I loved Monsters Inc and I always wished that Disney Pixar would do some kind of sequel – it worked so well with Toy Story and so many other movies, why not Monsters Inc?
Well, that wish will finally come true on June 21st, when Monsters University opens in theaters! I can’t wait to see Mike and Sully at it again, back where it all began!
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.
A brand new Monsters University trailer was just released, check it out! This is getting me even more excited to see Monsters University!
Fun Facts About Monsters University
Monsters, Inc., originally released on November 2, 2001, was nominated for four Oscars: Best Animated Feature Film, Best Original Score, Best Sound Editing and Best Original Song—“If I Didn’t Have You,” for which it won.
Monsters University will hit U.S. theaters nearly 12 years after the original Monsters, Inc. theatrical debut.
Billy Crystal is known worldwide for his film roles in When Harry Met Sally…, City Slickers, The Princess Bride and Analyze This; his 2005 Tony-winning Broadway show, 700 Sundays; as a cast member of Saturday Night Live; and as the nine-time host of the Academy Awards® ceremonies.
John Goodman’s current film projects include Ben Affleck’s drama Argo, which premiered at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival; the Robert Zemeckis thriller Flight, which premiered as the closing-night film at the New York Film Festival; and Clint Eastwood’s sports drama Trouble with the Curve.
Helen Mirren won international recognition for her work on stage, screen and television. For her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in 2006’s “The Queen,” she received an Academy Award®, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award® and BAFTA Award for best actress. She was also named best actress by a multitude of critic’s organizations from Los Angeles to London.
Oscar- Grammy- and Emmy-winning composer/songwriter Randy Newman contributes his unique musical talents to his seventh Disney•Pixar film. The 20-time Oscar nominee’s wins include “If I Didn’t Have You” for Monsters, Inc. and “We Belong Together” for Toy Story 3. He will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2013.
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Mark your calendars…Monsters University will hit theaters nationwide on June 21st!