In case you’re curious who the whimsical-looking dork accepting the Oscar for Best Animated feature during the 85th Academy Awards is, his name is Dan Scanlon. Pixar just announced that he’ll be at the helm of the Monsters Inc prequel Monster University.
Scanlon is an internal draft after having worked in the art department on Cars and directing the short, Mater and the Ghostlight. Though this is Scanlon’s first feature, you have to trust that Pixar will produce another heartwarming, visually-stunning film. And if it isn’t, Scanlon will be run out of Emeryville, CA and banned from ever wearing a Hawaiian shirt again. (Coming Soon)