Cheerleaders flipped and cart-wheeled their way down the
Celebrities, including star
In an effort to make the premiere as college-themed as possible, Disney/Pixar brought in
In evaluating the characters for their scare value, the commentators were in agreement about who is MVP when it comes to scare power.
"I would have to say Sulley, in that last scene he was like, 'Grrrrr,'" Corso said with raised arms and hands curled into paws. "And even I was scared."
Howard agreed, "It would probably have to be Sulley; he's a good pick."
“The challenge was, this is a Disney/
Screenwriter and director Dan Scanlon said he and producer Kori Rae researched by visiting many universities and even made a visit to a fraternity house on one campus. He said aside from drug and alcohol use on college campuses, much of the college experience was easy to translate to
"It's so much more about that time in your life when you have these big changes, but certainly we tried to get that party feel in a G-rated feeling," Scanlon said. "As long as monsters are just knocking things over and eating garbage, it still feels like college craziness without being too specific."
Translating the characters that audiences came to know in 'Monsters, Inc.' to younger versions of themselves was also an important factor in making the film.
"We wanted to make sure they were familiar and the characters we all knew, but different. We were all different when we were 18, so the characters at the beginning of the film, they're really different versions of themselves," Scanlon said.
Crystal said getting back into these roles came naturally for him and Goodman.
“It just was getting back into his rhythms and his energy because he’s relentless and fearless, so John and I started watching the first movie together and then we started improvising some dialogue about life in the dorm,” Crystal said. “It got pretty funny.”
The band and pep squad pumped up audiences for the big event once everyone was seated in the theater. Confetti cannons blasted as viewers put on their 3-D glasses and prepared for a second look at a one-eyed little green monster and his big blue not-so-scary friend.
The film opens in theaters Friday.