New Trailer for MONSTERS UNIVERSITY Featuring New Music from Swedish House Mafia

     May 22, 2013

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Disney has released a new trailer for Pixar’s upcoming prequel Monsters University.  While the Hangover Part III-style trailer does boast a good deal of new footage (showing off more fantastic monster designs in the process), the central focus is on a new track called “Roar” composed by Axwell & Sebastian Ingross of Swedish House Mafia.  It’s a rather dance-y track that director Dan Scanlon commissioned in order to capture the college feel in the film, but I’m interested to see how it works alongside Randy Newman’s score for the animated pic.  Newman himself collaborated with international drum corps The Blue Devils on the music, so we should expect something a tad different from his Monsters Inc. score.

Hit the jump to watch the new trailer.  The film features the voices of Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren, John Krasinski, Nathan Fillion, Charlie Day and many more. Monsters University opens in 3D on June 21st.

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Here’s the official synopsis for Monsters University:

Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crystal) was a little monster, he has dreamed of becoming a Scarer—and he knows better than anyone that the best Scarers come from Monsters University (MU). But during his first semester at MU, Mike’s plans are derailed when he crosses paths with hotshot James P. Sullivan, “Sulley” (voice of John Goodman), a natural-born Scarer.  The pair’s out-of-control competitive spirit gets them both kicked out of the University’s elite Scare Program. To make matters worse, they realize they will have to work together, along with an odd bunch of misfit monsters, if they ever hope to make things right. Screaming with laughter and oozing with heart, Disney•Pixar’s “Monsters University” is directed by Dan Scanlon (“Cars,” “Mater and the Ghostlight,” “Tracy”), produced by Kori Rae (“Up,” “The Incredibles,” “Monsters, Inc.”) and features music from future Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and award-winning composer Randy Newman (“Monsters, Inc.,” “Toy Story 3”).

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