While, as a horror writer, I wished I could have gone to a university like MU, I was delighted to see that they actually had a great tie-in website made to look like virtually any other university website out there, complete with admission info, faculty profiles, academics, campus life, etc . . .
|Monsters University website|
For example, they outline the various schools within the university, wonderfully mimicing
|Academics listing at Monster University|
|MU Sample course listing from School of Scaring|
And, the cool swag shop called The MU Store for MU branded clothing (which is what I had been looking for) . . .
|Banner for The MU Store|
I would LOVE to be able to get a "Big Monster on Campus" shirt for him. So, though the MU store online is pretty cool, there are, I think, more opportunities to sell some really cool swag. Maybe the Disney store already has one - I'll have to go check.
And, given the trend I have seen with university bookstores abandoning books in favor of tchotchkes and other branded crap (even abandoning the name "bookstore" in favor of "campus store" [insert loud audible sigh here]) I find it interesting that in this fake MU Store there isn't even a single mention of textbooks - despite the fact that Mike Wazowski spends a good deal of effort studying from some classic monster textbooks, and some of the ones used in the movie, however brief, were really funny.
[insert second audible sigh here . . . ]
In any case, it was a fun movie, and I really am interested in getting ahold of some of the fun swag; and, of course, going back and watching Monsters, Inc again.
MU forever . . . . .