An all-star cast is reporting for duty as Disney Television Animation preps Monsters At Work for the Disney+ streaming service.
Billy Crystal and John Goodman will reprise their roles as Mike and Sulley — characters the duo originated in Disney•Pixar‘s Monsters, Inc., in a new story that picks up six months after the original movie ended. In the new series, the Monsters, Inc. power plant now harvests the laughter of children, following Mike and Sulley’s discovery that laughter generates ten times more energy than screams. Tylor Tuskmon (voiced by Superstore‘s Ben Feldman), is an eager and talented young mechanic on the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team (MIFT) who dreams of working his way up to the factory Laugh Floor to become a Jokester alongside his idols Mike and Sulley.
The Monsters At Work voice cast includes Kelly Marie Tran (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) as Val Little, Tylor’s lifelong friend and confidante; Henry Winkler (Barry, Happy Days) as Fritz, the scatterbrained boss; Lucas Neff (Raising Hope) as Duncan, an opportunistic plumber; Alanna Ubach (Coco) as Cutter, the officious rule follower; and Stephen Stanton (Star Wars Resistance, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) as Smitty and Needleman, the bumbling custodial team. Aisha Tyler (Archer) voices Tylor’s mom, Millie Tuskmon.
In addition to Crystal and Goodman, returning cast members from the original movies include John Ratzenberger as Yeti and the new character, Bernard; Jennifer Tilly as Celia Mae; and Bob Peterson as Roze, twin sister to his original Monsters, Inc. character, Roz.
Monsters At Work was developed and is executive produced by Bobs Gannaway (Mickey Mouse Clubhouse) with Ferrell Barron (Planes: Fire & Rescue) serving as producer. Kat Good (Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero) and Rob Gibbs (Monsters, Inc.) are directing.
Monsters, Inc. (2001) and Monsters University (2013) were popular toy and consumer products licenses for Disney•Pixar that should see new life thanks to the new series.
Disney+ will launch later this year with movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic. The service will also be the exclusive streaming home for films released by The Walt Disney Studios in 2019 and beyond, including Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame, Toy Story 4, The Lion King, Aladdin, and Star Wars: Episode IX.