After a lot of brief teasers, there is now a two-and-a-half minute trailer for Monsters University, Pixar’s upcoming prequel to Monsters Inc. The plot sees fresh young monsters Mike (Billy Crystal) and Scully (John Goodman) at college, where will see them learning how to scare children, which I’m sure won’t seem at all pointless given that we all know that they discover an alternative to scaring children in the first film. The duo are rivals here, although presumably they will settle their differences and become best friends at some point in the movie.
The trailer looks… alright. Pixar keeps improving their animation. I like how they’re able to go hog-wild with character design, given the setting. None of the jokes really won me over, though. Also I still don’t really see why this movie has to, well, exist for any reason besides merchandising and franchising. But we’ll see how it is.
Monsters University comes out June 21st. Check out the trailer below.