Letterman jackets, marching bands, Archie the Scare Pig – my kids and I have seen (and loved) it all in Monsters University twice now, and yet we still can’t get enough of what young Mike and Sulley were like in school.
Maybe it’s because little Mike looks ridiculously adorable in that MU hat.
Maybe it’s because we like a good bromance.
Maybe it’s because we just really, really, reeeally love monsters. (Art!)
Maybe it’s because the animation – and art behind the film - takes Mike and Sulley’s back story to a new level of scary awesome. It makes their world feel real, vibrant, and something we definitely want to be a part of.
“It’s not a straight line from beginning to end – but filled with dips and peaks, left turns and a lot of rerouting,” says Monsters University director Dan Scanlon to Disney Insider of getting the film from ideation to creation.
“You may know where they’re going to end up, but you don’t know how they got there,” adds story supervisor Kelsey Mann. “So it’s the journey that really matters, an idea that ultimately underscores the whole movie.”
And its artwork.
Photo credits: Disney-Pixar, Pixar Animation Studios
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