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Fun facts about Monsters University

We take a closer look at Disney/Pixar’s Monster hit movie.

Monsters University is finally out now on Disney DVD and Blu-ray. To celebrate, we thought we’d look at some fun facts about the movie and unearth some hidden gems and in-jokes!

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• Monsters University is 700 years old and was first founded in 1313

• Archie the Scare Pig was inspired by the Director, Dan Scanlon’s, dog Carol – a Japanese Chin

• Sulley has 5,475,458 hairs on his body and weighs 985lbs (the same as 70st!)

• There are a total of 500 monsters in Monsters University, each individually designed and animated, all completely different from the last. This is the most characters featured in any Pixar film.

• Each background monster character has a name and a full profile – each one was named after a member of the production crew.

Hidden Gems – Each Pixar film features a collection of Hidden Gems

• The School Scaring Classroom number is A113, which was the classroom of the director and creator of Monsters Uni – AND Brad Pitt!!

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• During a scene in the Movie, the JOX Fraternity house party, you can see the Planet Pizza Truck in the background – this truck was first seen in Toy Story and has now featured in the background of nearly every Pixar Movie since.

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• The Pixar Luxo graffiti can be seen on the wall during the introduction to the Scare Games scene. ‘Luxo Jr’ was Pixar’s first groundbreaking animation movie – made back in 1986!

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Monsters University is out now on Disney DVD and Blu-ray.



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