Best Mail Day: Monsters University Enrollment Info & Alumni Newsletter #MonstersUEvent

Love it. I am beyond excited to embark on my studies at the SCHOOL OF SCARING at Monsters University next week in San Francisco. Do you have any special questions you’d like me to ask when I’m up close at the Pixar Campus (aka Monsters University headquarters) ????  Please let me know so I can get all the scoop for everyone – anything Monsters or Pixar related and I’ll do my best to find out insider info.


Check out the sweet surprise package that arrived in my mailbox yesterday.


Isn’t this Alumni newsletter too cool? The School of Scaring ranks #1 for the 143rd year. Woohoo!

It’s time for me to start packing too as school starts on April 8th. More details on my course of studies are below.

I am literally ecstatic about this fun trip. My kids are also begging me to hide them in my suitcase as they are hoping to enroll at Monsters U themselves. I can’t blame them as it looks like so much fun!

  • ENGLISH 101: How to Tell a Great Story

Learn about the story process and how to draw a character from MU.

Instructor: Kelsey Mann (Story Supervisor)

  • SOCIOLOGY 203: The Deconstruction of a Character

Learn about the design of college-age Mike & Sulley, and creation & design of new characters in the film.

Instructors: Ricky Nierva (Production Designer), Jason Deamer (Character Art Director) & Daniela Strijleva (Character Designer)

  • ANTHROPOLOGY 152: Monsterizing the World

Learn about creating and “monsterizing” the world of MU.

Instructors: Dice Tsutsumi (Shading/Lighting Art Director) & Robert Kondo (Sets Art Director)

  • DRAMATIC ARTS: Bringing a Character to Life

Learn how the animation process works, and view an animation demo on a linux machine.

Instructor: Scott Clark (Supervising Animator)

  • PHYSICS 250: Global Illumination

View a presentation on the use of Global Illumination in MU and The Blue Umbrella.

Instructors: Jean-Claude (JC) Kalache (DP-Lighting), Sanjay Bakshi (Supervising Technical Director) & Christine Waggoner (Simulation Supervisor)



- Dan Scanlon (Director)

- Kori Rae (Producer)

- Saschka Unseld (Director, The Blue Umbrella)

Keep up with all my updates from the Pixar Campus and my trip to Monsters University as I share info on the official press junket for the upcoming movie, Monsters University from Disney Pixar set to hit theaters everywhere on June 21st, 2013.

I’ll be using the hashtag #MonstersUEvent and can’t wait to share photos and details with everyone. 

More images from my enrollment kit – as you can see there is also a Campus store. You can be sure I’ll be stocking up on Monsters U gear for the kids and I.



About Colleen Padilla

Colleen Padilla, the founder and editor of lives in the Philly suburbs and is a full time mom for her 2 children, Mackenzie (7) and Kyle (5). Colleen and the Classy Mommy website have been featured on Fox News, Good Morning America, The New York Times, Parenting Magazine, The New York Post, local Philadelphia ABC, CBS, and NBC programs. Colleen has appeared in a TV special about Alpha Moms on South Korea’s NBC affiliate SBS. She also co-authored The Digital Mom Handbook (HarperCollins).


  1. Monsters Inc is Senna’s favorite movie! This looks like a ton of fun – Have a great trip!

  2. Steph says:

    That’s so cool! Can’t wait to hear all about it.

  3. We love Monsters Inc. and cannot wait for the new one. Have fun!

  4. Heather says:

    What fun! Looks like an informative curriculum :)

  5. Wow, what a class schedule! Looks like a blast! :)

  6. Carrie says:

    That is way cool! You’re going to have a blast! I can’t wait to hear all about it!

  7. Susan says:

    Lucky you, this looks like it will be a great trip! Have fun.

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