'Monsters' News: 3D Re-Release Pushed Forward + 'MU' Composer Confirmed!

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Fans of Mike and Sully will be thrilled to know that their return to the big screen is coming even sooner than expected.

You may remember that a 3D re-release of Monsters, Inc. was announced alongside Finding Nemo 3D, set for January 18, 2013 to build anticipation for Monsters University on June 21. In an interesting move, however, Disney has just pushed up Monsters, Inc. 3D to December 19, 2012 to capitalize on a lack of holiday competition. With this, Brave, and Finding Nemo 3D all hitting theaters in the same year, it’s an exciting time to be a Pixar fan.

(Via The Hollywood Reporter)

Additionally, in a bit of news that made it past the radar: Bleeding Cool posted an interview with Randy Newman back from the premiere of Brave in which he confirms that he’ll be returning to the Monsters series to score Monsters University. Newman isn’t my favorite of Pixar’s musical collaborators, but his style works well with the franchise’s universe. View the tongue-in-cheek interview below:

Monsters University will be in theaters on June 21, 2013.

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Last modified: July 24, 2012