Everything We Know about the ‘Monsters Inc.’ TV Show Coming to Disney+
Disney+ is the streaming service that families have been waiting for. Set to debut in 2020, the upcoming streaming service has already announced exciting new television series surrounding Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The service also announced that consumers will be able to stream the entire Disney Vault.
The most recent addition to this ever-growing list of exciting additions? A Monsters, Inc. spin-off television series.
The original Monsters, Inc. Pixar film was released in 2001 and was a huge success at the box offices. It pulled in $577.4 million in the global box offices, with a production budget of only $115 million. The story centered around Sulley – a big, furry blue monster with purple spots – and his assistant/best friend, Mike – a little green monster with one big eye. Of course, there is also the adorable human toddler named Boo, who is the cause of all the commotion going on throughout the film.
So how will these new spin-off television series tie into the new film? What is currently known about the new Monsters, Inc. show that will premier on the forthcoming Disney+ streaming service? Here’s what we know.
What will Disney’s new ‘Monsters, Inc.’ series be called?
The new series will be called Monsters At Work and while our old friends Mike and Sulley will make appearances, they aren’t the primary focus of the show. Taking place six months after the end of the movie, the show will follow a new character named Tylor Tuskmon, voiced by Ben Feldman of Superstore.
Tylor is described as “an eager and talented young mechanic on the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team.” The young monster has dreams of working his way up to the newly-renovated Laugh Floor (previously the Scare Floor) so he can work alongside Mike and Sulley, who are his idols.
Which stars are returning to ‘Monsters At Work’?
It has been confirmed that Billy Crystal, who voices Mike, and John Goodman, who voices Sulley, will reprise their roles in the new television series. Most fans agree the show simply wouldn’t be the same without them. Also returning from the original film are the voice talents of John Ratzenberger (Yeti) and Jennifer Tilly (Celia Mae). Bob Peterson, who voiced Roz, will be returning to voice Roze: the original character’s twin sister.
Which new voice actors will join ‘Monsters At Work’?
Disney has released information on a number of new voice actors slotted to star in the new television series. Starring character, Tylor’s best friend, Val Little, will be played by Kelly Marie Tran (Star Wars). The great Henry Winkler (Happy Days) will portray an aptly-named character named Fritz, a scatterbrained boss.
Actor Lucas Neff will voice an opportunistic plumber named Duncan, and Alanna Ubach (Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce) will play a rule-following coworker named Cutter. Stephen Scranton will voice both members of the “bumbling custodial team,” Smitty and Needleman. Aisha Tyler (Archer) will voice Tylor’s mom, Millie Tuskmon.
Will Boo be in ‘Monsters At Work’?
One character whose fate hasn’t even been mentioned is Boo. Many fans feel she made the movie, and (of course) she didn’t make the cut for Monsters University since it took place before the original film. While nothing has been confirmed, it would not be unlikely that the lovable Boo at least makes an appearance. The character was only 2 during the original film, and the television series takes place only six months later. This makes her young enough to still believe in monsters, and thus, have a door on The Laugh Floor.
As for whether this will actually happen? Fans can be hopeful, but nothing is certain about Boo until the television series premieres or Disney offers more in-depth information about Monsters At Work.