We are now less than two weeks away from the premiere of the new Monsters University short, Party Central, which is set to play with Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted. Originally scheduled to release with Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur this summer, the short was moved up after the dinosaur film was pushed to next year. This move is actually good for Party Central, as it is closer in proximity now to last summer’s MU, and the film is still somewhat fresh in viewers’ minds. Today, a new poster and clip for the short was released – view them both after the break!
Fandango exclusively debuted a poster for the short – we only used to see posters for feature films, but having the opportunity to see poster designers’ creativity with respect to short films is a treat. The Party Central poster is no disappointment, channeling the humorous and frenzied tone of the short, which some fans saw in its entirety at last summer’s D23 Expo. Mike is once again in the spotlight, continuing the theme of the prequel film.
A new clip has also been unveiled, running about 40 seconds, which you can view below:
Mike and Sulley are back at Monsters University for a fun-filled weekend with their Oozma Kappa fraternity brothers. The gang is throwing their first party, but no one’s showing up. Luckily for them, Mike and Sulley have come up with a plan to make sure “Party Central” is the most epic party the school has ever seen.
Interestingly, it has not been titled a Monsters University ‘Toon,’ as the Toy Story and Cars shorts were, so future shorts based upon the prequel film may not be in the studio’s cards, for now at least. We will have to wait and find out.
Party Central will debut in theaters on March 22nd with Muppets Most Wanted!