Disney+ has officially changed the release date for Pixar’s forthcoming Monsters, Inc. spinoff series Monsters at Work, which hails from Bobs Gannaway. Originally slated for July 2, the new animated series has been pushed back a few days later to July 7, 2021, with new episodes dropping every Wednesday.
The project has been in development since 2017 and was officially announced during 2019’s D23 Expo. Monsters at Work is set to feature the return of some of the original film’s cast including franchise leads John Goodman and Billy Crystal along with alums, Jennifer Tilly, Bob Peterson, and Bonnie Hunt.
Monsters At Work takes place the day after the Monsters, Incorporated power plant started 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. The series will now center around a new character named Tylor Tuskmon, an eager young monster who graduated top of his class at Monsters University and has always dreamed of becoming a Scarer. However, when he lands a job at Monsters, Incorporated, he discovers that scaring is out and laughter is in. After Tylor is temporarily reassigned to the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team (MIFT), he must work alongside a misfit bunch of mechanics while setting his sights on becoming a Jokester.
The Disney+ series sees the return of Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Jennifer Tilly Bonnie Hunt, and Bob Peterson as they reprise their respective roles from the acclaimed 2001 film as Mike Wazowski, James P. “Sulley” Sullivan, Celia Mae, Ms. Flint, and fan-favorite Roz. It will also feature new voice cast members including Ben Feldman, Mindy Kaling, Henry Winkler, Lucas Neff, and Alanna Ubach.
Monsters At Work was developed and is executive produced by Disney animation veteran Bobs Gannaway (Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Planes: Fire & Rescue). Academy Award-nominated Sean Lurie (Inner Workings) is the producer, and Kat Good (Big Hero 6 The Series) and Steve Anderson (Meet the Robinsons) serve as supervising directors. The late Rob Gibbs (Monsters, Inc.) also served as director on some of the earlier episodes.