A series follow up to Pixar hit Monsters, Inc. is on the way!
Disney has officially ordered a series titled Monsters at Work, which will find John Goodman and Billy Crystal reprising their voice roles as friendly monsters James P. “Sulley” Sullivan and Mike Wazowski, respectively. The series is heading to – yep, you guessed it – upcoming Disney streaming service Disney+.
Monsters at Work will be taking place six months after the original movie’s plot, with the Monsters, Inc. power plant now harvesting the laughter of children – as opposed to their screams – to fuel the city of Monstropolis. The original film had Mike and Sulley’s discovering that laughter generates ten times more energy than screams.
We’ll be following a character named Tylor Tuskmon, who’ll be voiced by Ben Feldman. Tuskmon is an eager and talented young mechanic on the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team (MIFT), dreaming of working his way up to the factory Laugh Floor to become a Jokester alongside his idols Mike and Sulley.
New voice members include Kelly Marie Tran, Henry Winkler, Lucas Neff, Alanna Ubach, Stephen Stanton and Aisha Tyler, with returning voice cast members including John Ratzenberger, Jennifer Tilly and Bob Peterson.
Bobs Gannaway, whose credits include Disney series titles such as Lilo & Stitch: The Series and Timon & Pumbaa, is on board as executive producer. Directing are Rob Gibbs (Disney animation department credits include Monsters, Inc., Toy Story 2 and Inside Out) and Kate Good (art department credits include Kingsman: The Secret Service and Jason Bourne).
Monsters at Work will be hitting Disney+ sometime in 2020. If you’re looking forward to it, you might want to order yourself a Monsters Inc onesie as well so you can really feel like a kid again. No judgment from us.