Monsters at Work, Pixar’s Monsters Inc. TV spinoff announced in April 2019, is finally arriving to Disney Plus in 2021 after originally targeting a 2020 release date. The announcement of a July premiere arrived on Tuesday with a short trailer for the series.
The series sees both John Goodman and Billy Crystal return to the cast as furry blue monster James P. Sullivan (Sully) and one-eyed green orb Mike Wazowski, respectively. They’re joined by a new character, an aspiring jokester named Tylor Tuskmon who will be voiced by Ben Feldman (Superstore). Way back in June 2019, Feldman took to Instagram to give fans a look at the character design.
Other characters expected to return include Mike’s girlfriend Celia (Jennifer Tilly), the lonely Yeti (John Ratzenberger), and Roz (Bob Peterson). Roz will also get a twin sister, Roze.
Early reports suggested the new series would pick up six months after the original movie’s ending. So unlike the 2013 prequel, Monsters University, the show will focus on how the world of monsters is adapting to using laughter as a power source instead of screams. It’s Pixar’s first venture into TV animation, with shows based on Cars, Up, and original concepts due out in the next few years.
Monsters at Work hits Disney Plus on July 2.