Filipino artist Nelson Bohol injects Filipino elements in the upcoming animated comedy Monsters University.
The Pinoy artist—a veteran of several Pixar films such as Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars and WALL-E—figures in the fun facts released by Disney/Pixar regarding its upcoming Monsters University.
Read on below and find out what Bohol did to deserve the citation.
Monsters University is the prequel to the 2001 blockbuster hit Monsters, Inc. Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crystal) was a little monster, he has dreamed of becoming a Scarer—and he knows better than anyone that the best Scarers come from Monsters University (MU). But during his first semester at MU, Mike’s plans are derailed when he crosses paths with hotshot James P. Sullivan, “Sulley” (voice of John Goodman), a natural-born Scarer. The pair’s out-of-control competitive spirit gets them both kicked out of the University’s elite Scare Program. To make matters worse, they realize they will have to work together, along with an odd bunch of misfit monsters, if they ever hope to make things right.
Here are fun trivia on Monsters University:
- Monsters University’s library is called Bohol Hall, named after Filipino-American Pixar artist Nelson Bohol who designed it.
- Dean Hardscrabble’s character was modeled after a type of centipede called Scolopendra Gigantea, also known as the Amazonian giant centipede.
- The design of Archie the Scare Pig was inspired by director Dan Scanlon’s dog Carol, a Japanese Chin.
- Don Carlton’s business card lists his address as 1200 Dark Ave. Pixar’s Emeryville address is 1200 Park Ave.
- There were 100,856 storyboards delivered for Monsters University—the highest number on any Pixar film.
- Monsters University was founded in 1313.
- There are six different schools of study at Monsters University: School of Scaring, School of Engineering, School of Liberal Arts & Monstrosities, School of Science, School of Business and School of Aquatics.
- The address of the Oozma Kappa fraternity house is the same address as the house where director Dan Scanlon grew up.
Opening across the Philippines on June 26 in Disney Digital 3D, 2D and regular theaters, Monsters University is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures.