A Fascinating Day in Animation History: Pixar’s ‘Monsters, Inc.’ (2001)

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Thirteen years ago today, (ooh, spooky!) Pixar released their fourth full-length animated feature: Monster’s Inc. Directed by Pete Docter, with a screenplay from the likes of Andrew Stanton, this film was destined for success. Monsters Inc. follows the lives of James P. Sullivan (Sulley) and Mike Wazowski as they work on the scare floor of the biggest company in Monstropolis, Monster’s Incorporated. This film may get blown past by some as one of many “good” films Pixar did in the early 2000’s, but Monster’s Inc. deserves to be hailed as one of the great animated films in history because it truly is.

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Watch This: Teaser Trailer for Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’

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What a Tease! Inside Out Trailer is as Dazzling as it is Devoid of Plot, per the norm for Pixar.

Though they didn’t invent the practice, Pixar has certainly done a lot to raise the bar of what a teaser trailer should be over the last twenty years. After watching the much-anticipated teaser trailer for Pixar’s fifteenth full length feature film, Inside Out, it got me thinking about the ways Pixar has messed with our minds over the decades and how (literally) they are doing it again.

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‘Paperman’ Director John Kahrs Bids Farewell to Disney

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Veteran Pixar and Disney animator John Kahrs has parted ways with the Walt Disney Animation Studios. The news came via the @DisneyAnimators Twitter feed. Kahrs, the Oscar-winning director of Disney’s beautiful and brilliant Paperman short, recently signed with the William Morris Entertainment (WME) agency.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 45: We Scare Because We Care

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Open your closet door and join us as we head to Monstropolis with our special guest hosts T.J. and Julie from Pixar Post.

In this episode we discuss our memories and favorite scenes from Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. as well as what we want to see in Monsters University.

Also discussed: news from DreamWorks Animation, the newest Blu-rays, The Art of Monsters University book, and Julie’s journey into Oz.

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‘Monsters University’ Review [Spoiler Free]

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Yesterday I was lucky enough to get tickets to an early screening of Pixar’s latest feature, Monsters University, the prequel to their 2001 blockbuster Monsters, Inc. As I made my way along London’s Southbank towards the British Film Institute, my excitement grew as this wasn’t just a screening of the film but also a Q&A session with the film’s producer Kori Rae and its director Dan Scanlon.

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New ‘Toy Box’ Trailer for ‘Disney Infinity’ Game

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A new trailer for the upcoming Disney Infinity game has recently been posted to the Disney Infinity YouTube channel. The trailer highlights Disney Infinity’s “Toy Box” mode, which allows players to “build and customize their own unique virtual world using their favorite characters, vehicles, settings and accessories” and “to share these unique creations…with friends both online and off.”

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Beautiful New Concept Art Released for Pixar’s ‘Monsters University’ + New Still

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June 21st is fast approaching and with that an avalanche of Monsters University awesomeness is headed our way. Within that avalanche we’ll find beautiful new concept art, amazing merchandise, news, clips, and much more for Pixar’s 14th feature film. From that first wave Disney/Pixar has released the new still (above) and some beautiful new concept art from the film as well. Check it out…

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Rumor Alert: ‘Monsters, Inc.’ and ‘Tron’ Coasters Coming to Disneyland?

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Do you like Disney theme parks? Well, this next story should give you something fun to think about. Al Lutz, who runs the Disney watchdog and fan site MiceAge.com reported in his “MiceAge Update” column on Tuesday that Disney is “seriously considering” building a Monsters, Inc. roller coaster thrill ride in the Disney California Adventure park , which is located adjacent to Disneyland park in Anaheim, California. Lutz also reported in the same article that a Tron-based attraction “is quickly nearing a green light” for the Tomorrowland area of the iconic Disneyland park itself.

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Watch This: Four New Monsters University Teaser Shorts

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The German site PixarBlog recently posted four short Monsters University teasers (in German) with footage created purely just for these spots. They range from the character Art breakdancing to Mike being used as a basketball by Sulley. Check them all out after the jump…

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Viral Marketing: Mail from Monsters University School of Scaring

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Today I went to get the mail just like I would any other day but found an unexpected MU alumni letter from the Monsters University School of Scaring. Along with the letter from the dean there was also an alumni newsletter, alumni car decal, and a census form to fill out. Check them out after the jump…

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