Pixar's 'Monsters Inc. 2' Might Actually Be a College Set Prequel
Though last April we got confirmation that a sequel to Pixar's spectacular Monsters Inc. was on the way for release in 2012, we've yet to hear any details on the potential story. Where would Monstropolis be since converting to laugh power in 2001? Well, it turns out we may not find out since The Playlist stumbled on some info at the French site Disney Plaza Central which mentions that the follow-up will actually be a prequel following James P. "Sulley" Sullivan (John Goodman) and Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) during their days at the University of Fear. Apparently their college days first saw them as enemies before they became friends.
That's an interesting route to take, and it has the potential for a lot of fun. Obviously a sequel wouldn't require monsters to be scary anymore since the introduction of laughter as a resource to power Monstropolis, so with this story, we still get to delve into the lives of monsters whilst attempting to scare humans. For now we'll consider this a rumor, but it sounds like a decent bet since the source (according to Dutch site Animatie) seems to be a catalog from Disney given to movie theater owners to look ahead at the films of 2011 and 2012. Surely plenty will continue to be grouchy about Pixar's recent turn to some sequels, but this sounds like a pretty damn good idea. What do you think?