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Monsters University 3-Disc Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray Combo Pack Review

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We are mere weeks away from Halloween, so it’s only natural that Monsters are coming out to play. In fact, Disney/Pixar’s unleashed their own monsters via the Monsters University Digital HD and Digital HD 3D release last October 8, 2013. They’re also going to follow it up with a proper retail release of the 4-Disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition Blu-Ra 3D Como Pack 3-Disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack,
3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack,DVD and On-Demand on October 29, 2013.

We currently don’t have access to a proper 3D setup so we won’t be focusing on the 3D aspects of the release. In any case, the 3D is just an extra – the proof of the pudding, as they say, is in the eating – and whether owning Monsters University on home video will be worth your money or not will depend largely on the film itself (and maybe a few of the extras included in the set.)

The Movie: No Boo?

Let’s get this out of the way first. Monsters University is the prequel to Monsters, Inc. and focuses on Sulley and Mike during their college days – how they met, how they became best friends despite their differences and the path they took in order to become the top scarers in Monsters, Inc. This means no Boo, as she’s probably not even born yet during the events of the film.

It can’t be denied that Boo is one of the most popular characters in the original film but her absence here isn’t such a bad thing. It’s true that there’s a dearth of “daaww-sooo-cuuuutee,” moments but you won’t miss it much once you realize that Monsters University doesn’t really need it to work this time around. Rather, it is more of a college buddy comedy that’s reliant on Mike and Sulley’s chemistry (or initial lack thereof).

New Trailer for Monsters University Released

New Trailer for Monsters University Released

Animation giant Pixar has once again released a new trailer for the upcoming prequel to Monsters, Inc., Monsters University, which will follow the college days of series protagonists Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) and James P. “Sulley” Sullivan (John Goodman), where they were initially the odd couple dormmates.

While Monsters University will introduce younger versions of established characters, it will also feature a host of new characters, particularly those belonging to the school’s teaching faculty. The main villain for the prequel seems to be the Dragon-y Dean Hardscrabble, who is voiced by Helen Mirren.

You can check out the video below:

New Monsters University Poster Reunites Mike and Sully

New Monsters University Poster Reunites Mike and Sully

A couple of new posters have just been released for the Monsters, Inc. prequel Monsters University, with the first one showing the future top ranking monster duo looking cool in their university jerseys. This poster seems to be aimed towards fans, as it doesn’t even bother putting the title on the poster, just the acronym MU.

Monsters University Launches a New Website

Monsters University Launches a New Website

Pixar’s much-awaited prequel to Monsters, Inc., Monsters University, has just launched a new tie-in website at monstersuniversity.com/edu, and instead of the usual promotional website with various marketing assets, the new website is presented as an actual educational institution, featuring student testimonials, alumni news, admissions info, and other types of content you would expect from a real college website.

Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #2: Scooby Doo, Where are You!

Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #2: Scooby Doo, Where are You!

There have been many versions of Scooby Doo, in TV and Movies, and many versions of Scooby Doo theme songs. Don’t even get us started on the ones that included Scrappy Doo. For years, Scooby Doo has been fighting “The Simpsons” for the Guinness Book World Record for most episodes of a cartoon. Way before the Scooby Doo franchise “jumped the shark” with Scrappy Doo, in 1969, there was “Scooby Doo, Where are you!” Apparently, it was the exclamation point that won over the question mark because it was being yelled by Shaggy. This version of the theme song is the first, and still the best, after all these years.

Toy Story 3 brings Oscars to Pixar

Toy Story 3 brings Oscars to Pixar

During last night’s 83rd Annual Academy Awards, Disney’s Toy Story franchise yet again proved it’s power in the world of cinema, as the latest sequel, Toy Story 3, brought home Oscar gold! While the film had to settle for just a nomination in “the big award,” Best Picture, Toy Story 3 did dominate the Best Animated Feature category, sending Lee Unkrich to the stage. Randy Newman, long time composer for Pixar’s CG films, was also honored for Toy Story 3’s song “We Belong Together.” It was the second time Newman received such an honor, having previously won a decade ago for Monsters, Inc.

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