Billy Crystal and John Goodman have signed on to reprise their roles as Mike and Sulley in Disney+’s Monsters, Inc. animated TV series Monsters At Work. The series is expected to premiere on the soon-to-launch Disney owned streaming service in 2020. Other Monsters, Inc. cast members set to reprise their roles in the series include John Ratzenberger and Jennifer Tilly.
Monsters At Work picks up six months after the original movie’s story, with the Monsters, Inc. power plant now harvesting the laughter of children to fuel the city of Monstropolis, thanks to Mike and Sulley’s discovery that laughter generates ten times more energy than screams. The series follows Tylor Tuskmon, 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.
Ben Feldman (Superstore) voices the lead role of Tylor. Rounding out the cast is Kelly Marie Tran (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) as Val Little, Tylor’s lifelong friend and confidante; Henry Winkler (Barry) as Fritz, the scatterbrained boss; Lucas Neff (Raising Hope) as Duncan, an opportunistic plumber; Alanna Ubach (Coco) as Cutter, the officious rule follower; Stephen Stanton (Star Wars Resistance) as as Smitty and Needleman, the bumbling custodial team; and Aisha Tyler (Archer) as Tylor’s mom, Millie Tuskmon. Bob Peterson plays Roze, twin sister to his original Monsters, Inc. character, Roz; while John Ratzenberger will also play new character Bernard.
The animated series, which is targeted at families, is based on the hit 2001 feature film Monsters Inc. and was developed for television by Disney animation veteran Bobs Gannaway. Gannaway also serves as an executive producer. Ferrell Barron is the series producer, while Kat Good (Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero) and Rob Gibbs (Monsters, Inc.) are the directors. Disney Television Animation are producing. It is not immediately clear if the Disney owned streaming service Disney+, or any of their original series, will be available in the UK at the time of launch.