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Mike Wazowski sports the Shamrock in New St. Patrick’s Day Poster for Monsters University

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Monsters-University-Poster-St.-Patricks-DayPixar’s Monsters University is undoubtedly going to be one of the best animated movies of the year, and though it may be early days yet, this is pretty much guaranteed to be a big hit. And it’s one which might well be on its way to the Oscars early next year.

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up this weekend, Disney’s UK arm have debuted a new Irish-themed poster ahead of the film’s release this summer.

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 of course reprising their roles in the voice cast, starring alongside Steve Buscemi, Jennifer Tilly, Kelsey Grammer, Frank Oz, Ken Jeong, the classic John Ratzenberger, and the brilliant J.B. Smoove.

Dan Scanlon (Tracy, Mater and the Ghostlight) is behind the camera, taking over the helm from Pete Docter, and he’s directing from a script co-written by Docter and Andrew Stanton (Toy Story 3, Finding Nemo).

Monsters University will be released in 3D on 21st June in the US, with a 12th July release date set for the UK and Ireland. In case you missed it, be sure to watch the first full-length trailer that landed last month. And for now, here’s the new poster ahead of St. Patrick’s Day this Sunday. Have a great weekend, wherever you’re celebrating.

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Since graduating, I spend as much time as possible watching films/TV shows, reading books, and listening to music. So getting to write about what I love is nothing short of awesome. Biggest film-related hope for 2014/ever: Guy Ritchie announcing the RocknRolla sequel is finally moving forward.