April 19, 2014

Billy Crystal Reveals ‘Monsters University’ Plot Details

In Monsters, Inc., it is alluded that Mike and Sulley were not always an inseparable pair. In the first teaser for the prequel, Monsters University, we got confirmation of that as Sulley pranks Mike to hilarious results. With the prequel film taking us on a college campus, it seemed that Pixar was prepared to unleash its interpretation of the “college movie.” In a new interview Billy Crystal elaborates on the plot of the film and has revealed a few significant details. Find out what he said after the break!

These details have not been released by Disney and Pixar, so beware of what may be minor spoilers below.




Crystal talked to Entertainment Weekly (via Coming Soon) and told them:

“[Mike and Sully] end up in the same fraternity where they have this scare competition — like Greek Games in college”

“They have to mobilize a group, sort of like Revenge of the Nerds-monsters, and get them ready to be scary.”

That should be music to the ears of Revenge of the Nerds fans. I am thrilled to hear that with Pixar tackling a college movie, they appear to be doing it right. If the rest of the film is similar to the teaser, it may very well be one of the funniest films the studio has produced. I would place the first film in the top tier of animated films in the comedy department, so the prequel has big shoes to fill.

Monsters University hits theaters on June 21, 2013.

About Samad Rizvi

Samad is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Pixar 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.

  • otterprods

    Great early find, Samad. Fun details to know, and it really spoils very little. Thanks!