Pixar-Forgotten/Minor Characters #14: Professor Brandywine

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We’re finally at the last Pixar film that I have to do for this project, Monsters University (until Inside Out becomes old enough for me to pick a forgotten/minor character from).

I’ve reviewed the film before on this blog and my views of the film are pretty much the same. So, I won’t go over my thoughts on the film or the plot, so if you want to know that, please read my review by clicking here.

So, onto the forgotten/minor character of this film. When Mike and Sulley get kicked out of the scaring program, they both decide to enter the scream can design program. We briefly see one of the professors that they’re taking, a Professor Brandywine.

The result of a freak accident at the vineyard!
The result of a freak accident at the vineyard!

Basically, Professor Brandywine is that stereotypical teacher that many of us know: no excitement in his voice, no interest in his own class, a real bore…except much hairier than any professor we might know.

Please don't send me pics of your professors who are hairier than him!
Please don’t send me pics of your professors who are hairier than him!

We never see him again, hence why I chose him to be the forgotten/minor character. His boring-ness is such that even Mike and Sulley aren’t really paying attention in his class. Granted, they have other things on their minds, but still.

"I will have my revenge, Wazowski!"
“This can represents your being, Wazowski!”
"I got my eye on you, Sullivan!"
“I got my eye on you, Sullivan!”

So one wonders how Professor Brandywine has gotten this teaching position despite being so boring? Is this his first semester teaching at Monsters University? If so, was it because he was fired from the previous university that he taught at? If not, does he have tenure that prevents him from getting fired? Or maybe he was actually a fun professor back in the day, but once he got tenure, he himself got bored of teaching and is just doing this for the money?

"I don't think anyone teaches for the money!"
“I don’t think anyone teaches for the money!”

Or maybe I’m too hard on him and despite being boring, he actually makes the students understand the material? Maybe his exams and grading scale are extremely easy much to his students’ delight? Maybe the other teachers are nightmares and the can design students would prefer the bore to the nightmares? The questions revolving around this guy are endless!

"I'm an enigma that you have to get to the center of. But, no shaving off my fur to find my center!"
“I’m an enigma that you have to get to the center of. But, no shaving off my fur to find my center!”

I personally would love to know what his rating on Rate My Professors is!

Hmm...doubt this one is him!
Hmm…doubt this one is him!

Whatever the case, let’s finish off this Pixar-Forgotten/Minor Characters project by paying tribute to Professor Brandywine!

"Lindeman's! Ok, you name a brand of wine now!"
“Lindeman’s! Ok, you name a brand of wine now!”

6 thoughts on “Pixar-Forgotten/Minor Characters #14: Professor Brandywine”

  1. Clever pick. I really like the message of this film that your first dream may not always work out. That’s really unique for kids film. Congrats on finishing Pixar films. So have you not seen Inside Out? From some of your comments it sounded like you had

    1. I didn’t even notice that message. Thanks for pointing it out!

      Yes, I have seen ‘Inside Out’ (one of the few that I allowed myself to go see in theaters 😀 ), but I’m waiting till the DVD comes out for me to give my thoughts on it, to kill two birds with one stone.

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