By now, you likely already know that Pixar’s latest, Monsters University, is a prequel that’s meant to explore how Monsters Inc. all-stars Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sulley (John Goodman) met in college and learned to work as a team. It’s the first prequel in Pixar history, and a unique opportunity for Pixar fans to spend quality time with beloved characters in an original setting that inspires new jokes and unexpected character developments.
For example, we get to meet elementary school-aged Mike, who might be one of the most endearing characters in the Pixar universe! More on him in a moment.
A few weeks back, I was able to visit Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, California to discuss Monsters University with director Dan Scanlon and his creative team of storytelling geniuses. We’ll have several clips from the Pixar visit as we get closer to release, but I’m starting with an audio podcast with Scanlon, who opens up about: