Chris Sasaki Shares Development Art from “Monsters University”

Pixar vizdev artist Chris Sasaki posted a generous heap of his Monsters University development art on his blog. One can’t help but think that the clarity of his design approach, with the simple funny shapes and candy colors, might also lend itself well to a hand-drawn animated version of Pixar’s Monsters universe. Of course, there’s plenty more of this type of work in the film’s ‘art of’ book.


  • Roberto Severino

    Very cool indeed! Maybe they can come up with a hand drawn short using some of these characters in the future.

  • Jen Hurler

    Wow.. Just looking at these..you can tell how much fun he must have had coming up with ideas for the prompt “monsters in college.” Great stuff.

    • SarahJesness

      Watching “Monsters U”, I was thinking the same thing. With no single word on what a “monster” in this world is, you can pretty much do whatever you want. Throwing college into the mix makes it fun!

  • http://elioliart.com/ Those Girls

    He is awesome!

  • Nikolas

    The artwork is wonderful! Thank you to Chris Sasaki for sharing!