"Oh no, I can't be late on the first day!"
In the 2001 hit Monsters, Inc., bed-time monsters Sulley (John Goodman) and Mike (Billy Crystal) end up befriending and, ultimately, saving a human child from their city of Monstropolis while simultaneously helping to uncover a scandal at their titular workplace. Monsters, Inc. was only Pixar Animation's fourth movie and its second outside of the Toy Story franchise, but was a huge box office success, earning more worldwide than Toy Story 2.
So where has the sequel been? The upcoming prequel Monsters University, answers that question, albeit twelve years later. The holdup lies somewhere in Disney's 2006 acquisition of Pixar, but resulted in the decade-plus delay. Nonetheless, Monsters University picks up years before the events of Monsters, Inc., with Mike and Sully meeting at college, where their friendship began as a rivalry prompted by competitiveness to see who was the scarier monster, as seen in the newly-released international trailer. watch the trailer >> Posted 02.11.13 by Ryan
With a new Disney Pixar movie, Brave, hitting theaters this week, now is a great time to start promoting the studio's next movie, Monsters University. Four variations of one trailer have just been released online and it looks like this animated flick will deliver far more laughs than scares.
The movie is a prequel to the 2001 hit Monsters, Inc., and it follows Sulley (John Goodman) and Mike (Billy Crystal) at college, where they weren't always the best of friends. This new trailer reveals a few facts about the new movie and these already beloved characters. First, it seems that, in their younger days, Sulley was the bigger prankster and Mike was the more studious of the pair. Second, monsters dreams aren't that different than everyone else's. And finally, nothing sets a mood like a disco ball and some Spandau Ballet. Well, maybe everybody already knew that last thing. watch the trailer variations >> Posted 06.20.12 by Mandy
At last month's San Diego Comic-Con, there were some very noticeable absences, including the superhero ensemble The Avengers, John Carter and Oz: The Great and Powerful.
There was a lot of speculation as to why these highly anticipated projects were not present at what has become the biggest movie convention in the world. Maybe the projects were too early in development and there simply wasn't any finished footage for fans to drool over. There was also talk that studios were skipping Comic-Con, not seeing the payoff in box office results. Well, it looks like there's a simpler explanation, at least for those projects under the Disney banner — they were saving those presentations for its own convention.
At D23 in Anaheim this year, Disney gave many what they were hoping to see in San Diego. Attendees saw scenes from Avengers scenes between Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston), and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth). EW and CinemaBlend have descriptions of these scenes. The movie opens May 4. what else was shown at D23? Posted 08.21.11 by Chris
Despite Hollywood's appetite for them, Pixar, for the most part, has stayed out of the sequel game. Aside from this year's Toy Story 3, the studio's only other sequel was 1999's Toy Story 2.
With the third Toy Story becoming not only Pixar's highest-grossing movie but also the top movie of 2010 and the No.1 animated movie of all time, it's not surprising to see Pixar jumping on the sequel-wagon themselves. To be fair, though, Pixar did announce sequels to Cars and Monsters, Inc. long before Toy Story 3's $415 million box-office haul.
Now there is news that one of those announced sequels isn't a sequel at all but a prequel. Pixar planning its first fairy tale >> Posted 01.04.11 by reelz