Although it has been said
that Mister SF doesn’t leave the City unless he’s leaving the country, that’s not always true. Yesterday afternoon we traveled all the way to Emeryville to attend Monsters University
. The prequel to Pixar’s 2001 hit Monsters, Inc.
premieres June 21. Guests at the studio’s gala preview screening were treated to the full college experience (sans keg parties; this is Disney, afterall) all in support of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
. Venture behind the gate at Pixar Animation Studios
and go back to school with Mr and Mister SF.
has its own Glee Club, Improv Club, Greek life and more. “Sulley” is a ten week-old Cavachon puppy that turned out to be a “Sally.” The little girl whose parents donated $12,000 to JDRF to win the puppy at auction tells Mister SF she’ll call the dog Rosie. I was thinking, “Lucky B,” but Rosie seems fine, too.
Pixar Chief Creative Officer John Lassiter and his guests
dined among Pixar’s Oscar gold and favorite characters including Luigi from Cars
and Monsters’ own Sulley at the Pixar Gala Monsters University Preview to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation on June 15, 2013.
Master of Ceremonies, Olympic Gold Medalist and pop culture icon Brian Boitano greets Mr. and Mister SF.
In the picture:
Members of the cast and crew.
Members of the University of California, Berkeley marching band
and cheerleeders bring the pep to MU.
JDRF favorite and Pixar vet John Ratzenberger returns as the Yeti in Monsters University. The kids went crazy when the character suddenly (finally) appears. All the tots in attendance loved the movie. Here’s proof – they sat quietly through the credits!
The vivacious Bonnie Hunt grabs Mr. Mister SF. Hunt voices Monsters University’s Mrs. Graves and is a generous supporter of JDRF. The Saturday evening Pixar Gala raised heaps – we lost count long after the half-million dollar mark – for JDRF’s global effort to cure, treat, and prevent Type 1 diabetes. (Update: The event raised $1.65 million for JDRF. – HD)
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