Monsters At Work is an animated series based on Monsters, Inc.. It was first confirmed in a Disney press release on November 9, 2017 as a Disney+ exclusive and is a sequel of the film. It was scheduled to premiere on July 2, 2020, however, it delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. On June 11, 2021, it was announced the series would premiere five days later on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.
Series description as of April 2019:
- Six months after the events of the original movie, the power plant at its center now harvesting the laughter of children to fuel the city of Monstropolis. Tylor Tuskmon, an eager and talented mechanic on the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team who dreams of working on the Laugh Floor alongside Mike and Sulley.
Current series description:
- Monsters At Work takes place the day after the Monsters, Incorporated 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, Incorporated, and discovers that scaring is out and laughter is in. After Tylor is temporarily reassigned to the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team (MIFT), he must work alongside a misfit bunch of mechanics while setting his sights on becoming a Jokester
- John Goodman as James P. Sullivan
- Billy Crystal as Mike Wazowski
- Jennifer Tilly as Celia Mae
- Ben Feldman as Tylor Tuskmon
- Aisha Tyler as Millie Tuskmon
- Mindy Kaling as Val Little
- Henry Winkler as Fritz
- Lucas Neff as Duncan
- Alanna Ubach as Cutter
- Stephen Stanton as Smitty and Needleman
- Bob Peterson as Roz, Roze
- John Ratzenberger as Adorable Snowman, Bernard
- Bonnie Hunt as Ms. Flint
- Wallace Shawn as Rex
- It is the twentieth animated television series to be based on a Disney animated feature, after The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, TaleSpin, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Timon & Pumbaa, Jungle Cubs, 101 Dalmatians: The Series, Hercules, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, The Legend of Tarzan, Lilo & Stitch: The Series, The Emperor's New School, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, The 7D, The Lion Guard, Tangled: The Series, Big Hero 6: The Series, and Legend of the Three Caballeros.
- It is also both the second Disney Television Animation and Pixar Animation Studios collaboration and the second television series based on a Pixar film or franchise (not counting any short series or Toy Story Treats) since Buzz Lightyear of Star Command.
- This is the first Pixar TV series where the original voice cast members reprise their roles.
- It is confirmed that Boo will not appear in the series. However, she's mentioned in The Damaged Room and It's Laughter They're After, she could appear in Season 2.
- This show was to originally set for 2020, but it got delayed to July 7, 2021 because of COVID-19.
- Kelly Marie Tran was going to voice Val, but was replaced by Mindy Kaling.
- During Episode 10. Tylor and Val are no longer part of MIFT.
- "‘Monsters, Inc.’ Voice Cast to Return for Disney+ Series (Exclusive)", The Hollywood Reporter, April 9, 2019
- "Monsters at Work: Disney+ Delays Series Premiere Date", CBR.com, June 11, 2021