Two New 'Monsters University' Images: Sulley the Party Monster

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 10:08 Written by  Jordan DeSaulnier
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Two New 'Monsters University' Images: Sulley the Party Monster

Monsters Inc. sees 3D re-release nationwide just one week from today, so what better time to hype both the reissue and next year's prequel than with two brand spanking new official images from Monsters University?

After the original story Brave, Pixar is returning to an established property, having done with Toy Story 3 and Cars 2 over the last few years.  In returning to the world of 2001's Monsters Inc., this film is going back in time for the animation studios' first prequel, though.  In the first movie, James P. "Sulley" Sullivan and Mike Wazowski, voiced by John Goodman and Billy Crystal, were best buds and the top scaring duo in Monstropolis, but in Monsters University, they're still wet behind the ears.

“We get to show off their differences,” producer Kori Rae tells Entertainment Weekly, where the new stills debuted. “They both approach life in different ways. Mike is the go-getter type, anything is possible, and he’s the super-hard worker. Sulley is different because he’s a great scarer, he has this natural ability, but Mike has to work for it.”

As you can see, Mike's a nerdlinger, while Sulley is, unsurprising, more of a partier.

Just as the 2009 Star Trek reboot showed how Kirk and Spock went from enemies to bros for life, Monsters University finds Sulley and Mike not exactly hitting it off.

Director Dan Scanlon explains the situation in the second image, saying,"This is roughly around the time Mike and Sulley meet. They’re at a fraternity party, and this is Mike and Sulley getting off on the wrong foot a little bit.”

Obviously, that's Mike in one of Sulley's hands, but the odd creature in his other hand isn't a fellow monster, per se.  “It’s the monster equivalent of a farm animal. It is not a student,” says Scanlon. “This is part of a college prank.”

We'll see just what that pranks consists of when Monsters University hits theaters on June 21, 2013.  And yeah, Monsters Inc. will re-hit theaters on December 19th.

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