Revisiting the world of Monsters, Inc. in the prequel, Monsters University — set in the salad days of Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan, who meet in college as fellow scaring majors — is perhaps a bit like pulling an old yearbook off the shelf. There are happy memories, pierced by regret and loss. We were young and foolish then, but vibrant and ambitious and full of promise. Not to mention thinner. What happened to our dreams?
A dozen years ago, Pixar was still a relatively new commodity. Before Pete Docter’s Monsters, Inc., their only non-Toy Story animated feature was the cheerfully competent A Bug’s Life, and their greatest triumphs were still ahead. Still, the studio exuded a...READ MORE