Video: Teaser Trailer for 'Monsters, Inc.' Prequel 'Monsters University' Debuts!

The long-awaited follow-up to 'Monsters, Inc.' is finally happening! Check out the teaser trailer for 'Monsters University' here!

Video: Teaser Trailer for ‘Monsters, Inc.’ Prequel ‘Monsters University’ Debuts!

The long-awaited follow-up to ‘Monsters, Inc.’ is finally happening! Check out the teaser trailer for ‘Monsters University’ here!

-Lucia Peters

Monsters University poster

Before Mike Wazowski and James P. “Sully” Sullivan met Boo… before they changed screams to laugher… before they changed the very power source on which Monstropolis ran…

…They went to college.

And this, my friends, is what the upcoming prequel to Pixar’s 2001 hit Monsters Inc. is all about. Entitled Monsters University, the film sees John Goodman, Billy Crystal, and Steve Buscemi reprise their roles from the first movie, and chronicles Mike and Sully’s college years. Hey, someone’s got to teach you how to be a monster! Take a peek at the teaser trailer here!

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Wow. I just had a total freakout because I realized that Monsters, Inc. came out over ten years ago. Just think: Kids who were ten years old at the time of its release—the age of its target audience—are now in their twenties. CRAZY. But now, new generations will get the chance to experience Mike, Sully, and all the rest up there on the big screen, and that’s AWESOME. True, they’re probably already familiar with the characters—like most Pixar films, Monsters, Inc. has had a long and healthy life in the DVD market—but there’s something about seeing these guys in a larger-than-life situation that just makes it all that much better.

Plans for a second Monsters, Inc. movie have existed since 2005, but got held up after that pesky feud between Michael Eisner, Disney’s CEO at the time, and Steve Jobs, who owned Pixar (betcha didn’t know Steve Jobs owned Pixar!). After Disney bought Pixar in 2006, though, the plans were back on. In 2010, the second movie was confirmed, and in 2011, we got word that it would be a prequel and that its release date would be June 21, 2013. It will be Pixar’s fourteenth feature-length film.

And I don’t know about you, Bettys, but I can’t wait. The beauty of Pixar films is that though their target audience is kids, the films are smart, funny, and appeal to adults as well (speaking of, who’s planning on seeing Brave this weekend? Hands up!). Though I’m often skeptical of sequels, Pixar almost always does an excellent job with theirs—see: Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3—so I have faith that Monsters University will be just as enchanting as its predecessor.

Besides, how can you NOT be tickled pink by the idea of Mike and Sully in college?

Be sure to look for Monsters Unviversity in cinemas next June!

Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.

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