Pixar created a new animated short for the forthcoming home video release of Monsters, Inc., coming to stores on September 17. A sneak peek of the new short is coming today both on Apple’s Web site and the official Monsters, Inc. Web site, as well.
Called “Mike’s New Car,” the new short features the same characters featured in the motion picture — “Mike” and “Sully.” A sneak peek of the short, in QuickTime format, is expected to be available from
Apple’s Web site and from the
Monsters, Inc. Web site tonight by 8 PM Pacific Time. It’ll also be shown on the “Access Hollywood” syndicated entertainment news program this evening, which is broadcast at 7:30 PM across all time zones.
Monsters, Inc. was released in movie theaters in 2001 and grossed over US$200 million during its cinematic run. The movie was later nominated for four Academy Awards, and is now being released to video on both VHS and DVD formats. The VHS and 2-disc DVD set feature the movie, the “Mike’s New Car” short, created exclusively for the video release, Pixar’s “For the Birds” short film, outtakes, and more, including a look at the forthcoming Disney/Pixar production Finding Nemo.