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Second ‘Party Central’ Clip and Poster Released

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Posted by Brkyo614 • March 5, 2014

This new clip from Party Central takes things a step further than the last one, showing us just how Oozma Kappa plans to lure partygoers from a rival fraternity into their house.

Arriving along with the clip is a great new Party Central poster, shared by Pixar on their official Tumblr. (Be sure to click the thumbnail to enjoy the very detailed high-res version.) This seems to be shaping up quite well; look for it in front of Muppets Most Wanted on March 21.

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‘Party Central’ Clip Sets Up the Premise

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Posted by Brkyo614 • February 10, 2014

It won’t be long until Party Central hits theaters, but if you’re itching for a peek at the Monsters University-based short, Moviefone has a brand new clip (embedded here via Disney UK):

This is just the tip of the iceberg of what’s to come as Mike and Sulley breathe some life into Oozma Kappa’s celebration. Moviefone also shared a new interview with director Kelsey Mann, who notes that Monsters Inc.‘s Muppets-inspired character designs make the short a good fit to play alongside Muppets Most Wanted.

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New ‘Monsters University’ Short Will Play Before ‘Muppets Most Wanted’

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Posted by Brkyo614 • January 7, 2014

One of the many announcements from last year’s D23 Expo was the reveal of Party Central, a short set in the Monsters University world. It was slated to be attached to The Good Dinosaur, but that film’s delay to 2015 brought its fate into question. Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we now know that we won’t have to wait long to see Party Central; it’ll be attached to the upcoming Muppets Most Wanted.

The short was already complete when it was screened at D23, so it makes sense for Pixar to get it out this year – and the choice of film is unsurprising, as the Toy Story Toon Small Fry was attached to the first Muppets reboot. Director Kelsey Mann, who was a story supervisor on Monsters University, spoke with EW about the roots of Party Central:

"When you first meet the Oozma Kappas, they go to their fraternity house and the first thing they say is, ‘Welcome to party central! We haven’t thrown a party yet, but when we do we’ll be ready. I kept telling [
MU director] Dan [Scanlon], ‘I really want to see their party. We have to do it in the credits or something.’ Then when the idea of doing a short came up, we were like, ‘That could be the party!’"

Pixar won’t be putting out a feature film this year, but perhaps Party Central will make the wait for 2015 a bit less excruciating. Muppets Most Wanted releases in the U.S. on March 21.

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D23 Expo Round-Up: ‘The Good Dinosaur’ Story Details & Casting News + New ‘MU’ Short

Disney, Monsters University, Party Central, Round-Ups, The Good Dinosaur

Posted by Brkyo614 • August 9, 2013

Pixar kicked off D23 with a bang this morning, giving in-depths glimpses at three of the studio’s upcoming films: The Good Dinosaur, Inside Out, and Finding Dory

The biggest chunk of the panel was spent on The Good Dinosaur, the next film on Pixar’s schedule. Producer Denise Ream took the stage to discuss more about the movie’s story, which focuses on an Apatosaurus named Arlo (Lucas Neff). His parents are John Lithgow and Frances McDormand, and his siblings Forrest, Cliff, and Ivy are played by Bill Hader, Neil Patrick Harris, and Judy Greer, respectively.

The studio also screened a handful of clips to set the stage for the story. The first reiterated what we already know: 65 million years ago, an asteroid is hurtling towards Earth. However, it narrowly misses the planet as the dinosaurs watch from the surface. Their lives go on, and the course of history is forever changed.

Years later, the dinosaurs have developed an agrarian society. A wordless clip showed various dinosaurs tending to the fields, using their physical traits to their advantage on the farm. The dinosaurs struggle to deal with pests that destroy their crops, but Arlo takes a liking to them.

In a third piece of footage, it’s revealed that these pests are in fact armored humans, incapable of speech. Arlo runs into a fearless young boy named Spot, but the two don’t get off on the right foot together. Eventually, circumstances force Arlo and Spot to go on some sort of quest.

It sounds like a very unique concept for the studio, and there’s a ton of potential for an interesting and heartfelt story. We should hear (and hopefully see) more about the film tomorrow after D23’s The Art of The Good Dinosaur panel.

Additionally, Pixar confirmed that a new short in the Monsters University universe titled Party Central will play before The Good Dinosaur! The short was screened at the panel, and early reactions are extremely positive. Look forward to more on that soon.

The Good Dinosaur and Party Central are set to arrive on May 30 next year. Check back shortly for summaries of Inside Out and Finding Dory news from the panel.

(Thanks to The Pixar Times and ComingSoon.net for their coverage of the event)

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