Last month, I had the awesome opportunity to interview Kori Rae, the producer of Monsters University, which will be released June 21st!
I learned so much about the movie as well as how much work producers are responsible for – wowee!!
A little bit about Kori – Initially, Kori was an English Teacher AND a coach. I can see how these careers could definitely help her current role as a producer! She has to “coach” quite a large “team” and, well, English Majors are required when it comes to writing, right? Kori’s first film at Pixar was “A Bug’s Life”.
We learned alot from Kori, but I wanted to share something with YOU that she shared that really hit home. During the movie, Monsters University, Mike comes to a point in his life, when he is faced with failure. He basically has a choice – fight back and continue on trying to reach his goals and dreams, or giving up and walking away. Producer Kori Rae, talked about how we all struggle with this decision at some point or many points through our life. And she could not be more right about that!! Now, I can’t tell you what happends to Mike in the movie-so you’ll have to watch the movie when it comes out. But, I just love how awesome this storyline is for influential kiddos that watch it. And what a great talking point for parents to discuss with their kids.
A quote from Kori Rae: “Sometimes we feel that we are meant to do something, and then we discover that we might not be meant to do that – but something else.”
I absolutely love getting to know the people behind movies. The people that write and produce movies, and what they have experienced in life, definitely comes through in their work. I’ve seen this in a number of movies.
Another tidbit of info that I thought was fascinating, was the amount of people on her “team”. There were approximately 270 crew members. Imagine 270 different people all coming together at different times to create one film! Amazing. I thought trying to corral the 6 of us together to get things done was difficult – yikes. Then I think about my family trying to plan holidays out – there are about 60 of us. Imagine 270?
Now when you go to see Monsters University, you will have a little background knowledge about the producer and about the number of people required for one film!!
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Disclosure: I received a sneak peek to Monsters University, and all travel, from Disney to help assist in my review. All opinions are mine!