Monsters University


The gang's all here—a little younger and a little rowdier too!

The poster for Monsters University, the highly anticipated prequel to Pixar's 2001 CGI hit Monsters, Inc., has hit the Web courtesy of Fandango, and by the looks of their fraternity jackets, Sulley and Mike seem to be in for a smashing good time as they head to college.

The 'toon chronicles the hairy blue scarer James P. Sullivan (voiced by John Goodman) and his one-eyed, ball-shaped buddy (voiced by Billy Crystal) back in the days of their rivalry at MU, where they not only learn how to frighten the children of the human world (as a quick glance at MU's website explains) but also overcome their differences to become BFFs.

Aside from unveiling the one-sheet, Disney and Pixar also screened a special sneak peek of MU footage last weekend for a select audience on the campus of the University of Southern California ahead of its football team loss to Notre Dame on Nov. 24.

E! News was there, and we can report that the 10-minute clip found Sulley and Mike getting booted out of the school's "scarers" program and pledging a fraternity called, appropriately enough, Oozma Kappa. G-rated shades of Revenge of the Nerds and Old School hilarity ensue as the scene finds the duo meeting some crazy-looking fraternity brothers, including a pair of conjoined twins and a nerdy blob named Squishy, and seeing their initiation in the basement interrupted by an unlikely interloper.

Most of the main and supporting monsters from the original film will also back, among them Roz, Jeff Fungus and the Abominable Snowman.

No doubt they'll be doing some monster partying!

Monsters University, which also features the voice talents of Steve Buscemi, Jennifer Tilly, Kelsey Grammer and Frank Oz, is scheduled to hit theaters on June 21, 2013. A 3-D version of its predecessor, Monsters, Inc., unspools on Dec. 19.

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