Monsters Inc, like much of the Disney/Pixar library, is a pretty beloved film. The 2001 animated movie has just had a lot of staying power. It could be because we like it when the monsters are a little nice and goofy, having their 9 to 5 jobs.
Or, we just like the sweet and affecting story that it told us all.
Either way, between the film and its 2013 prequel Monsters University, we can’t get enough of this wonderful world and its characters.
It looks like with Disney+, we won’t have to.
It was announced on Tuesday (April 9th) that a Monsters Inc series is in the works at the upcoming streaming service. The series is titled Monsters At Work and takes place after the events of the first film. Instead of fear powering Monstropolis, it’s laughter.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the series follows: “Tylor Tuskmon (Ben Feldman), a young monster mechanic working in the Monsters, Inc. facilities department who has career ambitions of working his way up to the Laugh Floor to rub shoulders with his idols: all-star laugh experts Mike Wazowski and James P. “Sulley” Sullivan.”
Before you fans freak out, John Goodman and Billy Crystal will be reprising their roles as Sully and Mike. Now that is keeping up with some good casting.
Returning cast from the first film also includes Jennifer Tilly as Mike’s fiancee Celia, Bob Peterson as Roze (the newly-introduced twin to undercover Child Detection Agency spy Roz), and John Ratznberger as Yeti (as well as an original character named Bernard).
New cast for the series are Kelly Marie Tran (as Val, Tylor’s friend), Henry Winkler (as his “scatterbrained” boss), Lucas Neff (as an “opportunistic plumber”), Alanna Ubach (as an “officious rule follower”), Stephen Stanton (as a pair of bumbling janitors), and Aisha Tyler (as Tylor’s mother).
Let’s be real, this all sounds amazing.
Disney+ will be dropping the animated series in 2020.