Disney/Pixar has released two new photos from the highly anticipated CG animated film Monsters University, which is a prequel to Monsters Inc. The film gives us the background story of how these two monster characters met and became friends, because they weren't always friends. Director Dan Scanlon talked about the film and the characters in the film explaining the image above,
This is roughly around the time Mike and Sulley meet. They’re at a fraternity party, and this is Mike and Sulley getting off on the wrong foot a little bit.
It’s the monster equivalent of a farm animal. It is not a student. This is part of a college prank. Except Mike doesn’t want to play along, and he probably doesn’t bounce as good as Sulley thinks, either.
The image below shows Mike on his first day of college, bright eyed and excited for the future. Little does he know he's going to have a bit of a hard time. Producer Kori Rae adds,
We get to show off their differences. They both approach life in different ways. Mike is the go-getter type, anything is possible, and he’s the super-hard worker. Sulley is different because he’s a great scarer, he has this natural ability, but Mike has to work for it.
The characters resent each other at first, EW explains... "Mike because he envies Sulley, and Sulley because he doesn’t like this little guy hustling on his turf." It's going to be fun to see these two character back up on the big screen together and how they ended up becoming the great friends we saw in Monster Inc.
The film stars Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Dave Foley, Julia Sweeney, Joel Murray and Peter Sohn. It's set to be released in theaters on June 21st, 2013.
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.