Disney Pixar have released the first teaser trailer for their upcoming Monsters, Inc. prequel Monsters University, in four slightly different versions. Billy Crystal and John Goodman reprise their roles as the wise-cracking Mike Wazowski and lovable Sulley, and the film will also feature the voices of Steve Buscemi, Dave Foley, Julia Sweeney, Joel Murray, and Peter Sohn. On the multiple teasers, director Dan Scanlon explained, “Billy Crystal’s an amazing comedic actor. He gave us so much fun material, we decided to cut four slightly different versions of the trailer. We are so happy to have him back as Mike!” I’m not entirely sold on the necessity of a prequel to Monsters, Inc. (or even prequels in general lately) and these teasers don’t exactly ease my concerns, but there are certainly some fun moments in there and the characters are just as lovable as ever. As an avid Pixar fan, I sincerely hope that Monsters University turns out more Toy Story 3 than Cars 2.
Monsters University opens June 21, 2013. Watch four teaser trailers below (via Collider).