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Episode 041: Monsters University – We’re OK!

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The Rotoscopers head back to school to review Pixar’s 14th animated film Monsters University! They discuss new animated trailers, the short The Blue Umbrella, and, of course, all things Monsters University.


  • New host: Brock Pearson.
  • Experiences from the MU showings: kids, Pixar super fans, cool MU gear.
  • Trailers before MU: Despicable Me 2FrozenCloudy 2PlanesTurbo,
  • News: Lego Movie trailer & Frozen trailer.
  • Animation Lesson by Mason: Character appeal/design in Monsters University.
  • Every monsters is different; real person names.
  • Mini discussion: The Blue Umbrella
  • Main discussion: Monsters University
  • Little Mike, opening credits, Mike’s roommate, first day of class, architecture, scare games introduction, clubs.
  • First day of class: Scaring 101, Hardscrabble’s entrance, MU is Mike’s story, stealing the pig similar to The Simpsons.
  • Final exam: poor Mike, sulking Sulley, canister engineering, realistic lighting using raytracing.
  • Members of Oozma Kappa: Don Carlton, Squishy Squibbles, Terry and Terri Perry, Art, Squishy’s mom.
  • Scare games: entertainment & show us time’s progression, sea urchin confusion and lighting.
  • Other frats, lack of real-life frat experiences, are letterman jackets a thing in college anymore?
  • More scare games: why don’t teenagers get scared?, in the library, scare simulator scare game.
  • Final 3rd act: Mike in the human world, Pixar people and human hair, final big scare, should it have been rated PG?, unpredictable ending, best friends since 4th grade?.
  • Chelsea’s rant about the music.
  • We rate it (all quite differently).
  • Twitter question & voicemail!

Runtime: 1:42:42; 52.6 MB


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About Morgan Stradling

Morgan is a native of Arizona and is a desert rat who loves the heat--she doesn’t even turn on the AC in her car in the middle of the summer! She loves big eyeliner, Survivor, Lady Gaga, and, of course, animated films. She has her MBA in Marketing from ASU and now works as a Product Manager for a tech company. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.