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Monsters University Advanced Screenings for Students

College students in select cities around the country have been invited to attend advanced screenings of Pixar's upcoming film, Monsters University.

Mike Wazowski goes to college

Similar to a promo they initiated during the Toy Story 3 launch, in which they showed a 70 minute cliffhanger version of the movie, they are trying to use a media-savvy demographic to get the buzz roaring early. This promo for Monsters University, however, appears to be a screening of the full-length film. Thank goodness. Having attended the cliffhanger Toy Story 3 preview, I had a very anxious 2 months waiting for the rest!

Details are on the Facebook page for the film. There are currently only 6 cities listed, but I wouldn't be surprised to see more added over the coming weeks.

Giacchino Rumored for Future Pixar Project

Via an email tip received over the weekend, it has come to light that composer Michael Giacchino is preparing to score another Pixar project, according to an interview with Swiss blog, Owley.

Michael Giacchino

After confirming his work on Pixar director Brad Bird's live-action film Tomorrowland, and mentioning another mystery project, he simply mentions work on an upcoming Pixar project and leaves it at that.

Oh, and a Pixar film — but I don't dare say any more on that either. [translation from German]

Michael Giacchino

There are certainly a number of upcoming Pixar projects this could reference. Randy Newman has likely already finished his score on Monsters University. Thomas Newman recently confirmed he'll be working on next year's The Good Dinosaur. Given that Pete Docter had a successful run with Giacchino on UP, I would put my money on his upcoming project, Inside Out.

Giacchino has worked on a number of popular Pixar films: The Incredibles, Ratatouille, UP, Cars 2 and shorts: La Luna, Day & Night, Dug's Special Mission, and Partly Cloudy. He is also well known for his work on the last two Mission Impossible films, the new Star Trek series, and the popular TV series: LOST and Alias.