A few months ago, I had the chance to attend the premiere of Monsters University – it was an amazing experience and I instantly fell in love with the movie. It had so many great messages and I knew that it would become a favorite of my son’s. Before I even left Los Angeles, I loaded up on Monsters University toys to bring home to him.
Well, life got busy and I didn’t have the chance to bring him to the theater to see Monsters University. He was so disappointed but I knew that he would love getting Monsters University on Blu-ray and DVD to watch it at home. We received it a few days ago and after multiple showings, he wasn’t disappointed anymore!
About Monsters University
Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crystal) was a little monster, he has dreamed of becoming a Scarer– and he knows better than anyone that the best Scarers come from Monsters University (MU). But during his first semester at MU, Mike’s plans are derailed when he crosses paths with hotshot James P. Sullivan, “Sulley” (voice of John Goodman), a natural-born Scarer. The pair’s out-of-control competitive spirit gets them both kicked out of the University’s elite Scare Program. To make matters worse, they realize they will have to work together, along with an odd bunch of misfit monsters, if they ever hope to make things right.
Monsters University on Blu-ray and DVD
You can read my full review of Monsters University and all of the great messages it provides for kids – and the laughs! We received Monsters University on Blu-ray and DVD and it’s simply stunning. It’s jam packed full of bonus features including all new material, behind-the-scenes features, deleted scenes, the Pixar short “The Blue Umbrella” and so much more! The quality of the sound and picture is just amazing and as good if you were in a theater.
There’s a huge amount of bonus features on the Monsters University Blu-ray/DVD and here’s just a few of our favorites!
- Story School – This documentary examines the challenges of creating a prequel as well as themes that run through the story, and the change in focus from Sulley to Mike. We’ll also look at how gags are developed – from writing jokes to brainstorming a million ideas, only 5% of which actually end up in the movie.
- Scare Games – At Pixar, we play hard while we work. The same people who keep the film production moving – producers, managers, coordinators and artists – are also the ones who bring spirit and excitement to some of our extracurricular activities. We check out the MU production teams as they go head to head in the mostly playful Pixar Scare Games competitions.
- Deleted Scenes – Four separate scenes – “Rivalry,” “Recon,” “Movie Night,” and “Drama Class” – are highlighted with an introduction from director Dan Scanlon.
- “The Blue Umbrella” – This animated short film from Pixar Animation Studios, directed by Saschka Unseld and produced by Marc Greenberg, played in theaters in front of “Monsters University.” “The Blue Umbrella” tells the story of an evening commute in which the rain starts to fall and the city comes alive to the sound of dripping rain pipes, whistling awnings and gurgling gutters. And in the midst, two umbrellas—one blue, one not—fall eternally in love.
Monsters University is available on Blu-ray and DVD today! This is the perfect movie to pick up and watch for Halloween with your little ones.
Disclosure: I received a copy of Monsters University for review purposes only. All thoughts and opinions are my own.