I don’t think “Mike & Sulley go to college” quite constitutes a plot premise, but we do now have some idea of one dramatic conflict set up for Pixar’s Monsters University. Billy Crystal has been speaking with Entertainment Weekly, and sharing something of the plot.
[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.
More scare training, just flipped a little.
Crystal explains that the characters are 17 and 18 during this storyline – I’m assuming Sully is the older one? – and so they’re still a little awkward. I can smell the “first love” plot lines from here.
And for those of you who didn’t notice the shiny wires in any of the four teaser trailers, Crystal has spelled it out: Mike is wearing orthodontic braces in this film. Bless. I can already smell how the smell of those affects the smell of that “first love” plot line I was smelling.
Interestingly, I’m not seeing anybody mention what Mad Men and God Bless America‘s Joel Murray will be doing in the film, so let me at least tack that on as a footnote. Here’s how Murray put it during the interview rounds for God Bless America:
We’re all in a pretty lame frat, and I’m a business man who’s been fired…his company has downsized. So gosh darnit, I’m going to go back and learn computers! So, I play Don Carlson, a mature student in the fraternity. Kind of a goofy role.
Sounds great. And let me just say God Bless America one more time because twice isn’t enough and it’s still probably my favourite film of the year.