After grossing more than $200 million in North America alone, Brave‘s domestic run is beginning to come to a close. While the 13th feature film from Pixar is not going anywhere for the foreseeable future, with its Blu-ray/DVD release and award season still to come, eyes will soon start to turn towards the studio’s 14th film, Monsters University. The Monsters, Inc. prequel created some buzz in June with the release of beautiful concept art and a hilarious teaser trailer. Now, we’ve stumbled upon a few new images from the film, which you can take a look at after the break!
In literature found on Pixar’s Graphics Research website, three new Monsters University images can be seen. These are not exactly hi-res stills (or even finished), as they accompany the paper to solely provide context to the supporting literature. Bearing that in mind, you can view the three images below:
Mike and Sulley are clearly not getting along in these images, giving us a glimpse at the rivalry between the two. You can likely expect many pranks to ensue, along the lines of what was seen in the teaser. It makes one question what brings them to develop the close friendship seen in Monsters, Inc..
Here is the film’s latest official synopsis:
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.
Thanks to Luc for the tip about the images!
What do you think will ultimately bring Mike and Sulley to be good friends?