I didn’t ever expect to see any link between metal and a Pixar movie, but we’re living in a wonderful world. And so the metal band Mastodon, which has already scored Jonah Hex (twice!) and contributed music to the Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie, will have a song in Monsters University. Weird, right? The info comes straight from the band, and I can confirm that it isn’t a joke. Unfortunately I can’t tell you just how the song is being used, but expect to hear it in a good context to bring the band into the film’s world.

We probably won’t know any more until Monsters University is much closer to opening, on June 21, 2013.

After the break, Pete Docter‘s new Pixar film — the one taking place inside a young woman’s mind — is reportedly titled Inside Out; Disney’s Snow Queen retelling Frozen gets a new logo; and an animation director’s roundtable breaks down the business.

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Where’s Jonah Hex? We saw footage from the film at last year’s Comic Con, but aside from a few reshoot reports and word of Mastodon sharing scoring duties, there’s been basically nothing to report on the film since then. Few pics, no trailer. Earlier this week, as part of a rumor that suggested Lobo was dead at WB, there was a report that the studio isn’t happy with the film.

Then Vulture talked to Brent Hinds of Mastodon, and based on his description of the scoring process and one comment in particular, many read the piece as saying “the film is delayed!” Reps for the movie, meanwhile, insist that we’ll see a trailer on April 29, and that it will be attached to prints of A Nightmare on Elm Street. Meanwhile, Hinds’ comments are still a window into the process of finishing the film. Read More »

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Months ago I ran into Brent Hinds, guitarist for Mastodon, who mentioned that he’d just shot a cameo for the new John Malkovich movie, and that the band would be doing some music for it. That had to be Jonah Hex, but I wasn’t able to get any more details. Soon enough AICN got wind of Mastodon’s score for the film, but no further info. Now some other enterprising Atlanta boys have talked to the band and got the scoop on what we can expect to hear in the film. And I’m more excited than I expected to be, as the band says that in part, the music resembles Neil Young’s score for Dead Man! Read More »

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