The Pixar film Monsters, Inc. was the breakout hit of 2001, animated by Pixar’s amazing team and the leads voiced by John Goodman and Billy Crystal. Now that Disney owns Pixar, it seemed inevitable that they would revive this property for another film. So often these rewinds on popular films don’t do so well – because the concepts weren’t designed to support making more than one of them. Often a film is a cute idea, once. But not twice.
But we think this one will hit the sweet spot just fine.
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.
Disney•Pixar’s “Monsters University” is directed by Dan Scanlon (“Cars,” “Mater and the Ghostlight,” “Tracy”), produced by Kori Rae (“Up,” “The Incredibles,” “Monsters, Inc.”) and features music from future Rock-and-Roll-Hall-of-Fame–inductee and award winning composer Randy Newman (“Monsters, Inc.,” “Toy Story 3”). The film opens in U.S. on June 21. U.K. cinemas don’t get it till almost a month later on July 13, 2013.
The film will be in 3D in selected theaters, using something called Disney Digital 3D™, if you just read the ads. There actually is no such new technology. The term just refers to anything Disney makes in 3D, and they trademarked it.
Enjoy the trailer!
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