Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Eddie Redmayne & Alicia Vikander Feature In Beautiful First Posters For Transgender Drama ‘The Danish Girl’ Eddie Redmayne & Alicia Vikander Feature In Beautiful First Posters For Transgender Drama ‘The Danish Girl’ Christopher McQuarrie Talks ‘Rogue Nation,’ Not Reshooting His Ending & More Tom Cruise Collaborations Christopher McQuarrie Talks ‘Rogue Nation,’ Not Reshooting His Ending & More Tom Cruise Collaborations David Fincher's 'Utopia' Starring Rooney Mara In Trouble Over Budget Issues David Fincher's 'Utopia' Starring Rooney Mara In Trouble Over Budget Issues Review: Solid Zombie Survival Flick 'Extinction' Starring Matthew Fox And Jeffrey Donovan Review: Solid Zombie Survival Flick 'Extinction' Starring Matthew Fox And Jeffrey Donovan Tom Cruise Says 'Mission: Impossible 6' Aiming To Shoot Next Year, Has Idea For 'Edge Of Tomorrow 2' Tom Cruise Says 'Mission: Impossible 6' Aiming To Shoot Next Year, Has Idea For 'Edge Of Tomorrow 2' Watch: Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams & Michael Keaton Star In The First Trailer For Catholic Church Scandal Pic ‘Spotlight’ Watch: Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams & Michael Keaton Star In The First Trailer For Catholic Church Scandal Pic ‘Spotlight’ Zack Snyder Talks Christopher Nolan's Batman Legacy & Building The DC Universe From The Ground Up Zack Snyder Talks Christopher Nolan's Batman Legacy & Building The DC Universe From The Ground Up Ben Mendelsohn Will Return For 'Bloodline' Season 2 Ben Mendelsohn Will Return For 'Bloodline' Season 2 Watch: 3 Clips And Lots Of New Images From Guy Ritchie's 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' Watch: 3 Clips And Lots Of New Images From Guy Ritchie's 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' Time Out Names Sydney Pollack's 'Tootsie' As The Best Film Of All Time Time Out Names Sydney Pollack's 'Tootsie' As The Best Film Of All Time Jeff Nichols’ Sci-Fi ‘Midnight Special’ With Michael Shannon & Joel Edgerton Pushed Back To March 2016 Jeff Nichols’ Sci-Fi ‘Midnight Special’ With Michael Shannon & Joel Edgerton Pushed Back To March 2016 Review: 'Vacation' Starring Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Chris Hemsworth, And More Review: 'Vacation' Starring Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Chris Hemsworth, And More Review: Horror 'Dark Was The Night' Starring Kevin Durand And Lukas Haas Review: Horror 'Dark Was The Night' Starring Kevin Durand And Lukas Haas Richard Linklater Frontrunner To Direct 'The Rosie Project' Starring Jennifer Lawrence Richard Linklater Frontrunner To Direct 'The Rosie Project' Starring Jennifer Lawrence The 10 Best And 5 Worst Tom Cruise Performances The 10 Best And 5 Worst Tom Cruise Performances The 25 Best Sci-Fi Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Sci-Fi Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season 20 Survival Films That Will Take You Into The Abyss 20 Survival Films That Will Take You Into The Abyss

7 Character Posters & Voice Cast Revealed For 'Monsters University'

The Playlist By Joe Cunningham | The Playlist April 16, 2013 at 1:45PM

Someone raised an interesting but kind of depressing point about Pixar recently. Between 1995 and 2009, the peerless animation company produced ten movies, with just one of those being sequel – 1999’s “Toy Story 2.” If all goes as expected, between 2010 and 2015 four of the company’s seven features will have been sequels, the third of which, “Monsters University” (a prequel, technically, but you catch our drift) is set for release in just over two months time.
0

Monsters University
Someone raised an interesting but kind of depressing point about Pixar recently. Between 1995 and 2009, the peerless animation company produced ten movies, with just one of those being a sequel – 1999’s “Toy Story 2.” If all goes as expected, between 2010 and 2015 four of the company’s seven features will have been sequels, the third of which, “Monsters University” (a prequel, technically, but you catch our drift) is set for release in just over two months time.

Now it’s still worth remembering that of the three pre-existing Pixar sequels, two are among the animation house’s best efforts, and while the other most certainly wasn’t, “Cars 2” merely took over the mantle as Pixar’s worst feature from it’s predecessor. Which is to say, let’s not judge “Monsters University” (or “Finding Dory”) prematurely, because there’s every chance it will be another heartfelt masterpiece…even if this latest batch of posters doesn’t exactly inspire confidence.

The seven character portraits introduce us to six of Monsters University’s Greek fraternities and sororities, which include the RURs, EEKs and the JOX. See what they did there? The seventh poster, meanwhile, introduces the Greek Council’s President and Vice-President. At least the first, which features a young James P. Sullivan and Mike Wazowski, looks like it’s had some effort put into it, with the individual character snaps at the top differing from the group shot below. Sadly, that same level of attention hasn’t been extended to the others. They do offer up new glimpses at a couple of returning characters like Randall and George Sanderson, and aside from that maybe some fun can be had matching up the new characters to their (mostly) celebrity voices.

Billy Crystal, John Goodman, and Steve Buscemi are returning to their respective roles, while Nathan Fillion, John Krasinski, Bonnie Hunt, Sean P. Hayes, Charlie Day, Aubrey Plaza, Alfred Molina and Helen Mirren come along for the ride. "Monsters University" opens on June 21st. [RecentMoviePosters/EW]

Monsters University Poster
Monsters University Poster
Monsters University Poster
Monsters University Poster
Monsters University Poster
Monsters University Poster
Monsters University Poster

This article is related to: Monsters University , Nathan Fillion, John Krasinski, Sean Hayes, Charlie Day, Aubrey Plaza, Alfred Molina, Helen Mirren


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates