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10 Totally Unrealistic Happy Endings That We Can't Help Loving

We love happy endings. In fact, a big part of why we devour stories is to escape from reality, where endings are by definition unhappy. And a really wonderful happy ending can make you turn your bullshit detector all the way off. Here are 10 somewhat contrived happy endings we can't help falling in love with. » 9/03/14 9:29am 9/03/14 9:29am

12 Beloved Movies That Were Originally About Something Very Different

Our favorite science fiction and fantasy films seem to have burst into existence fully formed, already perfect. So it's weird when you realize that a lot of the best movies had the biggest false starts and dead ends. Here are 12 much-loved movies that had very different storylines early on in their creation. » 4/24/14 11:00am 4/24/14 11:00am

This Rare Peek At Pixar's Animation System Is Computer-Generated Magic

Computer animation has come a long way since the first Toy Story movie. Last week, Pixar offered a rare behind-the-scenes look at the sophisticated system used on Brave and Monsters University. » 4/03/14 9:00pm 4/03/14 9:00pm

These sculptures reveal the muscles, bones, and organs inside toys

The internal spaces of toys are made up of cotton, plastic, and air. But these amazing sculptures reveal an entire re-imagined internal anatomy for our favorite toys — ranging from Lego man, to My Little Pony, to Barbie — complete with bones, detailed musculature, and internal organs. » 1/14/14 12:49pm 1/14/14 12:49pm

Dissection reveals the insides of Sulley from Monsters Inc.

Curious what the insides an employee of Monsters Inc. (or a student from Monster's University) looks like? Well now you know, thanks to artist Jason Freeny. Behold, the guts of a great monster. » 12/02/13 3:22pm 12/02/13 3:22pm

Monster S. Thompson stars in Fear and Loathing in Monstropolis

"We were somewhere around Scareville on the edge of the desert when the terror began to take hold." A silly spin on Mike and Sulley by artist Andy Timm. » 10/12/13 5:00pm 10/12/13 5:00pm

Colorful Monsters University concept art deserves its own TV show

It's no secret that every Pixar film comes with loads and loads of production artwork, as artists tinker with the character designs. Chris Sasaki's character designs would look great in a hand-drawn Monsters University cartoon. » 6/29/13 8:00am 6/29/13 8:00am

Pixar will make fewer sequels

Pixar's latest films have been terrific, but not quite up to the standard of Classic Pixar. And with sequels to Monsters Inc., Cars and Finding Nemo coming out recently or soon, some people have worried that Pixar is becoming a "sequel factory." But Pixar president says that's about to change. » 6/28/13 11:58am 6/28/13 11:58am

Instead of Monsters University we could have had a Monsters Inc sequel

Before Monsters University was a collegiate twinkle in Pixar's eye, Disney considered a Monsters Inc. sequel featuring not just Mike and Sulley, but Boo as well. » 6/23/13 8:30am 6/23/13 8:30am

Monsters University: Pixar's Golden Age is Probably Over But That's OK

Over a 15-year spree, Pixar made an indelible mark on the history of cinema. From Toy Story to Toy Story 3, Pixar's winning streak expanded our ideas of storytelling. But Pixar's latest, Monsters University, is more evidence Pixar's glory days might be over. It's not a masterpiece — just one of the best films of the… » 6/21/13 12:29pm 6/21/13 12:29pm

Everything You Didn't Know About the Making of Monsters University

This week, Pixar returns to the world of Monsters Inc. with Monsters University, and reveals what Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan were like as college freshmen. We spoke with several members of the MU team and learned secrets about the film. Here are 14 things you probably didn't know about Monsters University. » 6/20/13 12:00pm 6/20/13 12:00pm

How Pixar transformed its studio into the Monsters University campus

Each time it prepares to release a new movie, Pixar redecorates its Emeryville, Calif., studio to match the theme of the film. This year, in anticipation of Monsters University, the studio was transformed into the MU campus, complete with a student lounge, cheerleaders, and the fabled Monsters University gates. » 4/24/13 9:20am 4/24/13 9:20am

Monsters University is the Revenge of the Nerds remake we want

Imagine a G-rated Revenge of the Nerds with a Greek Week obstacle tournament as inventive as the tasks in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire... and you've got Monsters University. We were among the lucky few to catch an early screening of the latest Pixar movie, and here are our spoiler-free reactions. » 4/17/13 8:43pm 4/17/13 8:43pm

Japanese trailer for Monsters University spoils almost all of the movie

Major monster-college spoilers ahead. A Japanese trailer for the Pixar prequel Monsters University spoils most of the movie, including crucial plot twists. Much to the horror of a few Pixar animators on twitter. So much is revealed — like baby Mikey and what inspired the little eyeball to enroll at MU. Don't watch… » 3/08/13 2:50pm 3/08/13 2:50pm

Watch Mike and Sulley pledge Monsters University's lamest frat

Monsters University is shaping up to have a pretty classic college movie vibe. In this preview clip, which comes on the new Blu-ray edition of Monsters Inc., MU director Dan Scanlon gives a spoiler-filled synopsis of the upcoming sequel, and shows off characters and concept art. Skip to 2:50 to watch the first clip… » 2/09/13 9:00am 2/09/13 9:00am

Behold the wild campus from Pixar's Monsters University

Pixar's prequel to Monsters Inc. might a long ways away, but marketing for Monsters University is already underway. The school where Sulley and Mike learned all about the art of scaring has a website, and it's adorable. The whole thing is pretty interactive — there's even a run-down of monster Greek Life. Fingers… » 10/08/12 5:22pm 10/08/12 5:22pm

What monster would you consider having sex with?

There are a lot of monsters that we would have sex with — Santanico Pandemonium From Dusk Til Dawn, NEXT QUESTION. But the grey area of monsters we would "consider" having sex with is infinitely more interesting and absolutely worth debating. Would Hellboy be hot to the touch? Do you think the cat nurses from Doctor… » 9/28/12 12:15pm 9/28/12 12:15pm

These action figures give Monsters Inc. a totally unnecessary gritty…

Because nothing needs an extreme reboot quite like a heartwarming Pixar flick, custom action figure designer Panzer Vargas has transformed the cast of Monsters Inc. into deranged loons. These will be the product of some fevered Disney exec who is concerned that Pixar films don't appeal to enough demographics. » 9/11/12 2:45pm 9/11/12 2:45pm

Watch the first trailer(s) for the Monsters Inc. prequel, Monsters…

Monsters University — Pixar's upcoming school days prequel to Monster Inc. — isn't out until June 21, 2013, but that hasn't stopped the studio from releasing four slightly different cuts of the first trailer. In order, here are the YouTube, Yahoo, Huffington Post, and iTunes versions of the teaser trailer. John… » 6/20/12 4:40am 6/20/12 4:40am