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Monster’s University Now Enrolling in Summer 2013

 

We had the opportunity to attend a screening of Monster’s University this past weekend.  The movie is a prequel to the 2001 Monsters, Inc. hit.  The long awaited 3-D movie sequel is set on the campus of Monster’s University and explores the relationship between Sulley and Michael when they were at Monster’s University pursuing an education at Scare School.

The plot, movie setting in the college campus and references to college traditions such as the rivalry between college students is also addressed.  The movie also has a lot of silliness, laughter, comedy and lessons learned.

The film will definitely be another Disney-Pixar classic.  My children watched Monster’s Inc when they were youth and now that they are college aged kids they enjoyed it as well in 3-D.  This is also a great movie for families to watch together and talk about the life lessons learned afterwards.   I applaud Disney-Pixar for providing a realistic  and amusing storyline and making the ending a heartfelt lesson.  The movie made me smile, tear up and laugh out loud.

TITLE: “Monsters University”

CREDITS: Directed by Dan Scanlon; written by Mr. Scanlon, Robert L. Baird and Daniel Gerson.

CAST:  Billy Crystal ( Mike – Voice), John Goodman (Sullivan -Voice), Steve Buscemi (Randy – Voice), Helen Mirren (Dean Hardscrabble – Voice),  Peter Sohn (Squishy – Voice)

RATING: G

KID APPROPRIATE: YES

RUNNING TIME: 110 minutes.

OVERALL RATING:  9

TRIVIA:

  • The first prequel to a Pixar film. 
  • Doug Sweetland, who directed the Pixar short Presto, was originally set to direct Monsters University, before being replaced with Dan Scanlon
  • Mike’s parents were originally planned to be included in the story. They would drop Mike off for his first day at Monsters University. However, director Dan Scanlon decided to drop them from the finished film to make Mike seem just that much more vulnerable. 
  • This is the second ever “college” themed film to receive a “G” rating, the first being another Disney film, College Road Trip
  • Professor Knight’s lecture hall is room A113, a reference to a room at CalArts where animation classes are taught. All Pixar films have a reference to “A113”. 

 

 

Inland Empire Events: #TourDeFork Food Tasting At Victoria Gardens

Bring your family for a spectacular time of food tasting & fun under the sky in Inland Empire. The 1st annual Tour de Fork will be held at Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.   I will be attending the first annual  event with the young adults in our family and look forward to tasting the menus of local restaurants in the Inland Empire.  I am so excited to have a food tasting event in Inland Empire.

We’re looking forward to tasting the menus of the participating restaurants, especially Crepes de Paris.  We’re also excited to meet the special guest restaurants and taste their delicious cuisine. As a local Inland Empire resident of 18 years, we typically have had to go out of town to San Diego, OC or Los Angeles for tasting events.  Tour de Fork organized this special event for the IE community to bring food tasting to the area and support local nonprofits.   The event will benefit the Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce, Discover IE and Rancho Cucamonga Library Foundation.

BONUS! As an added value and a thank you for registering with DiscoverIE, each registered guest will receive a FREE DiscoverIE Swag Bag full of goodies from our DiscoverIE partners! Bags will be distributed during check-in.

We’re looking forward to attending Tour de Fork and look forward to seeing you there!

Event:
1st Annual Tour de Fork

Event Details:
21 and older ONLY. Purchase $50 in advance ONLY.  All tickets must be purchased prior to event.

BUY TICKETS:
Purchase Tickets to 1st Annual Tour de Fork

Date/Time:
Thursday, June 20th 6-8pm

Participating Restaurants:

Corner Bakery

California Pizza Kitchen

Crepes de Paris

Johnny Rockets

King’s Fish House

T.G.I. Friday’s

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro

Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que

Slater’s 50/50

Special Guest Restaurants:

Antonino Italian Restaurant and Bar

Haandi Indian Cuisine

Aria Restaurant and Lounge

Magic Lamp Inn Steakhouse

Disclosure:  This is not a sponsored post.  I received a complimentary ticket from Tour de Fork organizers.   All opinions are my own.

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