Monsters University (MU), “famously located” near Monstropolis, appears to be quite the legit institution. As Chloe Murtagh ’15, who sent me the link, said, “Wow, their website is better than ours!” But in case you’re wondering: no, this is not a parody of Wesleyan specifically. The “Go MU!” and “Show Your Pride” boxes on the homepage above are anything but Wesleyan. A little deceptive, of course, since that athletic field is so reminiscent of Corwin Stadium.
The robust college website is a promotion for Monsters University, a prequel to everyone’s favorite Monsters, Inc. While the film was originally set to come out this November, it’s been pushed back all the way to June 21, 2013. In it, we are taken ten years back in the lives of protagonists Sulley and Mike, to when they first meet and are members of the same frat. In a classic tale of frenemiehood, they start off as rivals before becoming (as anyone who watched the first film knows) BFFs.
The similarities between the Wesleyan and Monsters University sites can be quite detailed, at least in structure. Take, for example, the “At a Glance” pages: