[Editor's Note: Disney/PIXAR has released more details on the forthcoming prequel to the 2001 hit film Monsters, Inc. ]
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,Â but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monstersÂ met they couldn’t stand each other. “Monsters University” unlocks the door to how MikeÂ and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best ofÂ friends.
Screaming with laughter and fun, Monsters University is directedÂ by Dan Scanlon (Cars, Mater and the Ghostlight, Tracy) and produced byÂ Kori RaeÂ (Up, The Incredibles, Monsters, Inc.). The film opens in U.S.Â theaters on June 21, 2013, and will be shown in Disney Digital 3Dâ„¢ in selectÂ theaters.
- Monsters, Inc., originally released on November 2, 2001, was nominated for four OscarsÂ®: 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.