Pixar's 'Monsters Inc. 2' Might Actually Be a College Set Prequel

January 3, 2011
Source: The Playlist

Monsters Inc

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?

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I always wanted to know what happened after Sully opens the door and we heard "Kitty?" Was it Boo? Or Boo's daughter? I know there may not be too much go on for a sequel, but it would be cool if the monsters from the closet had to compete with or found out that there were monsters under the bed.

Kaycee on Jan 3, 2011


It had to have been Boo, because that scene is supposed to have taken place only a couple years older. Besides, why would Boo's daughter bee able to recognize Sully? And why would his face light up like that at the sight of her?

PogieJoe on Jan 21, 2011


Excuse me, I meant "a couple years later."

PogieJoe on Jan 21, 2011


dang, i also wanna kno what happen when he opened the door as well. regardless, im sure it'll be funny and it'll have its moments

KING on Jan 3, 2011


Please let there be cookie monster in the sequel! Please! Please! Please!

Jon A. on Jan 3, 2011


Interesting idea that I'm sure PIXAR can make it awesome.

4k4k on Jan 3, 2011


Toy Story 3's story sounded boring when it was first announced so I'm holding out hope for this.

Moon on Jan 3, 2011


wow. Another movie that doesn't need a sequal. geez. And Pixar continues to let The Incredibles sequal sit. sigh.

harm on Jan 3, 2011


No.. I want Boo back =(

Zim. on Jan 3, 2011


Incredibles 2

silver on Jan 3, 2011


I'm with Silver, Monsters Inc ended on a perfect note and its 10 years old, The Incredibles needs a sequel. Pixar needs to get back to stand alone stories.

Xerxex on Jan 3, 2011


Monsters Inc'er When Mike Met Sully...

Dave Lister J.M.C. on Jan 3, 2011


People wants to see Mike, Sully and Boo altogether again.Perhaps an adventure on the human world.A prequel is irking me out!

pinoy movies on Jan 3, 2011


This doesn't sound like an interesting idea, it sounds like a boring idea. We already know how the Monster Inc. world worked before, what more do we need to know about it that a 10 minute short wouldn't suffice? More Boo!!

dave13 on Jan 3, 2011


Sounds awesome

That Awesome Norwegian Dude on Jan 3, 2011


I feel like a big reason Monsters Inc was so successful was because it's these monsters running around protecting a small child who's, oddly enough, not afraid of them. This sequel just sounds too much like a lot of other movies that come out every year. Have to agree with the others here, The Incredibles really should be the Pixar film getting a sequel.

Emma on Jan 4, 2011


sounds good but i wanna see boo again!

A5J4DX on Jan 4, 2011


Nah i hate prequels start all over again to wonder and wonder i wanted to see boo in the sequel instead a lame ass prequel nah im not seeing the prequel until it comes out in blu ray

Christian cmerida on Jan 8, 2011

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