Recently two foreign marketing promotions have made their way online for Pixar’s upcoming fourteenth feature film Monsters University. The first is a poster found on the Argentinean site Cine1. The new poster contains some existing artwork and character poses that we’ve seen in the past, though not in this particular configuration. It also appears that this was a triptych poster available in three separate pieces, but the Pixar Brasil Blog has brought them together for your enjoyment. Check out the full poster and Japanese trailer after the jump…
The second bit of foreign promotion is a Japanese theatrical trailer, and it shows a lot of new footage. If you’re trying to avoid spoilers it’s probably best to avoid this even if you can’t understand Japanese. If you don’t care about spoiling yourself, definitely check this out as it has a ton of new beautifully animated scenes and a character in a context we’ve never seen them before.
CAUTION: POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD
Brief synopsis & credits for the film:
Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crystal) was a little monster, he has dreamed of becoming a Scarer – and he knows better than anyone that the best scarers come from Monsters University (MU). But during his first semester at MU, Mike’s plans are derailed when he crosses paths with hotshot James P. Sullivan, “Sulley” (voice of John Goodman), a natural-born Scarer. The pair’s out-of-control competitive spirit gets them both kicked out of the University’s elite Scare Program. To make matters worse, they realize they will have to work together, along with an odd bunch of misfit monsters, if they ever hope to make things right.
Screaming with laughter and oozing with heart, Disney•Pixar’s “Monsters University” is directed by Dan Scanlon (“Cars,” “Mater and the Ghostlight,” “Tracy”), produced by Kori Rae (“Up,” “The Incredibles,” “Monsters, Inc.”) and features music from future Rock-and-Roll-Hall-of-Fame–inductee and award-winning composer Randy Newman (“Monsters, Inc.,” “Toy Story 3″).
The film opens here in the U.S. on June 21, 2013, and will be shown in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.
I always love seeing how films are promoted in different countries and it helps that I’m already excited for Pixar’s next outing. So what do you think of the new poster and trailer? Let us know in the comments section below.