Wednesday 20 June 2012

Brilliant Monsters University Teaser(s) and Concept Art!

As promised, Pixar have finally released the first fantastic teaser trailer for their Monsters, Inc. prequel, Monsters University - actually make that teaser trailers, there's four! The four teasers are more or less identical, but apparently Billy Crystal (voice of Mike Wazowski) was so funny in his reading of four different possibilities, that they decided to release them all!

The first version (above) arrived on via Pixar's official YouTube channel this morning, and we get three more versions from Yahoo! Movies, iTunes Movie Trailers,  and The Huffington Post, check them all out below:

Yahoo! Movies

iTunes Movie Trailers

Huffington Post

The main thing to note is, as we've been told consistently since CinemaCon, the teaser is hilarious; the younger character models are also fantastic and the university looks great. But most of all, it's great to see Mike and Sulley back on our screens again after 11 years. Monsters U looks phenomenal!

In addition, we've been treated to some fantastic concept art from the film (presumably, although not stated, by the film's art director, Dice Tsutsumi). The two pieces (above and below) are wonderfully reminiscent of the original 2001 film, whilst also adding a new dynamic to the film - The Art of Monsters University will surely be a must-buy!

I'm curious to see how Pixar handles its first prequel and continues from Monsters, Inc. and greatly anticipate hearing more and more about it going forward, now that Brave is almost out. The synopsis reads:

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.


  1. Huge grin on my face each time I watch this. So great to see these characters again !

  2. Ditto! I keep half expecting it just to be a Toon or Short, then remember it's an actual, full-length feature - another Monsters, Inc. film! - and nerd out!