Monsters University is the latest installation of the Monsters franchise from Disney/Pixar. In the film, Sulley and and Mike are younger monsters and have to study the monster ropes from an institution of higher learning.
I’m pretty sure this is the second Monters film, but I’m not sure. I vaguely remember the first one, but that was over 10 years ago and I’m almost through 6th grade now, so I had to force out some old information to make way for algebra.
Anyways, the latest film shows the beginnings of the lifelong friendship between Sully and Mike from the first film. You see them as college roommates, and Sully was a dick. He glues stuff on him and everything! What? Why? Jerk!
At least he does in the trailer (below)
Dan Scanlon is directing Monsters University, and though he’s never made a film on this level before, he does have experience as a storyboard artist on Cars and the second 101 Dalmatians movie, which I think we can all agree was the best film in that series.
Monsters University Trailer
Monsters University Release Date
June 21, 2013.
Who’s In It?
Steve Buscemi … Randall Boggs (voice)
Ken Jeong … Mack (voice)
John Goodman … Sulley (voice)
John Ratzenberger … The Abominable Snowman (voice)
Joel Murray … (voice)
Kelsey Grammer … Henry J. Waternoose (voice)
Billy Crystal … Mike Wazowski (voice)
Rob Riggle … Kenny (voice)
Frank Oz … Fungus (voice)
Dave Foley … (voice)
J.B. Smoove … Harold (voice)
Julia Sweeney … (voice)
Peter Sohn … (voice)
Teddy Newton … (voice)
What’s Good About It?
I actually enjoyed the first Monsters film, which was about showing kids there’s nothing to be afraid of in the dark, but this new one looks pretty good too. Plus, it’s Pixar. Come on.
What’s Bad About It?
While it IS Pixar, Monsters, Inc. was not one of the best Pixar films.
Our Clever Prediction
I’ve been called a monster before, and it’s hurtful.
Just because I’m abnormally large in the junk, that DOESN’T mean you get to call me a monster. Now get off my lap.
My goodness that was dirty for a preview of a kid’s movie…