March 21, 2014 – The Pixar Short Film Party Central Premieres in Theaters
“Beach Ball to Throw Rug, come in! Are you in position?”
On March 22, 2014, the Pixar short film Party Central premiered in theaters before the live-action feature Muppets Most Wanted. The short features the characters from Pixar films Monsters, Inc. and Monsters University, with the characters from the Oozma Kappa fraternity hoping to put on a party, only no one shows up. The short was originally previewed at the 2013 D23 Expo to great fan acclaim. The short itself was intended to be a special short on the home video release of Monsters University, but enough faith was placed in the animators to turn it into a theatrical short. It was directed by Kelsey Mann, and stars Billy Crystal as Mike, John Goodman as Sulley, Peter Sohn as Squishy, Julia Sweeney as Sherri, Charlie Day as Art, Dave Foley as Terry, and Sean Hayes as Terri.