This French poster for Monsters University has a few nice in-jokes and references to Monsters Inc. hidden away.
You can see Mike’s stuffed toy, Little Mikey, off to the left there. He’s next to a wastepaper basket, a mess of books and a radio – which fans of Monster Inc. will remember all conspired to cause Mike a little trouble the last time around.
One poster on the wall behind Sully echoes a shot in Monsters Inc. that in turn echoed a shot in The Right Stuff, which then makes sense of the caption for you.
Here are those two shots now.
There also appears to be a calendar on the wall showing Monsters University’s School of Scaring. It’s a very similar image to this one from the official university website.
The best little easter egg, though, is over on the right hand side of frame. See the digital alarm clock? It’s set to 1:13, like A113, the classroom at Cal Arts which has been reference in every Pixar film, numerous Disney films and many other movies besides.
I can’t quite make sense of the posters – either Carl, Earl or Karl that is multi-eyed a terror, and Kill something Cla… something something.
But it’s certainly a nice design and brilliantly conveys the relationship between young Mike and young Sully in a single image.
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