‘Monsters University’ Trailers Tease Pixar’s ‘Monsters, Inc.’ Prequel

Published 3 years ago by , Updated February 24th, 2014 at 9:03 am,

The latest Disney/Pixar production, Brave, opens in theaters this Friday, and as is customary for Pixar, that film includes a teaser trailer for the next project from the computer-animation studio: Monsters University.

A prequel to Monsters, Inc., Monsters University goes back in time to when one-eyed Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crystal), furry James P. “Sulley” Sullivan (John Goodman), chameleonic Randall Boggs (Steve Buscemi), and their fellow “creepy” creatures were all just party-happy students attending… well, see the title.

Four virtually-identical teasers for Monsters University have popped up online, with the only difference being what Mike whispers in his sleep – before a (noticeably, slimmer) Sulley pulls off his disco-ball prank. We’ve gone ahead and rounded them all up here (you can watch the other three variations on the clip below):


Here is the official synopsis for Monsters University:

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.

Directing duties on the Monsters, Inc. prequel were handled by Dan Scanlon, an animation veteran who worked his way up the ranks at Disney by serving as a storyboard artist on the Mouse House’s direct-to-video sequels to The Little Mermaid and 101 Dalmatians, before he got his break at Pixar contributing to the script for Cars, and directing the spinoff short “Mater and the Ghostlight.”

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The students at 'Monsters University'

That’s all to say: Scanlon’s earned the chance to prove he can deliver a competent feature-length Pixar product, so hopefully his directorial debut will be a good one. For what it’s worth: the Monsters University teaser is cute, energetic, overall harmless fun, and serves as yet another reminder of just how dazzling Pixar’s animation has become over the years (just look at the texture of Sulley’s nose and hair).

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


Source: Disney, iTunes Movie Trailers, Yahoo! Movies, The Huffington Post

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  1. I think “My homework ate my dog,” is my favorite although it was cute when he laughed after saying “Class president,” and you could really see his braces.

    I was unsure of this at first glance but it looks like it’ll be good. Might be a little awkward but I’m sure good times will be had. I mean, it’s a Pixar movie.

  2. damm every since i saw the first one when i was a kid, ive always wanted the sequel but oh well it looks promising

    • I know right? The way they left off at the end of the first demanded a sequel.

    • “damm every since i saw the first one when i was a kid,…”

      Flip! when people say stuff like that it makes me feel really old. :(

      Looks pretty funny though. Why did “Cars” get a sequel and yet this has had to wait??

      • ‘Why did Cars get a sequel and yet this had to wait?’ THIS! Took way tooo long! And The Incredibles….

      • Ha agreed. This looks like another classic, after a couple of still good but not ‘pixar great’.

      • Merchandising.

  3. I don’t like the idea, I wish Pixar would just step up and do something great and original. Apparently Brave is getting sub par reviews (a blow for Pixar IMO), and Cars 2 last year was boring. I didn’t think I’d EVER say this, but I’m starting to lose hope for Pixar.

    • Relax, even if Brave is getting average reviews, it’ll probably still end up being enjoyable.

      And Pixar has three original movies lined up after this, so one of them’s bound to make you happy.

      • Agreed. Pixar haws set an incredibly high bar for itself. A sub par Pixar movie is still a great movie, like a bug’s life.

    • Um, what reviews are you reading? Because I have only heard good things about Brave. And besides, at the end of the day, what does it REALLY matter what critics say? There have been several movies that I love, but critics also diss. As long as you give the movie a chance and enjoy it, who cares what critics say??

  4. I would have liked a sequel instead

  5. I’m not that much into Picard movies,not a hater either,but where the hell is The Incredibles 2?! Am I mistaken in saying that it would more than likely be the highest grossing movie of their stable of films?

    Seems like a no brained,especially considering that comic book/super hero movies are pretty much ruling the box office right now.

  6. I hope Randall comes back!

  7. Finally could this be a return to form from pixar?

  8. This is definitely one of my most anticipated films for next year. I won’t say THE most anticipated yet, but certainly up there. I’ve loved Monsters, Inc. ever since I saw it in the theater when I was a kid. So happy to see Mike and Sully back.