Monsters Inc (originally released in 2001) is one of my all-time favorite animated movies. I remember being astounded with the animation when it first came out, and the story is sweet. I was delighted to introduce the kids to it, and we loved the 3D release last year.
Now there is a prequel coming out, about how monster friends Mike & Scully met at “Monsters University.”
There is already a fun photo opp at some theaters, and my kids are always game for a photo opp!
Here’s the trailer:
And of course, the official boilerplate:
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.
Screaming with laughter and oozing with heart, 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. theaters on June 21, 2013, and will be shown in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.
Let me know if you’ll be seeing the new Monsters University when it comes out!