We are entering a new era. Disney is making the transition to the world of streaming, which means that its subsidiaries, including Disney Animation, Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm will all be along for the ride. The upcoming streaming service, called Disney+, will be a mixture of previously released films and TV shows as well as original content created exclusively for the new platform. The first Pixar-related project will be a ‘Monsters, Inc.’ animated series.
In conjunction with the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, Disney provided some new details about the series. We already knew that actors Billy Crystal and John Goodman would be reprising their roles as Mike Wazowski and Sulley. Now we have learned a bit more about what the series’ story will be about.
Deadline shared the following:
“Inspired by Disney and Pixar’s Oscar-winning feature film, 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.”
Tuskmon will be voiced by Ben Feldman.
We also got a peek at the logo for the series, which you can see below:
‘Monsters At Work’ is slated to debut exclusively on Disney+ sometime in 2020. Disney+ will require a subscription – $6.99/month or $69.99/year, which is significantly below most of its competitors. The service will he a must-get for millions when it launches this November – I know it will be for me!
Update (6/12): Actor Ben Feldman has shared the first official look at his character on Twitter:
I honestly couldn’t be more excited to finally show you this 1st look painted rendering of me, Tylor Tuskmon, the eager and talented mechanic in #MonstersAtWork -an original series coming to #DisneyPlus 2020. pic.twitter.com/g3QIaZUbAT
— Ben Feldman (@WhosBenFeldman) June 12, 2019