First Look(s): 'Monsters University', 'Frankenweenie' and 'Wreck-It Ralph'

First Look(s): 'Monsters University', 'Frankenweenie' and 'Wreck-It Ralph'

Aug 22, 2011

Disney's big, splashy D23 conference is now over, and while we didn't get a ton of news out of it (save for those two new Pixar movie announcements), the previews shown for Disney's upcoming slate more than helped entertain the crowd (read about The Avengers footage here). Among the lot were first looks at Pixar's Monsters Inc. follow-up, Monsters University, as well as Disney's Frankenweenie (directed by Tim Burton) and Wreck-It Ralph, inspired by 8-bit video games.

Monsters University

Disney/Pixar revealed the new slimmed-down looks for Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sulley (John Goodman). As previously reported, the film will be a prequel and follow the characters (who are enemies at first) while they're in college. The film is being described a a monsternized version of your favorite college movies. Monsters University is due out on June 21, 2013. [images via Slashfilm]


Disney revealed the logo for Tim Burton's Frankenweenie, which is based on one of the filmmaker's old short films. The 3D stop-motion film comes with this description: "After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous." Frankenweenie is due out on October 5th, 2012.


Wreck-It Ralph

Surprisingly, this one seemed to wrangle up the most buzz out of D23; perhaps because it looks to have tapped into the same 8-bit nostalgia Scott Pilgrim vs the World did last year. The film sounds like a blast in that it features the villain from an 8-bit video game who decides he wants to be the hero and leaves his video game in search of a new one that will allow him the chance to save the day. The film will apparently include cameos from well-known video game characters throughout. Definitely one to get the gamers excited. Check out the logo below - Wreck-It Ralph is due out on November 12th, 2012.

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