Monsters University: Graded on a Curve

by Ethan Alter June 21, 2013 6:00 am
<i>Monsters University</i>: Graded on a Curve

Once upon a time, when Pixar was still a relatively young studio as opposed to the family entertainment monolith it is today, it was decided by the powers that be at Disney and Pixar that Toy Story 2 -- the sequel to the 1995 smash hit that eventually made computer animation the industry standard -- would be a direct-to-video feature in the vein of such lesser Mouse House productions as Pocahontas II and Aladdin and the King of Thieves. But unhappy with the movie's creative direction, Pixar head honcho John Lasseter took back the reins of the sequel and once again steered it into theaters. I bring this piece of history up because Monsters University, the prequel to the company's 2001 romp Monsters Inc., feels like it too originated as a DTV production before being transferred to the theatrical pipeline.

I Want My DVD: Tuesday, October 29, 2013

by Ethan Alter October 29, 2013 6:00 am
I Want My DVD: Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Rest in peace, Ryan Reynolds' movie career.

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