Disney + 'Monsters At Work': Date, plot, and how to watch 'Monsters, Inc.' spin-off
It's scary when you discover that scaring is out and laughter is in, at least that's what happens in 'Monsters At Work', the upcoming Disney+ series, where Tylor Tuskmon (Ben Feldman), an eager young monster who has always wanted to be a Scarer now has to learn to be a jokester instead.
After Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sulley's (John Goodman) discovery, that laughter generates ten times more energy than screams, the Monsters, Incorporated power plant starts harvesting the laughter of children to fuel the city of Monstropolis. 'Monsters At Work' includes the voice talents of a whole host of comedians from Henry Winkler to Mindy Kaling, besides of course the original cast which includes Billy Crystal and John Goodman. For those who love to work hard and laugh harder, this seems to be the perfect watch. In case this sounds fun for you and your child, you may also enjoy other Disney+ films like 'Luca' and 'Soul'.
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Air time and how to watch
'Monsters Inc' begins streaming on Disney + on July 7. New titles on Disney+ typically are available to stream at 3 am ET/midnight PT. Disney+ is available for streaming via web browsers on PC and Mac and Android TV, Amazon devices such as Fire TV and Fire HD, Chromecast, Chromebook, Samsung smart TVs, LG webOS TVs, Vizio, Roku devices, Sky Q, Now TV devices, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Windows 10.
"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. It follows the story of Tylor Tuskmon, an eager young monster who graduated top of his class at Monsters University and always dreamed of becoming a Scarer until he lands a job at Monsters, Incorporated, and 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."
Comedy icon Billy Crystal's illustrious career needs little introduction. The actor, comedian, host and writer has received a number of accolades including six Primetime Emmy Awards, a Tony Award and the Mark Twain prize. He is known for his iconic roles in several films such as 'When Harry Met Sally', 'City Slickers', 'Analyze This' and 'The Princess Bride'. He went onto win over a whole new generation of fans, by voicing Mike Wazowski in the 'Monsters, Inc' franchise. Billy is also one of the most popular hosts of the Academy Awards, which he has hosted nine times, beginning in 1990 and last in 2012.
John Goodman's role in 'Roseanne' set him on the path to a critically acclaimed career. Goodman won a Golden Globe award for his performance on the show. He then went onto become a regular collaborator with the Coen brothers and worked with them on films such as 'The Big Lebowski', 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' and 'Inside Llewyn Davis'. Goodman is of course also known for voicing the character Sulley in the 'Monsters, Inc.' franchise and has also voiced characters in several other animated films as well, such as 'The Jungle Book 2', 'The Princess and the Frog' and 'The Emperor's New Groove'.
The show will see the return of Jennifer Tillyas Mike's smitten and snake-haired girlfriend, Bonnie Hunt's fish-faced Ms. Flint and Pixar MVP John Ratzenberger as disgraced snow-cone aficionado Yeti. Mindy Kaling will return to her Office roots in workplace comedy as MIFT team member Val. (Kaling replaces originally cast Kelly Marie Tran of Raya and the Last Dragon.) She will work alongside Henry Winkler's lovably bumbling Fritz.
Kaling is an actress and producer, known for The Office (2005) and Late Night (2019). She voiced Taffyta Muttonfudge in the Disney 2012 animated film 'Wreck-It Ralph' and voiced Disgust in the 2015 Pixar animated film, 'Inside Out'.
Winkler was cast on a new ABC series which was set in the 1950s, Happy Days (1974). He was given the role of high school dropout and greaser Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli. Then when the show's ratings began to soar, Fonzie became a 1970s icon and the epitome of cool. He produced and directed several television shows and movies, most notably MacGyver (1985) and Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996). In 2018 after over 45 years in the entertainment industry, he won his first ever Prime Time Emmy Award: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on the HBO series Barry (2018).
Superstore's Ben Feldman will voice Tylor Tuskmon, a recent MU grad struggling to adapt to the new world after a lifetime spent dreaming of glory as a Scarer. Archer alum Aisha Tyler will play Tylor's mom, with Ratzenberger reportedly pulling double duty as his father.
Pete Docter is behind 'Monsters at Work'. The story is based on the Monsters, Inc. by Pete Docter Jill Culton Jeff Pidgeon Ralph Eggleston and developed by Bobs Gannaway.
The trailer of 'Monsters At Work' shows what happens when eager young monster Tylor turns up at work ready to be his scariest self, only to be told that scarers are out and jokesters are in. The monsters now have to find out what it takes to find the funny under the ferocious exterior because laughter is what everyone is now after.
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