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The much anticipated Monsters University is due to open in theaters on June 21st 2013 and this trailer has just been released. The prequel is set around 10 years before the original Monsters Inc and chronicles the meeting of Mike and Sulley in college.
Billy Crystal returns as Mike Wazowski and John Goodman is James P. Sullivan (better known as Sulley). Randall Biggs is back voiced by Steve Buscemi. There will even be a regal touch when Oscar winner Helen Mirren voices Dean Hardscrabble headmistress of Monsters University. John Ratzebengerger will be there of course as he has been for all the other 13 Pixar feature movies. He voices a Monsters Inc employee.
Here is a taste of things to come in this Monsters University trailer.
For those of us who love details about the Pixar movies you may want to know about the continuity error of timing which is apparent in the sequel. In Monsters Inc Mike says that he has been friends with Sulley since the fourth grade. However, Monsters University has them meeting many years later in college.
Director Dan Scanlon explains why the decision was taken to overlook this continuity error. They tried to work around it and went through ideas such as having them first meet in the fourth grade and then meeting up later in college. Scanlon said that it was the influence of the original Monsters Inc director Pete Doctor and Pixar head John Lasseter who reminded him of the great Pixar doctrine. Do what is right for the story. So the original line has been ‘ignored’ for the sequel.
For all the latest news go to the Official Monsters University Site