By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist March 31, 2011 at 6:52AM
With the "Monsters Inc." prequel now bestowed with an official title -- "Monsters University" -- a director has now been revealed for the film.
Walt Disney has announced that Dan Scanlon will helm the the film that will track Mike and Sully during their days at the University of Fear, telling the story of how they start off as enemies but soon become friends. As per usual with Pixar's hiring process, they've tapped a longtime colleague for the job. Scanlon worked in the art department on "Cars" and directed the short "Mater and the Ghostlight" (which you can check out below). And while it's his first feature length animated film, he'll undoubtedly have the strong team of the studio behind him very step of the way.
While no firm release date is set, "Monsters University" is set for a 2012 release, mostly likely the latter half of the year. [via ComingSoon]