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May 31, 2013

Monsters University - Final Trailer

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Procrastination is never a good thing when studying for something as important as the release of MONSTERS UNIVERSITY.

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY releases in theatres in 3D on June 21, 2013!

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May 28, 2013

Monsters University - It All Began Here

Here's a new video clip for the upcoming Monsters University movie!

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.

May 22, 2013

Monstrous Music

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Disney-Pixar's "Monsters University" Hits Campus with Music from Randy Newman and Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso of Swedish House Mafia
"Monsters University" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Set for Release on June 18

BURBANK, Calif. (May 22, 2013) - Disney-Pixar's "Monsters University" rocks theaters this summer featuring music from award-winning composer Randy Newman and Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso of Swedish House Mafia. Filmmakers also tapped the Atlanta-based hard rock band Mastodon to serenade one the film's new monsters. Directed by Dan Scanlon and produced by Kori Rae, "Monsters University" hits theaters June 21, 2013, with the short film "The Blue Umbrella," which features music by composer Jon Brion and vocals by Sarah Jaffe.

"We wanted to capture the college feel in 'Monsters University,'" said Scanlon, "and music is a big part of that. The score and the inclusion of other great musicians like Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso [of Swedish House Mafia] and Mastodon help us convey a fun, freewheeling college atmosphere."

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Oscar®- Grammy®- and Emmy®-winning composer/songwriter Newman is back, marking 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." The recently inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member created a full Alma Mater titled "Monsters University," establishing a recurring collegiate theme. "We recruited the team at Pixar Canada to record the Alma Mater," said Scanlon. "We needed a giant crowd of crazy monster students to be singing it and the Canada team was great for this-the end result is sort of perfectly 'off.' Actually, the first time we recorded it, it was really good. I had to say, 'Guys, these are college students at a sporting event, let's mess it up a little bit.'"

Newman added a unique flair to his score, calling on renowned international drum corps The Blue Devils to contribute a definitively collegiate sound. The composer also incorporated concert band music to exemplify the feeling of being in school. In fact, said Newman, "There's a little bit of Brahms' 'Academic Festival Overture' when Mike is riding the pig. I like to think Brahms would be extremely flattered by his inclusion in the score."


The score-recorded with a 112-piece orchestra-features a few character themes, including an accordion tune to help illustrate the less-than-cool status of the Oozma Kappa fraternity; a laidback shuffle to introduce Sulley; and the aspiring Scare student Mike Wazowski is often accompanied by a clarinet that, Newman notes, changes as Mike's character arc evolves.


May 9, 2013

Happy Mother's Day From Monsters University!

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Enjoy this new Mother's Day video featuring Mrs. Squibbles and the other Monsters University characters.

April 28, 2013

Disney*Pixar's Monsters University New Trailer!

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Be sure to check out the new Monsters University Monorail at Walt Disney World!

April 17, 2013

Disney*Pixar's Monsters University Enrolls Top Talent

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Helen Mirren, Alfred Molina, Dave Foley, Sean P. Hayes and More Join Billy Crystal, John Goodman and Steve Buscemi in a Remarkable Roster of Monster Voices

BURBANK, Calif. (April 17, 2013) -- Disney-Pixar's "Monsters University" welcomes some of Hollywood's top stars to its roster of voice talent for this summer's frighteningly funny comedy adventure, opening in U.S. theaters on June 21, 2013. Joining Billy Crystal and John Goodman are Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren, Alfred Molina, Dave Foley, Sean P. Hayes, Joel Murray, Peter Sohn, Charlie Day, Nathan Fillion, Bobby Moynihan, Julia Sweeney, Aubrey Plaza, Tyler Labine, John Krasinski, Bonnie Hunt, Beth Behrs and John Ratzenberger. Also revealed this week were the story and screenplay credits. Directed by Dan Scanlon, "Monsters University" features a story and screenplay by Daniel Gerson & Robert L. Baird ("Monsters, Inc.") and Scanlon.

Scanlon says the cast was able to bring the story to life with great ingenuity and enthusiasm. "Working with this group of actors was an extraordinary experience. They each brought a unique level of humor, emotion and creativity to their work that not only complemented their individual performances, but made the overall story come together in a really wonderful way."

The voice cast includes the following:

-- Billy Crystal ("Parental Guidance," "When Harry Met Sally," "City Slickers") reprises his role as Mike Wazowski, now a college-age monster who follows his dream of becoming a Scarer at Monsters University.

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-- John Goodman ("Argo," "Flight,""Trouble With the Curve") returns as James P. Sullivan (Sulley), an overly confident, young hotshot Scaring student at Monsters University.

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-- Steve Buscemi ("Boardwalk Empire") rejoins the monster world as Randy Boggs, a Monsters University freshman who is ready to experience all that college has to offer (if only he can curb his habit of disappearing).

-- Helen Mirren ("Hitchcock," "The Queen") gives voice to Dean Hardscrabble, legendary Scarer and hard-to-please head of Monsters University's prestigious School of Scaring.

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-- Alfred Molina (TNT's "Monday Mornings," "The Da Vinci Code," "Frida") is the voice of Professor Knight, an esteemed professor in Monsters University's School of Scaring.

-- Dave Foley (TV's "NewsRadio," "The Kids in the Hall") as Terry Perry, the skeptical half of a bickering two-headed monster and dedicated Oozma Kappa (OK) brother.

-- Sean P. Hayes ("The Three Stooges," TV's "Up All Night") gives voice to Terri Perry, the more sensitive side of a two-headed Oozma Kappa (OK) fraternity brother with Scaring aspirations.

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-- Joel Murray (TV's "Mad Men," "Two and a Half Men") voices Don Carlton, a "mature" student at Monsters University and a founding member of the Oozma Kappa (OK) fraternity.

-- Pixar's Peter Sohn ("Ratatouille," "Small Fry") provides the voice of Scott "Squishy" Squibbles, an undeclared sophomore at Monsters University and Oozma Kappa (OK) fraternity member who still lives with his doting mother.

-- Charlie Day ("Horrible Bosses," "Pacific Rim," TV's "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia") provides the voice of the incomparable Art, an Oozma Kappa (OK) fraternity brother with a questionable past.

-- Nathan Fillion ("Much Ado About Nothing," "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters," TV's "Castle") portrays Johnny Worthington, the confident president of Roar Omega Roar (ROR), a Monsters University fraternity that prides itself on its notable Scarers.

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-- Bobby Moynihan (NBC's "Saturday Night Live," HBO's "Girls," DreamWorks Studios' "Delivery Man") helps bring to life Chet Alexander, a yes-monster member of the Roar Omega Roar (ROR) fraternity.

-- Julia Sweeney (TV's "The Goode Family," "Saturday Night Live") lends her voice to Ms. Squibbles, indulgent mother to Monsters University sophomore Scott "Squishy" Squibbles.

-- Aubrey Plaza ("To Do List," TV's "Parks and Recreation") gives voice to Claire Wheeler, the somber president of Monsters University's Greek Council and emcee for the annual Scare Games.

-- Tyler Labine ("Tucker & Dale vs. Evil," "Mad Love") was tapped to voice Brock Pearson, vice president of the Greek Council and enthusiastic emcee of the Scare Games.

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-- John Krasinski ("Promised Land," TV's "The Office") provides the voice of "Frightening" Frank McCay, a Scaring super star at Monsters, Inc.

-- Bonnie Hunt (TV's "The Bonnie Hunt Show," "Cheaper By the Dozen") was called on to provide the voice of young Mike Wazowski's grade school teacher Karen Graves.

-- Beth Behrs (TV's "2 Broke Girls") serves as the voice of Carrie Williams, fearless leader of the Python Nu Kappa (PNK) sorority.

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-- John Ratzenberger ("Cheers," Disney-Pixar's feature films) returns to the Pixar recording studio as the voice of a Monsters, Inc. employee.

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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 Randy Newman ("Monsters, Inc.," "Toy Story 3").

December 21, 2012

Monster's University - First Look

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Disney/Pixar's MONSTERS UNIVERSITY opens in U.S. theaters on June 21, 2013, and will be shown in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.

Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn't always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn't stand each other. "Monsters University" unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends.

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June 27, 2012

Disney/Pixar's MONSTERS UNIVERSITY

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Billy Crystal and John Goodman reprise their roles in the prequel as the wise-cracking Mike Wazowski and lovable Sulley.

Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn't always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn't stand each other. "Monsters University" unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends.



Screaming with laughter and fun, "Monsters University" is directed by Dan Scanlon ("Cars," "Mater and the Ghostlight," "Tracy") and produced by Kori Rae ("Up," "The Incredibles," "Monsters, Inc."). The film opens in U.S. theaters on June 21, 2013, and will be shown in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.

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