Pixar Scares Up New 'Monsters University' Trailer

Monsters University

With over a dozen box office-topping movies to its credit, Pixar probably doesn't need to worry about building buzz for its releases -- particularly ones with built-in audiences, like, say, the Monsters, Inc. sequel. But to the profound relief of trailer enthusiasts everywhere, the studio's doing it anyway, which is why we've got a new (and presumably final) promotional clip for Monsters University.

Given how solidly Monsters, Inc. rested on the easy chemistry between Billy Crystal and John Goodman -- and how fondly fans remember the original more than a decade after its release -- it seems unlikely that many potential viewers are really worried about plot this time around, especially considering the many possibilities inherent in the sequel's central idea of going back in time to see the main characters in college. But if you've been holding out for a better idea of what the dramatic stakes for Monsters University might be, this trailer offers a few hints.

If you're spoiler-conscious, don't worry; this clip doesn't give too much away, and it offers some vintage frat rock tunes in the bargain (as well as a funny homage to a certain well-remembered scene from Animal House). Check it out here:

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