Pixar’s been churning out sequels and prequels a lot more often in recent years. Some have been a little more well-received than others, but regardless of where you might place Monsters University in the Pixar canon, very few people would claim it isn’t at minimum an extremely enjoyable ride.
Starring John Goodman and Billy Crystal, the film follows our old friends Mike and Sullivan who are just as loveable the second time around. In this prequel, the guys head to the title college to learn the art of scaring. Sully, of course, has all the natural gifts, but he’s lazy, cocky and too excited about partying. Mike, on the other hand, has no natural gifts whatsoever. Luckily, he’s a ravenous studier and a brilliant theorist, which is the perfect recipe for some early personality conflicts, some mid-section bonding and an emotionally satisfying climax. It’s just the type of film you’d want to watch a second time, and luckily, you’re about to get your chance.
Disney Pixar announced this week that the film will be released in Digital HD and Digital HD 3D on October 8 and Blu-ray, DVD and OnDemand formats on October 29. You can take a look at the sweet cover art below…
If you’re looking for a few extra reasons to buy a copy of the film, beyond the film itself, you’ll likely find more than enough with the Blu-ray and Digital offerings. In addition to the absolutely gorgeous short film Blue Umbrella that ran prior to Monsters University in theaters and will be available withl all versions, fans will get a slew of special features about the technical aspects of the film, some deleted scenes and perhaps best of all, a featurette about the challenge in taking familiar characters and making them just a little bit younger with the Blu-ray and Digital versions. If there any Randy Newman fans out there, you’ll be in for a special treat with this set too as Pixar will give you a look into the composer/ musician’s creative process he uses for scoring films.
If you’re interesting in ordering the film now, you can hit up the preorder function on Amazon, or you can simply check out the full list of extras below…
Monster’s University Blu-ray and Digital Bonus Features