Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time!
Empire's Guardians Of The Galaxy Cover
Does Star Wars Have A Brain Trust?
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Will Ferrell & Adam McKay Plan Manimal
Digging up the defunct '80s series for Sony Pictures Animation
Edgar Wright Putting Baby Driver Back In Gear
Long-bubbling project may boil up again
Latest Star Wars Rebels Trailer Lands
Disney show puts out extended promo
New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV Spot Online
Get Shell Shocked by the film's rap tie-in
Lily Cole & Robert Sheehan Find The Messenger
Tamzin Merchant & David O'Hara also aboard the supernatural thriller
Toronto Film Festival Unveils Initial 2014 Schedule
The Drop, The Equalizer, Wild & more will premiere
New Trailer For Ethan Hawke's Predestination
Wibbly wobbly timey wimey trailer business
Chuck Palahniuk Announces Fight Club 2 Comic Book
Guess what we're talking about?
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
26 June 2014
New Promo For The Hundred-Foot Journey
Helen Mirren's spoiling for a food fight
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Monuments Men (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Inside Llewyn Davis (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Red 2 (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Monsters University (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Monsters University (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Helen Mirren In Monsters University
Update: With a new Dean's message

15 February 2013  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Disney Pixar

submit to reddit

As if the trailer and character announcement weren't enough, this week now brings us a promotional message from the Monsters University Dean Hardscrabble, aka Helen Mirren, via the film's YouTube channel. Check it out here.

 

...

First Helen Mirren goes and gets pink hair; now it turns out she's voicing a character in a cartoon. Maybe she really is aging backwards and that explains how good she looks. In any case the Oscar-winning star will be voicing Dean Hardscrabble of Monsters University, and you can see her in action in the new UK trailer below.

 

This gives us a bit more info about the film, which has young Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) being assigned a college room shared with James P. Sullivan (John Goodman) as both compete to become Scarers worthy of the name. Things, however, do not go smoothly, and they fall in with some of the oddballs - or, given the population of Monstropolis, odder-balls - you see above.



Monsters University has Dan Scanlon directing and also stars Steve Buscemi, David Spade, Dave Foley, Michael McKean and no doubt more characters to be announced soon.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Gerry Hambling Has Died
The Oscar-nominated editor was 86
David Goyer Enters The Breach
Update: He's now set to direct as well as produce

Your Comments

Finally!
Looks good! More

Posted by Pixaroholic at 18:27 on 11 February 2013 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Classic Feature: The Making Of The Silence Of The Lambs
Is this the most frightening movie ever made?

Classic Feature: Jack Nicholson - Gods Among Us
Charisma, consistency and cunning summed up in a single word: Jack.

Director Matt Reeves Spills Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Secrets
What we learned from our Empire podcast spoiler special

Peter Fonda On Peter Fonda
The Hollywood legend relives his career highlights

Kevin Feige Talks Ant-Man, Guardians Of The Galaxy And Doctor Strange
The Marvel boss updates us on the state of his cinematic universe

Keith Carradine On Keith Carradine
'Television is really the place to go if you want to do anything of substance now.'

Video: Gary Oldman And Keri Russell Talk Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
Would you watch Carry On Up The Planet Of The Apes?

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)