Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Dan Scanlon|
|Produced by||Kori Rae|
|Written by||Daniel Gerson
Robert L. Baird
|Music by||Randy Newman|
|Distributed by||Walt Disney Pictures|
Monsters University is an upcoming American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. Dan Scanlon is the director and Kori Rae is the producer. It is the fourteenth film produced by Pixar and the prequel to 2001's Monsters, Inc.
Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, and Frank Oz are reprising their roles as Mike Wazowski, James P. Sullivan, Randall Boggs, and Jeff Fungus, respectively. Bonnie Hunt, who played Ms. Flint in the first film, will this time be voicing Mike's grade school teacher, Ms. Karen Graves. John Ratzenberger, who played The Abominable Snowman, will this time be voicing a Monsters, Inc. employee. The film is currently scheduled to be released on June 21, 2013.
Set about 10 years before the events of Monsters, Inc., serious yet intelligent 17-year-old Michael "Mike" Wazowski (voiced by Billy Crystal) is extremely eager to start college, where he is majoring in scaring. Things don't go quite as planned, though, when 18-year-old James P. "Sulley" Sullivan (voiced by John Goodman) happens to be in the same fraternity as him. Sulley shows to be almost the exact opposite of Mike: playful, all-brawn, and most notably large. He is also majoring in scaring, however, and they soon become enemies in a rivalry that will tear their worlds apart, including going to jail, but ultimately brings them together.
Voice cast 
- Billy Crystal as Michael "Mike" Wazowski
- John Goodman as James P. "Sulley" Sullivan
- Steve Buscemi as Randall "Randy" Boggs
- Joel Murray as Don Carlton, a middle age student and the founding member of Oozma Kappa fraternity
- Sean Hayes as Terri Perry, an Oozma Kappa fraternity member
- Dave Foley as Terry Perry, an Oozma Kappa fraternity member
- Peter Sohn as Scott "Squishy" Squibbles, an Oozma Kappa fraternity member
- Charlie Day as Art, an Oozma Kappa fraternity member
- Frank Oz as Jeff Fungus
- Helen Mirren as Dean Hardscrabble, the headmistress at Monsters University and primary antagonist.
- Alfred Molina as Professor Knight, teacher in Scary 101 class and secondary antagonist.
- Nathan Fillion as Johnny Worthington, president of Roar Omega Roar
- Aubrey Plaza as Claire Wheeler, Greek Council president
- Tyler Labine as Brock Pearson, Greek Council vice-president
- John Krasinski as "Frightening" Frank McCay
- Bonnie Hunt as Karen Graves, Mike's grade school teacher
- Bobby Moynihan as Chet Alexander, a Roar Omega Roar fraternity member
- Julia Sweeney as Ms. Squibbles, Scott's mother
- Beth Behrs as Carrie Williams, leader of Python Nu Kappa sorority
- John Ratzenberger as a Monsters, Inc. employee
- Noah Johnston as Young Michael "Mike" Wazowski
Plans for a second Monsters, Inc. film have existed since 2005. Following disagreements between then-Disney CEO Michael Eisner and Pixar CEO Steve Jobs, Disney (who at the time owned the rights to make sequels to all of Pixar's films up to Cars) announced that a sequel to Monsters, Inc. would be made by Circle 7 Animation. However, Disney's change of management in late 2005 (which saw Eisner replaced by his lieutenant Robert Iger) led to renewed negotiations with Pixar, and in early 2006 Disney announced that they had purchased the studio. The Disney-owned sequel rights were then transferred to Pixar, leading to the cancellation of Rob Muir and Bob Hilgenberg's version of the film and the subsequent closure of Circle 7.
A Pixar-made sequel was confirmed in 2010. On April 5, 2011, it was announced that the film's release date would be June 21, 2013. It will be the studio's fourteenth feature film. On May 29, 2011, it was confirmed that the film will be a prequel and the title Monsters University was revealed. The feature will be directed by Dan Scanlon and produced by Kori Rae. John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi, and Frank Oz will reprise their roles, with Bonnie Hunt and John Ratzenberger voicing new characters. New voice cast includes Dave Foley, Sean Hayes, Julia Sweeney, Helen Mirren, Alfred Molina, Peter Sohn, Charlie Day, Joel Murray, Nathan Fillion, Aubrey Plaza, Tyler Labine, John Kransinski, Bobby Moynihan, and Beth Behrs. On August 12, 2011, Billy Crystal was asked about his return to the role of Mike Wazowski and said, "I'm a little hoarse. I spent five-and-a-half hours today for our fourth session on Monsters, Inc. 2."
|Soundtrack album by Randy Newman|
|Released||June 18, 2013|
|Pixar film soundtrack chronology|
|Randy Newman chronology|
The music for the film will be Randy Newman's seventh collaboration with Pixar as composer. On December 3, 2012, progressive metal band Mastodon announced via their Twitter page that they were writing a song for the film. Walt Disney Records will release the soundtrack on June 18, 2013.
Track listing 
All music composed by Randy Newman.
|3.||"First Day at MU"|
|9.||"Stinging Glow Urchin"|
|11.||"Rise and Shine"|
|13.||"Roar" (performed by Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso of Swedish House Mafia)|
|14.||"The Scare Games"|
|15.||"Did You Do This?"|
|17.||"The Big Scare"|
|19.||"Mike and Sulley"|
Monsters University will have its worldwide premiere on June 10, 2013, as a special screening at the 2013 Annecy International Animated Film Festival. In the United States, it will premiere on June 18, 2013, at Los Angeles Film Festival, and will be released in theaters on June 21, 2013. The theatrical release of the film will be accompanied by Pixar's short film titled The Blue Umbrella.
The first teaser trailer for Monsters University was released on June 20, 2012. Four versions of the trailer exist, with Mike muttering different excuses not to go to class in his sleep in each one like "I can't go to class, I'm not wearing any clothes," "My homework ate my dog," "Class President?," and "My pony made the Dean's List."
On October 8, 2012, Pixar revealed a fully functional website for Monsters University, complete with admissions, academic and campus life info and a campus store to purchase MU apparel. On April Fools' Day 2013 the website was stylized to look like a rival college, Fear Tech, had hacked the website and vandalized it by changing the colours to orange and black and adding photos of the Fear Tech mascot, Archie, over the top of the existing photos. It was also set so whenever the user would click on the website, the Fear Tech logo, Archie the scare pig or "Fear Tech Rulz" would pop up. In addition, the first TV commercial for the film was aired during the 2013 Rose Bowl Game, parodying ads that participating schools air during college football telecasts.
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