Geoff Boucher from HeroComplex had the opportunity, the other night, to moderate a Q&A with Billy Crystal and Daniel Stern at the 20th anniversary screening of City Slickers. During the Q&A Boucher asked Crystal if he could give any info on the prequel to Monsters Inc., Monsters University. This is what he had to say.
“That’s why I’m a little hoarse. I spent five-and-a-half hours today for our fourth session on ‘Monsters Inc. 2.’ And I have to tell you something, it is hilarious. The Pixar people are geniuses. It’s 10 years since the first movie. Yeah, it’s crazy. And it’s a prequel. They’re in college. It’s how they met, it’s how Michael and Sully meet, and plan to become scarers at Monsters Inc. — so this movie ends where the other one starts.”
The film again puts Crystal side-by-side with Goodman, who plays the hulking and hirsute James P. “Sulley” Sullivan. “John Goodman is a genius and he’s great and we’re really funny together,” Crystal said to a loud ovation from the audience at the American Cinematheque event. The 63-year-old Crystal didn’t elaborate on new cast members or the details of the plot beyond saying: “It’s college pranks with monsters. And I wear a retainer. Mike has a retainer.”
I am really excited about this prequel. I think that the original was one of the best Disney movies ever made. So, needless to say I am really excited to see what they bring to us. Let us know what you think.