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Pixar and Disney’s Monsters University; What about Boo?

Pixar and Disney Monsters University What about Boo

Just recently, Disney began spilling the beans about their upcoming CG animated film, Monsters University. The second film in the Monsters franchise, set to release on June 21st 2013 – some twelve years after the original Monsters, Inc. was released – will actually take place before the first film. That’s right, it’s about the early days of Sulley and Mike, and the bond they formed while becoming the Monsters they were meant to be. That’s all well and good, and we’re certainly excited to see the return of some of our favorite Pixar characters, but… what about Boo? The adorable little girl who co-starred in the first film? If this story takes place before the pair ever met her (and likely before she was even born) does that mean we’re to go Boo-less in the prequel?

Disney and Pixar introduce Monsters University from Monsters Inc

Disney and Pixar introduce Monsters University from Monsters Inc

With the story of Monsters Inc already told, Disney passed on simply making a Monsters Inc. 2, and instead expanded their franchise from a corporation to a learning institution. Through the hard work of Pixar’s gorgeous CG animation, we’re proud to introduce Monsters University, Disney’s upcoming film from the Monsters franchise. Nearly two years away from release (we’re looking at a tentative date of June 21st, 2013, ready for Disney Digital 3D – or perhaps 4D by then!) and twelve years after the original “Monsters, Inc.”, production has already begun on the new film, which will reunite John Goodman and Billy Crystal, as James P. Sullivan (Sulley) and Mike Wazowski (…Mike Wazowski!). The sequel, which is actually a prequel, tells the story of how Mike and Sulley first met, and the differences they overcame to become friends.

Nickelodeon and Paramount introduce Johnny Depp as Rango

Nickelodeon and Paramount introduce Johnny Depp as Rango

Rango is a pet chameleon who lives in a terrarium. Everything is calm and comfortable and relaxing and quiet. Until, one day, he somehow ends up in the rough of an Old West town in the American southwest, whose name is actually “Dirt.” As he’s always thought himself a hero, Rango establishes himself as the lawman, strolling the streets as a sheriff like character. Unbeknown to him, the “good guy” role doesn’t do very well in Dirt – with a whole cemetery filled with good guy tombstones. But that doesn’t stop Rango from trying, constantly seeking to fit in, with his surroundings, no matter how challenging – just like a good chameleon! Check out the teaser trailer of this upcoming Nickelodeon and Paramount flick, due in theaters March 4th, 2011.

KidsCo and Inspidea introduce the world to Boo & Me

KidsCo and Inspidea introduce the world to Boo & Me

One continual enemy in the world of cartoons is Poachers. Whether its hunters in Tarzan, or the trackers from Princess and the Frog, cartoon audiences dislike any form of capturing animals. Thus, we can easily and instantly sympathize with Boo, a new orangutan character created by KidsCo and Inspidea in the upcoming animated series Boo & Me. We learned of the early stages of this series about a year and a half ago, and we’re just now getting ready to see the first showings. The lovable ape was rescued from hunters by Aiman and Yasmin, who themselves are always out to help nature and preserve the environment. Together, the group lives in a Malaysian nature reserve, learning something new every day to better the world. In support of the series, Malaysian Airlines is airing Boo & Me on select routes.

Disney and Pixar announce Monsters, Inc. sequel

Disney and Pixar announce Monsters, Inc. sequel

Pixar debuted in the world of feature length films back in 1995 with Toy Story. In just those 15 quick years since, the company has partnered with Disney to create some of the most memorable and beloved CG animated flicks of all time, many turning into franchises. Back in 2001, the next level was reached with Monsters, Inc., revealing a world of monsters and alien-like creatures to the world of humans, most importantly, a little girl named “Boo.” Now, Disney and Pixar will return to that world, bringing fans Monsters, Inc. 2, a long-awaited sequel to the original box office blockbuster. The date has been officially set for November 16th, 2012. Details are still light at the moment, but be on the look out for John Goodman and Billy Crystal to reprise their roles as Sulley and Mike Wazowski.

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