Video: “Monsters University” teaser trailer debuts online with four variations of funny from Disney and Pixar

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Nearly 12 years after the original, Disney and Pixar have debuted a new teaser trailer for the upcoming prequel to “Monsters, Inc.” called “Monsters University” – in four versions.

“Billy Crystal’s an amazing comedic actor,” remarked Dan Scanlon, Director, Disney•Pixar’s Monsters University. “He gave us so much fun material, we decided to cut four slightly different versions of the trailer. We are so happy to have him back as Mike!”

Here are all four variations of the teaser, with a different line from Mike Wazowski / Billy Crystal in each:

The film follows familiar characters Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan before the days of working at Monsters, Incorporated, while still in college, as they become friends.

“Monsters University” is directed by Dan Scanlon (“Cars,” “Mater and the Ghostlight,” “Tracy”) and produced by Kori Rae (“Up,” “The Incredibles,” “Monsters, Inc.”). The film opens in U.S. theaters on June 21, 2013, and will be shown in Disney Digital 3D in select theaters.

I saw this teaser prior to tonight’s screening of “Brave” and not only did it look great in 3D, but also gathered plenty of laughs from the viewing audience. Mike and Sulley will certainly be welcomed back to the big screen next year.


  1. Ben

    Cant… stop… giggling to myself! This is going to be GREAT!!!!

  2. Kitty Corbin

    Im torn on what I feel about this.

    2011 – Cars 2 started off feeling like an amazing globe-trotting spy adventure story but then devolved into a slapstick One-stooges story.

    2012 – Brave started off feeling like a Legend of Zelda sized epic journey through the wilderness but then turned out to be a small story of slapstick

    2013 – Monsters Inc looks to be a slapstick buddy comedy but the wackiness actually fits their characters. But the problem is that it is preceded with two Pixar movies that already traded story for slapstick.

    Pixar desperately needs an emotionally gripping tale to prove they haven’t lost their edge but Monsters Inc seems like it will be a “paint-by-numbers” buddy movie. Mike and Sully dislike each other. Mike and Sully encounter something that forces them together. Mike and Sully become best friends and Randy Newman makes us choke up.

    A few years ago Jim Hill spoke of the original Monsters Inc 2 script he read when it was planned to be a sequel. The basic plot was that Mike and Sully maintained their bond with Boo but adults don’t see Monsters and as she grew up then she no longer saw them. They get stuck in the human world and need to somehow make Boo believe or something. The script was scrapped (probably because it felt too much like Toy Story 3) but that’s exactly the kind of emotional story that Pixar needs to pull off again. Fun classic characters. Wild Adventure. Lots of heart. No fart jokes.

  3. Clay Matthews

    Laughing like an idiot here…can’t wait.

  4. Carolyn

    Sully’s face when he’s doing the Travolta dance cracks me UP!

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