First Look at Disney+ Series ‘Monsters at Work’

Disney+ has released the a couple images for its upcoming Monsters, Inc. spin-off series, Monsters at Work. The logo can be seen above and below, series star Ben Feldman posted on Instagram the first look at his character Tylor Tuskmon.

If Instagram doesn’t load, well you’re out of luck for the image, but the text reads:

“So I couldn’t be more excited to finally show you this 1st look painted rendering of me, Tylor Tuskmon, the eager & talented mechanic on [Monsters at Work] -an original [Disney+] series coming in 2020. This show is crazy fun & I’m so hyped to have finagled my way into the [Disney] fam. Also if I’m not really your thing, Mike & Sully from the other Monsters movies are back too so relax.”

Feldman joins a cast that includes Kelly-Marie Tran, who voices Tylor’s lifelong friend and confidante; Henry Winkler as the scatterbrained boss Fritz; Lucas Neff as an opportunistic plumber named Duncan; Alanna Ubach as “officious rule follower” Cutter; Stephen Stanton playing dual roles as the bumbling custodial team Smitty and Needleman; Aisha Tyler as Tylor’s mom; and franchise headliners John Goodman and Billy Crystal as Sully and Mike.

This will only be the second television series to be based on a Pixar film after Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (which I watched as a kid, but doubt holds up now as an adult). I think it’s a smart idea for this series to focus on mostly new characters with the occasional cameo from Goodman and Crystal. Personally, I loved the prequel Monsters University (that “I found a nickel” line absolutely killed me in the theater), but I know it wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Distancing At Work from the original films and characters will allow the series to grow its own fanbase and corner of the universe.

Plot Synopsis:

Set to premiere on Disney+ in 2020, “Monsters At Work” stars Feldman as Tylor Tuskmon, with original “Monsters, Inc.” voices Billy Crystal and John Goodman returning as Mike and Sulley. Inspired by Disney and Pixar’s Academy Award-winning feature film “Monsters, Inc.,” the series picks up six months after the original movie’s story, with the Monsters, Inc. power plant now 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. Tylor Tuskmon is an eager and talented young mechanic on the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team (MIFT) who dreams of working his way up to the factory Laugh Floor to become a jokester alongside his idols Mike and Sulley. The series was developed and is executive produced by Disney animation veteran Bobs Gannaway (“Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,” “Planes: Fire & Rescue”) with Ferrell Barron (“Planes: Fire & Rescue”) serving as producer.

We don’t yet know if Monsters at Work will be available to stream when Disney+ launches November 12, 2019.

Will you watch the next installment in the Monsters, Inc. franchise?

Author: Marmaduke Karlston

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