‘Monsters University’ Explores Fraternity Life Says Billy Crystal

The comedy legend compares Mike and Sully's fraternity to ‘Revenge of the Nerds’, where they prepare for a scare competition.
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‘Monsters University’ Explores Fraternity Life Says Billy Crystal

Billy Crystal reveals Monsters University explores fraternity life Next summer, Pixar will release Monsters University, a new animated comedy that shows us just how Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) and Sully (John Goodman) from Monsters Inc. became BFF's. Their road to friendship was a rocky one, though, since they couldn't stand each other when they first met. Star Billy Crystal recently spoke about the prequel, revealing that Mike and Sully belong to a fraternity that draws parallels to Revenge of the Nerds.

"[Mike and Sully] end up in the same fraternity where they have this scare competition - like Greek Games in college. They have to mobilize a group, sort of like Revenge of the Nerds-monsters, and get them ready to be scary."

The actor also added that these characters are still at an awkward stage in their lives when they enter the university.

"They're 17 and 18 years old in the script. My guy has a retainer, even."

You can CLICK HERE to watch the four teaser trailers that debuted back in June.

Monsters University was released June 21st, 2013.

Sources: Entertainment Weekly

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  • brady1138 • 3 years ago

    So, in other words, there's nothing to report about this movie at the time.

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    • bane5000 • 3 years ago

      Turning Mike into a discoball is hilarious :]

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      • err2005 • 3 years ago

        Good stuff.

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        • rudy • 3 years ago

          Frat life in real life - Hazing, rape, drunkenness, sex, drugs, cops, secrets.

          frat life in disney - practical jokes, dancing, and making friends.

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          • rudy • 3 years ago

            @SpaceCowboy They stopped making it.

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            • rudy • 3 years ago

              Nooo, really? I never would have guessed after reading the title and watching the previews.

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              • skywise • 3 years ago

                pass

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                • ROFLitschristian • 3 years ago

                  In other obvious news, Movieweb is still reporting things about movies.

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                  • rufio • 3 years ago

                    i have no idea how to feel about this sequel. i love the original characters, but even if it is good and successful i'll still feel slightly... disappointed? i don't know. i just feel like Pixar is above sequeling movies to death.

                    the flip side of that coin is i liked Toy Story's multiple sequels and have said on multiple occassions i want to see another Incredibles.

                    So, like a good cinematic hypocrite, i want only the movies i want and think are good to be made as sequels. and if Monsters does really good, despite my objections i'll sing its praises and pretend i never had any objections to begin with. :-)

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                    • thomasclarke • 3 years ago

                      @SpaceCowboy thats not going to happen mate, its pretty much Rio so wouldnt be much point

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                      • dan1 • 3 years ago

                        No thanks.

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                        • mcleve02 • 3 years ago

                          @Jacob-Fredrick Yes they... It should have been made a long time ago!

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                          • SpaceCowboy • 3 years ago

                            Waiting on Newt. They better bring it back.

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                            • Jacob-Fredrick • 3 years ago

                              pixar should only do sequels or prequels to movies that works like toy story

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                              • Jacob-Fredrick • 3 years ago

                                @mcleve02 that could actually work, after all they teased the mole at the end of it

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                                • SherlockHolmes2009 • 3 years ago

                                  Sounds like itll be interesting

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                                  • the-movieghost • 3 years ago

                                    "Monsters University Explores Fraternity Life", which basically means "Disney's version of frat life".

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                                    • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

                                      Ok

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                                      • mcleve02 • 3 years ago

                                        Sure why not! Still waiting for The Incredibles sequel

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