Official Logo & Synopsis For Pixar’s ‘Monsters University’

Published 4 years ago by , Updated May 14th, 2011 at 8:56 am,

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Pixar’s Toy Story franchise was one of the rare movie series where the sequels were generally considered just as good (and, by many, better) than the original film. Hence why (for now) there’s reason to be hopeful about the animation company’s upcoming slate of non-original titles, including this summer’s Cars 2 and the in-development prequel to Monsters, Inc., Monsters University.

An official logo for the Monsters Inc. prequel has been unveiled (see above), and it features the all-too familiar “cyclops letter M” from the first film’s logo. Disney/Pixar has also released the official synopsis for Monsters University; however, those who have been following the project aren’t likely to learn anything new about the movie.

Here is said official description of Monsters University (via Yahoo! Movies):

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 3Dâ„¢ in select theaters.

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Prior to Pixar being acquired by Disney a few years back, a Monsters Inc. 2 was being developed – and enough work was completed on the project for a mockup trailer to be created. While Monsters University arguably sounds like a better idea than that proposed sequel (and not just in retrospect), one has to admire the effort that was clearly put into the latter project before it was scrapped.

On that note: A Monsters Inc. prequel doesn’t really jump out as a fantastic idea, either. The plot for Monsters University sounds decent enough – certainly less of a stretch than pretty much every other previously-released (often, direct-to-DVD) Disney animated sequel – but it also reads as a rather conventional “opposites attract” story with a (naturally) predictable ending. Take that as you will.

As mentioned before, Monsters University is slated for released on June 21st, 2013. Does it sound like a winner so far? Or a potential misstep for Pixar?

Source: Yahoo! Movies

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  1. Hmmm.

  2. omg! I cant wait to see this!!! sucks i gotta wait two years, but … -_- it’s worth it…

  3. “certainly less of a stretch than pretty much every other previously-released, direct-to-DVD Disney animated sequel”

    Is MU going directly to DVD? Im having a hard time (for some reason) processing that statement…. :D

    • Nah – I was just comparing it to other Disney animated sequels (most of which were just straight to DVD types).

      I changed the wording of that sentence a bit – lest I confuse anyone else. ;-)

  4. 2 years? Damn!! :(

  5. Boy, this movie is going to look tremoundously cool

  6. I think it’s a really good idea. They wrapped up the original so well that doing a sequel would kind of ruin it so prequel works for me.

    Will also be fun to explore how they study to be monsters.

  7. I Love all of Pixar’s movies so far. but these sequels (cars 2, Monster’s U) both worry me.

  8. Now they need to get working on the sequel to The Incredibles.

  9. I like the idea I trust in pixars movies they have not really let me down yet so I personally can not wait

    • Expect something pretty bad if you keep forcing Pixar to do an “INCREDIBLES” sequel now.

      • Sorry, this was for Andy S.

  10. What if Pixar gets Aaron Sorkin to write an intelligent screenplay for “MONSTER’S UNIVERSITY?”

    I mean, if he can script the story of Facebook, he can make the conversations in a school of monsters very Oscar-winning.