Disney's upcoming streaming service is quickly filling up with exciting new shows based on existing properties, some of which possess substantial nostalgic value. This now includes Monsters At Work, the upcoming Disney+ series based on the 2001 animated film Monsters, Inc. (directed by Pete Docter).
It's often difficult for such an old franchise to gather the original cast members for a new venture, especially after almost two decades. However, fans of the animated film will be glad to know the upcoming series will feature the return of John Goodman as Sully, Billy Crystal as Mike Wazowski, Jennifer Tilly as Celia, Bob Peterson as Roz and John Ratzenberger as the Yeti.
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However, the series -- which is set six months after the events of Monsters, Inc. -- will center on new characters, as Tylor Tuskmon, a mechanic on the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team, pursues his dream of working on the Laugh Floor with Sully and Mike. On his floor, he is joined by Val Little, his best friend; Fritz, his boss; Duncan, a plumber; Smitty and Needleman, the teenage maintenance pair from the film and Cutter, described as the rule-follower.
Tuskmon will be voiced by Ben Feldman (Superstore), who will be joined by Kelly Marie Tran (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) as Val Little, Henry Winkler (Barry) as Fritz, Lucas Neff (Raising Hope) as Duncan, Stephen Stanton (Star Wars: Resistance) as both Smitty and Needleman, Alanna Ubach (Coco) as Cutter and Aisha Tyler, who will be voicing Tuskmon's mom.
Disney+ will launch in Q4 2019. However, Monsters at Work is set to premiere in 2020.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)