If you recall, the other day we stated that an avalanche of Monsters University content was about to start. Well today it continues with casting news and a release date for the film’s soundtrack.
Along with the returning cast of beloved characters voiced by Billy Crystal, John Goodman, and Steve Buscemi (Mike Wazowski, James P. Sullivan, and Randall “Randy” Boggs respectively), several new actors as well as some Pixar voice acting veterans have joined the cast of Pixar’s 14th feature film.
Among the voicing veterans, Pixar’s good luck charm John Ratzenberger, as well as Bonnie Hunt who also lent her voice to the films: A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 3, Cars, multiple shorts, and Monsters, Inc. (though she’s playing a different character in Monster University).
A slew of newbies to Pixar’s voice acting family have been announced by Entertainment Weekly in an exclusive article. Amongst them are: The Office‘s John Krasinski as “Frightening” Frank McCay, a Scaring super star at Monsters, Inc. Serenity‘s Nathan Fillion as Johnny Worthington, president of Roar Omega Roar. Tyler Labine as Brock Pearson the Greek Council Vice President. Beth Behrs lends her voice to Carrie Williams, the leader of the Python Nu Kappa sorority. Bobby Moynihan will be voicing Chet Alexander, a “yes-monster” member of the Roar Omega Roar fraternity, and Julia Sweeney as the voice of Ms. Squibbles, mother to Scott “Squishy” Squibbles.
Previously announced voice actors include: Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2), Sean P. Hayes (Will & Grace), Charlie Day (Horrible Bosses), and Helen Mirren (The Queen).
Also the Monsters University score by composer Randy Newman has shown up for pre-order on Amazon.com with a release date of June 18th, though no track listing or cover art have been released as of yet. Will you be purchasing the album?