PIXAR Releases More Details on “Monsters University”

[Editor's Note: Disney/PIXAR has released more details on the forthcoming prequel to the 2001 hit film Monsters, Inc. ]

Genre: Comedy/Animation
Rating: TBD
U.S. Release Date: June 21, 2013
Voice Talent: Billy Crystal, John Goodman
Director: Dan Scanlon
Producer: Kori Rae

Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn’t stand each other. “Monsters University” unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends.

Screaming with laughter and fun, Monsters University is directed by Dan Scanlon (Cars, Mater and the Ghostlight, Tracy) and produced by Kori Rae (Up, The Incredibles, Monsters, Inc.). The film opens in U.S. theaters on June 21, 2013, and will be shown in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.

Notes:

  • Monsters, Inc., originally released on November 2, 2001, was nominated for four Oscars®: Best Animated Feature Film, Best Original Score, Best Sound Editing and Best Original Song–“If I Didn’t Have You,” for which it won.
  • Monsters University will hit U.S. theaters nearly 12 years after the Monsters, Inc. theatrical debut.
  • Billy Crystal and John Goodman reprise their roles in the prequel as the wise-cracking Mike Wazowski and lovable Sulley.
  • Monsters University features a host of new faces and a few returning favorites from Monsters, Inc.
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  • Anthony D.

    Now this is something interesting! I’ll puit this into consideration.

  • http://www.stringstornasunder.blogspot.com Chris Powell

    Why not post this on the main page? perhaps waiting for more info or pics? i could see that….

  • Spencer

    Sold.

  • http://www.joestrike.com Joe Strike

    “Toy Story”‘s basic concept and characters were strong enough to carry – practically *demand* – two sequels. Now with “Cars 2″ and “Monsters U” it looks like Pixar is coming down with “sequelitis,” a well-known Hollywood malady. I’m keeping my fingers crossed these movies deliver the goods, story and emotion-wise…

  • eeteed

    a PREquel? what’s the point of this?

    i thought pixar is supposed to be story driven. if that’s true they should realize there’s no point in a prequel for this franchise.

    is there any unanswered questions about mike and sulley? no. the point of a prequel would be to answer unanswered questions.

    now if they were going further back into the past to show the two as cute little kids so the could exploit their “cuteness” in merchandising, i could understand that kind of prequel… not AGREE with it, but understand it.

    the logical story line for a sequel called monster university would be that time has passed, mike and sulley have gone from working in the biz to training a new generation of monsters. jealousy develops when they encounter some talented but headstrong newcomers, etc etc.

    prequel. feh.

  • andreas Wessel-Therhorn

    another bromance…maybe Brave will show what they do with female leads

  • http://www.deptap.com Rajesh

    Before Disney acquired Pixar, I remember there being some discussion about Disney doing sequels to all of Pixar’s hits – with or without Pixar, because they owned the rights to them. Perhaps that “request” for sequels was part of the sweet deal Pixar got when Disney bought them.

  • Manny

    Klasky Csupo, fill your lawsuit immediately!

  • http://www.kecky.net kecky

    Oh… they hate each other at first? Can’t any great duos just hit it off and THEN develop a plot together? ALL I can imagine now is Mike and Sulley singing “What Is This Feeling?” from Wicked. I can’t be the only one.

  • Austen Davis

    It’s Pixar, so I’m sure they can pull this off.

  • http://qwertypictures.deviantart.com/ Christopher

    Hey, it’s Pixar. In my eyes, they haven’t made even a lacklustre movie yet. I’ll be there! =)

    • http://n/a Tony Claar

      Hummm, you haven’t seen “Cars” apparently…… Or the sequel.

  • http://youtube.com/ckat13 ckat13

    I said it before and I’ll say it again, they were friends before college! They say in the movie that they were friends since about the fourth grade at least. Why are they changing the timeline?