• 2014
  • 6 min

PARTY CENTRAL is an animated short film produced by Pixar Animation Studios. It is a spin-off of the 2013 feature film, Monsters University. The movie begins with the members of Oozma Kappa, a fraternity made up of underdogs, planning a party at their frat house. However, no one shows up to their party as it is the same night as another popular fraternity's party. Feeling dejected, the members of Oozma Kappa leave the party and return to their dorm room.

Mike and Sulley, the two main characters from Monsters University, stumble upon Oozma Kappa's abandoned party and try to come up with a plan to help them succeed. They use their scare skills to transport the party to another location - the Scare Games stadium - where they create a massive, wild and unforgettable party.

The film is filled with hilarious characters that contribute to the witty humor that Pixar is famous for such as a five-eyed monster that continues to fall asleep in the middle of the party and a DJ who brings a massive amount of energy to the party with his music.

The animation is stunning, as expected from Pixar. The detail in the monsters' fur, textures, and movements are impressive, and it is clear that a lot of time and effort went into creating every scene.

One of the most enjoyable aspects of PARTY CENTRAL is how it plays with the audience's expectations. At first, it seems like it is going to be about Oozma Kappa's struggle to throw a party. However, the story takes a surprising turn when Mike and Sulley enter the picture and whisk the party away to a much larger and more exciting location. From there, the short becomes a wild party that is not only visually stunning but also hilarious.

Moreover, the movie's sound design is incredible, with every footstep, every guitar riff, and every partygoer feels like it's taking place in real-time. The film's soundtrack is also incredibly well-curated, filled with high-energy songs that will get everyone dancing.

Although the movie is inventive and entertaining, it is also endearing in its portrayal of friendship. Mike and Sulley's loyalty to one another are affirmed, as they go above and beyond to help Oozma Kappa, and the members of the fraternity are fiercely loyal to one another, even if it seems like no one else is on their side.

In summary, PARTY CENTRAL is a short but incredibly entertaining journey that will have you laughing and feeling uplifted the entire time. Pixar has once again hit it out of the park with their animation skills, humor, and storytelling, showing that they are still the king of animated movies.

PARTY CENTRAL is a 2014 animated movie with a runtime of 6 minutes.

Where to Watch PARTY CENTRAL
PARTY CENTRAL is available to watch, stream, download and on demand at Disney+. Some platforms allow you to rent PARTY CENTRAL for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
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    6 min