April 19, 2014

PixArt: February Feature – Monster Slump

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This month’s PixArt feature comes to us from the super-talented California artist Jackie Williams. Jackie does some fantastic character-based illustrations and designs – many of which come from the world of pop-culture. This monster of a mash-up finds Mike, Sulley and Boo as the characters from Akira Toriyama’s Dr. Slump. Like most of her work, it’s full of energy and personality. Make sure to check out Jackie’s websites to see more of her great work. Read on for more about her in her own words!

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PixArt: Monsters Mash-Up Round 1 Mixes With The Worlds of Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Beauty and the Beast, More

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We’re just a few weeks away from the debut of Pixar’s first prequel – Monsters University opens June 21 in theaters everywhere. To celebrate, we asked you to submit your best Monsters Mash-Up. Take any of the characters from the ‘Monsters’ universe and smash ‘em up with just about anything else. The results have been unsurprisingly entertaining! In this first batch alone, we see monsters invading the worlds of Star Wars, The Incredibles and The Lord of The Rings.

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Pixar Collaborated With Disney Parks Team To Transform Spaceship Earth Into Massive Mike Wazowski

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Last week, Walt Disney World held a press event to detail its ”Monstrous Summer,” including plans to integrate Pixar’s upcoming film Monsters University into Disney Parks. The campaign is also a way for Disney to raise awareness of the exciting attractions that were recently completed/updated. The event culminated in the temporary-but-still extraordinary transformation of Spaceship Earth at Epcot into Mike Wazowski. Take a look at how Disney was able to implement this tremendous spectacle, and learn who at Pixar helped make this a reality!

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Walt Disney World To Reportedly Turn Epcot’s Spaceship Earth Into Giant Mike Wazowski For One Night

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Just yesterday, Walt Disney World debuted the “monsterail,” a monorail at the resort that has been covered with Monsters University characters to promote the release of the upcoming film. Also tying into the film is the “Monstrous Summer” campaign that is currently underway, to not only showcase the Pixar film, but to also emphasize the enormity of the various attractions and events around Disney resort this summer season. There is a press event being held at Disney World through Friday that discusses these aspects of the campaign. Connected to the event, a report has emerged that, in order to help launch the Monstrous Summer campaign, Mike Wazowski will be projected onto the iconic Spaceship Earth at Epcot. Watch how it will look in a video after the break!

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Watch: ‘Monsters University’ Japanese Trailer Reveals Much More

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The trailers and ads that Disney/Pixar releases for its films in North America deliberately keep more of the film’s plot hidden from audiences. The international trailers, though, are known for being more revealing in the hopes that additional interest is generated in the increasingly important markets overseas. A new Monsters University trailer was recently released for the Japanese market and it gives away far more than its North American counterpart. Take a look at it, if you dare, after the break!

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Sneak Peek: ‘Monsters, Inc. 3D’ Theatrical Poster

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Finding Nemo 3D is still a few weeks away from release in North America, but Monsters, Inc. 3D is not too far behind. Last month, Disney bumped up the release of the original Monsters film, claiming December for its new month of release – that puts the film just under four months away. You likely will not see posters for Monsters in theater lobbies until Nemo has arrived, but we have a sneak peek at the poster you will be seeing. Take a look at the great poster after the break!

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‘Monsters University’ Teaser Coming In 5 Days

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After Disney/Pixar screened the teaser trailer for Monsters University at CinemaCon 2012, we had our confirmation that it would play in theaters along with Brave. Viewing teasers for the upcoming Pixar film while watching the current one has become somewhat of a tradition. However, the question of when the teaser for the prequel film would premiere online still remained. We seem to have our answer now – 5 days from now. [Read more...]

PixArt: April 2012 Feature II – Monsters Elementary

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Next year’s Monsters University will go back in time and show us Monsters, Inc.‘s Mike and Sulley in College. Today’s PixArt piece goes back just a little bit further. From the creative mind of artist Eliane Horie comes this fun take on the little monsters’ first day of school. The whole gang is here in this beautifully crafted and irresistibly adorable image. Like much of the work you’ll find on her site, this colorful piece is a true labor of love. Read on for more about this super talented Pixar fan in her own words. [Read more...]

Billy Crystal: Mike Wazowski To Wear Retainer In Monsters University

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At a 20th Anniversary screening of City Slickers on Friday night, Billy Crystal had a chance to speak about his upcoming role in the prequel film, Monsters University. Returning as the voice of the hilarious Mike Wazowski, Crystal spoke with Geoff Boucher of the Los Angeles Times’ Hero Complex blog, who moderated the event. Apparently, the actor had just finished working on an extensive voicing session for the film, and his voice was a bit hoarse. Read on for some thought from Billy Crystal on the highly anticipated Monsters University! [Read more...]