Pixar is about once again show other animation studios how it's done with this weekend's release of "Monsters University," which chronicles the college years of Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sullivan (John Goodman) as they hone their scary skills in the haunted halls of academia.
Speaking of monsters, what if Pixar expanded its creepy-crawly curriculum and invited Universal Studios to study with them for a semester? Sure, that would mean that Halloween Horror Nights probably wouldn't feature girls in slave bikinis trapped in cages any more, but it would also mean that the studio behind your favorite animated films would now count the classic Universal monsters as alumni.
You're probably now imagining what the likes of Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster and the Wolf Man might look like if they were Pixar-ized. Well, snap out of that daydream and let us take care of those terrifying yet oddly cute visions for you. There are even a couple of more modern, non-Universal creatures in there for good measure.
They were always tragic creatures. Now they're kind of adorable, too.
Bride of Frankenstein
The Wolf Man
Pennywise the Clown
Originally published on Mon., Dec. 17, 2012.