the snow cones were yellow because they were stained with urine, but the Yeti assures him otherwise, saying it's really lemon.

"Aw, poor guy. I understand. It ain't easy being banished. Take my buddy Bigfoot. When he was banished, he fashioned an enormous diaper out of poison ivy. Wore it on his head like a tiara. Called himself 'King Itchy.'"
—The Yeti sympathizing with the banished Mike and Sulley, not realizing the real reason for the latter's guilt
Mike: "Look at the big jerk. He ruined my life, and for what? A stupid kid! Because of you, I am stuck in this frozen wasteland!"
Yeti: "Wasteland? I think you mean 'Wonderland!' I mean, how about all this fabulous snow, huh? Oh, and wait until you see the local village, cutest thing in the world. I haven't mentioned all the free yak's milk."
Sulley: "Wh...What did you say?"
Yeti: "Yak's milk. Milking a yak isn't exactly a picnic; but you know, once you pick the hairs out, it's very nutritious."
—Mike, Sulley, and the Yeti
Sulley: "No, no! Something about a village. Where? Are there kids in it?"
Yeti: "Kids? Sure. Tough kids, sissy kids, kids who climb on rocks..."
—Sulley being made aware of the village by the Yeti

"You wanna go to the village? Okay, rule number one out here: Always...no. Never go out in a blizzard!"
—The Yeti warning Sulley against going out in a blizzard
"Oh, would you look at that? We're out of snow cones. Let me... just go outside and make some more."
—The Yeti, after Mike uses up all the snow cones
"Hey, I got more snow cones!"
—The Yeti's last line, after Sulley passes by him on his sled.
"All right, newbies, quit goofing around. I'll have you know tampering with the mail is a crime punishable by banishment!"
—The Yeti warning Mike and Sulley not to mess with the mail, foreshadowing his banishment