Watch Monsters University Online His two eldest grandchildren are girls aged 10 and 7; that paparazzo mentioned earlier was stalking the group at the American Girl doll store. “I wish he’d followed me to the cash register,” Crystal joked.). His grandkids will surely get a kick out of “Monsters University” as well when it opens June 21. LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - One-eyed green monster Mike Wazowski and his giant blue, furry friend James P. “Sully” Sullivan go back in time as “scaring” students in Monsters University, as Walt Disney Co.’s Pixar Animation Studios pins its hopes for a blockbuster on the coming-of-age story.
Monsters University, a prequel to 2001 Download Monsters University Movie animated film Monsters, Inc., will be released on Friday in United States (US) theatres, and director Dan Scanlon told Reuters one of the main challenges was to keep the film fresh and surprising for audiences. “You’re dealing with the fact that everybody knows how the movie is going to end,” Scanlon said about plotting Pixar’s first prequel, particularly for a film that grossed more than US$560 million (S$702 million) at the worldwide box office.
A college setting seemed ideal for best friends Mike, voiced by Billy Crystal, and Sully, voiced by John Goodman, Scanlon said, to “explore serious emotional relationship stuff” and”major self-discovery”.Ever since 2009’s classic “Up,” the Emeryville-based animation giant has fallen short of its own high standards. “Cars 2” was gorgeous to look at but lacked depth and heart. “Brave” was a half a good movie but ultimately devolved into a predictable ‘toon. Along comes “Monsters University,” which is at least consistently charming with flashes of the wit and emotion that has marked the best of Pixar. If it’s not at the high end of the studio’s range, it is certainly an engaging piece of work. The film is a prequel to 2001’s beguiling “Monsters, Inc.,” which may be the studio’s most underrated movie. Clever and good-hearted, it let us peek into the world where the monsters of our childhood live — and into the bromance of walking eyeball Mike (voiced by Billy Crystal) and burly fright guy Sulley (John Goodman).
Watch Monsters University Online Free Apparently, Pixar struggled for several years trying to write a sequel to “Monsters, Inc.” before settling on this look at how Mike and Sulley first met in school. From the time he visited Monsters, Inc. as a student at Frighten Elementary School, Mike has wanted nothing more than to go to Monsters University’s prestigious Scare Program and become a top scarer at the place where kids’ screams are made. He’s dreaming a big dream because, even though he studies hard and is very bright, he simply isn’t very scary. on the other hand, was born to be a big man on campus. He is a Sullivan, the son of a world-class scarer, so he presumes he can be a scarer without doing much work. Of course, these two mismatched monsters take an immediate dislike to each other.
That all starts to change when both are kicked out of the Scare Program by Dean Hardscrabble (Helen Mirren). The only way back is for them to round up some other misfits (the Oozma Kappa fraternity) and enter the Scare Games — a series of challenges that, if they win, can earn them a ticket back into Hardscrabble’s good graces and the program. What follows is a fun romp, loaded with neat references to Harry Potter’s Hogwarts and “The Hunger Games” with a touch here and there of “Animal House” and a few sly nods toward what lies ahead for our two heroes (one involves just why Randy, one of their enemies in “Monsters Inc.,” hates Sulley so much). Director Dan Scanlon, a longtime storyboard artist at Pixar, has created a visually vibrant film with a campus rich in detail and full of delightfully weird monsters-in-training. There are a lot of them, and it’s quite amazing how each has its own personality and character traits. Writers Scanlon, Daniel Gerson and Robert L. Baird manage to find room for some life lessons amid all the fun. In particular, there are some surprisingly hard truths about self-awareness and finding one’s place in the world.
As is always the case with a Pixar flick, the voice Watch Monsters University Online Free Putlocker cast is spot-on. Once again, Crystal and Goodman are pitch-perfect as the sarcastic but always upbeat Mike and the lovable lug Sulley. Mirren is wickedly scary as Hardscrabble, and Steve Buscemi makes Randy an oily villain in the making. Among the supporting cast, Nathan Fillion (“Castle”) is particularly good as arrogant Johnny Worthington, head of the rival Roar Omega Roar fraternity.
Oh, and actor John Ratzenberger — who has been a voice in every Pixar film and is now something of a good-luck charm at the studio — keeps his streak intact with a cameo appearance. Preceded by another one of those striking and delightful Pixar shorts — this one’s a beauty called “The Blue Umbrella” — “Monsters University” is fine family entertainment with something for the adults and a lot for the kids. That’s always something deserving of a high grade.
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"While it is important to note that the data is not yet conclusive, new research findings seem to make the case that no two monster hands are alike. Sometimes, of course, the differences are obvious — but the small details tell a fascinating tale."
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Hands, says Dr. Musin, are like the body’s diary. “I can tell you more about a monster from a quick hand examination than most psychologists learn in an hour of conversation. Hands are beautiful, encyclopedic, and poetic — a scientific metaphor for life.” Billy Crystal has hosted nine Academy Awards ceremonies and starred in box office hits like “When Harry Met Sally,” “City Slickers” and “Analyze This,” but even that resume wasn’t enough to earn the 65-year-old respect from his grandchildren.
In a recent interview at the Pixar headquarters in Emeryville, Calif. to promote the upcoming “Monsters University,” Crystal told a group of reporters what cool customers his four grandchildren are. They didn’t know that their grandpa had any kind of special status until a paparazzo was following the actor and kids around The Grove, an upscale outdoor mall in L.A., taking pictures, prompting the kids to ask what the fuss was about.
Their nonplussed attitude toward Crystal shouldn’t be a total surprise, of course; as the actor said, it’s not like his biggest live-action movies are suitable for younger audiences. “I couldn’t show them ‘When Harry Met Sally,’” he said, before imagining a conversation with the youngsters. “‘Why is she going, ‘Yes, yes, yes’?’ ‘You’ll find out.’”
Thank goodness then for his 2001 film “Monsters, Inc.” “Then I was Grandpa Mike Wazowski.”
"I’d answer the phone, when they’d call, ‘Hi,’ ‘Oh, is Grandpa Mike Wazowski there?’ ‘Hold on, I’ll get him… Mike! The kids wanna talk to you.’" He put on the New York accent he uses for the character in "Monsters Inc." and "Monsters University." “‘Again? All right, hi, hi.’ Oh boy."
At the Pixar Studio store, later, Crystal shopped with an assistant, asking if they had “anything pink” with his character on it. The prequel follows monsters Mike Wazowski and James “Sully” Sullivan (voiced by John Goodman) as students at that hallowed hall of higher monster learning, Monsters University. The two begin as enemies and rival scare students both determined to get a coveted post-grad spot on the scare floor we already know from “Monsters Inc.” (Spoiler alert: They get there, but not in the way you’d expect.) Though far from a child, Crystal himself also enjoyed the movie, a full cut of which he recently saw.
"I saw little pieces along the way, but really little pieces, and I saw it last month and met the cast. I mean, you don’t work with anybody! I didn’t know that some of the people were in the movie." One good friend’s vocal presence was a particular surprise. "I didn’t even know Helen [Mirren] was in the movie!"
"But I think just for me, just satisfaction-wise, this is more than I expected," he said. "I was just taken away with it."
As for his real life, Crystal said that he has several friends from high school who are the Sully to his Mike.
“Your first friends are your truest friends, I find. And the ones that stick are really special. They’re my first call, and we’re coming up to our — oh, s**t — our 50th high school reunion in 2015, so they’ve already started planning something.”
Asked if he’ll attend, he laughs.
"Of course I’ll be there! And I’ll do a tight 10 minutes."
Watch Monsters University Online The new movie is a follow up to the original that earned more than $562 million US globally thanks to the exploits of scare monster Sulley Sullivan (voiced by John Goodman) and sidekick Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) who create energy for the monsters city by spooking kids at bedtime. first-time Pixar director rarely goes solo, but Dan Scanlon did with the prequel Monsters University, which opens in theatres Friday. Relaxing at the Pixar Animation Studio’s main cafeteria, Scanlon said that he wasn’t intimidated by the challenge of wrangling the intricacies of making the movie.
“I had the brain trust at Monsters University Movie Download my disposal,” admitted the director who started with Pixar in 2001 as a story artist on Cars and Toy Story 3. Brain trust? He’s referring to the original creative confederacy of Pixar’s John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Pete Docter, who directed 2001’s Monsters, Inc. Docter, especially, was a guiding light for Scanlon. “Collaborating is always an important part of the process,” said Scanlon of Pixar’s development method.
The prequel shows how the duo became best buddies after a rough start as freshmen at college. As usual, the Pixar production was an immense undertaking, involving a few hundred animators and story consultants. That’s why two directors are sometimes more efficient than one. But Scanlon knew what his priorities would be. One of them was making sure Goodman and Crystal were on board with the prequel, which started to get traction five years ago. “We talked to them early on,” noted producer Kori Rae. If the actors didn’t want to return “there was no plan B.”
In other words, not much is left to chance at Pixar. That’s one of the many reasons the animation complex just across the Bay Bridge from downtown San Francisco has produced 13 consecutive hits, which have scooped up more than $7.7 billion US from theatrical box-office alone. And the 27 Academy Awards won by their films confirms the deftness of the projects. Certainly, the studio’s ability to combine commerce and creativity had Crystal saying yes to Monsters University before he read a word of the screenplay. Besides Monsters, Inc., the comic actor has managed some cameo voice sessions on a video short called Mike’s New Car and some moments voicing Mike Car in the 2006 animated feature Cars.
“Pixar has a tremendous factory of very creative nerds who create brilliant experiences,” said Crystal, one of their biggest fans. “That’s why their movies are so joyous — they are big kids.”. They are smart, too. In fact, the director wisely insisted on having Goodman and Crystal record their Monsters University sessions at the same time to emphasize their characters’ togetherness “and pick up on the charisma of their performances.” It also brought out the comic in Crystal, who improvised as much as the narrative would allow. “It was fun to have his humour at my disposal,” said Scanlon.
Watch Monsters University Online Free Despite the updated computer-generated images enhanced by a refined illumination system in Monsters University, the wit, as in all Pixar films, was key. “Our stories aren’t driven by technology,” said Kori. Indeed, most of the 1,200 Pixar animators and story artists are hard at work refining the delicate balance of story and presentation on a full slate of upcoming movies. And, so far, the 2006 Disney purchase of Pixar for $7.6 billion hasn’t had an impact on how they do things. Lasseter, named head of both Pixar and Disney animation, has less time to consult with his Pixar colleagues, but he does get involved even as Pixar agreed to release more than one movie a year and develop sequels seven years ago.
For instance, the spin off of Cars called Planes lands in August. Seven animated films are in various stages of production. Pixar fans can look forward to The Good Dinosaur next year and the Finding Nemo continuation, Finding Dory, (Dory will be voiced again by Ellen DeGeneres) set for release in 2015. A fourth Toy Story is in the development stage and an Incredibles’ sequel is in the maybe phase. Charlie Day would be up for another Pixar adventure. The co-star of the acclaimed series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia voiced fraternity weirdo Art in Monsters University, and he was impressed by the Pixar way of doing business. “When I signed on they flew me up here to Pixar to say hello, and I was immediately impressed,” said Day. He was given a tour of “the campus” which includes office buildings with screening rooms, festooned work places and assorted facilities for the staff such as volleyball and basketball courts, a fully-loaded gym and a swimming pool.“That’s when I became really excited to be welcomed into this family surrounded by artists in a literal sense,” said Day, who added with a grin, “And I guess if you give the staff enough trampolines and Olympic-sized swimming pools, good things happen.”
Set 10 years before the events of Monsters Inc, Monsters University follows the story of Mike and Sully in their days at the Monstropolis University Of Fear. Billy Crystal and John Goodman reprise their roles as Mike and Sully as they go from worst enemies to best friends before endeavouring to becomes scarers at Monsters Inc. Billy Crystal has called it “college pranks with monsters”. we call it a dream come true.
Monsters University, Pixar’s hotly anticipated prequel to Monsters Inc, is set draw ample box office returns and glowing reviews, as is the tendency of every Pixar film (well, almost every Pixar film).
Replete with the colorful gags, heart felt drama, Watch Monsters University Online Full Movie and assorted smile-fodder for all ages is the content of setting of the film, a prestigious institute of higher monster Education. This strong choice by the folks at Pixar is a departure from their imaginative yet relatively safe universes of their previous films.
Life-sized characters of Mike (right) and Sullivan pose at the premiere of the film Monsters University at El Capitan theatre in Hollywood, California on June 17, 2013. One-eyed green monster Mike Wazowski and his giant blue, furry friend James P. “Sully” Sullivan go back in time as “scaring” students in Monsters University, as Walt Disney Co.’s Pixar Animation Studios pins its hopes for a blockbuster on the coming-of-age story.
The idea of seeing Monsters University did not appeal to me. Here’s what I remember about the first film in the series, Monsters Inc.: (A) I liked it and (B) I paid to see it only because the trailer for Attack of the Clones would be shown before the movie started. Other than that, the details are hazy. (Perhaps I did not pay attention as much as I should have because I was overwhelmed by anticipation, tragic in hindsight, for Attack of the Clones.) Regardless, its prequel, Monsters University, is a delight for no other reason than its plot is so simple.
There’s an interesting piece over at Badass Digest about how convoluted a lot of this summer’s blockbusters have been. I agree, yet it doesn’t bother me. A convoluted plot did not stop me from enjoying Man of Steel, and a convoluted plot did not prevent me from enjoying Star Trek Into Darkness. Though, the lack of a convoluted plot did make Monsters University stand out as something special.
There are no world engines in Monsters University. There are no villains pretending to be someone with a much less interesting name in Monsters University. At no point in Monsters University does a daughter poison her mom, turning her mom into a bear. (I threw this Brave reference in here just to prove that animated movies can be complicated, too.) Nope, it’s just Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sulley (John Goodman) going to college with the hopes that they will learn how to scare children. That’s it. Thank God.
(To be fair, I did enjoy Man of Steel’s world engine. And I love that this term is now part of our lives.)
Watch Monsters University Online Free Streaming In a nutshell: Mike and Sulley (who are strangers at this point) are both accepted into the scare program at Monsters University. Sulley is a natural and is also a legacy to the program. Mike doesn’t have the raw talents, but works extremely hard. The two learn from each other along the way over a series of challenges reminiscent of something from the last half of Old School. Again, the characters drive the story, not an overindulgent plot.
There is a point to be made here: if you have lovable (or at least interesting) characters, just having them need a reason to be around each other and watching them interact can be enough. I mean, this was pretty much the basis for nine seasons of Seinfeld.
Please, please, please remember that I said the characters have to be lovable or interesting. Once we get past the heavy back-story, After Earth is a relatively simple movie. Unfortunately, the two characters that we spend any amount of reasonable time with are boring. I am starting to fall asleep just typing about them.
The thing is, before seeing Monsters University, I didn’t realize that our brains needed the rest. Not that the other movies are so smart that we need to pay close attention to follow them, but it’s nice to not have to be constantly questioning why characters are constantly choosing the more difficult of two paths without finally admitting, “Well, if they had used the blood from one of the bodies on board the Enterprise, I suppose there would be no need for a climatic fight.”
I am positive that Monsters University will be a huge success and doesn’t need to market itself as “the simplest movie of the year” to make money. (To be fair, I have no idea how one would go about determining if one particular movie is the simplest or not. What would be the parameters? For the sake of argument, let’s just agree that, of this summer’s big studio movies, Monsters University is the simplest.) But, I know there are people out there like me. There are people who have no real interest in seeing Monsters University, yet, might just like the idea of a simple story with a simple plot that leaves you in a good mood.
And, as an added bonus, the trailer for Attack of the Clones does not play before the movie starts. Monsters University, Pixar’s hotly anticipated prequel to Monsters Inc, is set draw ample box office returns and glowing reviews, as is the tendency of every Pixar film (well, almost every Pixar film).
Replete with the colorful gags, heart felt drama, Watch Monsters University Online Free Putlocker and assorted smile-fodder for all ages is the content of setting of the film, a prestigious institute of higher monster Education. This strong choice by the folks at Pixar is a departure from their imaginative yet relatively safe universes of their previous films.The wonderful trailer for this film, a pitch perfect send-up of college promotional material, indicates that this film will ride close to thematic material that exists in any other college film for adults. The young Sulley and Mike play pong. There are wild party scenes. Ingrosso and Axwell of Swedish House Mafia contributed music to the soundtrack. Monsters University clearly wants children to have a safe look at all of the garden variety elements college culture, even it veers dangerously close to the vices and lasciviousness of undergrad life. And it has a G rating, which is difficult to get this day and age, for any film. Pixar however, is sparkling clean, even while it touches upon divisive dramatic material. Finding Nemo, Toy Story 3, and Up all dealt with the loss of a loved one, and Up is the only movie to reach the PG rating. Wall-E approached the demise of the planet earth with a silken touch. However, a college setting is culturally embedded with no-nos for younger viewers, and I can almost guarantee you there will be an Animal House reference or three. Moreover, the characters are all monsters trying to scare small children. This time, Pixar emphatically danced over the laser beams, so to speak. I wish I’d had a film like this to explain college to my younger self. However, therein lies the heartiest Chestnut: Pixar can bring out the adults’ sense of nostalgia for children’s play, Watch World War Z Online and college life, at the same time. It could double the amount of inner child in your soul by the film’s end. An ambitious promise, but worthy of Pixar nonetheless.