Ever wonder how two such diverse monsters like Mike and Sulley (voices of Billy Crystal and John Goodman) became best friends? Well, it all goes back to their university days. And in this prequel you can see exactly how it happened.
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Monsters University is rated G
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Violence: A character deals with some moments of bullying in elementary school and university. A character steals a frat house mascot. Participants in an initiation process are each hit once with a flat bat. Characters run into spiked objects that cause instant inflammation during a game event. A character uses a slingshot to shoot one of these objects into the open mouth of a game player, causing his whole body to swell. Characters cut open a wire fence and illegally enter at industrial site. Security officers chase characters on at least two occasions. A character admits to cheating and lying. Moments of brief peril and some jump scenes are included, along with frequent non-graphic violence. Monsters are shown in a comic content.
Sexual Content: A character asks his new girlfriend to give him some sugar. Brief kissing is shown. Partial male buttock nudity is briefly seen after it becomes swollen.
Language: The script includes brief name-calling.
Alcohol / Drug Use:None noted.
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Home Video Notes: Monsters University
Release Date: 29 October 2013
(Note: Monsters University releases in Digital HD and Digital HD 3D on October 8, 2013)
Monsters University release to home video in the following packages:
4-Disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy)
3-Disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy)
Bonus materials include:
- Campus Life – What’s it like being on a production crew at Pixar? Get a look at a day in the life of the “Monsters University” crew through their own eyes.
- Story School – This documentary examines the challenges of creating a prequel as well as themes that run through the story, and the change in focus from Sulley to Mike. We’ll also look at how gags are developed – from writing jokes to brainstorming a million ideas, only 5% of which actually end up in the movie.
- Scare Games – At Pixar, we play hard while we work. The same people who keep the film production moving - producers, managers, coordinators and artists - are also the ones who bring spirit and excitement to some of our extracurricular activities. We check out the MU production teams as they go head to head in the mostly playful Pixar Scare Games competitions.
- Welcome to MU – Sets aren’t just buildings, they are the worlds our characters live in and explore. This look at the Monsters University campus and its development is told from the perspective of the artists who created each piece of the campus from the architecture to the ivy leaves.
- Music Appreciation – Randy Newman’s scores are a mainstay of Pixar films, and this documentary will give you a privileged look at his creative process. We follow the “Monsters University” scoring process from spotting to writing and on to the scoring session. including special college-themed recording sessions.
- Scare Tactics – Animators are actors who digitally bring the characters to life. In this look at how the MU animation team worked, you’ll see their process of how they channeled their own monster-selves and created moments on screen that were really funny, really scary and also really serious, sometimes all at the same time.
- Color and Light – How can a single painting set the tone for an entire scene? We’ll look at the creation of the colorscripts and how they were realized technically in the final film. Along with the process, this piece explores the many layers of technical innovation required to produce such a naturalistic feel.
- Paths to Pixar - MU Edition – When one door closes, sometimes another door opens – one with an even more exciting opportunity behind it. Members of the MU crew tell their own compelling backstories and share the challenges they overcame along their paths to Pixar.
- Furry Monsters: A Technical Retrospective – Explore the difficulties in creating characters that are 20 years younger with tools that are 10 years more advanced in this contrasting look at the differing technical challenges that arose when making “Monsters, Inc.,” and “Monsters University.”
- Deleted Scenes – Four separate scenes – “Rivalry,” “Recon,” “Movie Night,” and “Drama Class” - are highlighted with an introduction from director Dan Scanlon.
- “The Blue Umbrella” – This animated short film from Pixar Animation Studios, directed by Saschka Unseld and produced by Marc Greenberg, played in theaters in front of “Monsters University.” “The Blue Umbrella” tells the story of an evening commute in which the rain starts to fall and the city comes alive to the sound of dripping rain pipes, whistling awnings and gurgling gutters. And in the midst, two umbrellas—one blue, one not—fall eternally in love.
- Additional Bonus Features - Audio Commentary, Promo Picks, College Campaign, Theatrical Campaign, Set Flythroughs, Art Gallery and more!
Monster University is also available on DVD with the following extras:
- Audio Commentary
- “The Blue Umbrella”