A new Monsters University short film will debut over a year and a half early when it screens before Muppets Most Wanted on March 21.
Originally intended to precede Disney/Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur in November of 2015, the six-minute “Party Central” short will now debut in just a couple months. “Party Central” features Mike, Sulley and the other Oozma Kappa members following up on a seemingly throwaway line or dialog from the Monsters University feature film.
Writer/director Kelsey Mann explains to Entertainment Weekly, “when you first meet the Oozma Kappas, they go to their fraternity house and the first thing they say is, ‘Welcome to party central! We haven’t thrown a party yet, but when we do we’ll be ready.’ I kept telling Dan [Scanlon], ‘I really want to see their party. We have to do it in the credits or something.’ Then when the idea of doing a short came up, we were like, ‘That could be the party!’”
Billy Crystal and John Goodman returned to voice Mike and Sulley for this short, along with several other Monsters University cast members.
Source: Entertainment Weekly