Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University will be rocking theaters this summer with help from award-winning composer Randy Newman and Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso of Swedish House Mafia. The studio also commissioned the Atlanta-based hard rock band Mastodon in order to serenade one of the film’s new monsters.
Directed by Dan Scanlon and produced by Kori Rae, Monsters University hits theaters June 21, 2013, with the short film The Blue Umbrella, which features music by composer Jon Brion and vocals by Sarah Jaffe.
“We wanted to capture the college feel in Monsters University,” said Scanlon, “and music is a big part of that. The score and the inclusion of other great musicians like Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso [of Swedish House Mafia] and Mastodon help us convey a fun, freewheeling college atmosphere.”