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Warning! This page contains spoilers about Monsters University.
|Directed by||Dan Scanlon|
|Produced by||Kori Rae|
|Story by||Dan Scanlon|
|Screenplay by||Daniel Gerson|
|Music by||Randy Newman|
|Release date||June 21, 2013|
- See also: Monsters University (Institution)
- Before they were incorporated, they had to be educated.
Monsters University is an upcoming feature length prequel to the 2001 film Monsters, Inc. Dan Scanlon is directing and Kori Rae is producing. John Goodman and Billy Crystal will return for the film. Randy Newman is set to compose the film's score. The film is set for release on June 21, 2013. This will mark the first prequel Pixar has ever produced. The film will be accompanied by a short film titled The Blue Umbrella, with a score provided by Jon Brion. It will be released in the United Kingdom on July 12, 2013.
Do NOT post any plot points that come from press events or early screenings. Plot elements will not be allowed until after the U.S. theatrical release.
|“|| Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crystal) was a little monster, he has dreamed of becoming a Scarer—and he knows better than anyone that the best scarers come from Monsters University (MU). But during his first semester at MU, Mike's plans are derailed when he crosses paths with hotshot James P. Sullivan, "Sulley" (voice of John Goodman), a natural-born Scarer. The pair's out-of-control competitive spirit gets them both kicked out of the University's elite Scare Program. To make matters worse, they realize they will have to work together, along with an odd bunch of misfit monsters, if they ever hope to make things right.
- Billy Crystal: Mike Wazowski
- John Goodman: James P. Sullivan
- Steve Buscemi: Randy Boggs
- Peter Sohn: Squishy
- Sean Hayes: Terri
- Dave Foley: Terry
- Charlie Day: Art
- Julia Sweeney: Mrs. Squibbles
- Joel Murray: Don Carlton
- Helen Mirren: Dean Hardscrabble 
- Alfred Molina: Professor Knight
- Aubrey Plaza: Claire Wheeler
- Tyler Labine: Brock Pearson
- Beth Behrs: Carrie Williams
- Bobby Moynihan: Chet Alexander
- Nathan Fillion: Johnny Worthington
- John Krasinski: Frank McCay
- Bonnie Hunt: Karen Graves
- John Ratzenberger : A Monsters, Inc. employee
- Frank Oz: Fungus
- Dan Gerson: Needleman and Smitty
- Noah Johnson: Young Mike
- Kelsey Grammer: TBA
- Ken Jeong: TBA
- J.B. Smoove: TBA
- Rob Riggle: TBA
- Ricky Gervais: TBA
- Ben Kingsley: TBA
- David Spade: TBA
Pete Docter isn't returning to direct the prequel. It was confirmed during a Cars 2 press open house that Dan Scanlon (the co-director of the short film Mater and the Ghostlight) will be the director.The film was originally going to be released on November 16, 2012, but was pushed back to November 2 to avoid competition with another film, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2. It was finally set for a release on June 21, 2013.
In 2005, Disney had set up Circle 7 Animation to produce sequels to Pixar films. Work was started on a Monsters, Inc. sequel. In 2006 however, following Pixar's acquisition by Disney, all projects of Circle 7 animation were cancelled and the studio closed. Circle 7's version of the sequel, called "Monsters, Inc. 2: Lost in Scaradise" would have seen Mike and Sulley, who after realizing Boo has moved, are trapped in the Human world in the quest of finding her back.
A sequel made by Pixar was confirmed in 2010. In January 2011, rumors surfaced that Monsters, Inc. 2 was going to be a prequel to Monsters, Inc., saying that the film would follow Mike and Sulley when they were at the Monstropolis University of Fear, and how they go from being enemies to best friends. These rumors were confirmed soon after.
On August 12, 2011 Billy Crystal attended a 20th anniversary screening of City Slickers. When asked about his return to the role of Mike Wazowski he replied, “That’s why I’m a little hoarse. I spent five-and-a-half hours today for our fourth session on Monsters, Inc. 2." Crystal says that he and co-star John Goodman are having a blast together and describes the script as "really great" and "hilarious". Crystal also gave little details of the plot of the film saying, “It’s college pranks with monsters. And I wear a retainer. Mike has a retainer." Dan Scanlon, Crystal and Ricky Nierva were present at the D23 Expo talking about the film and showcasing concept and development sketches. Scanlon pointed out that this time, Sulley is not as bulky as he was in the first movie, and Mike is smaller. "We all looked a little different when we were in college. Mike we made a little smaller to either straighten or loosen his teeth. I’m not really sure what the desired effect is in the monster world." John Goodman did not attend the expo. Crystal said, "College is a long way away for me, but bringing this world together at Pixar, where only this could happen, it’s hilarious, it’s funny, and different from anything you could possibly imagine that Monsters Inc. could become."
On December 3, 2012, Georgian Progressive Metal band Mastodon announced via their Twitter page that they were writing a song for the film. The soundtrack will be released by Walt Disney Records on June 18, 2013.
MarketingThe teaser trailer for the film was released online on June 20, 2012 and was screened in theaters with Brave. Four versions of the teaser were released, each featuring Mike saying a different line in his sleep. Each of the four versions were released by a different news outlet, namely YouTube, Itunes Trailers, Yahoo! Movies and The Huffington Post. The versions are "My pony made the deans list" (link), "I can't go to class, I'm not wearing any clothes" (link), "My homework ate my dog" (link) and "Class President - ha, ha, ha, ha" (link).
In October 2012, Disney/Pixar started a viral campaign by launching a complete, fully functional website for the Monsters University. The website covers all subjects of a real university website, and includes a store where related merchandise can be bought. In addition, the first TV commercial for the film was aired during the 2013 Rose Bowl Game, parodying ads that participating schools air during college football telecasts. On April's fool day, the website was change to look like it had been hacked and vandalized by Fear Tech, Monsters University's rival school. The colors were changed to orange and Fear Tech symbols would invade the screen upon clicking.
Another viral website surfaced in March 2013. Called The Grumblr, it takes the form of a tumblr blog who would be run by a student at Monsters University.
At the occasion of the NCAA March Madness, ESPN presented a short clip showing Monsters University players violently reacting as their team gets eliminated from the competition. This clip was subsequently posted on the Grumblr.
An extended preview of the film was released on February 8, 2013, followed by a full-length trailer for the UK on February 11, 2013, and a clip shown on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon two days later.
On February 15, 2013, another college ad parody was released that showed a few new scenes from the film. The video was entitled "A Message from the Dean."
On February 20, 2013, new character posters, and Student and Faculty ID cards were released.
On March 8, 2013, a Japanese trailer was released, revealing a little Mike, and new plot details - with one animator from Pixar going so far as to attest that it "spoils the entire movie."
On March 23, 2013, another TV spot was shown at the Kids' Choice Awards.
Another clip was released on May 23, 2013.
- ↑ Monsters University Enrolls Top Talent
- ↑ Disney drawing 'Monsters Inc.' sequel
- ↑ Randy Newman Sings Part Of The Monsters University Theme That He Hasn’t Written Yet
- ↑ Soundtrack Details For Jon Brion's Score For Ghoulish Animated Film 'ParaNorman'
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 D23 2011: Monsters University Voice Cast & Plot Details Announced, August 20, 2011
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- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 Nathan Fillion, Bonnie Hunt, John Krasinski, more voice cast revealed for Pixar's 'Monsters University' -- EXCLUSIVE
- ↑ Flixclusive: Joel Murray talks Monsters University
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- ↑ 'Monsters University' unveils character posters, ID cards
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 'Monsters University' Stills
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 Monsters University Gets Four New Teaser Trailers
- ↑ Producer Kori Rae Talks MONSTERS UNIVERSITY, Creating Pixar’s First Prequel, Casting Helen Mirren, Crafting John Ratzenberger’s Role and More
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 14.2 New poster for Monsters University
- ↑ 15.0 15.1 Disney Scares Up New Poster for Monsters University
- ↑ Up Director Pete Docter on His Next Project and Why Pixar Movies End With Chase Scenes
- ↑ http://twitter.com/#!/PixarTalk/status/53485001441939457
- ↑ Want a peek at Circle 7's unproduced "Monsters, Inc." sequel?
- ↑ Monsters, Inc. 2 To Be a Prequel?
- ↑ Will Monsters, Inc. 2 Be A Prequel?
- ↑ Monsters, Inc. 2 A Prequel Comfirmed
- ↑ ‘Monsters Inc.’ prequel: Billy Crystal gets schooled by Pixar
- ↑ Breznican, Anthony. "Disney's D23: Sulley and Mike slim down for Pixar prequel 'Monsters University'" Entertainment Weekly's Inside Movies Blog, August 21, 2011.
- ↑ MASTODON Writing / Recording Track For Upcoming Monsters, Inc. Sequel
- ↑ Walt Disney Records to Release Soundtracks for ‘The Lone Ranger’ and ‘Monsters University’
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- ↑ New ‘Monsters University’ Viral Site ‘The Grumblr’ Mimics Tumblr Blogs
- ↑ The Grumblr
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- ↑ Check Out the First Clip From Monsters University!
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- ↑ MUST SEE: An Extended Preview of Monsters University
- ↑ Extended Preview of Pixar's Monsters University
- ↑ Monsters University Character Posters and Student ID Cards
- ↑ Check Out a Tiny Mike Wazowski in the Japanese Monsters University Trailer
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- ↑ Kids' Choice Awards Spots for Monsters University and Despicable Me 2
- ↑ Watch Mike and Sulley's First Morning Together at Monsters University