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'Monsters University' hidden gems revealed

Mike Wazowski has arrived -- and "Monsters University"

Mike Wazowski has arrived -- and "Monsters University" will never be the same. With frightening new classes, a campus full of new friends and even scarier rivals, college life promises to be an interesting and uproarious adventure. (Credit: Disney/Pixar)

The much anticipated "Monsters University," made it's debut recently, starring everyone's favorite friendly monsters, James P. Sullivan, "Sulley" (voice of John Goodman) and Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crystal).

Fans of Disney Pixar’s films love to scour the screen in search of the "hidden gems" the filmmakers sneak into each film. For example, WALL•E’s explorations uncover a Mike Wazowski antenna ball, paying homage to "Monsters, Inc.," and in "Up," the classic Luxo Jr. ball can be seen in the girl’s bedroom as Carl Fredricksen’s house flies by her window.

Spoiler alert: Here, we reveal three of the "hidden gems" found throughout "Monsters University:"


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A113: The School of Scaring classroom number is A113, which refers to the former classroom of John Lasseter, Brad Bird, Pete Docter and Andrew Stanton at CalArts. The number makes an appearance in every Pixar feature film.

Pizza Planet: The Pizza Planet truck is in the driveway of the JOX fraternity house when Mike is riding Archie the Scare Pig down Greek Row. The Pizza Planet truck, which first made an appearance in "Toy Story," has made a cameo in nearly every Pixar feature film.

Luxo: The Pixar Luxo ball is in graffiti on the wall behind Claire Wheeler and Brock Pearson during their introduction to the Scare Games’ first challenge. Pixar Animation Studio’s short film “Luxo Jr.” was the first computer animated short film released by Pixar during its first year as a studio in 1986.

For more information on the movie and fun activities for kids, visit Disney.com/MonstersU

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