"Monsters, Inc." is back in business, with a new animated series featuring almost the entire original voice cast of the beloved Pixar flick in development for Disney's upcoming streaming service.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show, "Monsters at Work," will be a sequel series set after the events of the original 2001 film, which starred Billy Crystal as Mike Wazowski and John Goodman as James P. Sullivan, better known as Sulley. Other returning stars include John Ratzenberger (Yeti), Jennifer Tilly (Celia), and Bob Peterson (Roz).
The newcomers to the cast are equally as exciting. They include: Ben Feldman ("Superstore"), Kelly Marie Tran ("Star Wars: The Last Jedi"), Henry Winkler ("Barry"), Lucas Neff ("Raising Hope"), Alanna Ubach ("Coco"), Stephen Stanton ("Star Wars Resistance"), and Aisha Tyler ("Archer").
Here's the breakdown for "Monsters at Work," and who's who among the cast, per THR's report:
'Monsters at Work' picks up six months after the original movie with the power plant at its center now harvesting the laughter of children to fuel the city of Monstropolis. The series follows Tylor Tuskmon (Feldman), an eager and talented mechanic on the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team who dreams of working on the Laugh Floor alongside Mike and Sulley.
Tran will voice Val Little, Tylor's lifelong friend and confidante; Winkler will give life to Fritz, the scatterbrained boss; Neff will voice Duncan, an opportunistic plumber; Ubach is Cutter, the officious rule follower; Stanton is Smitty and Needleman, the bumbling custodial team; and Tyler voices Tylor's mom, Millie Tuskmon.
We're especially excited to see Tyler among the cast, since she's excellent on long-running FX animated spy spoof series "Archer." The language on this show will probably be a bit cleaner than Lana's, though.
"Monsters at Work" is set to premiere on Disney+ sometime in 2020. An exact launch date for that service is currently unknown, but it's expected to arrive at the end of this year. Additional details are expected to be revealed during a Disney investor presentation this week.
[via: The Hollywood Reporter]