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 12:29pm9/03/14 12:29pm

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 2:00pm4/24/14 2:00pm

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 3:29pm6/21/13 3:29pm

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 3:00pm6/20/13 3:00pm

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 12:20pm4/24/13 12:20pm

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 5:50pm3/08/13 5:50pm

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 12:00pm2/09/13 12:00pm

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 8:22pm10/08/12 8:22pm

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

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 5:45pm9/11/12 5:45pm