Mike-Wazowski-in-Monsters-UniversityNext summer, we’ll be travelling back to the world of Scarers in the highly anticipated prequel, Monsters University.

Going back in time from Pete Docter’s immensely popular 2001 original, Monsters, Inc., the prequel will take us back to the college days of Sulley and Mike, and now EW have debuted two new images from the film.

“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.”

John Goodman and Billy Crystal are naturally reprising their original leading roles in the voice cast, and they’ll be joined by 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, directing from a script by Docter and Andrew Stanton (Toy Story 3, Finding Nemo).

Monsters University will be arriving in theatres next summer in 3D, and we can’t wait for it to land. The film is set to be released in the US on 21st June, 2013, with the UK release date set for 12th July. For now, here are the excellent new images, which you can click to enlarge.