Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Monsters University, a great movie the whole family will love! On DVD 10/29/13

Are you looking for a great movie the whole family will love, if you liked Monsters Inc. you are going to love Monsters University! 
Rush to get Digital HD and Digital HD 3D Versions
Available for Purchase October 8, 2013
Celebrate MU’s Homecoming on Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand
on October 29, 2013.

 Burbank, Calif., August 8, 2013 – This Fall, Disney•Pixar celebrates homecoming with the release of  “Monsters University” on Digital HD and Digital HD 3D on October 8, 2013, followed by the 4-Disc Ultimate Collector's Edition Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, 3-Disc Collector's Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack,  3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On-Demand on October 29, 2013.   After scaring up big laughs in theaters, the in-home release of “Monsters University” opens its doors to the movie in stunning high definition Blu-ray, and provides hours of all-new bonus material, in-depth behind the scenes features, deleted scenes, the animated theatrical short “The Blue Umbrella” and much more.  Directed by Dan Scanlon ("Cars," "Mater and the Ghostlight," "Tracy"), produced by Kori Rae ("Up," "The Incredibles," "Monsters, Inc."), and written by Dan Scanlon and Robert Baird & Dan Gerson (“Monsters, Inc.”), “Monsters University” marks Pixar’s 14th consecutive film to debut at number one at the box office.

Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crystal) was a little monster, he has dreamed of becoming a Scarer—and he knows better than anyone that the best Scarers come from Monsters University (MU). But during his first semester at MU, Mike's plans are derailed when he crosses paths with hotshot James P. Sullivan, "Sulley" (voice of John Goodman), a natural-born Scarer. The pair's out-of-control competitive spirit gets them both kicked out of the University's elite Scare Program. To make matters worse, they realize they will have to work together, along with an odd bunch of misfit monsters, if they ever hope to make things right. “Monsters University” bravely explores themes of self-discovery and the revelations that come with growing up.

Bonus Materials Overview for These Products:
 Digital HD
 Digital HD
4-Disc Blu-ray 3-D Superset (3D + 2BD + DVD + Digital Copy)
3-disc Blu-ray 2-D Superset (2BD + DVD + Digital Copy)
3-Disc Blu-ray 2-D Combo Pack  (2 BD + DVD)

High-Definition & Standard Definition Digital

·         Bonus offerings vary per select digital retailers


·         Campus Life – What's it like being on a production crew at Pixar? Get a look at a day in the life of the “Monsters University” crew through their own eyes.
·         Story School – This documentary examines the challenges of creating a prequel as well as themes that run through the story, and the change in focus from Sulley to Mike.  We'll also look at how gags are developed – from writing jokes to brainstorming a million ideas, only 5% of which actually end up in the movie.
·         Scare Games At Pixar, we play hard while we work.  The same people who keep the film production moving - producers, managers, coordinators and artists - are also the ones who bring spirit and excitement to some of our extracurricular activities. We check out the MU production teams as they go head to head in the mostly playful Pixar Scare Games competitions.
·         Welcome to MU – Sets aren't just buildings, they are the worlds our characters live in and explore.  This look at the Monsters University campus and its development is told from the perspective of the artists who created each piece of the campus from the architecture to the ivy leaves.

·         Music Appreciation – Randy Newman's scores are a mainstay of Pixar films, and this documentary will give you a privileged look at his creative process.  We follow the “Monsters University” scoring process from spotting to writing and on to the scoring session. including special college-themed recording sessions.
·         Scare Tactics – Animators are actors who digitally bring the characters to life. In this look at how the MU animation team worked, you’ll see their process of how they channeled their own monster-selves and created moments on screen that were really funny, really scary and also really serious, sometimes all at the same time.

·         Color and Light – How can a single painting set the tone for an entire scene? We'll look at the creation of the colorscripts and how they were realized technically in the final film.  Along with the process, this piece explores the many layers of technical innovation required to produce such a naturalistic feel.
·         Paths to Pixar - MU Edition – When one door closes, sometimes another door opens – one with an even more exciting opportunity behind it. Members of the MU crew tell their own compelling backstories and share the challenges they overcame along their paths to Pixar.
·         Furry Monsters: A Technical Retrospective – Explore the difficulties in creating characters that are 20 years younger with tools that are 10 years more advanced in this contrasting look at the differing technical challenges that arose when making “Monsters, Inc.,” and “Monsters University.”

·         Deleted Scenes – Four separate scenes – “Rivalry,” “Recon,” “Movie Night,” and “Drama Class” - are highlighted with an introduction from director Dan Scanlon.
·          “The Blue Umbrella” – This animated short film from Pixar Animation Studios, directed by Saschka Unseld and produced by Marc Greenberg, played in theaters in front of "Monsters University." “The Blue Umbrella” tells the story of an evening commute in which the rain starts to fall and the city comes alive to the sound of dripping rain pipes, whistling awnings and gurgling gutters. And in the midst, two umbrellas—one blue, one not—fall eternally in love.
·         Additional Bonus Features - Audio Commentary, Promo Picks, College Campaign, Theatrical Campaign, Set Flythroughs, Art Gallery and more!­

Our Take:

When we took our trip to California a few months back we had the chance to see Monsters University at the El Capitan Theatre, we all loved the movie but my poor husband spent most of the time trying to get comfortable in the seat. We picked the front row of the balcony because that’s where my husband wanted to sit since he never had the chance to see a movie from a balcony and here was the perfect opportunity to cross that off his list. The only issue the El Capitan was built when the average male was 5’6” so leg room wasn’t all the important to them and while my husband enjoyed the movie greatly he felt he really didn’t get the see the whole movie. He has now since we had the chance to watch Monsters University again on blu ray and this time in our living room he had plenty of leg room!

In a nutshell Monsters University is the prequel to Monsters Inc. we get to see how Mike and Sully became Mike and Sully and how Randall was Randy at first who was a nerd with glasses. We were introduced to a whole slew of new monsters like Dean Hardscrabble, Squishy, Don, Terry & Terri and many more. The story follows Mike and Sully and their completely different paths to Monsters University, Sully was a legacy he was a Sullivan and great things were expected of him because of the family he came from and Mike on the other hand was just a little green guy who had to fight for everything he had and wasn’t given the chance to show he could scare because well he was the little green guy.

 The extras in this dvd set are great, the deleted scenes are pretty funny and I especially liked the short, the Blue Umbrella. Pixar’s shorts are always amazing, and this was just a great as I expected it to be. If you have ever felt like you are just searching for that someone that would make your life even more special, then make sure to check out The Blue Umbrella, this will be an award winning short I am sure.

 The movie was fantastic, after watching it again for the second time my husband who really loved Monsters Inc. (mainly because of Boo) declared it better than the original even with it not having Boo in it. This movie was a laugh a minute, from seeing Mike a little Mike to the guy’s not starting off as the best of friends to the guy’s joining the misfit fraternity of Oozma Kappa (we’re OK!) and helping them and themselves to believe in themselves and to become the go to fraternity at Monsters University with a lot of hilarious hijinks along the way. All in all this was a fantastic movie with wonderful voice work and the animation was beautiful. This movie really shines on blu ray and is loaded with features and bonus content. Remember we’re OK and you’ll be too when you buy Monsters University on blu ray!

So if you are looking for a great family fun movie, look no further than Monsters University. With the holidays right around the corner (they will be here before you know it) if you are looking for a great stocking stuffer idea, the special kids on your holiday gift list are going to adore this great movie. This would make a great gift, for that special Disney fan on your holiday gift list this year.

Buy it:

On 10/29 you can purcahse this great dvd, wherever dvd's are sold and online at Amazon
Have you had the chance to see Monsters University? If so what did you think of this movie?


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Unknown said...

My kids absolutely loved this movie. And so did us parents! It is definitely a great one to add to a movie collection!

Unknown said...

We love collecting Disney movies!!!!

Cecile said...

We haven't seen it yet and are looking forward to it!

Grace said...

We have this on our list to own. I think it will be great. We loved the first one and still watch it.

Turning the Clock Back said...

We did see it...kids loved it! It really was a cute movie...definitely one I would considering getting on DVD for a repeat watching!

The Mommy-Files said...

I'm so excited about this movie coming out on Blu-ray and DVD!

TerriAnn @ Cookies and Clogs said...

We loved it! My daughter and I had already seen it in the theaters but it was a first for my hubs. He enjoyed it as well and wants to see it again because he felt that he missed a lot of details.

Unknown said...

DYING to get this on DVD! We will be hitting the stores first thing on the 29th to pick up our copy!

Sarah said...

We haven't seen this yet but my kids want to SO bad!

Joyce@MommyTalkShow said...

We haven't seen any Monsters movies yet since our son is 3. I'm wondering how I can explain to him that the monsters in this series are OK, when I spend so much time telling him Monsters aren't real...

akronugurl said...

i think its a really cute family


slehan said...

I missed it in the theater, will be fun to watch at home. Thanks for the info.

slehan at juno dot com

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