Tag Archives: Monsters University

The 15 Best (or Worst) Pixar Movies of All Time Ranked

The 15 Best (or Worst) Pixar Movies of All Time Ranked

With the release of Inside Out giving Kleenex stock a boost, a discussion began to brew behind the scenes here at GeekDad HQ. What’s your favorite Pixar film? What’s your least favorite? What’s your thirteenth favorite? Read More

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Amazing New Pixar Short The Blue Umbrella Finds Expression in a City Rainstorm

Amazing New Pixar Short The Blue Umbrella Finds Expression in a City Rainstorm

If you’ve ever walked through a big city in a heavy rain, the first words that came to your mind at the time were probably “messy” and “dirty.” After seeing The Blue Umbrella, the short film that precedes the new Disney/Pixar movie Monsters University, you might just find yourself thinking “beautiful,” or even “magical,” the next time it happens to you. Read More

Getting Gadgets Travel Ready

Getting Gadgets Travel Ready

Travel is just something that we all — well almost all — do. Some people travel regularly, some, like me, maybe once a year. Well, I have a fantastic opportunity to travel to Hollywood next week to participate in the premier of the new Disney movie Monsters University. Then, straight from there, I head to Atlanta for a week of education and fun. Needless to say, being a GeekDad, I am going to need my arsenal of gadgets — so I thought I would share some of my personal travel accessories. Read More

Monsters University Director Dan Scanlon on the Making of a Pixar Prequel

Monsters University Director Dan Scanlon on the Making of a Pixar Prequel

It’s really, really hard not to be jealous of Dan Scanlon. He’s been working at Pixar since joining as a storyboard artist back in 2001 — the year Monsters, Inc. came out — and has now directed his first full-length feature film for the company. Of course, as envious a job as his is, it wouldn’t be a job if it weren’t difficult. On my visit to Pixar last month, Scanlon told me and a bunch of other bloggers about the process of making the film. Read More

Monsters University Producer Kori Rae Discusses Creativity, Perseverance

Monsters University Producer Kori Rae Discusses Creativity, Perseverance

Kori Rae, the producer of the upcoming Disney/Pixar film Monsters University, was just about what you’d expect from someone working at Pixar: highly creative, excited about her work, and seemingly well aware that her job makes her the envy of many, many people. She was very willing to sit down and open up to a group of bloggers, and had some interesting insights to offer on the creative process and how to keep yourself moving forward even when things aren’t going your way. Read More

Learning the Ways of Pixar at Monsters University

Learning the Ways of Pixar at Monsters University

Just about a month ago I had the rare privilege of not only visiting Pixar’s headquarters, but also learning a lot about the process they use to produce the astonishingly-high quality movies they have built a reputation on. This was done in the context of Monsters University, the next Disney/Pixar film to be released and the prequel to the 2001 movie Monsters, Inc.. Read More

Enroll in Monsters University

Pixar’s upcoming prequel to Monsters, Inc. goes back to Mike and Sully’s college days at Monsters University, and they’ve put together a great website that looks remarkably like your typical college website, complete with MU merchandise store (including a 4-armed … Read More