Pixar’s return to the world of monsters this summer is pretty much guaranteed to be a big hit, among newcomers to the franchise and old fans alike. It’s one we’ve been waiting for for a while now, and Monsters University has definitely been shaping up nicely in the past year or so.
The studio recently announced that they will continue their tradition of opening their latest animated hit in the UK at the Edinburgh International Film Festival as the Family Gala, where it is sure to go down a treat amongst festivalgoers. And with just under a month to go before its release on the other side of the Atlantic, the first clip has debuted over at Yahoo Movies, giving us a great little look at the banter we can expect between future best friends, Mike and 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.”).
John Goodman and Billy Crystal are back as the leading duo. And they’re joined by a great voice cast, led by Steve Buscemi, Joel Murray, Sean Hayes, Dave Foley, Peter Sohn, Nathan Fillion, Aubrey Plaza, John Krasinski, Charlie Day, Kelsey Grammar, Frank Oz, Tyler Labine, Bonnie Hunt, Ken Jeong, Rob Riggle, Ricky Gervais, J.B. Smoove, Helen Mirren, and John Ratzenberger.
Dan Scanlon (Tracy, Mater and the Ghostlight) is behind the camera for the prequel, directing from a script co-written by Pete Docter (Monsters, Inc.) and Andrew Stanton (Toy Story 3, Finding Nemo).
Monsters University will be released in 3D on June 21st in the US, following shortly after in the UK on 12th July. Whilst we count down the weeks, here’s the great first clip to help you take a trip down memory lane. Enjoy.