Monsters University Ultimate Collector's Edition

Overview

Take a trip back in time to when star Monsters, Inc. employees Mike Wazowski voice of Billy Crystal and James P. "Sulley" Sullivan voice of John Goodman were just two promising young students at Monsters University in this frightfully fun Disney/Pixar prequel. Long before they were lurking in closets for a living, Mike and Sulley were just two Scaring majors at Monsters University, dreaming of the day they would make children shriek in terror. When their heated competition to be the most fearsome in their class ...
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Overview

Take a trip back in time to when star Monsters, Inc. employees Mike Wazowski voice of Billy Crystal and James P. "Sulley" Sullivan voice of John Goodman were just two promising young students at Monsters University in this frightfully fun Disney/Pixar prequel. Long before they were lurking in closets for a living, Mike and Sulley were just two Scaring majors at Monsters University, dreaming of the day they would make children shriek in terror. When their heated competition to be the most fearsome in their class gets out of hand, however, Mike and Sulley find themselves ejected from the prestigious Scare Program, and they are forced to seek the aid of their oddball friends in order to get their education back on track. Dan Scanlon Tracy takes the directorial reigns for this prequel featuring additional vocal contributions by Steve Buscemi, Dave Foley, and Julia Sweeney.
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Special Features

The Blue Umbrella theatrical short ; Audio Commentary; Campus life; Story school; Scare games; Monthropology; Welcome to MU; Music appreciation; Scare tactics; Color and light; Paths to Pixar: MU edition; Furry monsters; Deleted scenes; Set flythroughs; Art gallery; Promo picks
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
For the most part, the Pixar films have worked so effectively because they draw you into an emotional storyline early and efficiently. From Toy Story to Brave, they've always presented a reason for us to care about the characters while dazzling us with their imagery. Partly because it's a prequel, Monsters University is one of the few films from the gigantically successful studio that fails to deliver an emotional payoff. Billy Crystal returns as the voice of Mike Wazowski, a short, round, green creature with a single giant eye and a burning desire to graduate from the titular academic institution with a degree in scaring -- though he's so adorable he'll never even startle a fly. He immediately butts heads with James P. "Sulley" Sullivan (John Goodman), the son of one of the most revered scarers of all time. While Mike knows more about frightening children than anyone in school, Sulley coasts through on his ferocious roar. When Dean Hardscrabble (Helen Mirren) kicks the two out of school after they get into a fight that breaks her most prized possession, the enemies must join together in order to win the Scare Games, an annual campus event to find the most frightening fraternity or sorority on campus. Teaming up with a band of unscary misfits, the duo do everything they can to put their differences aside and achieve their dreams. Maybe because we know already from Monsters, Inc. that Mike and Sulley go on to work as a team on the scare floor of the powerful energy company, there is little drama in the conflict this prequel establishes. That would be less of a problem if the film were non-stop funny, but the humor in Monsters University is sadly lacking. In the past, when Pixar films have fallen short on the story level, they've been jam-packed with business and jokes -- like Mater's confrontation with a bidet in the underwhelming Cars 2 -- and breathtaking visual artistry. With Monsters University, it's possible that audiences may begin taking Pixar's continued state-of-the-art technical mastery for granted; people aren't as easily impressed if they don't care about what they're watching. Director Dan Scanlon's low-budget comedy Tracy concerned a beloved local children's television show host. It has a creativity and a sense of satire that's missing entirely from his big-budget debut. Because Monsters, Inc. exposes how scaring turns out to be far from the most efficient way to power the monster world, there were great opportunities with the prequel to comment on how colleges have come more and more to be used as trade schools. While that might be a bit too ambitious for a family film, they could have at least nodded to the humorous irony that our lead characters are knocking themselves out to learn something that's going to be totally useless one day. However, instead of shooting for depth, the filmmakers stick with efficiently presented but uninspired one-liners and visual gags. Pixar is known for giving its directors constant feedback from the talented brain trust (John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich, etc.) that built the studio into the powerhouse it is. But Monsters University is the first time the finished product feels like it was produced by a committee, rather than an artist with something to say.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/29/2013
  • UPC: 786936836219
  • Original Release: 2013
  • Rating:

  • Source: Walt Disney Video
  • Region Code: ABC
  • Presentation: 3D BD + BD + BD bonus + DVD + Digital Copy
  • Time: 1:44:00
  • Format: Blu-ray 3D
  • Sales rank: 22,861

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Billy Crystal Voice Only, Voice Only
John Goodman Voice Only, Voice Only
Steve Buscemi Voice Only, Voice Only
Helen Mirren Voice Only
Peter Sohn Voice Only, Voice Only
Dave Foley Voice Only, Voice Only
Joel Murray Voice Only, Voice Only
Sean Hayes Voice Only, Voice Only
Charlie Day Voice Only
Alfred Molina Voice Only
Aubrey Plaza Voice Only, Voice Only
Tyler Labine Voice Only, Voice Only
John Krasinski Voice Only, Voice Only
Nathan Fillion Voice Only, Voice Only
Bonnie Hunt Voice Only, Voice Only
Bobby Moynihan Voice Only, Voice Only
Noah Johnston Voice Only
Beth Behrs Voice Only, Voice Only
Julia Sweeney Voice Only
Bill Hader Voice Only, Voice Only
John Ratzenberger Voice Only, Voice Only
Bob Peterson Voice Only
Randy Newman Conductor
Technical Credits
Dan Scanlon Director, Original Story, Screenwriter
Matt Aspbury Cinematographer
Robert L. Baird Original Story, Screenwriter
Pete Docter Executive Producer
Daniel Gerson Original Story, Screenwriter
Nicole Pardis Grindle Associate Producer
John Lasseter Executive Producer
Natalie Lyon Casting
Tom MacDougall Musical Direction/Supervision
Tom Myers Sound/Sound Designer
Randy Newman Score Composer
Ricky Nierva Production Designer
David Park Production Manager
Kori Rae Producer
Kevin Reher Casting
Greg Snyder Editor
Andrew Stanton Executive Producer
Lee Unkrich Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Monsters University
1. Field [:44]
2. Titles [1:31]
3. Freshman Orientation [:07]
4. Roommates [:07]
5. First Day [1:29]
6. Not My Room [:04]
7. Pig Chase [:04]
8. A Challenge [2:20]
9. 1st Semester Showdown [:09]
10. Kicked Out [:09]
11. Dream Over [:40]
12. Mike's Plan [:40]
13. Ok Brothers [:08]
14. Initiation [:08]
15. First Morning [:28]
16. Toxicity Challenge [:21]
17. My Way [:21]
18. Keep Quiet [:35]
19. Party Like Scarers [:33]
20. Cute-Ma Kappa [:33]
21. The Big Leagues [:47]
22. Teamwork [:52]
23. A Seed of Doubt [:52]
24. Final Competition [:02]
25. A Betrayal [:02]
26. Door Breach [:51]
27. Searching For Mike [:31]
28. Shut Down [:31]
29. The Big Scare [:27]
30. Separate Ways [:03]
31. Epilogue [:03]
32. End Credits [:31]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Monsters University
   Play
   Bonus Features
      The Blue Umbrella
      Audio Commentary
         Play Movie with Commentary by Director Dan Scanlon, Producer Kori Rae, and Story Supervisor Kelsey Mann: On/Off
            Play Movie with Commentary by Director Dan Scanlon, Producer Kori Rae, and Story Supervisor Kelsey Mann: On
            Play Movie with Commentary by Director Dan Scanlon, Producer Kori Rae, and Story Supervisor Kelsey Mann: Off
   Scene Selection
   Set Up
      Languages
         English 5.1
         English 2.0
         English 2.0 Descriptive Video Service
         Español
         Why 2.0?
      Subtitles
         Subtitles: None
         English For The Hearing Impaired
         English
         Español
      Register Your DVD
   Sneak Peeks
   Disney's Fast Play
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