Disney/Pixar's Sequel 'Monsters University' Release Date Pushed Back


Disney’s toon "Reboot Ralph" and Paramount/DreamWorks Animation's "The Croods" also get new release dates.

The release calendar for animated films saw several major changes Monday as Disney/Pixar and DreamWorks Animation both rearranged their schedules.

Disney is pushing back the release of Pixar's sequel Monsters University from Nov. 2, 2012 to June 21, 2013.

As a result, Disney toon Reboot Ralph will now open Nov. 2, 2012 -- Monsters' old date -- instead of March 12, 2013.

Within several hours, Paramount and DreamWorks Animation announced they were moving The Croods from March 1, 2013, to March 22, 2013.

In its new home, Monsters University opens two weeks after DreamWorks Animation and Paramount release Turbo.

Monsters Inc. was one of Pixar's earliest hits. The premise for the new movie is under lock and key, although Disney says it will be a prequel.