23 August 2012 10:07 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Pixar play their stories close to the chest — seeing Brave over a week before its release made all bear jokes moot for longer than I’d like — so, even with that headline, don’t hold your breath for a Wikipedia-length rundown of Monsters University. It’s still more than four teasers.

These little tidbits come from EW, who briefly chatted with Billy Crystal about he and John Goodman‘s return to Mike and Sully, respectively. While we’ve long known (thanks in no small part to the title) that they’d be heading off to school in this prequel, only now are we getting a peek at what their education brings. The key idea? Awkwardness. With the both of them being college freshmen around 17 or 18, “neither monster has fully graduated from his awkward phase yet.”

We’ll also get to see “the raucous monster fraternity world,” but the two heroes are actually, »

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