Disney+, the upcoming streaming service which the Mouse House is developing to rival Netflix, is bringing another huge IP to the table in the form of a television spin-off of the popular Pixar film Monsters Inc.
From The Hollywood Reporter, Monsters at Work, will debut on the streaming service in 2020. Fans will be happy to know that much of the original cast will be returning to reprise their roles. This includes John Goodman as Sulley and Billy Crystal asMike Wazowski. Also making their return are John Ratzenberger (Yeti), Jennifer Tilly (Celia) and Bob Peterson (Roz). Franchise newcomers will include Ben Feldman (Superstore), Kelly Marie Tran (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Henry Winkler (Barry), Lucas Neff (Raising Hope), Alanna Ubach (Coco), Stephen Stanton (Star Wars Resistance) and Aisha Tyler (Archer).
Check out THR’s breakdown of the story:
“Monsters at Work picks up six months after the original movie with the power plant at its center now harvesting the laughter of children to fuel the city of Monstropolis. The series follows Tylor Tuskmon (Feldman), an eager and talented mechanic on the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team who dreams of working on the Laugh Floor alongside Mike and Sulley.”
As for behind the scenes work, Monsters at Work is being produced by Disney Television Animation and was developed and exec produced by Bobs Gannaway (Mickey Mouse Clubhouse), with Ferrell Barron. Kat Good and Rob Gibbs are directing.
Disney is slated to announce more detailed plans for Disney+ during an investor presentation this Thursday. The platform will be family-focused and is expected to hit home screens sometime during the fourth quarter of 2019.
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