‘Monsters University’ Featurette Teases Mike and Sulley’s College Experience

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[NOTE: This video contains MILD SPOILERS.]

Monsters University is the first prequel from Pixar Animation Studios, featuring much of the Monsters, Inc. cast back during their college years. The film chronicles the events which resulted in James P. Sullivan (voice of John Goodman) and Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) becoming lifelong pals, while preparing to enter the Scare industry at an establishment where “ordinary becomes extraordinary.”

A new extended preview has dropped (ahead of the official trailer due next week), with director Dan Scanlon – a first-time Pixar feature helmer, after overseeing the Cars short “Mater and the Ghostlight” – discussing the plot, as well as previously-unseen footage and conceptual artwork. Those wanting to know as little about the movie as possible might want to take a pass, as it does venture into what could be considered MILD SPOILER territory.

We also get a better look at the slightly-altered physical design of Mike and Sulley, stemming from the Pixar animators’ imagination about what the pair might have looked like back at age 18 (see: Sulley in his ‘hippy phase’ and Mike’s retainer). Similarly, the new footage shown continues to tease the movie’s good-natured riffs on tried-and-true college traditions, albeit with a creative array of monsters as the wild students pulling pranks, forming sororities and fraternities, etc.

Here is an official synopsis and banner:

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.”).


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Monsters University opens in theaters on June 21st, 2013. Will you be checking it out?

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  1. Not that i wasn’t already sold, but now I’m really sold!

  2. not super excited for this, but i do like the first one, plus its a pixar film. BTW where is the Incredibles sequel?!?

    • incredibles is one of my favorite animated movies of all time. and i need more

      • and it has the perfect setup for a sequel. more so than Cars. not sure how that one got made.

        • Brad bird transitioned to live action who knows if he will comeback

  3. I wonder how are they’re gonna top the doors’ warehouse climax from Monsters Inc

  4. Cant wait, i love Monsters Inc. Its such an incredible movie, i just hope this comes out good seeing as Disney’s juggling a million and a half projects at once and has had a tendencey to screw things up. Though i do have high expectations for it mainly because of Toy Story 3, they did an excellent job concluding that franchise.

  5. I loved Monstera inc a lot one of the best Pixar movies ever to me, and it sounds like this one was a lot of fun to make I hope it’s good it sounds like it will be

  6. I;ve loved every Pixar movie (yes, even Cars 2) so i always look forward to their next project, and this one is no exception.

    It seems like they are going for a Revenge of the Nerds and Animal House type movie, which could be pretty good.

    Considering Bugs Life was Seven Samurai and Toy Story 3 was Great Escape

  7. lol

  8. ‘i dont want to give to much away’

    d***head you pretty much explained the whole plot and ruined most of the surprise in 3 minutes >:(

  9. I hate prequels.