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For other uses, see Yeti (disambiguation)
"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) was a monster who worked at the Monsters, Inc. mailroom until he was banished to the Himalayas. Despite being banished, he likes living in the human world.

Monsters, Inc.

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

In Monsters, Inc., he was first mentioned along with the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot by Mike Wazowski as the monsters who were banished to the human world, and Mike feared that he and Sulley might be next. When Mike Wazowski and Sulley get banished to the the Himalayas by Waternoose, the Yeti greets them and makes them feel as comfortable as possible in his cave. He also shows himself to be something of a comedian, such as when he mentions about his friend Bigfoot, who has called himself "King Itchy." When he mentions something about a local village at the bottom of the mountain, Sulley suddenly demands the Yeti to tell if there are any kids in that village so that he will be able to sneak back into the Monster World. However, although the Yeti confirms that human children do indeed inhabit the village, he also warns that it takes three days to hike down to the village. He also advises Sulley against going out in a blizzard, but Sulley, still wanting to rescue the human child he accidentally let into the Monster World, sets out anyway.

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.

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 warns them against tampering with the mail or peeking into it, as such acts are punishable by banishment if one is caught doing it.

Monster At Work

In the Monsters At Work episode "Adorable Returns", Tylor Tuskmon encounters the Yeti after accidentally activating and traveling through his banishment door. Finding Tylor unconscious in the snow, the Yeti hangs 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 is seen in his new position selling snow cones during "Mini-Monster Day".


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.


  • He appears during the end credits of Cars as a snowplow when Mack is at the drive-in movie theater.
  • The Yeti resembles Bumble the Abominable Snowman from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
  • 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.
  • In an M.I. book, Mike, Sulley, Boo and Celia take the Yeti back to Monstropolis.
  • Although John Ratzenberger voiced the character, Richard Kind was originally cast and recorded his lines, but Pixar decided to go with Ratzenberger instead.
  • Ever since he was banished, there are many rumors of why he was banished ranging eating his colleague, named Dale in the Monster Resources Department but is turned out Dale quitted his job to become a message therapist; stealing 27,5 cars in the parking lot to drinking scream from the canister.


"Welcome to the Himalayas!"
—The Yeti greets Mike and Sulley and they recognize him
Yeti: "Snow cone?"
Mike: "Yuck."
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