Although some of the bonus features for the upcoming Blu-ray release of Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University have been revealed, thanks once more to the BBFC, we now have full, explicit details for all of the additional content you’ll find on the discs.
Available to own October 29, 2013 with a digital release in both HD and 3D HD formats on October 8, it’s now available for Monsters University.
Below you’ll find a complete list of what we know about the bonus features which includes the initial list of items already announced earlier this month. In addition, we have added lengths of each of the features in minutes/seconds.
- Campus Life (14:33) – 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 (8:13) – 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 (4:16) – 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 (5:52) – 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 (7:07) – 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 (5:00) – 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 (5:00) – 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 (7:19) – 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 (4:47) – Explore the difficulties in creating characters that are 10 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’ (4:27), ‘Recon’ (3:03), ‘Movie Night’ (4:05) and ‘Drama Class’ (8:31) – are highlighted with an introduction from director Dan Scanlon (0:47).
- Bonus Deleted Scene (?) – According to the official Disney movies site, a fifth deleted scene is included in which Mike and Sulley actually meet in elementary school.
- Monsters Mashup – MU (3:48)
- College Campaign – Monsters University (0:28), March Madness (0:24), Admissions (1:20)
- Theatrical Campaign – Teaser Trailer (0:59), Back Then Trailer (2:10), One Night Trailer (1:03), Japan Trailer (2:15)
- Set Flythroughs – The Campus (1:57), The Scare School (1:09), Frat Row (1:09), The OK House (1:41)
- Easter Egg – Intro to Title Design
- 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.