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The Beginner's Guide To Monsters University's Newcomers
Let director Dan Scanlon and producer Kori Rae be your guides

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As a prequel to Monsters Inc., Monsters University (out July 12) has a mix of characters you already know - Randall, Sully and Mike to name but three - and a whole heap of ones you don't. Speaking to director Dan Scanlon and producer Kori Rae about the new gang of scarers, we heard some fascinating insight into the Gruesome Twosome's new old buddies at their fraternity, Oozma Kappa, as well as titbits on the teaching staff and something called 'The Greek Council'...

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Don Carlton (Joel Murray)

Don Carlton

Dan Scanlon: “We love them all, but I do love Don. Don is the mature student, returning to college to give life a second chance. The idea is that Don always wanted to be a scare student, but he gave up on his dream early and became a salesman working in the textile industry. So Don is the guy for whom life has passed by a little bit, he’s a little antiquated, and he’s come back to school ‘to learn the computers’ as Don calls it. He’s trying to find his place in the world, giving scaring another shot thanks to Mike and Sully.

“What I love about Don is that he looks like everybody’s dad, with the massive moustache and the horseshoe of shame on his balding head. Then there’s the Mid-West accent, which reminds me of growing up… There’s a bit of Ned Flanders there. An very early Walter White from Breaking Bad, maybe. It’s all subtext, but it’s pretty obvious Don will eventually become Heisenberg. Oh, and he’s got suction pads on his hands which stick to everything. Gotta love that.”
 

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