Sunday, January 12, 2014

Pixar's Party Central Short to be Screened Along with Muppets Most Wanted

Monsters University fans who want another go at the franchise should watch the theatrical release of Muppets Most Wanted, because that's where will be unveiling their newest Monsters University-related short, Party Central. The short was directed by Monsters U. story supervisor Kelsey Mann (The Critic), was originally produced to play with Pixar's The Good Dinosaur. But after director Bob Peterson was removed from the movie, the pic was delayed from May 2014 to November 2015.

Party Central will feature John Goodman and Billy Crystal reprising their roles as Sully and Mike, both of whom will be attending a party at the Oozma Kappa frat house. The short will be focusing on the duo's attempts to make the party fun after their initial plan failed.

"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,'" Mann told Entertainment Weekly. "I kept telling [MU director] 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!'"
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