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Strange Monsters, Inc. 2 rumours & some encouraging signs?

Searching the internet for news on Monsters, Inc 2 I found this post on KillerMovies.com:

The story picks up twenty years later. Boo is all grown up, and has a family of her own. She runs a toy company that makes stuffed animals. One night, one of the monsters comes into her little girls room to do their normal comedy routine, and sees a stuffed toy of Sullivan (which Boo made from her childhood memories). He reports back to Sully what he found, and he goes through the door to see for himself.

When he enters the room, grown up Boo is asleep on her daughter’s bed, and groggily awakes just long enough to see “Kitty?” Sully jumps back into the closet, and runs off the laugh-floor, leaving the door “hot”.

She follows him in, only to find herself in the plant. She looks around thinking, “This place looks familiar.”

I quite like this idea, bringing it back to the original with the next generation of children makes sense. However, this rumour was soon denied by someone in the know with this post:

Actually all this is incorrect – the OP is a hacker wanting to be creative and wanting some attention. I have direct knowledge of the situation (you’ll just have to trust me). “Monsters Inc. 2”, as all Pixar movies, was addressed in the upper levels of Pixar creative and executive management twice – once in the summer of 2004 and re-touched again in the Spring of 2006. There were two story lines that were considered – one was involving Boo just a few days after Monsters Inc went on-line with the laughter as energy switchover – a more traditional approach. The other story line was more “out there” – a prequel to Monsters Inc. – it involved how the monsters discovered human child screaming energy thing came to be. No Sully and no Mike, and certainly no Boo – a young Roz was mentioned as playing a role, however. Both of these story lines were scratched, as creatively neither could touch the “magic” or originality of the original, and consequently all efforts to build a story for “Monsters Inc 2” were abandoned by summer ’06 as I recall. They felt there was a risk in creating Monsters Inc 2 that other Pixar movies (Incredibles & Toy Story) don’t have – meaning there’s is a built in story line that allows for further story telling. Monsters Inc didn’t have that story telling continuum – it ran its course. No link. No way to verify this, except if Pete decided to speak. Take it or leave it.

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Since this post it has come out that the likeliness of there being a Monsters, Inc 2 film is getting higher and is due out in 2012 if IMDB.com is to be believed!

On July 29th this year Disney Enterprises, Inc registered Monsters2.com and this sent the rumour mill into over-drive! But in realty this could be just stop someone else registering the domain rather than conclusive proof that the sequel to Monsters, Inc. is being made.

I’m going to add some more fuel to the fire by suggesting that the release of Monsters, Inc.: Laugh Factory #1 comic this past Wednesday is to get the franchise back into the public eye before releasing news that yes, Monsters, Inc 2 is going ahead!

Comic screams!

Comic screams!

Add in the recent release of Monsters, Inc. on Blu-ray on July 27th and the profile of the franchise is being boosted a lot within a 3 week period.

Monsters, Inc. is my favourite of the Disney Pixar films so a sequel is given the thumbs up by me.

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Rating the Pixar Films

Prompted by episode 40 of the Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Pod which saw host Aaron Wallace rank the 10 Pixar films, I have decided to do the same. However, as I am yet to see WALL.E and UP, I will only be ranking the first 8 Pixar films. Wall.E is on it’s way (we have the DVD but that’s going back in favour of the Blu-ray – ordering mix-up!) so this list may change sometime soon.

1. Monsters, Inc.

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2. Toy Story
3. Toy Story 2
4. Cars
5. Finding Nemo
6. Ratatouille
7. A Bug’s Life
8. The Incredibles

Possibly the most controversial placing is Cars at number 4 but I loved this film, and have watched it more than any other Pixar film since its release. I thought it was beautifully set (created?) with some sublime animation and a great coming of age story. Interestingly I liked the film Cars before I became a fan of motor car racing, F1 specifically.

As for The Incredibles, I liked this a lot at the cinema but I have struggled to re-watch since then and have never actually managed to watch it all the way through for a second time. Maybe that’s something I should put right, and let’s see if that changes it’s place in this list.

Monsters, Inc. is released on Blu-ray in 4 days and that is something that fills me with joy – to see Sully’s fur (also picked up by Aaron in his podcast) in high definition will be a sight to behold.

Writing this list also reminds me that although I rate Toy Story 1 and 2 very highly, I haven’t seen them a in a while. I actually remember watching Toy Story on DVD around a friend’s house at Christmas in 1996 and dismissing it as a kid’s film when it was suggested to watch – how wrong I was, and how enthralled I was for the subsequent 81 minutes.

Interesting bit of trivia is that only Toy Story/Toy Story 2, Finding Nemo and Cars have attractions at Disneyland Resort Paris:

Crush’s Coaster
Buzz Lightyear Lazer Blast
Cars Race Rally

Unless you count the scream metres from Monsters’ Inc. which reside in Disney Studios? There used to be photo opportunities with Flik and Bruce, plus an Incredibles backdrop to take photos against. Many of the Pixar characters are represented in the parades though. Our last trip was in 2009 so more Pixar representation may be present now.

Incidentally, the podcast that inspired this comes very highly reommended – one of the best out there and a must listen for all fans of anything Disney: Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Pod

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The one we’ve been waiting for – Snow White on DVD & Blu-ray

Any fan of Disney DVDs will know all about the Disney Vault and how some titles come out for a short while and are then locked away in the aforementioned vault. We have every one of the Walt Disney Animated Classics on DVD, well every one except Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs. We’ve been waiting for this to come out for quite a few years now. In October it comes out on Blu-ray, 6 weeks before the DVD release. However, the Blu-ray version comes packaged with a DVD copy too, as seems to be the Walt Disney way these days. Even if you don’t have a Blu-ray player surely it’s worth getting the Blu-ray version for just a few pounds (or dollars!) more and future proofing yourself for that possible Blu-ray player or PS3 purchase?

Snow White on Blu-ray and DVD

Snow White on Blu-ray and DVD

I have heard that the Blu-ray transfers of already released Walt Disney Animated Classics is absolutely top notch. If we didn’t own them all on DVD we’d have the Blu-rays too – one day! In other Disney and Pixar Blu-ray news, the awesome Monsters, Inc. is released on Blu-ray on July 27th – just 2 days before my birthday!

Scary!

Scary!

With the release of Toy Story 1 and 2 on 3D very soon, and the much anticipated Toy Story 3 being released next year, it can only be a matter of time until we see the awesome Woody and Buzz in all their high definition glory.

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