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CalArts alumni cited in article about "Monsters University"

June 20, 2013
LA Times

By Rebecca Keegan

'Monsters University' gives it that old college scare

On the University of California campus recently, a tour guide told a group of prospective students about the many opportunities open to those studying in the Bay Area — "like getting an internship at Pixar," she said.

The Emeryville animation studio is four miles away, but that day Pixar was even closer than the tour guide knew — director Dan Scanlon and three of his colleagues were walking right behind her, on their way to Sather Gate, a bit of Beaux-Arts architecture that had served as creative inspiration for Pixar's new film, "Monsters University," which opens Friday.

In 2001's "Monsters, Inc.," Mike, the one-eyed green orb voiced by Billy Crystal, and Sulley, his fluffy, blue brute of a buddy (John Goodman), were "scarers" in the city of Monstropolis, whose job is to frighten human children and collect their screams for use as fuel. In the new film, which is a prequel, Mike and Sulley meet for the first time as college freshmen enrolled in the rigorous scaring program at Monsters U. Read More

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