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Cramming for the Test: Everything You Need to Know about Monsters University

“Oh, my god! Awesome!” I’m 98% sure that’s what I screamed out when I found out that Pixar was finally going to revisit Sulley and Mike Wazowski after a twelve year hiatus. And I do believe I also did a happy dance in my home office. See, Monsters, Inc. is my favorite Pixar movie. I can not tell you how many times I’ve seen it. Really, I have no clue. One reason is that I introduced my daughter to Mike and Sulley at a very young age and she’s grown up with them paying a visit to our home. They are close family friends.

I had been anxious for a new Monsters movie, and it turns out it was worth the wait. I’ve seen Monsters University 3. 75 times, and each time I’ve been completely delighted. The film stays true to the spirit and humor of the original, but takes place years before Mike and Sulley ruled the scream floor. Monsters University revisits how the two met in college, from their initial disdain for each other, to their budding friendship. We also meet a slew of new monsters like Art, Squishy and Don Carlton (the mature student) who star alongside monsters like Randall Boggs.

Now, I don’t want to give too much away. But I will tell you that the film is gorgeous (colorful, vibrant and full of life), the story is completely compelling (there are some big surprises) and you’ll love it. Want to know more?  Now is your chance to cram for the test – check out our collection of Monsters University features here from how to dress like a monster to how Pixar created the magic.

  • Get Ready! 1 of 9

    Click through to check out our collection of features all about Monsters University!

  • Dress Like a Monster 2 of 9

    Dress Like a Monster: Monsters University Inspired Outfits!

    Check out these Monster inspired outfits, which is your favorite?

  • New Item 2 3 of 9

    Tailgating with the Stars: I Went to Monsters University Premiere and It Was Awesome

    Check out the star-studded world premiere right here.

  • The Blue Umbrella 4 of 9

    Pixar's The Blue Umbrella: Interview with Director Saschka Unseld

    The Blue Umbrella is the lovely short that plays before Monsters University. Check out our interview with the director right here.

  • The Director 5 of 9

    Monsters University: Getting Schooled By Director Dan Scanlon

    Our interview with Pixar director Dan Scanlon on making sure the monsters aren't too scary to loving the new characters. Check out the interview here!

  • The Producer 6 of 9

    Monsters University: Being Schooled by Producer Kori Rae!

    Our interview with the Pixar producer Kori Rae on why it took so long to make a new Monsters movie and what challenges there were in going back in time. Read the interview here!

  • Meet The Monsters 7 of 9
  • Behind the Scenes 8 of 9

    Going to School at Pixar's Monsters University: How the Magic Was Made

    See how the film was made from the story, to the animation to the character development right here!

  • How PIxar Was Transformed Into Monsters University! 9 of 9

    20 Ways Pixar Was Transformed Into Monsters University! (Photos)

    A visual journey how how Pixar headquarters was taken over by the monsters. Check it out here.

Monsters University opens everywhere June 21st.

Kick off a Monstrous Summer and get more info at Disney Parks.

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