June 11, 2021
Disney+ announced that its “Monsters at Work” animated series will begin streaming July 7, with new episodes released on subsequent Wednesdays.
Based on Pixar’s Monsters, Inc., “Monsters at Work” is a sequel to the 2001 film, taking place the day after the Monsters, Inc. power plant started 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. It follows the story of Tylor Tuskmon, an eager young monster who graduated top of his class at Monsters University and always dreamed of becoming a Scarer until he lands a job at Monsters, Inc., and discovers that scaring is out and laughter is in. After Tylor is temporarily reassigned to the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team, he must work alongside a misfit bunch of mechanics while setting his sights on becoming a Jokester.
Ben Feldman stars as the voice of Tylor Tuskmon, alongside other new cast members including Mindy Kaling as Val Little, Henry Winkler as Fritz, Lucas Neff as Duncan and Alanna Ubach as Cutter. Billy Crystal and John Goodman reprise their roles as Mike Wazowski and James P. “Sulley” Sullivan, respectively.
“Monsters at Work” joins Marvel series “Loki” in being available Wednesdays on Disney+, which typically bows its original content on Fridays.