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"Monsters, Inc." (2001) ist ein computergenerierter Film von Pixar (u.a. "Toy Story") und Disney... Die Arbeiten begannen im Mai 1999 und für das 3D-Modeling, die Texturierung und die Animation sämtlicher Szenen bestellte Pixar über 250 Silicon Graphics Octane 2 Visual Workstations...

Das Logo der Monster AG Die "Monster AG" ist die grösste Schrecken-Fabrik der Monsterwelt und wird geleitet von dem krabbenähnliche Henry J. Waternoose (James Coburn)...

Der blau-pelzige James P. Sullivan (John Goodman) ist der beste Erschrecker der "Monster AG": Er ist riesig, hat Hörner und wirkt einschüchternd - zumindest auf Leute, die ihn nicht kennen... Begleitet wird er von seinem kleinen, grünen, einäugigen Assistenten, besten Freund und Zimmergenossen Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal)...

Versehentlich bringen Sulley und Mike ein kleines Mädchen namens Boo (Mary Gibbs) in die Monsterwelt... So ein Vergehen wird in der Monsterwelt strafrechtlich verfolgt... und das wandlungsfähige Monster Randall Boggs (Steve Buscemi) wittert seine Chance...

"Monsters, Inc." startete am 2. November 2001 sehr erfolgreich in den US-Kinos... Am 31. Januar 2002 kam der eingedeutschte Film "Die Monster AG" auch hierzulande in die Kinos... "Die Monster AG"-Vorgeschichte mit dem US-Titel "Monsters University" soll am 20. Juni 2013 unter dem Titel "Die Monster Uni" in die deutschen Kinos kommen...

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"Die Monster AG" auf DVD & Video !!!
Am 12. September 2002 erschien "Die Monster AG" auf DVD & Video !!

Randall [10.02.2013] Bei Animation Fascination gibt es eine Preview zu Pixar's "Monsters University" aka "Die Monster Uni"...

[29.10.2012] Bei Upcoming Pixar gibt es Charakter-Artwork zu "Monsters University" / "Die Monster Uni", u.a. kann man auch einen Blick auf die neuen Charaktere werfen...

[21.08.2011] CS! berichtet über die D23 Expo, bei der Regisseur Dan Scanlon über "Monsters University" plauderte...

[13.05.2011] Bei Yahoo! Movies gibt es neben dem "Monsters University"-Logo eine offizielle Synopsis zum Prequel...
[...] Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn't stand each other. "Monsters University" unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends. [...]

[31.03.2011] The Pixar Blog hat das "Monsters University"-Logo enthüllt... Kurz darauf meldete CS! meldet...
Disney•Pixar announced today that the Monsters, Inc. prequel Monsters University has been pushed back from November 2, 2012 to June 21, 2013. There are no other movies scheduled around that date yet.
Directed by Dan Scanlon, the film shows how best friends Sulley (voiced by John Goodman) and Mike (voiced by Billy Crystal) first met while attending Monsters University.

[31.03.2011] CS! meldet...
Walt Disney Pictures officially announced today at CinemaCon that their Monsters, Inc. follow-up will indeed be a prequel and will officially be titled Monsters University.
Featuring the characters that first appeared in the hit 2001 Pixar film, Monsters University will again cast the voice talents of John Goodman and Billy Crystal in the roles of Sully and Mike, presumably telling the tale of their first meeting and their scare-filled education.
Monsters University will arrive in 3D and 2D theaters on November 2, 2012, following the June 22nd release of Brave, Pixar's first non-sequel since 2009's Up.

[05.08.2010] CS! meldet...
With yesterday's announcement that Summit Entertainment will release The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 on November 16, 2012, both Disney*Pixar and DreamWorks Animation have moved their animated films into new spots that same month.
Disney*Pixar has announced that Monsters, Inc. 2 has been moved up from Nov. 16 to Nov. 2, 2012 [...]

[23.04.2010] meldet...
Disney is getting animated in 2012.
Studio has dated Pixar's "Brave" for June 15, 2012 while also confirming a sequel to "Monsters Inc.," which will be released on Nov. 16, 2012.
Mouse House chairman Rich Ross made the announcement Thursday afternoon on the studio lot.
"Monsters Inc.," released in 2001, becomes only the third Disney-Pixar property to reach sequel status; the first was "Toy Story," which is gearing up for its third installment this summer. The second, "Cars 2," will unspool in 2011.
"Monsters" grossed over $525 million at the worldwide box office. [...]

[26.02.2010] Latino Review hat Insider-Infos, laut denen die Fortsetzung zu "Die Monster AG" beschlossene Sache ist - als möglicher Starttermin wird 2012 genannt...

[01.03.2009] WorstPreviews meldet...
[...] Back in August of 2008, Pete Docter (director of "Monsters, Inc) spoke about a potential sequel: "We've thought about it. Monsters, Inc. We've got a couple ideas."
Now, Disney, Pixar and Docter are not confirming or denying a new "Monster, Inc" movie, but The Pixar Blog has some evidence that confirms that they are at least planning it.
Using their user-tracking tool, the site noticed that someone at Pixar did a search for "monsters 2013 pixar." I can only assume that the studio is trying to see if any information about their planned sequel has leaked. And apparently, the goal is to have the film in theaters by 2013.
Separately, the BluSkyDisney blog has learned that Docter will return to helm the sequel. I'm not sure how reliable this blog is, but they believe that Disney/Pixar will keep quiet about the new installment until Docter is done promoting his latest film "Up." The site also states that the film is tentatively set to hit theaters in 2013.
The original movie appeared in theaters in 2001 and went on to earn over $525 million in worldwide ticket sales on a $115 million budget.

[29.12.2005] CS! berichtet über diverse Disney- bzw. Pixar-Sequels...
Variety reports that Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios are on the verge of renewing their distribution deal.
So what's holding things up? The trade says a key point is "Circle 7," the secretive division that Disney formed to make sequels to Pixar films, for which it has rights through next year's Cars, which is also the last film under the partners' current deal.
Production on Toy Story 3 is already under way and the division is close to picking a second film to greenlight from several scripts under development -- most likely Finding Nemo 2 or Monsters, Inc. 2.
Apparently the next step -- picking a director -- is on hold until Disney and Pixar close their deal.
Disney CEO Bob Iger reportedly is keeping Pixar head Steve Jobs and creative guru John Lasseter in the loop about developments at Circle 7 -- something former Disney topper Michael Eisner rarely did.
Under the new deal, Disney will probably distribute new Pixar films and produce, in one form or another, a slate of sequels.

[16.03.2005] Moviehole berichtet über die Invasion der Disney-Sequels...
According to the CNN Money site, Disney are pushing forward with sequels to essentially all of the movies they did with Pixar's extra helping hand. Sneaky, sneaky...
In addition to "Toy Story 3", Disney have announced plans to do follow-ups to "Finding Nemo", "Monster's Inc", "The Incredibles" and the forthcoming "Cars".
You can expect John Ratzenberger - Pixar voiceover king - to give each and every one of them the birdie.

[17.06.2003] Cindy Pearlman schreibt...
[...] "Finding Nemo" swam back to the top of the box office.
This comes as no surprise to co-director Lee Unkrich, who says, "Everyone who worked on 'Nemo' felt there was something special about this one. It's really an epic story about children and parents."
It's also from the Pixar folks, who can't seem to lose. Could there be a... "Toy Story 3?" "Monsters Inc. 2?" on the drawing board? Unkrich laughs and says, "We hear a lot of demand for 'Monsters 2,' but that's not on the list right now." He adds, "A lot of us at Pixar would love to do another 'Toy Story,' but there are no concrete plans."
What is cooking is "The Incredibles." "It's about a family of superheroes who go into the witness-protection program," says the director. "We're also working on 'Cars.' The main characters are cars and the whole thing takes place on Route 66."

[18.02.2003] DH hat neue Infos zum Sequel...
John Goodman indicated to columnist Cindy Perlman that there won't be a sequel to the smash hit "Monsters Inc" CG animated flick: "As far as I know, the guys at Pixar are opposed to a MONSTERS, INC sequel. They said there's no reason to do one unless someone comes up with a really good second storyline. I think they're more interested in doing little shorts like MIKE'S NEW CAR, which featured Sully".

[16.11.2002] BBC berichtet über einen Rechtsstreit...
A lawsuit has been filed against the makers of hit animation film Monsters, Inc by a poster artist, who said the film's two main characters were based on his idea.
Stanley Mouse, whose real name is Stanley Miller, filed his case against Disney Enterprises and Pixar Talking Pictures in the federal court in San Francisco.
He said Monsters, Inc's stars, Mike and Sully, were derived from a one-eyed creature called Wise G'Eye and a larger monster, who often appeared together in his cartoons going back to 1963. [...]

[19.09.2002] CS! meldet...
On its first day of availability, Disney/Pixar's Monsters, Inc. sold 5 million units on DVD and video in North America, it was announced today by Steve Jobs, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pixar Animation Studios, and Michael Eisner, Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company.
The 5 million units sold now has Monsters, Inc. topping the previous record of first day sales held by Disney's The Lion King at 4.5 million units. Based on this first day sales figure alone, "Monsters" is anticipated to be one of the best-selling DVDs and videos of the year.
Jobs said, "We're thrilled! Pixar and Disney pulled out all of the stops on this one -- with the new animated short 'Mike's New Car,' the unique Human and Monster worlds on the DVD, and the stunning image quality that results from being completely digital from computer to DVD."
Eisner commented, "This tremendous response validates the innovative blend of creativity and technology that went into making the greatest DVD possible from a critically acclaimed film. There is something for everyone on this DVD, making it a must-have for anyone's library."

[12.09.2002] Heute erscheint "Die Monster AG" auf DVD & Video !!!

[03.08.2002] Laut Cinescape fehlt Regisseur Peter Docter noch die zündende Idee für "Die Monster AG 2"...
[...] "So far we've talked about it here and there, but really what it comes down to is the same with TOY STORY 2, is that we just had this great idea: 'Oh, this has got to be done.' So far we haven't come up with that great idea for MONSTERS. We're thinking about it, but it really won't make any sort of headway until we come up with the really killer idea. It's idea driven." [..]

[18.07.2002] Buena Vista Home Entertainment meldet...
[...] zum Video- DVD und DVD Deluxe Start des neuesten Geniestreiches aus dem Hause Walt Disney Pictures und Pixar Animation Studios, DIE MONSTER AG (VK-Start: 12.09.2002), gibt's den noch nie gezeigten Kurzfilm MIKE'S NEUES AUTO als exklusives, brandneues Bonusmaterial mit dazu. In diesem zum Brüllen komischen Kurzfilm bringt Sulley seinen frechen quietschgrünen Kumpel Mike schier zur Verzweiflung, denn kein Knopf auf dem Armaturenbrett ist vor Sulleys neugierigen Händen sicher. Wenn das mal gut geht! [...]

[30.05.2002] AICN berichtet über den Kurzfilm "Mike's New Car", der auch auf der "Monster AG"-DVD enthalten sein wird...
[...] As the title indicates, the all-CGI cartoon stars Mike, the green one-eyed critter from MONSTERS INC. along with his big blue-furred pal, Sully. The setup is Mike has gotten a new car and proudly wants to show it off to his friend. Most of the gags deal with situations inside the cool, demonic-looking new auto, such as Sully's fascination with the electronic seat that moves up, back and all around, Mike's troublesome seatbelt, the rearview mirror that snaps off when Sully innocently touches it and the car door that (of course) locks the second Mike steps outside. [...]

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