July 23, 2014

First Look: ‘Monsters University’ Concept Art [Updated]

The highly anticipated prequel to Monsters, Inc., Monsters University, is only a year away, but we have yet to see much from the film. We saw some character artwork at the D23 Expo last summer, and the teaser trailer for the film has been playing with early screenings of Brave. The teaser should be debuting online soon, but to prepare for that, we have a special piece of concept art from the film. Take a peek after the jump!


UPDATE: I’ve replaced the image above with a hi-res version. Additionally I’ve added another piece of concept art just below. Both of these hi-res pieces come to us from Pixar Empire in China (via Jarett of PixarDisneyGhibli).

Above, we have the unmistakable Mike and Sulley standing at the gates of the famed Monsters University. A hi-res version of the image is not yet available, but should be fairly soon (Edit: available now – enjoy the images in their full glory!).

Here is the official synopsis for the prequel:

Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn’t stand each other. “Monsters University” unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends.

Screaming with laughter and fun, “Monsters University” is directed by Dan Scanlon (“Cars,” “Mater and the Ghostlight,” “Tracy”) and produced by Kori Rae (“Up,” “The Incredibles,” “Monsters, Inc.”). The film opens in U.S. theaters on June 21, 2013, and will be shown in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.



Source : Pixar Empire

About Samad Rizvi

Samad is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Pixar Times and The Disney Times. His favorite films include The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Vertigo, Back to the Future, Children of Men, Pan's Labyrinth, and of course, Pixar's Monsters, Inc., WALL-E and Up.

  • http://twitter.com/5bobert2 Robert Clark

    The art looks amazing! Will definitely be getting the “art of…” book when it comes out:)

  • shadypotential

    Dice Tsusumi did these. he is the art director and doing the color script for the film

    and i wouldnt call it concept art. more visual development

  • http://3d.about.com JustinSlick

    Woah, the second one totally reminds me the green at Dartmouth College!

    Comparison: http://justinslick.com/monsters-u-dartmouth.jpg

  • http://3d.about.com JustinSlick

    I dunno if my post got modded(?) or if it just got lost in translation, but I’ll try one more time. That second image looks a lot like the central green at Dartmouth College: <a href="http://justinslick.com/monsters-u-dartmouth.jpg