Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University, which stars the voice cast of Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Bob Peterson, and John Ratzenberger, comes to Blu-ray 3D combo pack, Blu-ray combo pack, Blu-ray, and DVD on October 29, 2013, but first, it’s back in theaters starting this weekend.
Check out the Labor Day weekend TV spot here below.
The follow-up and prequel to 2001’s Monsters, Inc. was originally released in theaters back in June and went on to earn $690 million at the box office worldwide.
Monsters University entered theaters as a smashing success, garnering a fresh Rotten Tomatoes rating – albeit not as high as most previous Pixar entries – and even earned a cool $82 million weekend opening (up to almost $160 million at last check). But what contributed to Monsters operating in such fine fashion?
Here are 13 very lucky reasons I believe worked collectively in making Monsters University score high marks.
In addition to returning stars including Billy Crystal, John Goodman, and Steve Buscemi, some new names are being announced for Pixar’s highly anticipated Monsters, Inc. prequel, Monsters University.
New voices who will join in on the fun this time around include geek god Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Slither), Bonnie Hunt (Jerry Maguire, The Green Mile), and John Krasinski (The Office, Away We Go).
Fillion will voice Johnny Worthington (seen above with the horns), the president of the Roar Omega Roar fraternity, while Krasinski will be a super star scarer at Monsters, Inc. and Hunt will voice a young Mike Wazowski’s grade school teacher.
A pair of posters for highly anticipated upcoming animated movies have found their way to the ‘net.
The first is for Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. prequel, titled Monsters University. The movie tells the story of when James P. “Sulley” Sullivan (John Goodman) and Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) first met way back in college and hated each other, and how they eventually came to be best friends. It hits theaters on June 21, 2013.
The second movie is Sony’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, the sequel to every food lover’s best dream (and worst nightmare) movie. In it, Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) and others are forced to return to the town of Swallow Falls to deal with the many “sentient food beasts” that have overrun it. The sequel will be released on September 27th.
Continue below now to check out the new posters for Monsters University and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.
Monsters, Inc. 5-Disc Blu-ray/3D/DVD/Digital | 3-Disc Blu-ray/DVD
Directed by Pete Docter, Lee Unkrich, David Silverman
Starring John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Mary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, Jennifer Tilly, Frank Oz
Release Date: February 19, 2013
Open the door to an exciting new way to experience Monsters, Inc. Pixar’s fantastic fourth film arrives on a new “Ultimate Collector’s Edition,” among Disney-Pixar’s finest releases.
Enter the monster world and forever be enraptured by the fun and heart of one of Pixar’s finest features. By chance you have never watched a frame of this buddy comedy, let me set up the story. Mike Wazowski and his best friend James P. “Sulley” Sullivan reside in Monstropolis, what seems to be your average city – with the exception that both of these beasts are charismatic monsters living in Monstropolis, the monster society. They are employed at Monsters, Inc., the energy factory where scarers like Sulley produce screams. How so? They generate this energy through frightening human children, accessing their worlds through opening doors. More screams equates to more energy. Simple, right? But when one child, which Sulley affectionately names “Boo” creeps into Monstropolis, chaos erupts. Humans are seen as toxic. They cannot exist here, so it seems. But what happens when you form a bond with a child? Tricky.