'STAR WARS: EPISODE II' Exclusive Trailer on Disney/Pixar's 'MONSTERS, INC.'

By | October 30, 2001 at 12:00 AM

Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios today announced that Lucasfilm Ltd. has created an exclusive teaser trailer for “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones” that will only appear at the head of the new animated Disney/Pixar film “Monsters, Inc.” The film will be released in theaters nationwide on November 2nd.

George Lucas commented, “I have great respect for Pixar and deep admiration for John Lasseter and his team. I’m thrilled to be able to show audiences their first glimpse of ‘Episode II’ with ‘Monsters, Inc.’ It gives me an immense sense of pride to see our companies working together.”

From the Academy Award ®-winning creators of “Toy Story” comes this hilarious new computer-animated feature that opens the door to a world of monsters and mayhem and scares up lots of laughs in the process. Monsters, Inc. is the largest scare factory in the monster world and the top kid Scarer is James P. Sullivan (John Goodman), a huge, intimidating monster with blue fur, large purple spots and horns, known as “Sulley” to his friends.

His Scare Assistant, best friend and roommate is Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal), a lime green, opinionated, feisty, one-eyed monster. Scaring children isn’t such an easy job, as monsters believe children are toxic and that direct contact with them would be catastrophic. The film’s eclectic cast of characters also includes the factory’s crab-like CEO Henry J. Waternoose (James Coburn), the beguiling serpent-haired receptionist Celia (Jennifer Tilly), and the sarcastic chameleon monster, Randall Boggs (Steve Buscemi), who schemes to replace Sulley as Monsters, Inc.’s top Scarer. Visiting from the human world is Boo (Mary Gibbs), a tiny girl who turns the monster world upside down.

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