Final ‘Monsters University’ Trailer and Clips – Pixar Goes to College

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Monsters University is the first prequel released by Pixar Animation Studio, and reveals the story behind how the beloved Scarer duo featured in Monsters, Inc. - green-skinned, one-eyed, Michael “Mike” Wazowski (voiced by Billy Crystal) and the big, friendly, hairy giant James P. “Sulley” Sullivan (John Goodman) – became the best of friends back in their college days (despite being very different people monsters at the time, before they formed their adult personalities).

Disney/Pixar has unveiled one last theatrical trailer for Monsters University – it’s technically the eighth trailer overall, assuming you count the initial four teasers as separate - in addition to four clips of footage, each around a minute in length. In other words: this is the final push in the film’s marketing, on the off-chance you’ve not already decided whether or not you want to see Mike and Sulley’s origin story.

You can watch those Monsters University clips below:


Monsters University was directed by Dan Scanlon (the Cars short “Mater and the Ghostlight”), who co-wrote the screenplay alongside Robert L. Baird and Daniel Gerson (Monsters, Inc., Cars). Per usual, the Pixar animators look to be having a lot of fun creating “monster-ized” sight gags and jokes that lampoon college student stereotypes – as well as university life in general – which the story from Scanlon and his collaborators seems to offer plenty an opportunity for.

Early word of mouth is that Monsters University has a well-crafted storyline that involves more than just Animal House-style shenanigans – despite what some of the trailers might have you believe – and the final theatrical preview does the best job of suggesting as much to be true. All things considered, it should be enjoyable to watch Mike and Sulley evolve into characters we know and love (from Monsters, Inc.).


Monsters University opens in U.S. theaters on June 21st, 2013.

Source: Disney/Pixar

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  1. I really want this to be good. If I’m being honest though I’d prefer original content from Pixar every time. Wreck-it Ralph and Tangled felt more in the spirit of Pixar to me than Brave did (which I still liked).

    • Couldn’t agree more. However, this trailer did restore my confidence in this movie. I loved the teaser trailer, but all of the marketing after that has been pretty lukewarm to me.

      This trailer (although not great) did make the film seem interesting to me again. I love the original Monsters Inc. (glad they decided to do a prequel instead of a sequel) and I really hope this is good, but I’m still a little worried.

      But I agree, Wreck-It Ralph and Tangled felt like more traditional Pixar movies than the last couple we had.

      • Id prefer a sequal over a prequal, and ive felt pixar may have peaked a while ago. I prefer aardman movies, pirates! Band of misfits and arthur christmas are spectacular

        • My problem with a sequel is that the ending to Monsters Inc. is TOO perfect. I know a lot of people want to see Boo all grown up, but the “all grown up” factor ruined shows like Rugrats for me when I was a little kid. I just don’t think continuing that story is really necessary (as opposed to movies like Toy Story that ended with the door open for more stories to tell).

          That being said, I DO agree that they could have done more with the prequel idea. A lot of what we’re seeing here seems pretty generic and cliché. But, this was a pretty good trailer. I really hope this movie is good, but I’m still worried.

  2. Please be good. Please be good. Please be good. Please. Be. Good.