Star Wars vs. Disney

Even with a film called Tomorrowland currently in the works, Disney may soon abandon the concept in the park. The latest edition of the wonderful column Miceage on MiceChat suggests the current plan is to slowly, over the next several years, turn the Tomorrowland area of Disneyland in Anaheim into a full Star Wars area. A similar, but smaller, upgrade will be made at Walt Disney World too. And none of this will be officially revealed at the D23 Expo in August. Read More »

Threadless has teamed again with Disney to produce a new line of t-shirts based on the winning submissions of an art contest. This time around the subject isn’t Disney villains, Toy Story, Iron Man or The Muppets, its another Pixar property — Monsters Inc. The 16 winning t-shirts are n ow on sale on the Threadless website. See them below.
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Some Pixar fans have noticed that the set-up of Monsters University is inconsistant with the backstory presented in Monsters Inc.. How could Mike Wazowski and James P. “Sulley” Sullivan have met for the first time in college when there is a line in Monsters Inc about the duo knowing each other in the fourth grade? While I was visiting Pixar a couple weeks back, someone asked Monsters University director Dan Scanlon about this continuity error during a roundtable interview. Find out the story of how and why this happened, after the jump.

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Walt Disney World is getting ready to launch a “Monstrous Summer” event to help promote the release of Pixar’s Monsters University and one intrepid fan caught an awesome tease of what’s to come. Inside the Magic posted a video of Epcot’s trademark ride, Spaceship Earth, transformed into Mike Wazowski via projection. Check it out below. Read More »


Two films with sequels in the works might see further integration into Disney’s California theme parks later this decade. A new blog posted on MiceChat says Disney is considering revamping a huge section of Hollywood Land at Disney California Adventure and theming it around Monsters Inc., which has its prequel Monsters University out this year. The biggest change would involve removing Muppet Vision 3D and replacing it with a roller coaster thrill ride inspired by the door chase at the end of Monsters Inc.

The second rumored upgrade would happen across the courtyard at the flagship park, Disneyland. The current idea is to take Tomorrowland and give it an update, that would be centered on a light cycle ride inspired by Tron, Tron Legacy and the possible Tron 3. Read more below. Read More »

Don’t believe everything you hear on the Internet — that Toy Story 4 rumor, for one, is simply not true. Also after the jump:

  • Will Monsters University feature a cameo from Boo?
  • Universal wants to turn Mama into a franchise
  • Kick-Ass 2 seems to be doing reshoots in Toronto
  • The Last Exorcism Part II unveils a new poster
  • Paul Walker gets his own Fast & Furious 6 poster
  • J.J. Abrams discusses Klingons and Carol Marcus
  • Watch a new Star Trek Into Darkness featurette

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Ask most people to pick their favorite Pixar movie and one that often gets forgotten is Monsters Inc. Pete Docter’s Oscar winner came out over a decade ago and the characters haven’t resurfaced. So, unlike films such as Toy Story, The Incredibles and Wall-E, it’s simply not as fresh in everyone’s mind. But audiences love Monsters Inc. and that love is about to start bubbling up again. The original film gets a 3D re-release December 19 and you can be sure it’ll include a brand new trailer for 2013’s prequel Monsters University.

Two teaser posters for Pixar’s next film have now been revealed, marking the start of the print campaign. Directed by Dan Scanlon, Monsters University follows Mike and Sulley when they first met in college, studying to become scarers. It features returning stars Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi and more. Check out the posters below. Read More »

Disney and Pixar’s choices of venue to showcase the first footage from their June release, Monsters University, was incredibly telling. They chose the University of Southern California on Saturday November 24, which just so happened to be the day of the school’s biggest football game of the year, against the #1 team in the country, the University of Notre Dame. Every inch of the campus was crawling with tailgaters: older fans and alumni, drunk students, a marching band and more. It was an eclectic cross section of what we perceive through the words “the college experience.”

Inside the theater, the footage showcased the Pixar version of that experience. In Monsters University, a prequel to 2001’s Monsters Inc., Mike and Sulley’s long-standing friendship gets off to a rocky start as rivals at the title university. But when they’re forced to team up and join a brand new frat, their new friends are just like those USC fans: some older, some younger, and all pretty crazy.

After the jump, read a bit about brand new Monsters University footage as well as a key scene from Monsters Inc., which gets re-released in 3D on December 19. Read More »

Is it time to look ahead to 2013 already? After the jump:

  • The Hangover 3 will shoot in Orange County, CA
  • Paul Walker is recovering from a Fast Six injury
  • Monsters Inc.‘s Mike is Billy Crystal‘s favorite role
  • Liam Neeson collected $10 million for Taken 2
  • Matt Damon probably won’t play Bourne again
  • Roberto Orci defends the one-second Star Trek clip
  • Over-the-hill movie stars team up in Red 2 set photos
  • See a new photo from Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines

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‘Monsters, Inc. 3D’ Trailer and Poster

Most years, we’re lucky if we get one Pixar release. This year, we’re getting three — it’s just that two of them are re-releases of older titles. The only new film, Brave, debuted over the summer, but both Finding Nemo and Monsters, Inc. are getting the post-converted 3D treatment for theatrical release over the next few months.

Now a new trailer and poster have been revealed for the latter, which really tells you nothing new about the movie but might be worth checking out anyway if you enjoy cute things. More after the jump.

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