‘Monsters University’ Explores Fraternity Life Says Billy Crystal

The comedy legend compares Mike and Sully’s fraternity to ‘Revenge of the Nerds’, where they prepare for a scare competition.

Billy Crystal reveals Monsters University explores fraternity life
Billy Crystal reveals Monsters University explores fraternity life
Next summer, Pixar will release Monsters University, a new animated comedy that shows us just how Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) and Sully (John Goodman) from Monsters Inc. became BFF's. Their road to friendship was a rocky one, though, since they couldn't stand each other when they first met. Star Billy Crystal recently spoke about the prequel, revealing that Mike and Sully belong to a fraternity that draws parallels to Revenge of the Nerds.

"[Mike and Sully] end up in the same fraternity where they have this scare competition - like Greek Games in college. They have to mobilize a group, sort of like Revenge of the Nerds-monsters, and get them ready to be scary."

The actor also added that these characters are still at an awkward stage in their lives when they enter the university.

"They're 17 and 18 years old in the script. My guy has a retainer, even."

You can Click Here! to watch the four teaser trailers that debuted back in June.

Monsters University was released June 21st, 2013 and stars Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren, Peter Sohn, Joel Murray, Sean Hayes, Dave Foley. The film is directed by Dan Scanlon.

Sources: Entertainment Weekly

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Comments (19)

  1. LuxoIII

    So, in other words, there's nothing to report about this movie at the time.

    3 years agoby @brady1138Flag

  2. Bane5000

    Turning Mike into a discoball is hilarious :]

    3 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  3. Err

    Good stuff.

    3 years agoby @err2005Flag

  4. Rudy

    Frat life in real life - Hazing, rape, drunkenness, sex, drugs, cops, secrets.
    frat life in disney - practical jokes, dancing, and making friends.

    3 years agoby @rudyFlag

  5. Rudy

    @SpaceCowboy They stopped making it.

    3 years agoby @rudyFlag

  6. Rudy

    Nooo, really? I never would have guessed after reading the title and watching the previews.

    3 years agoby @rudyFlag

  7. skywise


    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  8. ROFLitschristian

    In other obvious news, Movieweb is still reporting things about movies.

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  9. Rufio

    i have no idea how to feel about this sequel. i love the original characters, but even if it is good and successful i'll still feel slightly... disappointed? i don't know. i just feel like Pixar is above sequeling movies to death.
    the flip side of that coin is i liked Toy Story's multiple sequels and have said on multiple occassions i want to see another Incredibles.
    So, like a good cinematic hypocrite, i want only the movies i want and think are good to be made as sequels. and if Monsters does really good, despite my objections i'll sing its praises and pretend i never had any objections to begin with. :-)

    3 years agoby @rufioFlag

  10. Thomas Clarke (Kiion)

    @SpaceCowboy thats not going to happen mate, its pretty much Rio so wouldnt be much point

    3 years agoby @thomasclarkeFlag

  11. Dan

    No thanks.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag


    @Jacob-Fredrick Yes they... It should have been made a long time ago!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  13. SpaceCowboy

    Waiting on Newt. They better bring it back.

    3 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  14. Jacob Fredrick

    pixar should only do sequels or prequels to movies that works like toy story

    3 years agoby @Jacob-FredrickFlag

  15. Jacob Fredrick

    @mcleve02 that could actually work, after all they teased the mole at the end of it

    3 years agoby @Jacob-FredrickFlag

  16. SherlockHolmes2009

    Sounds like itll be interesting

    3 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  17. the MovieGhost

    "Monsters University Explores Fraternity Life", which basically means "Disney's version of frat life".

    3 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag


    Sure why not! Still waiting for The Incredibles sequel

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

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