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Party Central is a Pixar 3D computer-animated short film based on Monsters University. After being premiered at the 2013 D23 Expo, it was released with the theatrical release of Muppets Most Wanted on March 21, 2014.[2]

Plot

Party Central "Stealing The Party" Clip00:44

Party Central "Stealing The Party" Clip

"Stealing the Party" clip

Mike and Sulley are visiting Monsters University for the weekend. The Oozma Kappas are throwing their first party, but no one shows up. Fortunately for them, Mike and Sulley had a feeling that something this would happen, so they had a plan prepared beforehand to liven up the house for a party. Using a borrowed door station, they sneak into a party at the Roar Omega Roar fraternity and steal all of its food and guests to fill the Oozma Kappa house. The supply runs take them through the closet doors of a married couple's bedroom, repeatedly disturbing their sleep. Johnny Worthington III arrives at the party, only to find it empty. 

Once they have the party fully stocked, Scott "Squishy" Squibbles' mother, Sheri, walks in on it while doing a load of laundry. She is angry with the fraternity, but only because they did not invite her. After lighting a bonfire on the front lawn, Sheri introduces the crowd to "door jamming." This involves jumping from the roof and landing safely on the lawn after passing through the two doors, to the humans' terror. The guests congratulate the Oozma Kappas along with Mike and Sulley for putting together such a great party, which many of the guys at the party wanting to pledge to Oozma Kappa.

In a post-credits scene, the husband and wife wake their young son, Timmy, up and ask if they can sleep with him. They say that there are monsters in their closets, to which their son vehemently replies, "That's what I've been trying to tell you!"

Cast

Release

Party Central was made to be included on the home video release of Monsters University, but was given a theatrical release instead.[2][4][5] The short premiered at the D23 Expo 2013.[1] It was set to be released with the theatrical release of The Good Dinosaur. After The Good Dinosaur was pushed back to November 2015, there had been no official word on when the short would be released. On January 7, 2014, it was announced that it would be theatrically released with Muppets Most Wanted.[2]

Rating

Party Central has received a PG rating from the MPAA for "some reckless behavior", unlike the two Monsters, Inc. films which are both rated G.[6] It is Pixar's first PG-rated short, and also the first animated short film owned by Disney to have that rating since 1990's Roger Rabbit short film Roller Coaster Rabbit,[7] as well as Pixar's first PG-rated film to not star a human.

Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 D23 Expo: ‘Monsters University’ Short Announced, Will Be Attached To ‘The Good Dinosaur’
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Disney to showcase new Pixar short 'Party Central' in front of 'Muppets Most Wanted' - EXCLUSIVE
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 Just Released: First Look at Party Central Short
  4. Twitter
  5. “Animation Fascination” Episode 47: Monsters University Orientation with Chris Chua and Austin Madison
  6. 'Need for Speed', 'Blended', 'Enemy' and 'Party Central' in Today's MPAA Ratings Bulletin
  7. 'Monsters University' Short 'Party Central' Clip and Photos
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Media

Films: Monsters, Inc. | Mike's New Car | Monsters University | Party Central
Soundtracks: Soundtrack (Monsters, Inc.) | Soundtrack (Monsters University)
Books: Disney's Wonderful World of Reading (Monsters, Inc.) | Little Golden Book (Monsters, Inc.) | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading (Monsters University) | Little Golden Book (Monsters University)
Video Games: Monsters, Inc. | Monsters, Inc. Scream Arena | Monsters, Inc. Scream Team | Monsters, Inc. Scream Team Training | Mike's Monstrous Adventure | Disney Universe | Disney INFINITY

Disney Parks

Disney Animation Building | Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor | Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue! | Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go Seek | Monsters University Administration Building | Stitch and Friends Summer Surprise
Entertainment: Disney's Showtime Spectacular
Shops: Monsters, Inc. Company Store
Parade: Disney Stars 'n' Cars | Paint The Night Parade | Pixar Play Parade | Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Christmas: A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas

Characters

Monsters, Inc.: Mike Wazowski | James P. Sullivan | Boo | Henry J. Waternoose | Randall Boggs | Fungus | Roz | Celia Mae | Needleman and Smitty | Flint | Thaddeus Bile | Jerry | Claws Ward | Lanky Schmidt | George Sanderson | Charlie Proctor | CDA | Ted | Sushi Chef | Ms. Nesbit | Baby Smitty | Yeti
Monsters University: Karen Graves | Frank McCay | Art | Terri and Terry Perry | Scott Squibbles | Don Carlton | Johnny Worthington III | Chet Alexander | Carrie Williams | Dean Hardscrabble | Professor Knight | Sheri Squibbles | Claire Wheeler | Brock Pearson | Archie the Scare Pig | Russell
Fraternities/Sororities: Oozma Kappa | Roar Omega Roar | Jaws Theta Chi | Slugma Slugma Kappa | Eta Hiss Hiss | Python Nu Kappa | Scare Games

Songs

If I Didn't Have You | Put That Thing Back Where It Came From or So Help Me | Monsters University

Locations

Paris, France | Monstropolis | Monsters, Inc. | Scare Floor F | Harryhausen's | Himalayas | Boo's Room | Trailer Son and Mom | Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor | Monsters University | Fear Tech

Objects

Scarer's Leaderboard | Scream Canisters | Doors | Little Mikey | Pixar Ball | Pizza Planet truck

See Also

Monsters, Inc.: Laugh Factory | The Art of Monsters, Inc. | The Art of Monsters University | The Science Behind Pixar | Pixar in a Box

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