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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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Monsters University showdown

Disney has kind of a big movie opening next week, and is using it to promote the other big movies they have coming up next. We’ve already seen the first trailer for Thor: The Dark World and now Disney has released a final trailer for Pixar’s 2013 film, Monsters University. In this trailer, we get our first glimpse at the film’s big Revenge of the Nerds homage, the Scare Games. Students at the university must compete to prove they’re the scariest monsters and it’s up to Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sulley (John Goodman) to help a ragtag fraternity win it all.

Honestly, while this trailer is really great, it’s also incredibly revealing with all kinds of brand new ghosts, gags and ghouls. I’d suggest avoiding it, but since it’ll be attached to Iron Man 3 next week anyway, you might as well watch it now. Read More »

For Pixar’s latest, Monsters University, Disney is really taking the college angle and running with it. We’ve seen updated websites, ads and more selling the movie like it’s a real university. Not only does this gets Pixar fans excited to see something new, Disney is obviously hoping it’ll pique the interest of non-fans asking, “Just what is this Monsters University thing all about?”

That viral marketing continues this week as two new MU ads have popped online pointing towards the June 21 release of the Pixar’s first prequel, starring John Goodman, Billy Crystal and others. Read More »

When we first encountered Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sulley (John Goodman) the pair were among the top employees Monsters, Inc. But just as humans don’t ascend the ranks of Fortune 500 companies without hard work and some know-how, monsters need to learn the ropes before they can go on to prestigious careers in scaring. And that’s where Monsters University comes in.

In a new viral video from Pixar, the school dean talks up the benefits of a Monsters University education. Turns out they aren’t all that different from the advantages of a human college, except that instead of setting students up for jobs in finance or journalism or engineering, it prepares them for a lifetime of spooking little kids. Watch the message from the dean after the jump.

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‘Monsters University’ Clip: Roommate Bonding

The Monsters University marketing has made no secret of the fact that eventual BFFs / business partners Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sulley (John Goodman) weren’t such fast friends when they met in college. That’s not so surprising considering how different their personalities are, but now a new clip reveals exactly how horribly their first encounter went. Hit the jump to check it out.

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Couple good little Pixar notes today. The first is that the next film from Up director Pete Docter has officially been titled. Instead of the Untitled Disney-Pixar Inside the Mind Film, it will be called Inside Out. Which we mostly knew, but it’s good to have that point settled. The temp title was just awkward.

The movie will take place inside a human mind, and more specifically will be “told from the perspective of the emotions inside the mind of a little girl.” The art above is really all we’ve got as far as visuals for the film, but expect more soon. [ComingSoon]

After the break, a Monsters University featurette features director Dan Scanlon explaining the new film, and giving up quite a few little plot points. Read More »

Pixar’s first prequel, Monsters University, will be released next summer and tells the story of how monsters Mike and Sully met in college long before they were scare partners at Monsters Inc. Billy Crystal and John Goodman both return for the film, which is out June 21, 2013. Until now, all we’ve really known is that Mike and Sully started as rivals. That much was evident in all four teaser trailers that came online along with Brave.

In a new interview, though, Billy Crystal has dropped a few new details about the plot and even compared the film to the cult Eighties college comedy Revenge of the Nerds, which featured a small role by none other than John Goodman. Read his quote after the jump. Read More »

Disney has released the teaser trailer for Pixar’s Monsters Inc prequel Monsters University. The film takes us back to when Mike and Sully were in school learning how to scare. Its Pixar’s version of a college comedy, and the teaser trailer gives us a glimpse at some of the partying and pranks we might expect. The trailer will be presented in 3D, attached to Pixar’s Brave this Friday. But you can watch it now, embedded after the jump. And to complicate things, Disney has released the trailer in four different variations. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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Pixar’s Monsters Inc prequel Monsters University tells the story of how Mike Wazowski and Sulley became friends during their college years at scare school. This weekend at D23 Expo, we learned a lot more about the project. Hit the jump to read the ten things we learned about Monsters University, and even see some unfinished concept renderings of what young Mike and Sulley will look like in the movie.
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Editor’s Update: Walt Disney Pictures announced today that they have pushed back the release date for Monsters University from November 2nd 2012 to June 21st 2013. Also, to fill the vacant spot, Disney is moving up Reboot Ralph from the film’s original March 22nd, 2013 date.

Last week, Disney and Pixar announced the exciting news that the second Monsters Inc. will be a prequel named Monsters University, showing how Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sully (John Goodman) met and learned to be scary. It’ll be directed by Dan Scanlon, director of the Cars short Mater and the Ghostlight and a story artist on Cars and Toy Story 3 and now the logo for the 2012 film has now been uncovered. Check it out after the break. Read More »