Pixar has brought in story artist Dan Scanlon to direct the prequel to Monsters Inc. called Monsters University. This will be Scanlon's first feature film. He previously worked as a story artist on Cars and Toy Story 3 and also directed the Cars-related short film, Mater and the Ghostlight. The film will be produced by Kori Rae who was also a producer on Mater's Tall Tales and Up. It was previously believed that Pete Doctor would direct it, but that isn't the case any more.
Monsters University will be Pixar's fourteenth feature film, and follows "Mike and Sulley during their tenure at the University of Fear, where they start off as enemies and slowly become friends. It will effectively serve as a prequel to the events seen in Monsters, Inc." Billy Crystal and John Goodman will reprise their roles as Mike and Sully.
Walt Disney Pictures will release the film on November 2, 2012.