‘Monsters University’ Viral Ad Promotes Campus Life, Website

'Monsters University' Teaser PosterPremiering during today’s Rose Bowl game, Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios began its television campaign to promote the upcoming Monsters University prequel. The ad, which mocks traditional campus life-style advertisements, features students explaining why Monsters University is the right school for them. The ad finishes by promoting the viral website for the film, MonstersUniversity.com/edu, which launched last year.

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‘Monsters University’ Still Has Young Sulley Taking Mike for a Ride (Hi-Res)

SULLEY and MIKE ©2012 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

While we hope to have a larger version soon, Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have released yet another new still from their upcoming prequel, Monsters University, via the studio’s official Tumblr.

UPDATE: Walt Disney Studios and Pixar have provided us with a hi-res version of the image. You can click on the smaller image here to enlarge it, then click on the resize icon to view it at its original resolution.

According to the image caption, When it comes to college life, Mike and Sulley have VERY different ideas of what it means to have a good time — it’s a wonder these two mismatched monsters ever settled their differences.

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‘Monsters Unversity’ New Hi-Res Still Features Wide-Eyed Freshman Mike Wazowski

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY

Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with this hi-res version of a recently released image featuring Mike Wazowski as he embarks on his educational career at Monsters University, which debuts in theaters on June 21, 2013.

The image has also been added to our gallery of stills from the film below. As a reminder, click on any of the thumbnails to see a larger version of the image and click on the resize arrow to view the image at its original resolution.

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DISCOUNT: 25% Off ‘Monsters Inc 3D’ at El Capitan Theater

Ticket to "MONSTERS, INC. 3D" at El Capitan Theatre on Select DatesTicket to “MONSTERS, INC. 3D” at El Capitan Theatre on Select Dates – $12.00

With this offer you can see MONSTERS, INC. 3D at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood between December 19 and December 26 when you pay $12 (regularly $16) for one ticket to a selection of showtimes.

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Disney Accounts for Nearly 25% of Animated Films to be Considered for Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 21 films have been submitted for consideration for the Animated Feature Film category for the 85th Academy Awards. Among the films submitted are Disney/Pixar’s Brave, Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, DisneyToon’s Secret of the Wings and Walt Disney Animation Studio’s Wreck-It Ralph.

Films from other studios that have been submitted for nomination consideration are:

The 21 submitted features, listed in alphabetical order by title, are: Adventures in Zambezia, Delhi Safari, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, From Up on Poppy Hill, Hey Krishna, Hotel Transylvania, Ice Age Continental Drift, A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, The Mystical Laws, The Painting, ParaNorman, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, The Rabbi’s Cat, Rise of the Guardians, Walter & Tandoori’s Christmas and Zarafa.

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‘Monsters University’ Character Sheets Introduce Squishy, Terry & Terri and More

Another site has posted several Monsters University character poses it has received from Disney/Pixar. Among the illustrations of a younger, thinner James P. Sullivan and a younger, metallic Mike Wazowski are newly revealed characters including Art, Don, Squishy, Squishy’s Mom and the twins, Terri and Terry.

Interestingly enough, a cursory search turned up only one other mention of Squishy and that was in a PEZ candy sales page which displays a photo of Squishy, Mike W, Sulley and Randall as PEZ dispensers, available May 2013. On a tangent, the brochure also mentions an all new Disney Channel Original Movie for ‘Phineas and Ferb’s Christmas Vacation’ in 2013 when introducing its Candace dispenser.

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VIDEO: ‘Monsters, Inc 3D’ Trailer Debuts Online

Monsters Inc 3D Teaser PosterWalt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have debuted the trailer for Monsters Inc 3D, which debuts in theaters nationwide on December 19, 2012 (the embedded version below comes from Walt Disney Studios UK which is why it features an alternate date).

The Academy Award®-winning animated comedy adventure Monsters, Inc. returns to the big screen—now in 3D—with lovable Sulley (voiced by John Goodman) and his wisecracking best friend Mike Wazowski (voiced by Billy Crystal) as they struggle to help a little girl named Boo (voiced by Mary Gibbs) find her way home from Monstropolis in the midst of a wild and mysterious cover-up.

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‘Monsters Inc. 3D’ First Teaser Poster is a Feast for the Eye

Monsters Inc 3D Teaser PosterCourtesy of MoviePoster.com (via impawards.com), here is our first look at a teaser poster for Monsters, Inc. 3D which will make its theatrical debut on December 19, 2012.

The Academy Award®-winning animated comedy adventure Monsters, Inc. returns to the big screen—now in 3D—with lovable Sulley (voiced by John Goodman) and his wisecracking best friend Mike Wazowski (voiced by Billy Crystal) as they struggle to help a little girl named Boo (voiced by Mary Gibbs) find her way home from Monstropolis in the midst of a wild and mysterious cover-up.

Monsters, Inc. 3D will be followed by its prequel, Monsters University, which debuts theatrically on June 21, 2013.

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Presto! Disney/Pixar Short Films Volume 2 on Blu-ray in November

Pixar Short Films Collection Volume 2Ahead of any official announcement, we have learned that Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will be releasing the hotly anticipated follow-up to Pixar Short Films Collection Volume 1, Volume 2, available to own on November 13, 2012 and now available for pre-order from Amazon.com.

Details are sparse at the moment, but shorts are expected to include La Luna, Dug’s Special Mission, Toy Story Toon: Hawaiian Vacation, Partly Cloudy, Presto and Day & Night.

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‘Finding Nemo 3D’ Featurette Discusses Bringing Depth to the Sea

Finding Nemo 3DCourtesy of Walt Disney Studios New Zealand, we have a new featurette for Disney/Pixar’s (NYSE:DIS) Finding Nemo 3D, which debuts in theaters nationwide on September 14, 2012.

The featurette features director Andrew Stanton alongside fellow Pixarians John Lasseter and Lee Unkrich as well as Director of 3D Production, Josh Hollander and 3D Supervisor Bob Whitehill. The gist of it is that although never originally imagined to be in 3D, the film’s environment lends itself naturally to the conversion and that the 3D is used to enhance the film, not detract from it. Finding Nemo will be available to own on 3D Blu-ray beginning December 4, 2012.

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