We are excited to present the Spring 2015 edition of the Leadership Film Series on Tuesday, April 7th at 4:45 p.m. in the LBJ Student Center, room 3-15.1. We will be screening Disney’s Monsters University. This film, which presents the hilarious story of how two mismatched monsters met and became lifelong friends, presents a number of important leadership philosophies that can be applied to both emerging and established student leaders. Audience members will examine the importance of perseverance in establishing and revisiting goals, effective communication when mobilizing support to create change, recognizing and appreciating the importance of followers, and the value of leadership risks and creativity.
About the Film
Disney Pixar proudly presents the hilarious story of how two mismatched monsters met and became lifelong friends in a movie screaming with laughter and oozing with heart. Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) was a little monster, he dreamed of becoming a Scarer – and he knows better than anyone that the best Scarers come from Monsters University (MU). But during his first semester at MU, Mike’s plans are derailed when he crosses paths with hotshot, James P. Sullivan, “Sulley” (John Goodman), a natural-born Scarer. The pair’s out of control competitive spirit gets them both kicked out of the University’s elite Scare Program. With their dreams temporarily dashed, they realize they will have to work together, along with an odd bunch of misfit monsters, if they ever hope to make things right.
It was directed by Dan Scanlon and produced by Kori Rae, with John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton, and Lee Unkrich as executive producers. This film was produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released in 2013 by Walt Disney Pictures.
The Leadership Film Series provides an opportunity for students to watch movies which reveal aspects of leaders appearing throughout the history of cinema. Screenings are free and open to any member of the Texas State community.